General News · 13th August 2011
No, Frank Zappa was not at The Schoolhouse Gallery last night. Instead it was opening night of a wonderful new show featuring the work the mothers of Rick Bockner, Brig Weiler and Howie Roman.
All three woman were truly pros in their fields of art. Phyliss Margolin (Bockner) was a fabulous water-colorist whose work documents, among other things, the demise of the mining towns in the Kootneys.
Mary Weiler was a very well known local artist from Whaletown, one of the first, who like her daughter and granddaughter worked in many different forms, from water color to photography.
Shirley Roman was an etcher whose detailed prints of water and cloud movement are stunning, as well as a life long pioneering puppeteer. Her creations of traditional Chinese Shadow figures are not to be missed.
For a glimpse into where Rick, Brig and Howie come from please come to this show. It will be open today and tomorrow from 2pm to 6pm.
Howie will be giving a talk on Friday (the 19th) at 6:15 on Growing Up in a Puppet Theatre.
The show will then be open again Sat. and Sun., the 20thand 21st, from 2pm to 6pm.
Photos by Jerzy Trzesicki
Watercolors by Phyliss Margolin
left-2 watercolors by Phyliss..Right 3 etchings by Shirley
Self potraits by Mary Weiler