Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show
Three Large Canvases -
Color splashes across the walls of the lecture hall at the
Vancouver Art Gallery where the Pasovas
Club is holding its fourth annual exhibition. This group of artists comprises
members of the first class of the Vancouver Art School,
several now being instructors in city art schools while others are making a place
for themselves in commercial art in Vancouver.
Many Sketches On Exhibition
It is interesting to note that this year's show differs radically from those
of previous years since craft work has yielded its predominance to painting.
Probably one reason for this is the fact that a group of club members spent
considerable time on a sketching trip to Keats Island this summer. Three
large canvases are exhibited, the remainder of the painting being classified
"My-E-En" by Vera O. Weatherbie, which won this
year's award at the B.C. Artists' Show, is the
outstanding piece of work by a member of this club. Miss Weatherbie is also
represented by several sketches which indicate her technique, sense of
color and balanced design.
Beatrice Lennie, who devotes her talents to sculpturing,
is represented by her first canvas, an interesting and promising departure
from her modeling. She is also showing several colorful small sketches. Her
most noteworthy work, however, is a piece of stone carving, "Repose."
The other large canvas is by Fred Amess and
represents a log hut in the woods.
Irene Hoffar Reid's sketches show definitely her change
in style and indicates that she has not yet masterd her new ideas.
Margaret Williams and Dorothy
Hensman are also represented.
Lilias Farley, who shows several figure designs,
has also two excellent woodcarvings which might almost be termed figurines
for their small perfection. They are beautiful pieces of work both as
regards technique and design.
A new departure for one of this group of painters is Marjorie
Lyne Allen's sketches of polo players, work which is distinguished by
Jean Brown, who specializes in child murals,
shows an interesting and colorful screen "Baby Bunting," while
Maud Sherman is represented by small black and
white drawings of animals and Bert Quinn by a
considerable amount of commercial work which he has been commissioned to do
for various Vancouver firms. Frances Gatewood,
with tiles, pottery and leather work, and Maud Haywood
with pottery and several pieces of craft work, complete the show.