The artists have arrived at Peace Island Park, have inspected the sand and are ready and eager to get to work on their sculptures Thursday morning. Work will continure through July 31st and the results will be amazaing.
Crews are hard at work at Peace Island Park to building forms and preparing the sand for the region's first sand sculpting event. Watch the magic unfold as the professional artists start their work on Thursday, July 26. The public is invited to watch the process from 9 am to 9 pm each day until the sculptures are completed on July 31st. The picture shows the beginning of what will be a monumental sculpture by Russian artist, Ilya Filamontsev.
Did you ever imagine driving over the Taylor Bridge, going south – you look over and see the largest sand castle EVER? Well imagine no more – we are going to bring the most amazing sand creations the Peace Region has EVER seen!
The FSJ Community Arts Council and the District of Taylor will bring SAND Sensations BC to life, July 25-31, 2012 at Peace Island Park. We will bring sand carving from the beach to the river bank with the help of four renowned international artists. Peter Vogelaar, David Ducharme from Winlaw, BC, Ray Villafane from Arizona, and Ilya Filimontsev from Russia ,will each create one piece of art to the theme of “Panning for Gold”, and the sculptures they can create from a pile of sand are truly amazing. Everyone is invited to come to Peace Island Park throughout the event to see the work in progress, and to try your hand yourself in sand provided for kids of all ages to experiment with their own artistic creations!
There is still a little ice left over from High on Ice and we don't want to see it go to waste! An ice carving workshop will be held on February 11, 2012 from 9 am to 4 pm at Centennial Park. Join instructors Jesse Forrester and Sonja Butts for a day of fun and find out how the pros make those amazing sculptures. No previous experience is necessary. The deadline for registration is February 9. The fee is $25 per person and lunch will be provided.