Interacting through art

17 Artists Confirmed for New Art Zone Event

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A new event will offer people a chance to try various styles of art and interact with local artists. The Sun Peaks Art Zone will host A Taste of Art, an interactive art exhibition, in the Sun Peaks Grand ballroom from 3 to 8 p.m. on March 18.

Seventeen local artists will set up displays of their work with an interactive component to teach participants about the medium. Photographers, painters, potters, wood carvers, fiber artists and stained glass artists from Sun Peaks and Kamloops will be on hand to showcase and share their talents.

“This is a first event like this,” said Liz Derksen, Sun Peaks Art Zone board member. “Last year we did a show and it was good, but I think there are a lot of artists up here that aren’t comfortable with a show but are fairly involved in art. This is a chance for them to share what they do.”

“I think there are a lot of people that want to try something but just don’t know where to start, and this is a safe comfortable way to see what’s out there.”

For example, Derksen said one of the potters will be bringing a wheel for people to try and people will be able to try calligraphy and painting as well.

“Six of those 17 (artists) are doing demos because it’s hard to do an interactive thing with stained glass or with wood carving,” Derksen said. “People will be able to try stuff and take something home with them.”

The Art Zone will also have a corner of the ballroom available for busking and they’re seeking acoustic musicians to play for up to an hour. Interested musicians can contact Pam at [email protected] for more information.

Admission will be by donation at the door.

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