Ladysmith gallery hosting first Christmas studio sale later this month

Sherry Bezanson tells us about the first Annual Christmas Studio Sale at the Ladysmith Art Gallery in her Community Art Showcase column.

The Ladysmith Art Gallery is announcing the first Annual Christmas Studio Sale from Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 610 Oyster Bay Dr.

The sale is targeted to serve Christmas shoppers, perhaps for friends or family, or even for you.  Available are one-of-a-kind and yet affordable and local art pieces in the beautiful waterfront studios on Oyster Bay Drive.

Abstract artist Dennis Brown’s studio is on the ground floor adjacent to the LAG entrance door. This artist’s lair holds an impressive array of finished canvases, showcased in his strikingly organized art space.

Upstairs, in the heritage environment of the hundred-year-old converted train building (think huge old timbers and wide plank flooring), you will also be struck by the breathtaking views of the bay.  Here you will find works by the LAG studio artists Leona Petrak, Gail Ralphs, Carole MacLeod, Trish Oldfield, Bonnie Cruickshank and Sherry Bezanson.

For three days, the gallery will be decked out with superb art offerings and some tasty treats for your palate as well. Come enjoy some hot cider and teas to make your stay warm and comfortable.

The studio sale offers you a unique look into the life and space of each artist. Some of the artists will be working on pieces during the tour, so you can ask questions and get a perspective of the busy studio life. The studio artists are an eclectic bunch with a wide variety of backgrounds and mediums that they work with.

Perhaps time in the studio will inspire your own artistic sensibilities. The LAG boasts a warm, welcoming environment, and we are always looking for new volunteers and members to bring their own unique contributions to the council.

In addition, the LAG will have a Gallery Christmas Gift Shop show from Dec. 1-23 that will focus on unique gifts for your friends and family. Check out the displays from pottery and acrylic canvases to upcycled knitted and fabric items, jewelry, glass, metal work, felted and collage/mixed media.