Provenance’s art galore

Calvin Bell was the founder of Provenance Artists Inc., and during his time produced 23 major art exhibitions. Picture: SUPPLIED.

By Ethan Benedicto

From watercolour paintings and acrylic pieces to digital art, the Calvin Bell Art Show will be showcasing the best local and interstate artists have to offer.

Held at Nossal High School’s auditorium in Berwick, the show will be running from Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April with a raffle and prizes to be won.

Zoe Panagiotopoulos, current president of Provenance Artists Inc., said the upcoming art show is dedicated to the organisation’s founder, Calvin Bell who passed away in 2023.

“We dedicate this exhibition to our beloved Calvin Bell, founder of Provenance Artists, whose passion and enthusiasm for the creative life was infectious and unwavering.

“The driving force and lifeblood of the group, he shared his knowledge and guidance, opening up the rich and rewarding world of art to all,” Ms Panagiotopoulos said.

Guests should expect a wide variety of pieces, not just in number but with different categories that these said pieces follow.

Furthermore, all artwork pieces are for sale, with purchasing details to be liaised with the artists themselves.

In addition to what was already mentioned, the expo will have “oils, pastels and scratchboards”.

“The categories are varied, we’ve got marine and waterscapes, landscapes, urban scapes, still life, flora and fauna – we also have real life which includes people and portraits,” Ms Panagiotopoulos said.

While the last few years have been rather quiet, Ms Panagiotopoulos is still confident of the expo’s attendance, saying “we normally have quite a few thousand coming through historically”.

“We’ve had tremendous support from the community, and we love to support our artists as well, just bringing the appreciation of art to art lovers both in the City of Casey and to the wider community.

“We consider art food for the soul, and it’s autumn, we’ve got beautiful autumn days and I think it would be a lovely, relaxing and fulfilling day out supporting local and interstate artists,” she said.

The show opens on Friday 12 April, at 10am and will finish at 4pm; the same times apply for Saturday 13 April, but not on Sunday 14 April when the expo will be finishing at 3pm.

Tickets will be presented at the door, with adults priced at $10 and children at $5.

The reception and awards presentation night will be held on Friday 12 April at 7pm.