Neil Pinkett will be one of the 11 artists on the Studio 2 Studio self-guided art tour through the 108 Mile Ranch on Sept. 10. The gifted artist will be providing 25 per cent of the paintings he sells as a donation to the South Cariboo Health Foundation.(file photo)
Fourth annual self-guided art tour featuring 11 artists
By Melissa Smalley
A fundraiser for the South Cariboo Health Foundation next month will give art lovers an up-close-and-personal look at the work of some of the region’s most talented artists.
The Studio 2 Studio self-guided art tour Sept. 10 will feature 11 artists at seven home studios at 108 Mile Ranch.
Wearing one of his familiar hats, South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) chair Chris Nickless accepted a $6,000 cheque from Central GM dealer principal Tom Bachynski, front right. Central GM raised the money during April with its “Just for the Health of It” campaign for the purchase of a Glidescope, with the dealership topping off the funds raised. Standing with Nickless and Bachynski are Central GM staff and SCHF directors.
The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser, which began in November and ran until the end of January, was an overwhelming success, says SCHF public relations director Brenda Devine.
The group’s goal had been to raise $20,000 for an electric imaging trauma stretcher. When the funds were totalled up, Devine says more than $50,000 had been raised – more than double last year’s amount.
Local artists Cindy Wickingstad, left, Neil Pinkett and Amy Cadrin displayed their work outside on Kitwanga Drive in 108 Mile Ranch as one of seven stops on the Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art Tour on Sept. 12. The annual event raised funds for the South Cariboo Health Foundation.
Studio 2 Studio 3 raises close to $1,000
An event simultaneously benefitting local artists and health care had another successful run this year.
The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) presented its annual Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art
Tour on Sept. 12, during which about a dozen artists displayed their work at seven locations around 108 Mile Ranch.