Visit the Copper & Fire Arts at Britannia Mine Museum this weekend for a community arts event that will showcase unique metal and earthen crafts mined from Mother Earth.
Copper & Fire Arts at Britannia Mine Museum
Where: On the Sea to Sky Highway, 45 minutes north of Vancouver
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:00am to 3:00pm
Admission: Admission for the Copper & Fire Arts event is at half price, which includes event demonstrations, a variety of hands-on activities and music from Carolyn Grass and Friends. The underground train tour is available at regular admission prices.
Copper & Fire Arts features BC artists such as metal workers using copper and bronze, ceramic artists using a number of different mediums, and jewelers, including:
Byron Anderson, Gibsons, Wire Tree Artist: Inspired by a deep love of trees, this self-taught artist began developing his signature style over 24 years ago, and much of his work is designed around the tree featured in his Scottish family crest – the Rowan Oak. Using his creativity, Byron uses his own hands and manual tools to manipulate wire into unique bonsai-like wire art trees.
Sarah Groves, Vancouver, Metalsmith/Jeweller: Her original designs are forged (hammered), fabricated or cast using the lost-wax process and often incorporate a variety of textures and references to natural objects. These designs showcase natural materials like copper, silver, gold, pearls and natural gemstones.
Madisen Hilligoss, Squamish, Natural Pigment Watercolour Artist: – An artist who uses natural materials to explore how we communicate about the environment through art. Her eco-friendly approach, creating watercolour paints from crushed rock and other materials, is a unique way of connecting art and the environment. Madisen will be demonstrating how she creates paint with natural pigments during the Copper & Fire event.
Ania Kyte, Mission, Glass Lampwork Bead Artist: At TurtleBead Studios, Ania uses a torch flame to melt and create beautiful jewelry, glass beads and her signature glass turtle. In addition to her own artwork, Ania is also a passionate teacher, providing hands-on instruction to students interested in the art of glass beadmaking.
Angela Muellers, Squamish, Copper Plate Portraits: Specializing in capturing the character and spirit of the individuals who pose for her portraits, her work has been seen at shows across Canada. At the Copper & Fire Arts Event, Angela will be showcasing portraits painted on copper plates.
Tatiana Shilova, Squamish, Macrame Jewelry: Tatiana celebrates the unique beauty of rare stones from around the world by adorning them with beautiful macramé designs. Every one of her pieces is unique, one of a kind and made patiently, one knot at a time.
Valeri and Valentina Sokolovski, Sculptors: Internationally acclaimed artists who have exhibited sculptures and paintings in more than a dozen countries in the last five decades. Their black granite monument dedicated to the miners can be found on-site at the Britannia Mine Museum.
Jim Unger, Abbotsford, Copper Artist: Metal artist and former cabinet maker, Jim Unger operates Clayburn Copperworks and his metal works are made by hand and hammer, occasionally employing modern tools to create unique pieces.
Win a Membership
To celebrate this event at Brittania Mine, I have a Family Flex Membership to give away (2 adults, 3 kids) that’s good for unlimited visit for a year! Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Prize package can be picked up by the winner at the museum.
The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can enjoy fun exhibits and crowd favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold panning, and learn about Britannia’s history as one of the largest copper mines in the British Commonwealth in the 1930s.
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Update: The winner is Mike Gismondi!