Louise Drescher and Jenny Baillie are opening a new studio-gallery in the Velvet building.

New art gallery

Two local artists are opening a new art gallery and studio space in the Velvet building.

Rossland will soon be home to a new art gallery.

Local artists Jenny Baillie and Louise Drescher are opening a studio-gallery in the Velvet building, where they can paint and display their work.

For now they’ll only be displaying their own work in the gallery, but that may change.

Baillie and Drescher aren’t sure yet when exactly the studio gallery will be open for business, but the first public event will be a workshop from Oct. 23 to 25.

“Personally, I’m hoping to be working here on a regular basis as of October 1,” said Baillie.

“But we wouldn’t have the public coming in until our gallery’s set up,” added Drescher.

They’re also interested in opening the space to members of the public so that they can mentor other painters who’d like some one-on-one painting time.

But their first priority is having space to work.

“We want to keep painting, and this is a place to paint,” said Baillie, indicating the open space of the studio. “It’s got the right vibe, it’s got the right spaciousness to fling paint and stuff.”

 

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