Benefit honours Ron Pogue

The second annual Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society artist benefit this year is in honour of long-standing member Ron Pogue.

The second annual Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society artist benefit this year is in honour of long-standing member Ron Pogue.

Ron recently fractured a foot and is unable to work.

Since the start, Pogue has been a vibrant part of the Guild and community. Besides providing organic tea, coffee and supplies to the Members Café, Ron has volunteered his time as the resident photographer.

Contributing thousands of pictures and doing over 20 photo shoots, Ron has made this work available for members’ portfolios at no charge. This March, Ron partnered in opening Studio B, where he continues to take photos and display his work.

You can see Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society’s new look on the eve of its third birthday alongside the fundraiser festivities taking place this Saturday at Ron’s gallery just two doors down. Cumberland will be alive with lots of other exciting happenings, too:
• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Village Muse Books & Qurios Launch 
(The Abbey at First and Penrith). Check out Cumberland’s new bookstore brought to you by SSAGS members Kathy Stoyko  and Anne-Marie Scott.
• 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Studio B Mixer (2704B Dunsmuir Ave.). Beer and wine, tapas plates by Gourmet Girls (SSAGS members Linda Shaben Mariana Laviolette).
Holiday card photo shoot with Ron (every one is invited to dress up and get your picture taken. Pictures will be available online for your personal use). Raffle for a piece of Ron’s original work.
• 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society open house
(2702 Dunsmuir Ave.). Celebrate the Guild’s third birthday. Silent auction (funds raised will be donated to Ron Pogue). Food and drink ticket sales.
• 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Community Garden Burn (behind SSAGS and Studio B). Fire pit and acoustic music.
10 p.m. to  2 a.m. Cumberland Village Works presents The Funk Hunters and Dubtecha (Waverley Hotel, 2692 Dunsmuir). Partial proceeds go to Ron.
— Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society