The Visual Arts Society will be featuring their annual art show, “Art at the Bay”, this month at Camana Bay.
It will be held at the art space across from Bedside Manor from 17 to 29 May. The Annual Art show has been running almost consecutively for more than 25 years. They have missed a few years in-between – one due to Hurricane Ivan and last year due to no appropriate venue.
Over the past few years, the show has been at Pedro’s Castle where their studio has been located for the last few years, which was an excellent venue.
The use of space to put on a large art exhibition is now limited and the society has been on the search for a new home for their art exhibition, and with no corporate sponsorship it makes this task a bit challenging, says Mary McCallum of the society.
So far, they have more than 20 artists participating in the art exhibition with a combination of well-known artists such as Gordon Solomon, Avril Ward, Charles Long, and many up and coming artists such as Shirley Scott, Karen Coles, Mary McCallum, Laurel Schmid, Rasitha Sanjeeva, John Broad and Katherine Chiazza.
“Gail Tibbits and Eileen Davidson will be featuring our newest addition with their jewellery creations,” Mary says. “We will also have a larger selection of ceramics and sculptures on display for sale. We have a few artist lined up to offer demonstrations through-out the opening times of the exhibition such as a wheel demonstration from ceramist Alan Darvil.”
The show will feature a range of wall art ranging from photography to acrylics and oils on canvas, oils and mixed mediums. The exhibition will also feature a kids’ interactive area with a competition and an opportunity to decorate a mug to take home.
There will also be pieces from some of past Kids’ Art and Craft Camps that the Art Society hosts after school and during the summer holidays. Also featured is an area with more information on the Art Society, as well as an opportunity for members to renew their membership.
The opening reception will take place on Thursday, 16 May, from 5 to 8pm, Mary says.
“The Visual Arts Society is very grateful to be provided with some delicious finger foods sponsored by the new Mizu Sushi Bar that recently opened up in Camana Bay as well as wines from the West Indies and some well know Jacques Scott beer brands.
“For the first time the show will be able to run for the duration of the month of May with its closing reception on Wednesday, 29 May at 5pm followed by the annual general meeting at 7pm to conclude the season. Exact times of the opening days and times will be announced.”
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