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Dear friends of the Blood Star,
We've had a great run at the Steveston Museum over the past three months and as we prepare to call it a wrap tomorrow we'd like to thank the Steveston Historical Society and its staff for the cordial welcome. And the Stevestonians and others from away who visited our exhibit, and especially those who collected our work. We count ourselves very fortunate to have your support.
Renovations will begin soon to make the front of the Museum more conducive for the presentation of art and we look forward to seeing the work of other Steveston artists there in the coming months.
In other news, we're happy to report that the annual South Pender Easter Art Walk is a go. On April 17, Easter Sunday, you'll be able to tour the studios and galleries of a dozen South Pender creatives. After two years of covid induced isolation, we're all glad to be opening up, with the usual cautions in place. If you're planning to be on the Penders on Easter weekend, the Walk, now in its 23rd year, has become a much-loved tradition for many families.
Susan is thrilled to be showing some of her plankton paintings at the upcoming virtual Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. More on this April event next month.
Frank will be showing a couple of his digital pieces in the upcoming Scottsdale, Arizona Xanadu Gallery catalogue. Fingers crossed as the Blood Star continues to cast a wider net.
Susan has a drawing accepted in the upcoming juried Small Works Exhibit at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island in early April.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is the work of a thug. We applaud the creative measures the Canadian government and those of numerous other countries have taken to isolate him and his fellow oligarchs. In case you don't already know, the Canadian government will match donations made to the Canadian Red Cross for Ukraine. We've both taken the opportunity to do this and encourage you to do so, if you're able. In addition, if Frank's Waterfront Village sells before midnight February 28, he will donate the proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross.
Waterfront Village, digital painting, 18 x 24 by Frank Ducote $500
Spring is in the air and it can't come soon enough for this pair. Our best to you,
Susan and Frank
Blood Star Gallery, South Pender Island