Christopher Smith is a passionate artist and environmentalist, and both his art and his work in the community, revolve around fish. As an artist, he creates life-like and life-size salmon and cutthroat trout in glass. And out in the community, Christopher works with local organizations to assist in the restoration of our rivers and streams. Right now, the focus is on Shelley Creek, in the Parksville area of Vancouver Island.
Having a chance to see Sue Pyper's work in person is an extraordinary experience, because her technique is so incredibly detailed. Here's a little more information about what Sue does, and how she does it! I encourage you to grab a cup of tea and watch the short videos!
New to the Salish Sea Market, Janine and Brett Sibley have brought back the art of letterpress printing right to Bowser!
Janet McDonald, Esther Sample and Joshua Hansen are giving back to protect our natural world.
Every week the market grows with new artists ... here are a few of our "new arrivals."
There are always stories to tell, and unless someone writes them down, they are at risk of being lost. This was the motivation behind Lighthouse Country, a pict/oral history of Deep Bay, Bowser, Qualicum Bay and Horne Lake. Authored by Rita Levitz and Leah Willott
It is hard to explain the feeling of opening our doors once again to our supportive community. It is fantastic! We are so grateful to everyone who has stayed the course, ordered by phone and kept new pieces coming in. We truly couldn't do this without everyone who contributes!
The story behind the creation of Loris Nygaard's Wishing Stars is pretty wonderful ... read all about it here.
Even when the doors are closed and we can't let people in, the busyness at the Salish Sea Market is happening ... everyone is doing their part to make sure that when we open the door again, things will be perfect!