West End Gallery is celebrating the fall with a cool-weather exhibition by Peter Shostak.
The 77-year-old artist’s collection of 25 new paintings is called This Was Our Childhood and it runs Oct. 3 to 15. The show captures the essence of life and seasons on the Prairies, said Amy Boyle of West End Gallery.
“His paintings depict children cavorting in snow, the endless and endlessly rewarding toil and ritual of prairie life and highlights traditional Ukrainian heritage [in the Prairies].”
For Shostak, little has changed on the land and in the hearts of those descendants of the first hardy settlers in the west.
Shostak was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents in 1943 in Bonnyville, Alta. He was raised working on the family farm but also playing pond hockey with his brothers. When the time came, he left home to earn a master’s degree in education from the…