A number of artists in 108 Mile Ranch are opening their homes to the public on Sept. 14, giving visitors a special glimpse into where, what and how they create.
The inaugural Studio 2 Studio Art Tour is a fundraiser for the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF), with 25 per cent of all sales – plus all donations – from the self-guided tour will go towards buying new health-care equipment to serve the South Cariboo region.
The tour is on Sept. 14 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“The challenges of technology, increasingly sophisticated equipment, plus new diagnostic and treatment procedures place additional pressure on limited resources,” says MJ Cousins, SCHF fundraising co-ordinator.
“In response to staff needs, the South Cariboo Health Foundation continues to raise funds to support the delivery of high-quality health care in the South Cariboo region.”
The tour features eight local artists:
• Gordon Spare (oil and acrylics) 4874 Pierreroy Cres.
• Arlene Dahl (quilting) 4753 Chilcotin Cres.
• Yoka Loiseau (mixed media) 4730 Kitwanga Dr.
• Cindy Wickingstad (acrylics and jewelry) 4774 Kitwanga Dr.
• Laurie Embree (pottery) 5208 Davis Dr.
• Reta Munro (oils) 4862 Cumsu Pl.
• Shirley Gibson-Bull (watercolour and collage) 4910 Gloinnzun Cres.
• Melanie Eva (photography) 5345 Annaham Cres.
“It’s clear to me there’s a lot of talent in this community and I thought it would be fun and interesting to see how these artists actually produce their pieces,” Cousins says.
“It’s more personal than seeing it hanging on a wall at a gallery or a restaurant. People are quite interested and quite excited about it.”
A map and more information can be found at www.southcariboohealth.com.
No tickets are required. For additional information, contact 250-706-2926.