Creativity and awareness blooms at 3rd annual art show

Award winning artists team up with a local garden centre for Paints 'n Bloom, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Wandering by the Lech

It’s a welcome splash of colour and greenery at this time of year.

For the third year in a row, award winning Surrey artists Audrey Bakewell and Wendy Mould are teaming up with a local garden centre for Paints n’ Bloom, an art show with free demonstrations and a mission to create awareness.

Paints n’ Blooms is hosted Dec. 6 and 7 at West Coast Gardens in South Surrey, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

In putting on this event, the organizers are for help supporting the Alzheimer Society of B.C. by purchasing cards, memo pads, prints, and original paintings.

Add Excitement to Your Journal is a free art demo taking place Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Learn new tips and techniques on how to add a new dimension to the journaling process – an important part of any creative journey for a visual artist or writer.

http://raven.b-it.ca/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wWPaintsNBloom.jpgOn Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a volunteer from the Alzheimer Society of B.C. on hand with information on the society’s support groups and education series.

There will also be an Alzheimer’s information table on community resources and programs both days.

The two artists have both experienced first hand how hard it is on the person with Alzheimer’s – and their family.

Mould’s brother-in-law suffered from the disease, as did Bakewell’s mother, who developed Alzheimer’s at a young age, resulting in Bakewell acting as a caregiver for many years.

The garden centre’s greenhouses will be filled with more than 60,000 poinsettias, in every colour and size. There will also be original art, plants and decor.

The nursery is indoors and wheelchair accessible.

Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension faces potential delays due to COVID-19

Pandemic ‘adversely’ impacting TransLink’s finances; ‘much work’ required to approve next investment plan

SIMPSON: For real leadership amid crisis, look west of Scott Road

Delta council, under direction of Mayor George Harvie, defines leadership during pandemic

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at Peace Arch Park ‘oasis’

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Cloverdale businessman funds wells in Cambodia

Revive Washing in Clayton Heights donates three per cent of profits to charity

Cloverdale youth pastor’s sexual-assault sentencing delayed

Samuel Emerson due to return to Surrey Provincial Court in August

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Chilliwack teachers, assistants concerned with lack of PPE guidelines ahead of school reopening

As schools get ready to open, many worry measures won’t be enough to protect students from COVID-19

Revelstoke woman finds welcoming letter on her Alberta-registered truck

There have been multiple reports online of vandalism to vehicles with Alberta licence plates

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

Most Read