Our annual summer arts event went off in style this year with artists showcasing their unique metal and earthen crafts. The sun shone and our visitors came out in their hundreds to check out extremely talented metal workers, ceramic artists and jewelers - as well as taking our underground tour.
This event is the highlight of our summer. It is a chance for us to welcome returning artists as well as those new to the event. It gives a different angle to the world of mining and helps us to attract new audiences.
As Kirstin Clausen, our Executive Director says...
“This is my favourite event of the year at the Museum. I really enjoy the visiting artists who are passionate about their work. It is interesting to discover how these talented artists can morph and transform materials that come from the earth into beautiful and compelling art pieces. This event is the perfect reminder that there are connections between art and mining.”
This year our artists included:
• Liza Bennett, potter from Squamish
• Ania Kyte, glass bead artist from Mission
• Daniel Miller, a chainmaille artist from Victoria
• Rebecca Shorten, potter from Burnaby,
• Valeri & Valentina Sokolovski, stone artists from Surrey
• Rudolf Sokolovski, bronze/metal artist from Vancouver
• Donna Stewart, contemporary abstract artist/concrete painterfrom Sechelt
• Jim Unger, metal artist from Abbotsford
• Martin Vseticka, silver/goldsmith jewelry artist from Squamish
• Byron Anderson, mixed media sculptor specializing in wire trees from Gibsons
• Eric Gindlesperger, blacksmith from Squamish
• Sharon Tirixow, a stone sculptor from Langley
Visitors also delighted in dressing up in to pose in costume for fun snapshots by Cindy Cardiff of Double Shutter Images.
Our sincere appreciation goes to EPCOR for funding for this event.