July 9 to August 16, 1998
Marie Nagel has a close connection to Prince George and the gallery welcomes this exhibition of images from Wells and its surroundings, her new home. These works were painted during the winter of 97/98. Before opening her Wells gallery in 1991, Nagel lived in Prince Gerge for many years and was the director/curator of this gallery from 1986 to 1990. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter, photographer and cartoonist-extraordinaire for several prairie newspapers. Nagel describes her love or art: “I have been drawing and painting for as long as I remember. Art is the most important thing in the world to me, and painting has always been the natural way for me to say what I feel about this thing called life. I have no social comment to make, no message to preach - just a love of art, of painting, of colours, of textures and shapes and of the landscape.”
Wells is a growing art community. Earlier this year, the gallery held exhibitions of work by Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne, also relocated to Wells in recent years. Island Mountain Arts has for years been a wilderness retreat for the arts. Artists of all description are immensely attracted to this picturesque, intimately-scaled community with a rich history and a real sense of community.
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