Sidney Arts and Crafts Society promotes spring show

File Members of the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crasfts Society (SPAC) enjoy a little painting in this photos from 2016.

Tim Collins

News contributor

It’s the 64th anniversary of the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) and, once again, the Society’s 300-plus members have put assembled a remarkable sampling of local artists for the society’s Spring Show.

The show will feature more than 500 original works of art, including paintings, mixed media pieces, sculptures, pottery, fibre arts and fine crafts and will offer the opportunity for those attending the show to interact with the artists and discuss their work.

“It’s a chance to really gain an appreciation of the amazing talent we have here on the Peninsula and develop an understanding of the artists’ work–the story they’re telling through their creations,” said Jan Dong, one of the organizers of the Spring Show.

Dong added that the group is also hosting special guest artists, including Maria Roxborough, whose whimsical art dolls, teddy bears and stuffed wooly critters have become sought-after specialty items in the world of craft arts.

In an effort to further promote and support the Peninsula’s art and craft community the society is offering the opportunity to become an SPAC art patron. Patrons will enjoy a private reception on April 28 at the Mary Winspear Centre, complete with hors d’oeuvres and wine and a chance to mingle with the artists. The art patron fee of $125 also allows first access to the art on offer as well as a $100 credit toward the purchase of that art.

The exhibition opens to the general public the following day and runs Saturday, April 29 (10 am -8:30 pm) and Sunday April 30 (10-4:30 pm). Admission is $4.00 and accompanied children are free.

“The society is very excited about the show, as well as all of the activities, workshops, and smaller exhibits we host throughout the year. We have a wealth of talent here on the peninsula and we are especially looking forward to our 65th anniversary next year. The whole arts scene here is very exciting,” said Dong.

More information on the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society can be found at spacsociety.com.

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