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Hamm retrospective opens

Visit the NorVA Centre over the next month, and you’ll be greeted by an impressive display of artwork in brilliant orange and cobalt hues. From June 17 to July 5, NorVA is showcasing the work of a prolific local painter Jerry Hamm.

Visit the NorVA Centre over the next month, and you’ll be greeted by an impressive display of artwork in brilliant orange and cobalt hues.

From June 17 to July 5, NorVA is showcasing the work of a prolific local painter Jerry Hamm.

Hamm’s artwork is a study in contrasts, with elements that are reminiscent of a range of artists and styles.

In his artist’s statement, Hamm shares his insights on the collection:

“The paintings are a retrospective look at 30 years of art; northern landscapes, a whimsical glance or two at a mining town and some of its colourful inhabitants. Some of the paintings reflect an overlarge enthusiasm for Hispanic art, full of bold, primary colours, (although, unlike the land of ‘Sol y Sombre’ or ‘sun and shadow,’ there is very little sombre). This blend of the two, Canadian Wild and Hispanic Riot works for me.”

A lifetime of work is laid out here for visitors to peruse, and many locals will find that while Hamm’s style is quite unique, his subjects will be recognizable.

In a number of his paintings, Hamm has captured local motifs, individuals and scenes, like northern landscapes, Bombers on the ice, and mine labourers and imbued these familiar subjects with vibrant colour and a sense of importance.

NorVA is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will also be open this Saturday evening during the Open Mic at Johnny’s Social Club.