Open studio party returns to White Rock and South Surrey

Open studio party returns to White Rock and South Surrey

Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and combined media, jewellery, ceramics, mosaic, glasswork, sculpture, and turned wood – there must be something for just about every single inventive flavor in the 2023 edition of the South Rock Art Tour this weekend (Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24).

In partnership with the Semiahmoo Arts Modern society, an exhibit sampling work from all the collaborating artists and artisans will have a community opening reception at the Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, 14601 20 Ave., tonight (Sept. 21) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (operates continue being on show at the gallery right up until Sept. 24).

Some 32 artists and artisans residing in and/or doing the job in White Rock, Ocean Park, Crescent Beach front and South Surrey will be aspect of the open up studio art tour.

A overall of 19 different studio destinations will be open involving 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both equally times and, as in past year’s inaugural event, some of the artists will be sharing their areas with colleagues who have more compact studios or workspaces not very easily accessible to the public.

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The artists and artisans will be on area at their studios to speak with people and respond to thoughts about their function – and much of what is exhibited, like wearable artwork and dwelling decor, will be for sale.

This year’s tour delivers a multitude of highlights, organizer Sylvie Peltier said.

In addition to her individual wheel-thrown stoneware, Adele Samphire will be exhibiting pieces by her late husband, and famed ceramic artist Sid, whilst their daughter, mentioned glass artist Lisa Samphire has a new batch of blown-glass back garden stakes in new colour combos.

Oil and acrylic artist Carla Maskall will expose a massive portray of the White Rock Pier and have her textbooks (such as What The Seal Saw) for sale, even though pottery and mosaic artist Constance Glover has embarked on a series of backyard sculptures.

“They are stacking pieces ranging in height from two-foot backyard garden lanterns to a five-foot piece in three sections,” Peltier reported.

Just one of the extra unconventional art types featured in the tour will be the 1:12 scale a few dimensional miniature household furniture, crops, food, and decor made by Kathy Forbes, intended to be blended in scenes in cubes or in shadow containers to cling on the wall.

Landscape and character photographer Jon Lavoie will also talk about with site visitors his procedures for capturing the vibrant solar or moon, as properly as how to get the finest out of a camera’s ‘manual’ method. Mary Goldthorp will be showcasing her personalized tribute artwork applying clients’ paper memories collected in excess of the yrs – every little thing from artwork from your young children, or saved paper goods from weddings, births, vacation experiences and “life in general”.

Other demonstrations will be available by Armida Ortega (paper artwork) Bruce Kleeberger (sculpture process) Eileen Fong (Chinese brush portray) Laurie Thomasson (watercolour playing cards) Sanjoy Das (building sound noticeable) Sherrin Kovach (stages of the sgraffito method with ceramics) Tammy Bailey (watercolour cards) and Tiffany Scott (hand-crafted beaded jewellery)

Other collaborating artists will incorporate Alyson Thorpe, Audrey Bakewell, Caroline Baasch, Catherine Sheppard, Drena Hambrook, Georgina Johnstone, Jacqueline Yearsley, Jeanette Jarville, Joanne Carter, Lori Chalmers, Lorraine Scott, Mindy Hardiman, Nicole Carrie, Phil Winch, Richard Schmid, Sandra Tomchuk and Sherry Johansson.

To find out much more about the artists and artisans, and for a Tour Map exhibiting all the spots, take a look at

Oil, pastel, acrylic and multi-media operate by Caroline Baasch will be showcased for the duration of the South Rock Art Tour. Contributed photo