A beautiful garden setting will showcase the talents of a pair of South Delta artists this Sunday – all in support of the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.
Art in the Garden will be held at the Tsawwassen home (1023-50B St.) of artist Myriam Laberge who will showcase her work alongside Nancy Dean from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will be asked to register as they enter.
“As this is a private venue, and we don’t have to pay commission on sales, we thought it would be wonderful to support a worthy community cause instead,” said Laberge. “We picked the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation because their fundraising work benefits the whole of Delta.”
To encourage sales and to ensure a successful fundraising event, the artists are offering a 20 per cent discount on all original art canvasses. And for those who are not local or cannot attend in person, the artists are extending this offer to any original piece purchased online at: https://myriamlaberge.com and https://nancydean.ca from Aug. 11 to 18.
“Art in the Garden is a unique event bringing together my two passions: the love of gardens and the love of art,” said Laberge. “I’ve discovered that when you combine the natural beauty of a garden with the colours, textures and vibrancy of art, the result is a delight for the eyes and soul.”
Both are members of and on the board of the South Delta Artists Guild.
“We’ve become friends through the guild and we had a show in January with four other artists. It was successful and we enjoyed working together, so when Myriam suggested having something in her garden this summer I thought it was a great idea,” said Dean. “We both have lots of artwork in our studios that we would like to get out there.”
Dean paints acrylic landscapes and cityscapes, both of local subjects and places that she has travelled. She said she is drawn to paths and streets, meandering waterways and highways – places that lead somewhere and promise more.
Laberge paints acrylic abstracts and impressionistic nature scenes inspired by the two contrasting locales where she resides during the year: B.C. coastal scenes and Alberta boreal forest.
A large selection of their artwork spanning all subjects and sizes will be available for purchase. High quality prints will be available, along with small journals and cards.
At the end of the tour of the art garden, guests will have an opportunity to leave a donation for the foundation. Donations can also be made on their Facebook event page.