By Deanna Berrington
The Artym Gallery
This May long weekend, the Artym Gallery presents Oil, Gold & Stone, an exhibition featuring new work by painter Cameron Bird, goldsmith Bayot Heer, and stone sculptor Vance Theoret. These artists are exceptional in their respective fields, and you can watch all three working at the gallery on both Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17th from noon to 4 p.m.
Cameron Bird has been a regular at the Artym Gallery for over a decade; his strong brushstrokes and unmistakable style have made him a favourite with new and established collectors alike. Cameron paints western Canadian landscapes in the tradition of the Group of Seven. He starts with a plein-air (on location) study, and will create a studio piece from that study. His demonstrations will consist of creating study paintings from start to finish. This show also features several of Birds extremely popular wildlife paintings, and some of his newest explorations into acrylic painting.
Bayot Heer is a jeweller who has been recognized internationally for his skill. He has been published in the renowned international publication Masters: Gemstones, Major Works by Leading Jewellers. His original jewelry is unique, architectural and beautiful to look at. It is simply exquisite when worn. Along with new jewelry, Bayot will be bringing several rare and unique gemstones with him for the weekend, and will be on hand to create stunning jewelry designs.
Stone sculptor Vance Theoret is a tradition at the Artym for May long weekends.For several years, he has done a Name the Bear contest at the gallery, with this year being no exception. The person who comes up with the best name will win an original bear sculpture! Vance will be carving outside the gallery all weekend, so stop by several times to see the sculpture come into fruition. This show features not just Theorets signature bears, but several birds as well, and a huge variety of stones from all over the world.
This show will be on display at the Artym Gallery until May 22nd. You can see it online at www.artymgallery.com, but this long weekend you should not miss the opportunity to watch these masters at work!