The arts council’s Spring Arts Faire may have been held on a day that wasn’t “fair” and sunny, but perhaps the wet weather paid off. There was a steady flow of traffic through the Oliver Community Centre hall on Sunday April 7 as visitors came to view, chat and buy, all in celebration of local artistic talent. Pottery, jewelry, fibre arts, paintings, glass art, and photography made for an enticing variety of talent on display.
Enid Baker shares her love of painting with visitors to her booth.
Brian Wilson’s display from the Okanagan Archive Trust Society (OATS) attracts the attention of local artists Leza MacDonald and Evie New. Besides maintaining a collection of historical photographs and publishing a magazine, OATS also provides a framing service. Click on their link at right.
Michael Jorden (right) of the Oliver Art Gallery talks horses and wild western art with a visitor. Click on their link at right.
Stephanie Salsnek of Paw Prints Studio and Gallery (The Art of John Salsnek) not only promotes her husband’s collection of limited edition prints and originals, but also models her own clothing line. This suit features applique work based on John’s paintings. She’s the one to call for one-of-a-kind wedding gowns and beautiful suits. Click on their link at right.
Jack Bennest points out one of his most popular giclee photographic prints to a customer. This snowy scene sold shortly after this photo was taken. Jack’s news site, Oliver Daily News can be reached by clicking on the link at right.
Marion Trimble welcomes fellow artist Michael Jorden and Susan Jorden to her mini gallery of paintings at the Faire.
Local media Eastlink TV arrived to conduct a series of interviews with artists. Here Marji Basso interviews Jane Scheffler of the Oliver Art Gallery. Check your local cable channel for more stories and details of upcoming events.