Recently, the Purcell Mountain Painters have taken on a new adventure. They are striking out with the “Outdoor Show in Radium” at the Village Country Inn, located on the corner of St. Joseph Street and Canyon Avenue in the Village of Radium Hot Springs on Saturday (June 30) and Sunday (July 1). The group has just completed a successful two-week show at Pynelogs in Invermere.
Purcell Mountain Painters began in the art room at the College of the Rockies with a few faithful members including Viv and Heinz Crebo about 15 years ago. The Painters now meet at the Seniors Centre in Invermere every Tuesday morning and oftentimes there are several of the group’s 30 strong members in attendance. The Purcell Mountain Painters invite artists and those who would like to be artists to join them for fun and growth. The group hosts workshops with experienced artists such as Liz Wiltzen, Doug Swinton and Denise Lemaster as a part of the Painters’ search to increase their potential. It is a lively group of people in many fields of art, some emerging, some expert in their chosen medium, and some who have taken flight and become professional here in the valley — Paula Cravens, Colin Bell, Denise Lemaster among others. We invite you to come and see for yourself on June 30 and July 1 over Canada Day weekend at the Village Country Inn in Radium Hot Springs starting at 11 a.m. You are invited to “Meet the Artists” on Saturday (June 30) from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Purcell Mountain Painters are indebted to the Village Country Inn owners, Graham and Fern Kerslake, for their support of our group. This is a new venture for them also and so a new page in history is being written in Radium.
—Submitted by Gwen Pratt