A new season at the VISAC Gallery begins tonight (Sept. 14) from 6-8:30 p.m. with an opening reception for “Step into my Stories,” an exhibit by Nelson artist and creatrix Kelly Shpeley. All are welcome. Director Kristen Renn gave a sneak peak at “Red Cell Recognition,” an acrylic on canvas piece from the collection. “At the time I was painting this, I was learning about how cells communicate,” Shpeley said. “So, I wanted to do an artsy version of what that could look like.” Gallery hours for September are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheri Regnier photo

Curtain opens at VISAC

The downtown Trail art gallery opens for a new season Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m.

The opening reception for “Step into my Stories” by artist and creatrix Kelly Shpeley opens tonight (Sept. 14) from 6-8:30 p.m. in the VISAC Gallery.

Kelly is a self taught, multi-disciplinary surrealist from Nelson.

She has had gallery showings in Canada, the United States, and Norway. She’s been published in Juxtapoz Magazine, Print Work, and Trend Prive.

Shpeley has also worked in the film industry with a number of directors ( Steven Spielberg, Duncan Jones, and J.J. Abrams). She also worked with Miss Norway on a body painting photo shoot for Print Work magazine, and she’s done artwork for Stan Lee – Excelsior.

She was part of Neil Gaiman’s “Calendar of Tales” (January), and she also painted the original poster for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Coastal Jazz) 2015.

Subsequently, Shpeley was commissioned to do two large works for them. John Cleese and Noam Chomsky, are a couple proud owners of some of her art prints. She is currently working on a stop motion animation, and was part of the Tiny Lights Festival, Kaslo Jazz Fest, and most recently the Nelson International Mural Festival.

“Each of my paintings tells a story. The viewer is the writer.” -Kelly Shpeley, Nelson Artist & Creatrix

The VISAC Gallery is located at 1501 Cedar Ave. in downtown Trail. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in October, Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Just Posted

Life insurance can be a business expense

Tax Tips & Pits with Ron Clarke, Trail Times columnist

BC senior curling championship slides into Trail

The Trail Curling Association hosts 16 men’s and women’s teams in the senior provincial championship

Snoopy shows up in snowy Silver City

What You See: If you have a recent photo to share email (large size please) to editor@trailtimes.ca

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

Centennials end Trail Smoke Eaters’ win streak

The Trail Smoke Eaters lost a close 6-4 match to the Merritt Centennials on Saturday

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

He spent virtually his entire career at luxury labels catering to the very wealthy

Interior Health on high alert for possible measles cases

No reports of the disease yet, but regular travel to the Coast could bring measles to the Interior

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

East Kootenay mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Most Read