“Art is back,” proclaim artists planning exhibition and sale at Nanaimo studio – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Five artists will be featured in an art exhibit and sale titled “The Art is Back” at the Garden Studio under Arbutus Book in downtown Nanaimo.

The show, which will be held May 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 87 Nicol Street, will also offer tea and lemonade in the garden.

According to a statement from the show, the work of Elaine Brière, Bari Precious, Karen Birch, Patricia Robison and Dyane Brown will be available.

Brière is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. She will exhibit portraits of writers and poets from Vancouver Island that she produced in 1983 as part of a grant from the Koerner and Brofman Foundation.

In the statement, she said she was “excited to exhibit again in Nanaimo, the place where I was born and recently returned.”

The release also noted Precious’s return – back to Canada after years away. “Back to beauty,” she said, referring to her desire to protect ancient forests. The pottery and ceramics teacher will display cups and dishes with Fairy Creek designs for sale as a fundraiser to buy food to support ancient logging protesters on the South Island, which she fed many by cooking at their camp last summer, read the release.

Artists Birch, Robison and Brown painted together at the Garden Studio for over a decade; all three working mainly in oils.

Robison will exhibit portraits, while Birch and Brown will exhibit themes drawn from nature.

All three are happy to be back after the pandemic separations, the statement noted.

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Laura J. Boyer