Art Club shares its achievements – Virden Empire-Advance

Reston Art Club has been busy for three years and had a lot to show for it. On Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., approximately 60 people gathered in the Reston United Church Hall. Everyone enjoyed seeing the work that Club members produced during the 2019-2022 period. Refreshments were served.
Fifteen of our seventeen members exhibited approximately 200 works of art using various mediums, such as gouache, rock painting, acrylic, watercolor, oils, watercolor pencil, coffee, art scratch, chalk pastel on sandpaper, pen ink and oil rouging. . On a table, we exhibited our indigenous art. Using a scroll saw, Richard Lochhead prepared wooden dioramas which we painted.
Some members of our Art Club taught us various techniques. Judy Lochhead showed us how to create Northern Lights using Pastel Chalk on Sandpaper. Sherry Kendrick demonstrated painting on the glass of the Shadow Boxes and provided wooden plaques on which a variety of images were created. Keri Bartel walked us through the Acrylic Pour process.
Every fall for five years, our Art Club has traveled to the Heritage Art Center in Hamiota for a day-long artists’ retreat. In 2019, Joan Trott taught us the gouache ink resin technique which we then used to create some images.
Joan and her husband, Rob, paid a surprise visit to our art exhibit. Our club members are looking forward to returning to Hamiota in September, having been unable to attend in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.
Artists sharing their work were Janelle Campbell, Monica Campbell, Elinor Cowan, Donna Davis, Sylvia Halls, Kathy Harvey of Virden, Lori Jago, Sherry Kendrick, Savannah Kendrick, Blaire Kendrick, Judy Lochhead, Laurel Morris of Virden, Marianne Olfrey, Bev Reid, Mercades Reid de Dauphin and Joann Sauvé.
Some door prizes were given away – paintings, painted stones, several plants and dessert trays.
For many years, the Club has appreciated Nancy Schiltroth giving us the opportunity to meet at Reston Place. Currently, we meet at Schurman Hall at Reston United Church.
New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, speak with any Art Club member for more information.
Submitted by Bev Reid and Joann Sauvé