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, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: It’s time to stop logging old-growth forests
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dewdrop Ridge – Battle Bluff Route
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:24 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Late evening musings on one of Kamloops’ Council’s critical responsibilities…
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Tranquille Hills Hike – Kamloops Trails
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 8:30 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Protecting the planet can prevent pandemics
Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking Rabbit Island in March
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 5:19 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Supreme Court decision puts Canada on right track for carbon pricing
Fri Apr 9 to Sat May 8 KSO Presents: Charlie Parker w/ Strings
Sat Apr 17 No Instruments Required
Fri Apr 23 to Sat May 22 KSO Presents: Voilà Viola!
Sun Apr 25 A Celebration with ZZ Top (New Date)
Thu Apr 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Wed May 5 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat May 15 A Virtual Choir Spring Fling
Thu May 27 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Sat May 29 Amadeus
Tue Jun 8 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat Jun 12 New Music for Piano and Viola
Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Thu Jul 1 to Tue Aug 31 Music in the Park
Wed Jul 14 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop