Artsphere 2020 ... art in Covid

January brought snow inspiring us to create "White Art" in clay, textures on canvas and all sorts of sculptural forms. In February the "White Art" presentation drew a tentative audience at the opening of the "White Art" show in the studio, followed by a pop-up exhibit in the Native Son's Hall, all before Covid hit.

March brought the first lock down and we stayed home, sewed artsy masks and caps for nurses in St Paul' Hospital. Not deterred, hardy Artsphere artists donned rain gear and sweaters to sketch and paint on the Dyke, in the park or from the car hatchback.

In May Artsphere members set up 6 pop-up Neighbourhood Art Shows around the Comox Valley exhibiting art in windows, on fences, hung from trees to brighten up our local


Summer 2020 we enjoyed Show, Tell and Tea under the walnut tree and created our own art in outdoor studios and in the open air..

Fall gave us time to focus on new creative pursuits. Piet made a beautiful dining table and chair set, Doris tried out screen printing and Bonnie made jewellery.

'Artmats" was our annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. We laminated birch boards with art prints at home, or screen printed images in the studio to make placemats.

The Artmats were displayed in our virtual Artsphere Gallery and sold online in our store. It was a quick shift from usual Christmas Fair, but much less work and equally as successful. We learn a lot.

Over the year we created some great art, learned new skills and supported each other through a trying year and laughed a lot..... ending with the zany Zoom Christmas Party

Here's to a creating more art together in a brighter 2021.


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