Reston Art Club has been busy over a three-year period and had plenty to show for it. On Saturday, May 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 about 60 people gathered in the Reston United Church Hall. Everyone enjoyed viewing the work which Club members produced during 2019-2022. Refreshments were served.
Fifteen of our seventeen members displayed about 200 pieces of art using various mediums, such as gouache-ink resist, painting on rocks, acrylics, watercolour, oils, watercolour pencil, coffee, scratch art, chalk pastel on sandpaper, pen ink and oil rouging. On one table, we exhibited our Indigenous Art. Using a scroll saw, Richard Lochhead prepared wooden dioramas which we painted.
Some of our Art Club members have instructed us in various techniques. Judy Lochhead showed us how to create northern lights using Pastel Chalk on Sandpaper. Sherry Kendrick demonstrated painting on the glass of Shadow Boxes and provided slabs of wood on which a variety of pictures were created. Keri Bartel guided us through the process of Acrylic Pour.
Each fall, for five years, our Art Club has travelled to the Heritage Art Centre in Hamiota for a day long Artists Retreat. In 2019, Joan Trott instructed us in the gouache-ink resist technique which we then used to create a couple pictures.
Joan and her husband, Rob, paid a surprise visit to our Art Show. Members of our club look forward to returning to Hamiota in September, having been unable to attend in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.
Artists sharing their work were Janelle Campbell, Monica Campbell, Elinor Cowan, Donna Davis, Sylvia Halls, Kathy Harvey of Virden, Lori Jago, Sherry Kendrick, Savannah Kendrick, Blaire Kendrick, Judy Lochhead, Laurel Morris of Virden, Marianne Olfrey, Bev Reid, Mercades Reid of Dauphin, and Joann Sauvé.
Some door prizes were donated - paintings, painted rocks, several plants and dessert trays.
For several years, the Club appreciated that Nancy Schiltroth provided us with the convenience of meeting at Reston Place. Presently we meet at Schurman Hall in Reston United Church.
New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, talk with any Art Club member for more information.
Submitted by Bev Reid and Joann Sauvé