Creativity and awareness blooms at 3rd annual art show

Award winning artists team up with a local garden centre for Paints 'n Bloom, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Wandering by the Lech

It’s a welcome splash of colour and greenery at this time of year.

For the third year in a row, award winning Surrey artists Audrey Bakewell and Wendy Mould are teaming up with a local garden centre for Paints n’ Bloom, an art show with free demonstrations and a mission to create awareness.

Paints n’ Blooms is hosted Dec. 6 and 7 at West Coast Gardens in South Surrey, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

In putting on this event, the organizers are for help supporting the Alzheimer Society of B.C. by purchasing cards, memo pads, prints, and original paintings.

Add Excitement to Your Journal is a free art demo taking place Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Learn new tips and techniques on how to add a new dimension to the journaling process – an important part of any creative journey for a visual artist or writer.

http://raven.b-it.ca/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wWPaintsNBloom.jpgOn Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a volunteer from the Alzheimer Society of B.C. on hand with information on the society’s support groups and education series.

There will also be an Alzheimer’s information table on community resources and programs both days.

The two artists have both experienced first hand how hard it is on the person with Alzheimer’s – and their family.

Mould’s brother-in-law suffered from the disease, as did Bakewell’s mother, who developed Alzheimer’s at a young age, resulting in Bakewell acting as a caregiver for many years.

The garden centre’s greenhouses will be filled with more than 60,000 poinsettias, in every colour and size. There will also be original art, plants and decor.

The nursery is indoors and wheelchair accessible.

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