Art tour helps health foundation draw funds

Studio 2 Studio 3 set for Sept. 12 in 108 Mile Ranch

Michelle Brown is one of the artists taking part in the South Cariboo Health Foundation's Studio 2 Studio 3 self-guided art tour fundraiser in 108 Mile Ranch on Sept. 12.

The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) is presenting Studio 2 Studio 3, its third annual self-guided art tour fundraiser, on Sept. 12.

The tour next month will see close to a dozen artists open up their studios and display their work at seven locations around 108 Mile Ranch.

The event is a creative way to raise money for local health care. Last year, it raised close to $1,000 for the SCHF, which supports local community health facilities and projects.

Artists will have a variety of artwork on exhibition, including paintings, quilts, pottery and jewelry.

One of the artists is Michelle Brown, a painter who moved to the Cariboo from the Lower Mainland about two years ago with her husband and daughter.

Her show – B.C. Girl: My Backyard – ran at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House in March 2014. Her show featured vivid and captivating outdoor scenes from around the province.

“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to be involved in something that directly helps the community,” Brown says of the SCHF art tour.

Her work has been on display more recently at a Federation of Canadian Artists exhibition in Vancouver.

“It’s great anytime you can use something you love to do and it helps the local community.”

Art tour details and a map of artists’ homes will be available at Donex, Pharmasave, Save-On-Foods, the 100 Mile District General Hospital, local health clinics and various businesses around 100 Mile House on Aug. 14.

Twenty-five per cent from art sales and all donations on the tour will support the SCHF. There is no cost for the tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information call 250-706-2101, visit or e-mail

The artists this year include:

• Laurie Embree and Qwill Farnham (pottery) – 5208 Davis Rd.

• Michelle Brown (acrylics) and Gloria Friesen (unique home accessories) – 4728 Litwin Plc.

• Cindy Wickingstad (acrylics and jewellery) and Amy Cadrin (oils and ink) – 4774 Kitwanga Dr.

•Shirley Gibson-Bull (watercolour and contemporary mixed media) – 4910 Gloinnzun Cres.

• Art Lance (photography) and Jessie McCormack (quilter) – 4734 Chilcotin Cres.

• Valerie Knowles (unique jewelry) – 5160 Kallum Dr.

• Pamela Hall (quilter) – 4799 Kitwanga Dr.


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