Blooming Art Show
The Winderberry Nursery and Bavin Glassworks families have been dreaming of an art show amongst the trees, shrubs, perennials and greenhouse flowers for a couple of years now. It is a collaboration between local artists and Winderberry. The artists will be dotted around the nursery, beside the cafe, and among the apple trees for your strolling pleasure. Artists will be on site displaying their work, available to chat and provide a unique shopping experience for visiting patrons. The overall theme of the show is “local producers” of art, food, and flowers. Edibles Cafe will be serving up creative dishes, coffees, sweets, and treats, and local musicians will be busking throughout the day.
The artists include; Pat Bavin, Ryan Bavin, Bonnie Bavin, Kim Olsen, Jack Olsen, Shawna Tegart, Carol Gordon, James McElroy, Cajsa Fredin, June Thomsen and the WES grade seven class.
The artists have drawn some inspiration from the spring growing theme such as flowers and gardens to changing mountains landscapes. Several mediums will be implemented; paint, porcelain, metal, glass, wood, and photography will all be represented. Even the grade seven class from the Windermere Elementary School are coming out to sell their garden art as a fundraiser! Alongside them will be Mrs. Stankovski, their creative and inspirational teacher with her own work as well.
“Spring is our favourite time of year at Winderberry” says Lin Egan. “We are bursting with colour, lush green plants and all sorts of beautiful trees and shrubs. We envision a fabulous day where art and gardening come together. All your senses will be inspired as you enjoy looking at it all, including the smells coming from the cafe and sounds from local musicians. We are excited to offer this kind of experience to our community ~ it will be a lovely outing for the whole family”.
For Pat Bavin this show is about the “lure of the local”. Here, artists and producers of the valley promote a special gathering for everyone to enjoy. The creative weave of our five senses including colour, smell, uniquely tangible items, tap to the music, and of course, dig into some culinary art.
The blooming art show is the beginning of a tradition for the Bavin family to create two events a year among local artists in unique settings. Winderberry Nursery and their inspiration being a classic starter to the tradition.
Farmer Oliver Egan will do a couple of farm tours throughout the day. If you have been wondering where Edibles Farm is growing all of their certified organic produce this is the prefect time to find out. Tours will run at 11am and 2pm, will last about half an hour, and are suitable for all ages!
The show will go on rain or shine as the greenhouses can be used for cover if the forecast calls for liquid sunshine. Be sure to drop in regardless of the weather!
Ryan Bavin is excited for the opportunity to be able to show works of glass in the gardens and flora of Winderberry. “Glass is such a great medium for outdoor installations” says Ryan, he is keen to display his work in a place different than where it is usually encountered.
The show will run for one day only, Saturday June 2nd, from 10am to 5pm, so don’t miss out! For further information, call Bavin Glassworks at 250-342-6816 or Winderberry Nursery at 250-342-3236.