Garden sprouts art in Vanderhoof

Out of galleries and into the garden, local art inspires the community.

Friends

Vivian Chui

Omineca Express

Displayed in art galleries or commissioned as public wall murals, local artwork can now be found by tinkling fountains and rustling trees in our own backyard.

Last Saturday, three Vanderhoof painters — Mary Lynn Lawrence, Annerose Georgeson, and Elizabeth Miller — gathered their easels and canvases to showcase their art to the community last Saturday.

Drawing friends, neighbours, and art lovers from Prince George, the Garden Art Show & Tea will become an annual event, said Lawrence, who organized and hosted the event at her residence on Sackner Street.

“Finally got my yard good-looking enough!” she said, laughing.

Depicting natural scenes mainly from the region as well as in the Lower Mainland, the artists’ work has appeared in public galleries in B.C. and Alberta, as well as in the United States.

For media arts teacher Anna Pye, the garden art show was inspiring. “Really nice to have people in the community to put their art out there and inspire others,” said Pye, who particularly enjoyed Georgeson’s collection of daily pen doodles.

“Sometimes you can spend a lot of time making your acorn realistic, but sometimes you can have fun.”

As Georgeson noted, “It’s just fun and nice, music and food and art and garden.”

 

Just Posted

Two individuals arrested who the Vanderhoof RCMP say are allegedly linked to B&E’s and thefts in the community

A long chase ensued where the accused fled from the police twice, and tried to get away on stolen Kayaks

Precipitation levels low for the month of June

Both June and July have seen low to average precipitation levels in comparison to last year, says meteorologist

CN train derailment cleared between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The CN mainline is now open, following a train derailment mid-way between… Continue reading

Nechako Valley Otters bringing home multiple medals from swim meets

The next meet for the Nechako Otters is on July 21 and 22

State of local financial crisis declared in Fort St. James

The District will have a job fair on July 31 to help workers find transitioning jobs

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Coast Tsimshian sign historic stewardship agreement

Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla plan to work as one to preserve traditional lands

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Most Read