Carr’s Landing Art Tour this weekend

Take a tour through artists homes in Lake Countryover two weekends starting July 29.

Participating artists will welcome the public into their home studios again this year for the annual Carr’s Landing Art Tour taking place July 29 and 30 and Aug. 5 and 6.

The art on display will range from stone and metal sculptures to healing jewelry and inspiring collages.

Art tour passports that includes a map location of all the artists’ studios are available at local wineries, Lake Country Art Gallery and Winfield IGA.

Passports will also be available at the various artists’ studios, just watch for the art tour signs to seek out those locations.

If you collect the signatures of the seven participating artists and leave your passport at the last studio you visit, you will be eligible for a wine draw prize from the participating wineries—50th Parallel, Gray Monk, Arrow Leaf, Ex Nihilo, Intrigue, The Chase and Blind Tiger.

The tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all four days. The participating artists are:

• Doug Alcock, 340 Commonage Rd., presents a unique presentation of found, forged and fabricated elements to create sculptures.

• John Waite, 147 Commonage Rd., has been farming and painting the landscape for the past 44 years. His works have been on display in various museums and art galleries, and is well known to Lake Country students as a long-time art teacher.

• Chris Malmkvist, 16766 Carr’s Landing Rd., enjoyed a busy 2016 completing a large commission stone sculpture along with working on other sculptures and paintings.

• Maureen Kaczowski, 16766 Carr’s Landing Rd., has used the collage medium to creatively illustrate the absurdities of contemporary society, finding a balance between beauty and tension in her works. Relying on a vast collection of vintage and current print material, Kaczowski started using her scissors as a five-year-old to create art and later studied fashion design and marketing in Ontario.

• Virginia (Ginny) May, 16950 Coral Beach Rd., has a free and unencumbered approach to art as her flower portraits and landscapes reflect her impressionistic style, working under the name Ginny May Brown. The Okanagan and her lakeside property are here natural muses for creativity, but she also does commissioned work for homes and buildings.

• Dale Harris, 12715 Pixton Rd., works with healing crystals from which she hand designs and crafts her own kind of healing jewelry. Vibrant coloured stones and crystals are worked by Harris into fashion statements that bring energy and healing vibrations to her artwork buyers.

• Laine Lowe, 12959 Pixton Rd., started painting realistic paintings 15 years ago and has since expanded her portfolio to include abstract pieces, semi-abstract pieces and mixed media. This year, Lowe has begun to explore the world of fused glass, working with light reflection and texture to create beautiful art pieces that reflect a story.

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