New art show opens at Brentwood Resort

A new art show opened at Brentwood Bay Resort last weekend and will run until January 23

Brentwood Bay Resort General Manager Natasha Richardson (left) stands with Art Program Coordinator Olivia Robinson.

A new art show opened at Brentwood Bay Resort last weekend and will run until January 23.

Spectrum, a showcase of local B.C. artists, opened on Saturday, Nov. 1 and is the second show of the year since the Resort’s in-house art program started again.

“When the Resort first opened 10 years ago there was an art program running, but it fell by the wayside after a while,” explained the Resort’s Art Program Coordinator, Olivia Robinson.

Robinson explained that a change in ownership and management over the last year or so sparked the art program into life again.

“Brentwood Bay Resort is a learning Resort,” explained General Manager, Natasha Richardson.

“We always aim to give our employees opportunities to learn and grow and this program is a great example of that,” she said, adding that Robinson, who has worked at the resort for close to a year, is working on a degree in visual arts at UVic and is currently completing her co-op with Brentwood Resort.

“This has been an amazing opportunity for me as an art student and it is great for the Resort to have an ever-changing in-house art show,” said Robinson.

Spectrum features a variety of mediums from many different artists including Chris Alers, Paige Bowman, Guillermo Mier and Ian Proctor.

“Many of the artists are established artists but we’re also showcasing some younger talent which is very important to me. I believe in the value of providing young artists with a venue to show their work,” Robinson said.

Robinson is available for art tours, said Richardson, for both guests and visitors to the Resort, and said the show adds value for guests staying at the hotel.

“It brings a new dimension and life to the Resort,” Richardson said.

To see a full list of artists participating in Spectrum and their biographies, visit brentwoodbayresort.com and click on the Art Gallery tab.