Alright, first things first: what the heck is a reliquary?
I've been meaning to look into this since I first heard about the exhibition and I was going to ask someone at Saturday's opening reception, but I didn't want to sound like a philistine. So instead I just walked around like a guy that totally knew what a 'reliquary' was, which, in my mind, is a guy that makes multiple returns to the fruit and cheese trays while giving people looks that say "how about them reliquary's?".
Well, now that I am back near a google machine, it turns out that a reliquary is just a container for relics. To be fair, 'Relic & Reliquary' does sound a lot more class than 'Relic & Container For Said Relic'. Plus, I now have a new word in the old vocabulary chest.
If you got too caught up in all of the other Oktoberfest happenings last Saturday and missed the opening reception for this excellent exhibition of metal art from local Rob Toller + mixed media pieces from Nelson's Michael Graham, the good news is that you can still stop by Centre 64 until the 22nd of October and experience it for yourself (Tuesdays to Saturdays, 1-5pm). The bad news is that you probably missed out on the wine and cheese trays (note to self: always go to the opening reception).
Here's a few pics from the opening…
As you can see, it's a pretty cool exhibit, with an appropriately timed "winter is coming" vibe to it. If you haven't checked it out yet, you'd be wise to make a note to pop by Centre 64 before the 22nd of October. And maybe bring some cheese in your pocket, because I think you missed the boat on the food trays. Or better yet, put some cheese in any old reliquary that you have at home and put that in your pocket.