The great escape can take the form of many things. For many, it's a trip to a warmer climate to get a break from the cold and enjoy some sunshine, and new scenery. For others, it's enjoying some new activity or taking a course, something that gets those brain cells focused on something interesting. And yet for others, it can be simply looking at winter a little differently...finding that special hike or view spot that reminds us that winter can be colourful and beautiful. Or maybe, it's looking at inspiring art ......
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One of the advantages of being amongst a large group of artists in a community is that you learn so much from everyone. Each person brings unique experiences to the table and in an open environment that promotes sharing, we all become better artists! Yesterday we had the privilege of having Fran Lewis present a … Continue reading Color Mixing Demo
Winter in the Shuswap brings about different activities and views that are not as well known as the boating, swimming, and water sports in the Shuswap, but still fun and beautiful in their own right. Nothing looks more Christmasy than frosted cedars, large snowflakes falling, or the holiday decorated halls and markets that scatter the … Continue reading Winter in the Shuswap
The words from the tour guide director were emotionally charged. She explained in layman terms, how multiple armies, the French army and the British army, while fighting Germany during WWI, were unable to hold back the Germans in their progression through France. Then the Canadian Army was sent. All four Canadian divisions were sent together as a unified fighting force for the first time under the command of General Arthur Currie. While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation. France would be forever grateful and...
There are several art events, including the Cedar Heights Artisan Market/Bake Sale; Artistry Christmas Gift and Bake Sale at Blind Bay Hall, and Artist Talks and Demos at Teyjah's Den in Salmon Arm, in the month of November! Here are some advertising for them! Great time to pick up gifts for family and friends or … Continue reading Art Events in November
Eagle Bay Community is "getting artsy" with the intake of some new workshops in their community hall. Sallyanne Calver has organized some great workshops to bring the arts to Eagle Bay.
I had the privilege of attending the Passion for Painting event held in Kamloops last Friday. Three Canadian Federation of Artists (FCA) artists are invited to jury the annual show for the North Thompson Shuswap (NTSC) Chapter and then as an extra, the Chapter arranges for them to present, paint, and try to teach … Continue reading Passion for Painting 2017 – North Thompson Shuswap Chapter of Canadian Federation of Artists
It always amazes me the quality of artist workshops that our little Shuswap community can bring to us! Carol Warkentin of Sunnybrae manages to bring in a professional and renowned artist, Jonn Einerssen to Sunnybrae Community Hall to put on a workshop for experienced painters that help those painters take it up a notch! Jonn … Continue reading Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop
In celebration of the fall season, here is a collection of paintings contributed from artist on the Artintheshuswap.com website. Enjoy!