On Sunday July 15 The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens will become an open-air studio for painters, both beginners and advanced.
Loraine Stephanson of Penticton, will bring her knowledge and experience to bear for participants in the day long event. Stephanson holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, with theses in painting and art history. The Tumbleweed Gallery in Penticton represents her work locally.
Whether a beginner or an experienced painter wishing to refresh your skills, come keep company with others for the day, learn through on-site experience, tips and gentle critique!
Hosted by The Grist Mill Heritage Club, the event will also feature a dramatic presentation by Keremeos writer and actress, Shai Snyder. Her historical rendering is based upon Late Victorian writer and painter, Julia Bullock-Webster, who settled briefly in the Similkameen in the 1870’s.
The day will wind up with a High Tea in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Participants will take away a commemorative Jubilee lapel pin and a small flag with Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Emblem.
Registration is limited. The cost is $25. A supplies list is available in advance and a printed handout is provided on the day.
Advance registration is recommended. Lunch may be brought along or taken at The Grist Mill Tea Room.
Proceeds from the event go to the local Grist Mill Heritage Club whose goal is to preserve the heritage treasure of the 1877 water driven flourmill on Keremeos Creek.
Contact Dave Cursons at 250-499-5417 for details.