Fernie Art

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Repeats every day until Sat Dec 22 2018.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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12-5pm

Local artists Kyle Hamilton, Tara Higgins, Laura Nelson and Mike Hepher have been working hard to create magical gifts this holiday season through the Alley Gallery Pop-up of Local Artists. Beautiful paintings and images will be available for purchase the three weekends leading up to Christmas, Thursday to Saturday from 12 to 5pm. This space can be accessed behind the Musuem and LIbrary in the alley, or via 2nd Ave by going through the furniture shop.

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an artist. I spent many hours of my childhood creating, drawing and imagining. So it was not surprising that I ended up studying visual art at Simon Fraser University (SFU) soon after leaving high school. I have always been primarily a painter but have experimented with everything from inks to acrylic paints, airbrushing to oil paints, mixed media installations to ceramics.

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“We have so many apparent differences: a dancer and a writer, a city person and a rural person – yet the mixed media of our presentation derives from the much more powerful, but perhaps less visible, similarities,” Jon Turk wrote to me on first discussing this feature. I was surprised to learn of his newest endeavour – Synchronicity and the Sacred Space.

I love to paint. Often a dream of my next piece wakes me from deep sleep and I quickly arise and put on a pot of coffee (usually around 4 am). It is my time, my peace, my quiet, and my vision is clear.

Fascinated with both the sciences and the fine arts, choosing my career path was challenging but I opted to do a Bachelor of Science in nursing, which in my mind is an elegant mix of the arts and sciences. After having three beautiful girls within a four-year span, I have been blessed to work very casually as a RN, but admit to needing a creative outlet - some mental reprieve.

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