Cynthia Sherry is one of the Nelson artists taking part in the Columbia Basin Cultural Tour.

Artists open studios for Columbia Basin Cultural Tour

Taking place August 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists’ studios

Taking place August 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

You can travel to studios and archives that aren’t normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go.

In the Rosemont area visit Tea Preville to view her knife-painting landscapes in oil. Then stop by Carol Reynold’s house where she creates paintings of Nelson. She will have a “bargain deck” to check out and lots of paintings on display.

Also on Munro Street are Richard Dudley and Robert Dudley. Painting has been a lifelong passion for Richard Dudley and since retiring Richard devotes a sustained effort to painting landscapes. Robert Dudley creates functional and decorative accessories for the home and person.

In the Uphill neighbourbood, you’ll find Cynthia Sherry, who has been painting and drawing for 35 years, on Gore Street.

On Stanley Street you will find the work of two artists,  Fiona Brown and Kimberley Hyatt. Brown is a clay artist, mixed-media book-maker, and BC teacher. Hyatt is a graduate of the Kootenay Studio Arts clay program. The other mediums she works in as well are graphite, textiles and the written word.

In Fairview, be sure to stop at three more venues. Synergy Art Studios, on Nalson Avenue, is where conceptual artist Ron Robinson works mainly in mixed media. Kalika Bowlby, a functional potter, and Bradley Poole, a jeweller, are a husband and wife team both working from their home-based studios on Fifth Street. They will display and sell their finished work. Then head over to Robert Nestman’s woodworking studio on Radio Avenue, where he makes eco-friendly accessories and furnishings.

Several downtown galleries are also taking part in the tour. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History will be open with their exhibits Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project and City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History.

At the Oxygen Art Centre you can view the work of artist in residence Adad Hannah, showing both videos and photographic stills from her reenactment of French painter Theodore Gericault’s iconic painting The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819).

Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts building on Victoria Street will have their studios open.

Sanderella’s Boutique will be showcasing handicrafts produced by the family, complemented by artistic and delectable baking.

In the Old Church Hall, three artists using various mediums and techniques will be featured: Graham Hurst, a 15-year-old high school student who discovered an interest in birds and photography; Sue Parr, whose paintings are based on sketches made en plein air and photographs taken on personal trips; and Sally Johnston will be showing large abstract pieces imbued with her dramatic love of colour and high contrast.

Tour brochures are available at participating venues and online at cbculturetour.com.

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is generously supported by Columbia Basin Trust funding.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases in the region is at 533

Selkirk College international students get helping hands from Korean moms

We Care K-Moms have been shopping and delivering food to new arrivals

New trial ordered for man found guilty of the 2010 murder of his wife in Arrow Lakes

Peter Beckett was found guilty of murdering his wife 10 years ago

Winemakers press on with help of Nelson Italian-Canadian Society

The society helped secure a transport of grapes, juice from California

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Most Read