Copper Canyon Band. (Photo by Morgan Bristol)

Chemainus gallery celebrates its third birthday on Canada Day

Rainforest Arts marks the occasion, with Morgan Bristol and Copper Canyon featured

Rainforest Arts gallery in Chemainus not only celebrates Canada’s 132nd birthday, but also its own third birthday on July 1.

Everyone is invited to help celebrate the occasion, meet their new featured artist and enjoy some live music.

Kicking off the festivities will be metal artist and painter Morgan Bristol, opening his exhibition of whimsy-inspired paintings and sculptures: clocks with feathered hands, birds that ‘could be’ crows with four legs and stiletto beaks and other curiously expressive pieces.

Bristol is also known to many as co-owner of La Petite Auction House on Chemainus Road.

“I like to have a bit of character, comedy in there so that people may have a little laugh or see something in there that they can identify with,” said Bristol about his work.

He’ll be on hand to meet the public and discuss his work throughout the day on July 1.

Joining Bristol will be Chemainus’ own local music phenoms the Copper Canyon Band, featuring Bristol’s wife Dawn Geddie on bass. Copper Canyon will be performing live outside the gallery.

“When we opened our doors in 2016, we were uncertain if our little gallery would make it,” said general manager Peggy Grigor. “We can thank the amazing support from the people of Chemainus, our dedicated volunteers and the backing of Coastal Community Credit Union for making Rainforest Arts such a success story.”

The gallery is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bristol will be the featured artist for July and August.

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Rainforest Arts. (Photo by Art Carlyle).

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