Connect with us

Art

Silent art auction being held to support volunteer fire departments – 100 Mile House Free Press – 100 Mile Free Press

Published

 on


A silent auction and fundraiser will go ahead this weekend to raise funds for the Interlakes and Deka Lake and District volunteer fire departments.

Shelly Durand, owner of the Country Pedlar, is holding the fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 28, with live music, food and a silent auction. She’s hoping to raise enough money to help both departments out, while showing her appreciation for their efforts.

“I think this year we all realized how much we depend on these local fire departments. They definitely deserve to have some support shown to them,” Durand said. “I live at Deka Lake so we were kind of one of the first fires and then my business is where the Interlakes fire department is. Without them, I don’t know what would have happened this year.”

The silent auction begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. at the store, 7149 Levick Cres. It will feature artwork from a variety of South Cariboo artists, including Bobbie Crane and Bryan Austerberry, as well as trail rides, crafts and gift baskets, Durand said.

Austerberry, a Sulphurous Lake graphite artist, is donating two prints – Inspiration and Away- selected by Durand for the auction.

READ MORE: BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon

Inspiration depicts two firefighters in action. Austerberry had donated the original drawing to the Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire department, which still has it hung in its hall. Away, meanwhile, depicts a pair of eagles flying above a peaceful South Cariboo landscape, a nice contrast to the current fire season.

Austerberry also put out the call on his Facebook page to let people know about the event and is happy to see so many people willing to donate auction items and help out.

“She’s done a wonderful job setting this all up. Hopefully, it all comes together because it’s coming up pretty quick,” Austerberry said.

In addition to the auction, Dan Larsen, a rock-and-roll and blues player, will be performing by the Country Pedlar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free hot dogs, courtesy of eXp Realty, will also be served.

Durand said her landlord has offered to match the money she raises. The money will be split in half and gifted to both halls for whatever they need.

“We all depend on them. The local guys have done a fantastic job and I think we owe them some appreciation.”



patrick.davies@100milefreepress.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

100 Mile House

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Art

New App Aims to Promote Province's Thriving Art Community – VOCM

Published

 on


A new app aims to get people outside and appreciating art in public places all over the province.

The Explore Art NL app leads users to more than 100 existing works of art in communities from St. John’s to Makkovik, inviting people to spend more time in those locations, while possibly meeting others with mutual appreciation.

The works thus far include everything from sculptures to memorials and murals, but anyone can upload their own creations to the growing list.

Business and Arts NL executive director Amy Henderson says they modelled their app on a smaller version in Manitoba.

She says they were inspired by the app used by the Winnipeg Arts Council, but needed to expand it on a larger scale for the entire province.

Vanessa Iddon came up with the design for their so-called ‘Art Car’, a Genesis GV80 which will be touring the region to promote the new app.

The overall initiative is also supported by the federal government, City of St. John’s and Tract Consulting.

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Art

Art Crawl bounces back for 2021 – Coast Reporter

Published

 on


The 2021 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, from Oct. 20 to 24, will feature more venues, more artists, and fewer pandemic-related changes than were in place in 2020, unless new health orders are issued before then by the provincial government.

“Because there are so many individual venues, there’s no way we can do any kind of [COVID-related] recommendations overall, other than that the venues follow the provincial guidelines,” Coast Cultural Alliance (CCA) board member and spokesperson Linda Williams told Coast Reporter.

In 2020, the Art Crawl dropped to 97 venues, down by nearly half from the record high of 186 locations in those heady pre-COVID days of October 2019.

This year, the number of venues has jumped back up, to 164, with more than 250 artists participating.

The 2020 version also tried to accommodate health concerns by offering vendors some options, as on online-only venue, or taking in visitors only by appointment. Those choices aren’t on the table for 2021, but the overarching guideline is still safety-first.

“We are following all the health regulations, period,” Williams said.

At press time, the only restriction on indoor events where participants are not seated is that masks be worn at all times by those over the age of 12. Requiring proof of vaccination is optional for venues where the number of visitors is kept under 50. Some smaller Art Crawl venues might ask for vaccination cards, but for now that’s at their discretion.

“We were just going to have to take responsibility as individuals, as artists and as visitors,” said Williams.

Sign-in sheets will be required for all venues, not for pandemic contact purposes, but in order that the CCA can collect a few statistics.

Art crawlers can also answer a quick online survey to be eligible for prizes of a two-night stay at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina, or ferry travel vouchers. Winners will be named in a draw to be held on Oct. 31.

Williams noted there are 46 new venues this year. Also, there are more in the Pender Harbour area than ever – 15. And for some reason, there’s been a blossoming of new Art Crawl locations at the west end of Beach Avenue in Roberts Creek.

“There are eight of them that are on Beach Avenue close to Henderson (Road) this year,” she said. “And I think seven of them are new.”

The Art Crawl is also welcoming a new major sponsor this year, Longman Developments.

“They’ve come in because their core values are similar to ours, in community-building,” said Williams. Sunshine Coast Credit Union is also back as a major sponsor, Williams noted, as it has been since 2010.

Art Crawl does receive modest grant support from local governments but is not eligible for provincial or federal funding, so is otherwise dependent on local business sponsorships and $135 venue fees to make the event possible.

The Art Crawl generated close to $600,000 in sales and commissions in 2019.

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Art

Art Beat: Coast artist heads to show in New York City – Coast Reporter

Published

 on


Roberts Creek artist Kandice Keith is on the U.S. East Coast this week to show her nature-inspired paintings at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, Thursday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 26. “It’s a really amazing opportunity,” Keith said in an interview. “I’m very fortunate.” Keith was set to go to the twice-yearly fair in March 2020, but the outbreak of COVID-19 put an end to that plan. “This is a make-up for that show,” Keith said. She’s also slated to return to the NYC fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion next March. You can see some of Keith’s vivid and luminous work currently on display at the Gumboot Café.

Oktoberfest

Anna Lumiere, Grant Olsen, and Coast String Fiddlers are among the performers featured at Oktoberfest, which has been on all week in downtown Sechelt until Friday, Sept. 24. A full rundown of acts and events can be found at secheltdowntown.com. Celebrations move to Rockwood Lodge on from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, where more live music is planned. Prizes for best lederhosen and beer stein.

Raincheck

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park had planned an opening reception last Saturday for its new, juried exhibition, A Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process. The reception has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scent and Soul

You can meet Rohanna Goodwin Smith, author of Scent and Soul: The Extraordinary Power of the Sense of Smell, at One Flower One Leaf Gallery on Marine Drive in Gibsons, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Live Music

Peter Van plays a solo show on piano at the Clubhouse Restaurant in Pender Harbour on Friday Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Then, for a $5 cover on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. you can hear the Steve Hinton Band.

The Howesounders host a Friday night jam session at Roberts Creek Legion on Sept. 24, starting at 7 p.m. Sign up at the door to book some solo- or group stage-time. On Saturday, Sept. 25, there’s a Jeevious/Jaggs Jambouree, where members of the Jeevious family and a few players from Vancouver’s Staggers and Jaggs will shake things up for a few hours, starting at 7 p.m. Jim Foster is at the Backeddy Resort and Marina in Egmont, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Banditry Cider on Pratt Road in Gibsons is staging its first Apple Festival on Sunday Sept. 26, with a lot of family-friendly frivolity starting at 11 a.m. The band The Burying Ground plays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Let us know about your event by email at arts@coastreporter.net.

Adblock test (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Trending