Sunday, June 15, 2014
Art and Earth
the creative wonders of Deroche June 28
Submitted by Cynthia Berge, ACES
Fraser Valley…From Deroche east to Mount Woodside, is an area brimming with
beautiful gardens and home to the studios of amazing artists and artisans.
With your ACES Art & The Garden passport, take a self-guided tour; you get
to see behind the scenes as artists show their work in studio and get tips
and tricks from some the valley’s most unique and avid gardeners. Stops on
the tour include:
Elizabeth & Marco - A perennial favourite, Marco and Liz’s bountiful
vegetable garden will be sure to impress. Learn some tips from someone who
grew up in the gardens of Italy… a lifetime gardener with a lifetime of
knowledge. You will be greeted with arms wide open by this hospitable couple
who practice and teach food security and self sustainability.
& Victor - So much to see and learn at this stop. Home to Hartley Glass
& Jewelry Design, Jo-Anne Hartley (winner of 2014 Mission Muse Award for
visual arts) creates unique copper jewelry, fused glass and acrylic
paintings in her straw bale studio beautifully designed and built by Victor.
Want to learn about Aquaponics? Here you can see a self-contained ecosystem
at work in their glass and beam greenhouse.
Pete & Cyndi - Pete and Cyndi are first generation off the farm folk
who have worked hard to get back to the land. Their 5 acre farm grows
Christmas trees and turkeys and is home to Pete’s portable saw mill. A
series of trails have been naturally enhanced for wild edibles and
medicinals. Guided walk and talks will be available all day.
Beth & Roger - Member of Agassiz Monday Night Painters, artist Beth
McCreary will have a gallery of her water colours for you to delight in as
you take a walk through her unique garden. Stone pathways lead you on your
tour of this creative backyard surrounded by the beauty of the Elbow Creek
Only a sampling of the 14 stops on a lovely ramble along the Scenic 7, the
Art & Garden tour is a fundraiser for ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional
Society. This non profit group based in the Fraser Valley, advocates and
educates on sustainability, the environment and offers community events such
as Movie Nights and the annual Rivers of Peace Eco-Arts Festival at the end
Arts & Garden Tour passports are $8 individual passport $15 per 2 people and
available The Pantry Natural Foods on 1st Avenue in Mission, Deroche General
Store, Kilby Farm Store and Agassiz Produce on Pioneer Street.
The tour is followed by a tea reception at Woodside Gallery. For more
www.weareaces.org or email here.
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