Explore West Coast Wickedness

It’s time for your artistic leanings to smell the seaweed, breathe in the West Coast fog, and tickle your toes in the sand.

Community art showcase

As the summer marches smartly and hotly on toward August, it’s time for your artistic leanings to smell the seaweed, breathe in the West Coast fog, and tickle your toes in the sand.

If you do that, we guarantee that you will have a creation ready for our next show, Wild West Coast Wickedness. The theme is reminiscent of those days of tidal pool exploration and searching in the tide lines for shells, floats and treasure from Japan.

You might wonder what the “wickedness” part is all about … this word allows you to let your imagination wander. It could be sinister waves that knock down surfers, or evil winds that sink boats.  It could be interpreted in the modern vernacular and be playfully mischievous, such as: “what a wicked starfish.” It is believed that the origin of the word “wickedness” comes from Wicca, meaning witch. Bring whatever playfulness the word wicked summons up in your mind and cast an artistic spell on your work this month.

Artwork can be brought into the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Tuesday, July 29. All emerging artists are welcome.

Each monthly theme is there to inspire and motivate, and the artist can interpret it in the way that sparks their creative juices.

Opening night for the show is Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, and it is open to the public. The guest speaker is professional West Coast artist Richard Hoedl. Hoedl loves to capture Canadian landscapes. He is both academically trained and self-taught and has been gallery represented from coast to coast for the last 20 years. His works, highly prized by collectors, are held in personal and corporate collections around the world. Hoedl’s cheerfully animated colours and dreamy landscapes are his signature work.

Please join us for an evening rich in West Coast imagery.


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