The Rimbey Art Club show and sale held in conjunction with Alberta Arts Days was a delightful potpourri of creativity from featured local artists as well as quilters and crafters from Kansas Ridge Quilters.
President Sharon Johnston said she was pleased with the public support received at the show and sale and grateful to the town for co-hosting the hospitality goodies and the donors of the prizes for the toonie donation draws.
“We truly appreciated all of our guests, near and far, who took their time out to come to our studio. It was wonderful to have the Kansas Ridge Quilters for their wonderful display including Patti Morris’s world acclaimed quilts.” she said.
Winning the lap quilt made by Deb Retzlaff of the Kansas Ridge Quilters was Sheila Cote.
The Batik painting ‘Star Gazers’ by Dawn Nawrot was won by Penny Geibelhaus.
Vivian Busat won the two adult workshop registrations from the Rimbey Art Club.
Sandy Taylor won the family photo-shoot with photographer Tracy Davis of Mighty Pony Images.
The acrylic painting poppies by S. L. Johnston was won by Taryn Hedstrom.
Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event to recognize the value of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities.
There were 100 events held in 30 communities across the province, and a flagship celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, province wide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days – a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Johnston is pleased the art club had an opportunity to be part of Alberta Culture Days and showcase the work of their talented members.
She encourages anyone who is interested in pursuing their interest in art to consider joining the club or taking advantage of upcoming workshops.
These include introduction to coloured pencil by Susan Casault on Oct. 5, Creative Lettering Doodle Journal by Sally Towers-Sybblis on Oct. 19, Watercolour Pencils & Watercolour paints by Frank Haddock on November 2 and House in the Woods: Winter and Summer by Willie Wong, Nov. 23.
Alberta Culture Days 2013, September 27 to 29, showcased the province’s arts, multicultural, heritage and non-profit/voluntary organizations; creative industries and individual artists, while encouraging all Albertans to discover the important contributions of culture to a prosperous, vibrant society.
All workshops will be held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rimbey Art Studio located in the southwest corner of the community centre. They are for all levels of artists and a supply list is available upon registration.