Shriley Kristensen is a founding member of the Yellowhead Artists’ Cooperative and spearheads the annual “Candlelight & Holly” Christmas Gallery. Her work is in high demand as a window and sign painter for special events.

Shriley Kristensen is a founding member of the Yellowhead Artists’ Cooperative and spearheads the annual “Candlelight & Holly” Christmas Gallery. Her work is in high demand as a window and sign painter for special events.

Honouring local artist, Shirley Kristensen at the annual Candlelight and Holly

Candlelight and Holly will be taking place in the Legion Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily on Nov. 14 to 16

The Yellowhead Artists’ Cooperative met at Marge Mitchell’s on Oct. 2 to plan its annual Candlelight and Holly Arts and Crafts show and sale and future events.

The Candlelight and Holly will be taking place in the Legion Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily on Nov. 14 to 16. Artisans are invited to bring their wares in on Nov. 13 after 11 a.m.. The group is looking forward to honouring and recognizing watercolour artist Shirley Kristensen at its opening on Nov. 14. Shirley was one of the founding members of the co-op and has contributed greatly through her paintings, teachings and inspiration.

The other events for aspiring artists to take note of include an instructional DVD showing on Oct. 23 at Marge Mitchell’s home. Following that will be a live model sketching session on Nov. 20. A Christmas card creation using Brusho will be featured on Dec. 11.  All events start at 7 p.m. and last until about 9 p.m.

Everyone is welcome! Come and wet your brushes and meet with Barriere’s artistry crowd. You never know where your creative muse might lead you. For further information please contact Jessie Maissouneuve at 250-672-9772.