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Mixed Bag of Art – Opening Soon!

Mixed Bag of Art – Opening Soon!

There is a new business in town, “A Mixed Bag of Art” and it’s bound to add a lot of fun and vibrance to the Shuswap community!  Rayna Vanderhoek has opened a studio in Sorrento where she will be offering classes, collaborating with other artists and artisans, and creating a lot of fun!  Rayna says “It will be a place for the young and young at heart!” MixedBagofArt

Some of the programming planned includes a  program called Paint and Play for ages 3 – 4 on Wednesday mornings; after school programs;  Saturday afternoon classes for adult and young adults, and evening classes with some guest instructors!

The shop opens on Feb 5th, 2020, from 10 – 4 pm.  Located in Shoppers Plaza, Sorrento!  Wednesday to Saturday for the winter.  Stop in and check out what fun you may be interested in!






Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

A collection of local art compiled for the memory of those who fought for our freedom.  We should never take it for granted. (Click to view more)


Painting Shattered Glass

Painting Shattered Glass

So what do you do when your painting group decides to retire for the summer?  You gather up anyone interested in participating in a paint project for the summer and see what happens!  Marta Balahutrak, one of the new members of the Blind Bay Painters, developed a summer fun paint project and we met early in July to decide on what the project would be.


Marta had a wonderful resource, called The Artist Muse, by Betsy Dillard Stroud.   Betsy Dillard Stroud delivers creative challenges and inspirational chapters.  Inside, explore ways to loosen up, break through creative blocks and stray joyously from the beaten path.   In this “idea kit” there are piles of cards giving artists wonderful ideas on means, mediums, and topics to paint!  We shuffled the deck and each took a card and then voted on the topic we liked best!  And here’s what we came up with:

1. There are no restrictions as to size of finished project or materials used          

2. Date the project is due: August 22nd 2018 at 1 pm.               

a) Meeting place at Sorrento Place Club House                

b) This would be a fun meeting to show off our work and talk about it           

3. Subject:   Chosen by randomly picking a card from a deck of cards containing subject suggestions (from The Artist’s Muse by Betsy Dillard Stroud)  After a bit of discussion we realized there were lots ways to interpret the subject, so we decided to let everyone be free to decide what this means for themselves.

Here‘s the choice:  “Paint shattered glass or any other kind of glass arranged in an                    intriguing way. Will you make it realistic or abstract? Why not do it both ways in two separate paintings or combine the realistic and abstract in one painting?”


While a lot of us were still in the work in progress stages of our paintings/art, we had fun sharing ideas, concepts, and struggles we had with this topic.  Thank you Marta, for organizing this fun activity!