On Thursday, April 11 both members and guests of the newly formed South Similkameen Art Society (SSAS) held their first meet and greet. Parking was at bit of a premium at Gibson House but the air was filled with happy greetings and laughter as local artists from Cawston, Keremeos, and Olalla, differing in age and experience but solidly connected through their mutual love of the arts, gathered for the first event of the newly formed art society.
On hand to greet the artists and field questions about this fledgling non-profit society were executive members Amber Herbison, President; Lisa Zbinden, Vice-President; and Julie Hinton, Secretary/Treasurer. Artists introduced themselves and presented examples of their art work or opened their portfolios for viewing by all. Art pieces ranging from wood carvings to fabric arts to graffiti arts to acrylic and oil paintings were presented and admired. Also attending were actors, photographers, and even an award winning author and the society is calling out to musicians, dancers and potters to also come join in the fun.
Annual membership dues for SSAS have been kept at a modest $20 per annum with even further reduced rates for teens. Info online at http://ssartssociety.blogspot.ca/
Next SSAS event upcoming on May 25.
SSAS presents Art In The Valley Faire on May 25 in the Keremeos Legion Hall. Tables are free to members, so become a member today and book your space to show/sell your artwork or present your music or acting talent. There will be paintings, drawings, carvings, stickers, jewelry, fabric art quilts, and a clown for the kids in their play area. Also planned are short skits/plays and acoustic music – calling all musicians and actors.
Want more info? Watch for posters around Keremeos and Cawston, visit the blogspot, or phone Julie Hinton at 499-5199.