What’s the difference between contemporary, abstract, impressionist or representational art? You can find out this weekend, Aug. 6-7 at the 14th annual Originals Only Fine Art Show and Sale, to be held at Marina Park in Comox.
Learning more about the world of art is one of the reasons why the show was developed. With nearly 40 artists showcasing their work, you will have the opportunity to speak with them to learn about their creative process and why they have chosen a specific style to express themselves.
The show has also been developed to provide Vancouver Island artists – both emerging and seasoned – the opportunity to showcase their work in an environment that promotes original art and the role it plays in enhancing the cultural scene.
With the show being held outdoors, each artist sets up their own booth so that in effect there are dozens of mini-art galleries located all in one place. It is this concept of bringing art to the people that has made the show such a success over the years.
While there are many different styles and genres of art being shown, there are also many different mediums that the artists use to create their works. From oils to acrylics, watercolours to pastels, stone to metal and wood, the materials used cover a broad spectrum of tools that help to shape the artist’s vision.
It is perhaps the sharing of this vision that draws someone to a particular piece of art. It could be a landscape that captures the grandeur of the West Coast or a colour scheme that is pleasing to the eye, and then again a piece of art could speak to the viewer in a manner that excites their imagination.
Sponsored by Comox Recreation, the show is also intended to highlight the Valley’s cultural scene and the opportunities that are available through programming at the Community Centre. Recreation comes in many forms and art appreciation is one way of ensuring the community’s cultural experience is well rounded.
Whatever it is that evokes some kind of response or motivation, art patrons are sure to find it at the Originals Only Show.
Admission to the show is free. The hours the artists will have booths open are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
For further information about the show and to get a sense of the quality of art that will be on display, visit the show’s website at www.originalsonly.ca