The Fernie Museum, having recently undergone extensive renovations and a new core exhibit on its main floor, is home to a beautiful gallery space that hosts fantastic artists on a regular basis. This coming Friday, February 7, ink artist Vish Purgass showcases his art show with an opening reception, and all are invited.
The Museum Gallery will feature Vish’s unique one-of-a-kind inkworks for the following two weeks in February. Through a process of introducing ink to water-outlined images each of Vish’s ink pieces is unique as there is “no controlling how the ink will spread throughout the image.”
Purgass has an extensive background in art and design and has worked in the digital advertising industry for over ten years where he created websites, online advertising, graphic design, branding, photo shoots, art direction, creative direction and anything else creative that fits a particular project.
His education has been based around the arts starting out at the Yorkshire Coast College of Art and Design in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. After 2 years, he attended the University of Northampton studying Graphic Communication for four years.
In his spare time, and to get away from the computer, Vish creates these inkworks as “it's therapeutic, unpredictable and requires no particular direction. It's completely free flowing, just like the ink in the water.”
The opening reception is from 7-9pm, and is just one of many opportunities available at the Fernie Museum. For more information on this event, upcoming events, or to inquire on renting the gallery space, visit their website here.