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Vancouver Province November 6 1934

Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show

Three Large Canvases -
Many Sketches On Exhibition

     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.
     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 as sketches.

"MY-E-EN" OUTSTANDING
     "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 distunguished by excellent action.
     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.
                  R.W.M.



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