A fabulous Paint-In Day at Corbett Lake Lodge! On July 25, 2017, twelve artists gathered to paint outdoors in this lovely location. It was a perfect summer day - sunny, 25 C., no wind and no bugs. The scenery was inspiring and we all got to work. The Lodge staff served a delicious luncheon on the deck at noon. Then we were anxious to get back to painting for the afternoon.
Then August 15 was just as beautiful - the wildfire smoke disappeared. Eight artists had a wonderful time and a really great lunch.
Now we are looking forward to the last Paint-In day - August 29, and hoping for the same wonderful weather.
July 25 Photos
August 15 Photos
This is especially for all those people who say "I only draw stick people." In less than 10 minutes, Jean Kiegerl will teach you the secret known to artists since the Middle Ages and recently explained by modern brain research. The examples below are from Jean's session at Art in the Park on June 21 at Rotary Park. The before and after drawings below were done by ordinary people who claimed they could not draw. They were quite surprised that this only took them a few minutes. Try it yourself next time - upcoming opportunities:
- July 1 from 11am-1pm at the Art in the Park tent at Central Park, as part of the Canada Day events.
- Aug 3 from 4 to 6 pm at the Courthouse Gallery, as part of the Art Walk Wrap Up Event.
Rotary Park - June 21 (Aboriginal Day) and July 1 (Canada Day) 2017
Every year we work in partnership with the City of Merritt and the Chamber of Commerce to host Art in the Park event during Canada Day festivities at Rotary Park. The event runs from 10am to 1pm and will be hosted under the Arts Council’s canopy tents and feature information about the Arts Council including ways to get involved, art demonstrations (paintings, printing making and Art Trading Cards, button or magnet making). In addition, this event allows enables artists to connect with each other, discuss new projects and activities or establish new partnerships. Also, it provides them with an opportunity to market themselves and their work in a highly visible venue.
Art in the Park encourages artists to come out and paint en plein air or provide interactive art demonstrations to the community. The goal of our event is to provide a forum for the community to tap into their creative spirit and learn new forms of artistic expression. Since 2013, Art in the Park, we have found that by providing a fun, free day of interactive arts activities for all ages during the Canada Day festivities and now June 21st for National Aboriginal Day we drew a diverse crowd of art enthusiasts.