Lacombe Art Exhibit and Sale gears up for annual show

  • Apr. 18, 2012 2:55 p.m.

Since the inception of the Lacombe Art Exhibit and Sale in 2000, Alberta artists have taken full advantage of this one-of-a kind opportunity to showcase their work before an ever-expanding audience. This show has become a landmark on the Central Alberta cultural scene, and now attracts visitors from all over the province.

The creative talents of over 70 artists from around Alberta will on sale from April 20th to 22nd at the Lacombe Memorial Centre located at 5214 – 50 Ave.

One of the highlights of the exhibit is the Friday evening Wine & Cheese Reception and Designer Fashion Show. Wine will be served starting at 5 p.m. and the artistic and creative fashion designs of Patricia Glanville will be showcased at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, art enthusiasts can experience more than ever. After perusing the exhibitor booths on the main floor of the LMC, visitors can go upstairs to the main gallery where demonstrations and exhibitions by the Lettering Arts Guild, the Central Alberta Quilters Guild are being held. Saturday afternoon also features readings by the Lacombe Writers Group.

The featured artist is Marcia Schmidt of Westerose, Alberta. Schmidt’s passion for art began with the reading of the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and in the summer of 2000 she enrolled in her first art workshop. In 2010, she completed the Fine Arts Certificate Program, Liberal Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Schmidt is a member of Visual Arts Alberta, Society of Western Canadian Artists, Alberta Community Arts Club Association and the Pigeon Lake Artists Society. As an artist, she hopes to capture the essence of her subject at a particular moment in time. “I consider being able to create art a gift from God and hope to express my appreciation and love through my work. I am simply revealing a piece of my heart.”

Schmidt, along with 70 other artists will be displaying and selling at this year’s Art Exhibit and Sale.

The exhibition hours are on April 20th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 21st 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 22nd 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $4 per person and children ages 12 and under are admitted free of charge.