It was a blustery afternoon on Saturday, Jan. 21, a perfect time to visit Barriere bookkeeper Lana Laskovic’s Armour Mountain Bookkeeping & Tax Office open house, and take in the latest showcasing of area artisan’s work.
This was changeover time from the previous exhibition of paintings by local artist Wayne Broomfield, and Lana noted that she intends “To give area artists an opportunity to display their work for approximately a two month period during the year. We like to keep everyone in the loop and display a variety of art work”.
She also noted the office is currently working to find other artisans who may wish to display their work for the next change over.
During the afternoon open house approximately 30 visitors enjoyed socializing with each other over a cup of coffee while admiring the wildlife works of photographer Jill Hayward, the colorful display of Margaret Houben’s handmade greeting cards, as well as impressive soapstone sculptures by Tom Hambrook; all of which are currently being showcased in the office. There were also note cards created by Lana’s sister, Carol Peerless, as well as unique and interesting pottery by Attainable Arts, a home based business. All of the showcased items are available for sale.
Asked what motivated her to provide area artists with the space to display their work at Armour Mountain Bookkeeping & Tax Office, Lana said, “I am fascinated by all the different artists in Barriere and the surrounding area, and I am honoured to provide a venue to showcase their work. I am also meeting so many people, and being a ‘people person’ this involvement is especially enjoyable to me. I feel pleased and honoured to be a part of the area artisan community, and I am looking forward to continuing our connections.”