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"In Full Bloom" opening Nov. 9th, 2013

“In Full Bloom” opening Nov. 9th, 2013

Visitors to the show enjoy refreshments and meet the artists!

Visitors to the show enjoy refreshments and meet the artists!

It was a first for some of the artists and took some out of their comfort zone, but all were glad they put the final push on to prepare for the show at Government House in Regina. “In Full Bloom” is an exhibit of work created by students who took one or booth of my full day workshops hosted in the 8.5 acres of Edwardian gardens at Government House this past summer.

Artist: Marlene Borchardt (centre) with some of her guests.

Artist: Marlene Borchardt (centre) with some of her guests.

Artist: Kristin Marchant next to her work at the opening.

Artist: Kristin Marchant next to her work at the opening.

All the works were inspired by the gardens and the new mediums and expressive acrylic techniques I was teaching on those two days. It was inspiring for me to see how they took the methods I demonstrated and with the aid of their own photos applied the techniques in ways that surprised me!

Ever bubbly artist: Kate Fisher with her artwork.

Ever bubbly artist: Kate Fisher with her artwork.

Artist: Debbie Hooper (on left) and her family surround her paintings.

Artist: Debbie Hooper (on left) and her family surround her paintings.

That is really one of the rewarding things about teaching art classes. Some of the students had never participated in a showing of their work before so everything from framing their work to writing an artist’s statement was a new experience for them. Several of the artists spoke about their experience in the class and their inspiration for the work displayed. Friends and family invited enjoyed catering by Indulgence Fine Foods Catering. Shannon the owner out did herself once again as did Chad Debert the Gallery Director! Thanks to all who made the opening a success and to those who attended.

Artist: Jacalyn Hopkin with her paintings.

Artist: Jacalyn Hopkin with her paintings.

Artist: Dianne Thompson (missing) could not join us for the opening but her art is the very first that you will see as you visit the show!

Artist: Dianne Thompson (missing) could not join us for the opening but her art is the very first that you will see as you visit the show!Artist: Bonnie McBride poses with her work.

– Artist: Bonnie McBride poses with her work.

The gallery is located on the second floor of Government House at,  4607 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1B7  and works may be purchased by contacting the artists or by calling 306-775-0925. While at Governement House family and friends were also invited to explore the museum and learn more about the history of this heritage building. Many had mentioned that they had never visited Government House before the art opening, so we were glad we could introduce them to this treasure. You may still visit the art exhibit which will be up until Jan. 5th, 2014 and while you are there you may like to take in one of the following family events!

Old Fashioned Vioctorian Christmas

Here is a list of 120 Things to Do at Government House

Instructor and artist: Nikki Jacquin (on right) with her guests and artwork.

Instructor and artist: Nikki Jacquin (on right) with her guests and artwork.Starting them young! We had a very special guest at the art show!

Starting them young! We had a very special guest at the art show!
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