Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Doors Open

Doors Open in Richmond is a first for British Columbia but has been running a number of years in Ontario. The idea originated in Europe. For two days, April 26th and 27th, from 10 am to 4 pm, over 30 sites are free, open, and expecting visitors. It is a chance to visit places like the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, a Buddhist temple and a mosque. Full information and a map can be found at www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

As part of this, several artists are holding Open Studios. This is a chance to browse, meet the artist, ask questions - and have what we hope is an enjoyable outing. Along with my neighbour-artist, Alice Saunders, at 8171 Fairdell Crescent, I am holding a free draw for an original painting - so there is your chance for *two* free paintings - as well as the regular Doors Open draw for Gateway Theatre tickets, local wines and other goodies.

My address is 8751 Fairdell Place - just down the cul-de-sac from Alice, and I'm looking forward to Doors Open!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cork and Canvas

I will be taking part in Cork and Canvas, a fundraiser by Richmond Hospital Foundation. Here is their description: "an exquisite evening of sipping, bidding and buying. Sample superb wines and peruse art from some very talented local artists. Proceeds benefit a critically needed MRI for Richmond Hospital, so please call for your tickets today! 604-244-5252
Admission: $35
Date: April 17, 2008
Time: 5pm-8pm
Place: MS Lecky UBC Boathouse (Rowing Club)
7277 River Road, Richmond "

There will be some art auctioned and some artists (including me!) will be there with art for sale with 50% going to RHF. I'm planning on bringing quite a few of my little fruits and veggies that are popular for dining areas and kitchens. Some people like to buy them in pairs or sets. Quite a few are just 6"x 6" and are $95. All are originals, one of a kind. Just for fun, several have the produce stickers on the back of the canvas.