Artwork through the front door glass of the News office where the artists reception will be held. Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News

Oak Bay News hosts artist opening

Oak Bay Community Artists Society will be on hand April 27 to launch the latest newsroom showcase

After more than a year showcasing local artists, the gallery at Oak Bay News hosts its inaugural artist reception this month.

“It’s really important for just to support the community and it’s a great way we can showcase local talent. We can expose them to a new audience,” said publisher Janet Gairdner. “They lend us this art to beautify our office and this is a way to give back and promote them. It’s an opportunity to give residents a chance to meet the artists as well.”

The current showcase features a dozen members of the Oak Bay Community Artists Society.

“It’s always nice to be ably to show work,” said artist Ilka Bauer as she hung the newest show at the Oak Bay News office in Athlone Court.

It’s the third showcase in the newspaper office for OBCAS which has 36 members and also organizes the original Bowker Creek Brush Up slated for Aug. 14 this year.

“A lot of the artist will be in the spring studio tour as well. We are also always at municipal hall,” Bauer said.

An artists reception is Thursday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oak Bay News.

“It’s always interesting to get feedback. Personally I find everybody reacts differently to a piece,” Bauer said. “It’s nice to have an opening and have the artist meet different people. It also a traditional thing.”

OBCAS work is on display at the Oak Bay News, 207A-2187 Oak Bay Ave. (Athlone Court). Visit weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

cvanreeuwyk @oakbaynews.com

 

Just Posted

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Chinook salmon did particularly well on the Island this year

Saanich walks the walk on crosswalk after student lobbied for improvements

Elanor Teel approached first Saanich about the intersection in March 2017

Pedestrian scrambles, underground tunnels and other downtown Victoria quirks

The area around the former Eaton’s Centre had some unique ideas

Firefighters across the region swing into the giving season

Local firefighter says it’s about whole community

Victoria Disability Resource Centre helps people find jobs

Statistics Canada survey found people with disabilities face higher rate of unemployment

Victoria axe thrower targets world championships

Former pitcher to compete at World Axe Throwing League Championships in Chicago

POLL: Are you giving to charities over the holiday season?

In the holiday rush, amidst the hustle and bustle to find that… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 4, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

Battle over Saanich’s Haro Woods not yet over, says report

Draft management plan calls on Saanich to spend $142,500 to improve area

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

Most Read