Memorial exhibit celebrates artist’s life and work

Fort Gallery retrospective honours artist Bruce Giesbrecht, who passed away last February

An exhibit of work by Bruce Giesbrecht, a local artist who passed away in February, will be on display at the Fort Gallery from May 13 to 31.

An exhibit of work by Bruce Giesbrecht, a local artist who passed away in February, will be on display at the Fort Gallery from May 13 to 31.

From May 13 to 31 the Fort Gallery will feature a retrospective of selected paintings by Bruce Giesbrecht,  a local artist who passed away in February.

The strong, abstract works are charged with the vibrant energy of bold colour, which Bruce loved so much.

Although he used very basic geometric forms in his compositions, one can feel the complex thinking and the disciplined seeing of an artist who loved the process of painting.

Each new painting was, for him, a fresh challenge to explore a set up of colour and shape relationships and each finished piece was a joy – both to him and to others.

This exhibition is sponsored, as a memorial, by Giesbrecht’s family and friends, to honour his life and his love of painting.

He was a valued member of the Fort Gallery and The Open Studio Program, as well as an enthusiastic supporter of the artists in our community. He will be greatly missed.

He was a friend and fellow artist to many at the Fort Gallery, and so the public to attend a special reception for him in lieu of a traditional opening, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

At 3 p.m. there will be a time to share personal memories of Bruce as the gathering celebrates his life and his work.