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The Encore Art Show is on this Friday, Saturday in Lacombe

Admission is by donation
‘It’s Still About the Sky,’ is a textile artwork by Margaret Blank. She is the featured artist at the Encore Art Show in Lacombe on Friday and Saturday. (Contributed image).

Diverse works by 25 multi-talented Central Alberta artists will be brought together under one roof in Lacombe this week.

The Encore Arts Show runs on Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214-50th Ave. with art for sale to suit every taste.

Artworks will be made of fibre, stained glass, wood and metals — as well as paintings, ceramics, photography, music and more.

Margret Blank, a local fibre artist, whose works have been shown in exhibitions across Canada, will be featured at this year’s show. Blank will speak at 2 p.m. each day about her artistic process, which employs threads, fibres, fabrics and paints to create dimensional works.

There will be a paint-off starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, when artists will create a new painting within 1.5 hours. The completed paintings will then be auctioned off to support the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.

This year’s Endowment Awards will be presented at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

From 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, patrons can ‘Sip, Savour & Shop,’ enjoying tasty bites and sips while shopping for art.

The Encore Art Show runs from 1-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 on Saturday. Admission is by donation to support the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund.

Lana Michelin

About the Author: Lana Michelin

Lana Michelin has been a reporter for the Red Deer Advocate since moving to the city in 1991.
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