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Vibrant Art Work In Vermilion

Left, Featured Artist, Susan Richardson demonstrated painting with pastels at the Vermilion Art Show on April 14.

Middle, Bonnie Luopa with her painting of a bison called “Apollo” travels from Amisk to participate in the Vermilion Community Art Club.

Right, “Opposing Worlds,” painted by Monica To. Photos Angela Mouly

Thousands of vibrant art pieces were displayed at the Vermilion Regional Centre from April 13 – 14, as the Vermilion Community Art Club held their 8th Annual Art Show & Sale.

A wine and cheese event on April 13, allowed hundreds of guests to enjoy viewing the large selection of varying art mediums including painting, sketching, photography, pottery, and glasswork . A range of originals, prints, cards, books, jewellery, and magnets were available for purchase. Live classical music by the RGB Trio, and snacks donated by Cornerstone Co-op, McDonald’s Family Foods, and Lasting Impressions provided a relaxing atmosphere for guests to stay and mingle wile perusing the artwork.

Featured Artist, Susan Richardson displayed her oil and pastel paintings, and gave a demonstration on April 14.

“A lot of people don’t really know what pastels are. I love working with them so that I can get more vibrant colours, and I like the layering you can do to achieve the look you want.

The talent that comes to the show is also incredible. The Vermilion Community Art Club is very good at keeping you motivated, and artists are able to feed off of each other. The community here is fabulous! I can’t get over the people who support the show through their sponsorship and generosity,” said Richardson.

April 14, included several demonstrations and guests enjoyed watching the artists at work. Several raffle items were drawn, and the Lakeland Robotics Club, EMTs, and Lakeland Rowing Club contributed by volunteering to help set up and take down at the event.

“Every year it seems to get better and better. I’m so wowed and overwhelmed by the support, and would like to thank the community and the volunteers who make it possible,” said Show Chairperson, Sandra Miller.

Top left, Donna Pratt with her display including a piece called, “Breaking Free.”

Bottom right, Eraine Wegiel with her painting, “Moonlight Paddle” at the Vermilion Art Show on April 13.

Top right, “Broken,” painted by Donna Pratt.

Bottom left, Joan Blamire demonstrated acrylic pouring at the Vermilion Art Show on April 14.

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