This holiday season why not consider buying local art?

On Wednesday, Dec. 5 the Art and Design department will be holding its annual Student Art Sale, a one-day-only event not to be missed.

A range of artists with different styles and techniques can be found on our very own campus, with paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, cards, and much more made by students in all years of the Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Interior Design programs.

“It’s a terrific bargain,” says painting and drawing professor Jane Cole. “Art pieces will range from around $5 to $500, so there’s something for everyone. And who knows, it could be a great investment, you just might purchase a piece from someone who becomes a well-known artist.”

So what kinds of things can you expect to see at the sale? Students in ceramics classes have been making a variety of things ranging from mugs to dog scultpures; there will be a selection of famous reproductions done by the painting class; printmaking students have been working under the guidance of professor Gregory Ball and local artist Jennifer Van de Pol to create one-of-a-kind hand-printed art books; and there are a number of students working in advanced directed studies in printmaking and ceramics. You can also find a range of photography, drawings, cards, jewellery, and even some screen-printed recycled-leather purses.

The Art and Design Club will be holding several raffles over the course of the day, as well as providing complimentary snacks and beverages.

Stop in to browse, buy, or to find out what the next generation of artists are up to at VIU.

The sale will run from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the upstairs of bldg. 325.

For more information, contact Jane Cole at <Jane.Cole@viu.ca> or Nancy Page at <Nancy.Page@viu.ca>, telephone 250-619-6940.

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