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Evanescence Gallery Re-opens in Temporary Business Park

Dear Friends of Evanescence,

Many of us observed the first day of Fall, happy to say goodbye to the summer of 2013, our lost summer indeed. 
Today marks a turning point as we all begin to prepare for the season ahead and continue the journey of making our community an even better place to live.
While we may be out of our building for a couple more months, we have been given the chance to carry on our livelihood in High River’s newest business park – the Sprung Structures behind Rotary Park, downtown High River along the old CP tracks between Centre and First Street.
Our doors will be open on Saturday, September 28th and we would like to invite everyone to come visit our temporary lodgings. Evanescence has a slightly new look inside as well. We have rebranded our gallery to include gifts and apparel, still concentrating on original work of ‘makers’, and hope you are as happy with our change of direction as we are.
Thank you all for your kind support of small, family-operated businesses in High River. We look forward to welcoming you to Evanescence Gallery again soon.
Please select the link at the bottom to read our Autumn Newsletter and to learn about our upcoming events.
Best regards,
Arlene Westen Evans and Stephen Evans


Update on Evanescence Gallery

Evanescence Gallery will be open September 28, 2013 in the temporary business park and not at their original building until further notice. Please contact us through email or by cell phone 403-796-4873.


High River Flood

Gallery Flood

Evanescence Gallery Flood

Evanescence Gallery has been subjected to the ravages of flooding along with virtually every other home and business in High River, a community of 12,000 people.

Since the early morning of June 20th, we have been under evacuation order.

The personal implication for our business is almost unthinkable…as is the loss of the artists’ inventory that we are responsible for. Provincial officials and emergency personnel  have told us to prepare for the worst…that no one will be spared from substantial property loss. It is difficult for us to imagine what we are going to need to face.

Stephen and I feel though, that whatever conditions we go back to, our loss is small compared to others who have lost far more.

It is important to us at this time to extend our deepest gratitude to our many friends, patrons and silent supporters (many unbeknownst to us); neighbours to the north of us in Red Deer and Edmonton and throughout the province and further afield who have helped us to be strong through this difficult time. As overwhelmed as we are with the situation, we are comforted by the many kindnesses that you have all extended to us…through hugs at happenstance meetings, through phone calls, emails and on facebook posts.

Re-entry began yesterday with 5000 residents gaining access to their homes in Zone 1. The statistics which are just now being revealed regarding the homes and properties that are uninhabitable are staggering. These are cold, hard realities that have a numerical value placed on them. Your many kindnesses on the otherhand are immeasurable and far outweigh the effects of this disaster.

Thank you everyone for your compassion and caring.

Arlene Westen Evans
Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio

Click the link below for our Summer 2013 Newsletter

2013 June Customer News[1]

Who Art Thou annual small works exhibit July 15 to 21, 2013

Who Art Thou 2013

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