Nanoose Bay studio giving back to their community

Dave and Debra Kasprick of Red Cod Forge Gallery & Affinity Stone Jewellery and Design are supporting their community during the holidays

Debra Kasprick of Affinity Stone Jewellery and Design with some of her jewelry. The studio will be open Friday from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dave and Debra Kasprick of Red Cod Forge Gallery and Affinity Stone Jewellery and Design in Nanoose Bay are looking to support their community once again during the holiday season.

Their studio (2155 Spur Pl., Nanoose Bay) is part of the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Christmas Crawl Dec. 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Debra said they are opening their studio for one extra day on Friday, Dec. 9 from 1-8 p.m.

Dave said on the Saturday and Sunday from 12-1:30 p.m., he will be doing a demonstration which people can stop by and check out.

“We’re doing our fundraising weekend Christmas Crawl effort on Friday, Saturday, Sunday,” Debra said, adding that they’re looking for donations for the Nanoose Community Services (originally the Nanoose Community Cupboard).

Debra said their studio usually collects between $800 and $1,000 for the organization.

Debra said the reason why they picked Nanoose Community Services is because it’s so centralized and local.

“It’s the most local thing,” she said. “We’ve lived here for 30 years in this house. Our kids were raised in this neighbourhood, they went to the school, we supported Red Gap businesses. This is our community, Nanoose Bay.”

For the Christmas Crawl, which Dave and Debra said is separate from their fundraising efforts, they will have guest artists Roy Hancliff (photography) and Pat Scrivener (mixed-media artist).

Dave Kasprick with his forged hummingbird and Roy Hancliff’s photograph of a hummingbird.   – Lauren Collins photo

This year, Hancliff said a piece of his work, a photograph of a hummingbird, will be entered into a draw. To enter the draw, it’s a minimum $5-donation to the Nanoose Bay Community Services. The picture, titled Droplets, is a signed, limited edition valued at $250. It’s a picture of a male rufous hummingbird enjoying a bath in Qualicum Beach.

 

Dave said he will have a hummingbird piece to go with Hancliff’s photo of a hummingbird. He said whomever makes a purchase, their name will go into a draw to win his forged hummingbird.

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