Member of the Month – Kamloops Arts Council
Full Name: Anne Rurak
How long have you been doing your art: 39 years
What got you originally interested in the art you do: I went to a children’s summer camp where we did hand building and Raku type firing and I got hooked. The volunteer facilitator lived an hour away from me and I would bus out on Saturday mornings, to learn more.
What is something you have learned about yourself through your art: That the exposure to others in the art community is so broad and wonderful. We all share. Boundaries are limitless.
What do you enjoy the most about your art: Using very raw material to craft something that is usable and beautiful and can be enjoyed in everyday life for many years.
What is your favorite joke/quote: As the Butterfly said… all we need is a little flower, sunshine & freedom.
What is something most people don’t know about you: I love chocolate, really good European dark chocolate. Every day should have just a little piece of chocolate, make it complete.
If you could teach everyone one art medium or method, what would it be, why: Sketching. But the precursor is looking. Taking the time to breathe, wait and really see and capture the moment. I believe everyone has the ability to put on paper what they see and how they see it, to share with others or just enjoy it for themselves. It is such a reasonably priced art form… Simply a pencil and paper.
What do you think makes art important: The diversity. We as individuals all perceive our view of the world so differently. How we express it outwardly to share with others, enriches this world. Here’s an example… at the Farmers Market today there were 4 potters selling, all members of the local guild.
At each display, such an broad range of usage of clay. Many of us use the same clay body but how we play and craft our products, is so vast and the finished pieces are so very different. All really solid forms with well executed function. A great example of the endless means of creativity
Why are you a member of the Kamloops Arts Council: Being a member keeps me informed and involved. It allows me to follow others and share community, provincial and even international events. It supports others and keeps the local scene stimulating. It makes me feel like part of a family when otherwise my actual day to day studio work keeps me spending too much time in solitude.
What are you looking forward to the most in this upcoming year (A special show or project you’re working on): The improvement in the pandemic restrictions so I can countinue down at the Shadbolt Centrr for the Arts and in Australia, doing more wood firings.
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:09 am - Darryl Schmidt posted a comment on Grand Finale of the Kamloops Symphony’s “Running The Symphony” Initiative
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 5:25 pm - Ryan Noakes created a new Profile
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:05 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Bush Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails
Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 12:25 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: U.S. crisis shows need to speak truth to power
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 3:47 pm - Kamloops Film Society created a new Profile
Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hidden Homesteads, Lone Trees, and Old Snags
Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 4:42 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Advancing active transportation path construction in Kamloops….
Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Middle Grasslands Kettles and Eskers
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 4:36 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Rediscovering our place in nature
Tue Jan 19 NewBorn 101: Bringing Baby Home
Wed Jan 20 Colombo Cares – Take Home Dinner
Thu Jan 21 Never Without Love, a Journey to Persia
Mon Jan 25 Chefs in the City Reimagined
Tue Jan 26 to Sun Jan 31 2021 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship
Fri Jan 29 Business – Student Mentorship Award Gala – AIMCanada TNC
Thu Feb 11 Industry Roundtable – Hospitality
Fri Feb 12 Dinner & Comedy Show with Sophie Buddle
Sat Feb 13 Dinner & Comedy Show with Sophie Buddle
Sat Feb 20 Chamber Musicians of Kamloops Presents A Concert Full Of Passion
Sat Feb 20 Passions
Mon Feb 22 Chefs in the City Reimagined
Fri Feb 26 Speakers Jeremy Heighton, Jo Berry
Sat Mar 6 Kamloops Ambassador Society Father Daughter Ball