On Saturday, September 1st, 2012, I participated in one of my favourite community art events. Arts by the Lake has become a much anticipated annual event held in the exquisite Kohan Gardens in New Denver, BC. Visitors are delighted by artists, music, workshops and garden tours as they meander through this beautiful and inspiring landscaped garden. This Japanese style garden was designed and is maintained by a group of volunteers in honour of the Japanese Canadians who were interned in New Denver, BC during World War II. It is one of the most special places to visit any time of the year in the village as the garden is designed to change with the seasons.
Dianne Carter spinning wool which she weaves into rugs and blankets
Arts by the Lake in the Kohan Garden, New Denver, BC with my booth in the foreground
Orea Brown-Dahl is a young painter inspired by the beautiful environment we live in and her love for the mountains.
Tsuneko Kokobo – ‘Koko’ – painting joyfully
My booth – Morgen Bardati at Art by the Lake in the Kohan Garden
Art by the Lake in the Kohan Garden with Andrea, one of the event co-ordinators.
Artist Barbara Maye with her paintings
Donna Hicks presenting her watercolour workshop to a captivated audience.
Arts by the Lake was presented by The Slocan Lake Gallery and Garden Societies.
Autumn’s promise – organic cotton and hemp table runner
This organic cotton and hemp table runner is ‘hot off the press’ as they say and has been hand dyed a beautiful rich rust brown and screenprinted with a combination of two of my designs. A simple drawing of a leaf and a seed motif which I call ‘multiply’ brings to mind the trees outside my studio window. The seeds fall with the leaves and nature’s promise that they will come to life in the spring inspires this design.