Qualicum Beach framer supporting local artists

More than automotive beauties are on tap on Father’s Day

Some local artists will have their work in an exhibition at Uptown Framing in Qualicum Beach on the same weekend as the Father’s Day Show ‘n Shine.

Being a good community partner is important to the new owner at Uptown Framing.

Since Fran Piper took over the framing business, located at 898 Beach Road five months ago, she has been doing her part to help support local artists.

She also wants to make custom framing affordable.

“Custom framing should highlight the art piece, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.”

On Saturday, June 16, Piper is hosting an opening for three local artists.

Dave Graham is well-known for his photography in Oceanside and will display some of his newest work, specially selected for Father’s Day.

For Lynn Maynard, this will be her first time showing. Maynard uses watercolours and mixed media on her hand-made papers.  Her petite paintings contain a lot of detail to create a world all their own within each piece.

Piper, herself an artist, will display select marquetry pieces and brightly coloured acrylics of landscapes and western art

For those not familiar with marquetry, it is the art of assembling veneers from wood to form a picture or design.  It was practiced by the Egyptians over 3000 years ago and many pieces enriched with designs in colorful woods were left in the pyramids.

Musician, Peter Jack Rainbird, will providing the music for the opening which goes from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Everyone is invited to stop by and view the display, share a coffee, listen to some music and meet the artists.

Afterwards you can bop to the music at the Show ‘n Shine street dance a block away.

On Sunday during Show n Shine you can enter a draw to win a signed Graham photograph, framed by Uptown Framing.

Graham will be on site signing art cards in front of the store between noon and 1:30 p.m.


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