Artists gallery and workshop opens

A new gallery and workshop space in Camana Bay is holding an opening reception Wednesday night, July 29, to launch its Summer Art Series. 

Organizers say the Peripheral Spaces represents the concept of bringing artists of all mediums together to share this pop-up location until the end of August. 

Peripheral Spaces are shared creative work spaces for like-minded people to get together for inspiration and motivation and is part art gallery and part art studio, located on Market Street across from Bay Market. 

Mediums to be exhibited include original paintings, giclee, fine art photography, sculptures, ceramics and film screenings, as well as performances from local musicians. The space offers a working area for artists during open studio times. Some of the participating guest artists will be Laurel Schmid, Chris Duty, Avril Ward, Gordon Solomon, Mary McCallum, Sue Howe and Renate Seffer.  

Ms. Ward said, “We are thrilled that Camana Bay has supported local artists in this space. We hope these next few weeks will see a coming together of creative people reaching out not only to visitors, but also each other to inspire and connect, making this space an exciting hub of creativity for all to enjoy.” 

Mr. Duty will host adult workshops from 6-8 p.m., covering watercolors on Tuesdays and acrylics on Thursdays.  

Ms. Callum, of the Visual Arts Society, said, “It is a pleasure to volunteer to be part of this great collaboration of different artists. I am enjoying creating this communal art space, which is a combination of art exhibit and working studio. I look forward to what the month will bring and to attracting other artists and creative groups to get involved.” 

The space will also be used for Visual Arts Society Kids Art Camps, for ages 6-12. The camps run in the mornings from Monday to Wednesday, until Aug. 12, covering themes that include nature, recycling and tissue paper fun. Children will be able to make mobiles, wind charms and sculptures out of coconut, driftwood or recycled pieces. 

The new art space has opened in Camana Bay.
The new art space has opened in Camana Bay.