Art at the Bay show is for the children, too

The Art at the Bay show, which opens on Friday, 17 May, at Bedside Manor in Camana Bay, is not just a great showcase for 24 local artists. 

Youngsters will also have the chance to get involved, too, says Mary McCallum of the Visual Arts Society. 

“Over the last few years the society has been incorporating more interaction with kids, offering an activity area at events and a Kids’ Art Competition,” she tells us. “During certain times, the show is open to the public the kids’ activity area will be available to children visiting under supervision. 

“This year, the Visual Arts Society has donated mugs from Baraud Employment Agency that they can decorate and taken home. Children also have the option to enter the kids’ competition which will be a recreation of the children’s view of a piece of art that is on display using materials provided, such as crayons, pencils and markers on paper,” she adds. 

Winners will receive vouchers on the Nautilus submarine, Mary says. The show itself comprises 24 different artists’ works on display, some who will be at the exhibition during opening hours allowing the viewers an opportunity to ask questions about their work. 

Some of the artists have volunteered to do a demonstration during their time at the exhibition such as Avril Ward, John Broad and Alan Darvil who will spin his ceramic wheel producing some ceramic pieces.  

Information about society’s after school art and summer camp will also be available, as well as other info on other workshops and ceramics going on at the studio and membership information.  

 

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