Two-fisted rip-off this week

Those cunning RipOff Artists are sneaking back to the scene of their last “crime”! The local artist collective returns with a two-fisted exhibit at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre from August 18 – 21, 2021. One display will feature their 2020 challenge: interpretations of Marc Chagall’s “The Blue Circus” in ten different media. Cue the acrobats! For a sneak peek, click HERE. The artists planned this 2020 challenge via Zoom, and each worked in their home studios to complete the project. But there were no witnesses to their 2020 rip-off until now. Their work will finally be exposed to public view this week.

The other part of the exhibit will be a remounting of their A.Y. Jackson challenge from July 2021: “Nellie Lake, Killarney”. In recognition of Oliver’s 100 x 100 Festival, this challenge transplanted Jackson’s Ontario landscape to the south Okanagan. Come see how many Oliver landmarks you can recognize!

Meet all the artists at an opening reception on Wednesday August 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. Live music! The exhibit will remain open daily from Thursday August 19 through Saturday August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The RipOff Artists also held two workshops earlier in the week, for small pre-registered classes of six each. Jan Kreut taught Intro to Encaustic on Monday, and JoAnn Turner taught Brilliant Colour and the Impressionists on Tuesday of this week. Did you miss out? Those RipOff Artists are sooo sneaky! Stay up-to-date with their shenanigans by following their Facebook page so you can be on their trail and catch them in the act!