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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.
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!
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: 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!