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Local artist Mirja Vahala opens her studio for annual show

Multiple artists will be involved in the coming show and sale  - Submitted
Multiple artists will be involved in the coming show and sale
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Mirja Vahala and the Mirja Vahala Art Studio (previously Inspiring Minds Fine Art) will be kicking off their fall season with their annual two-day art show at the Windborne B&B, 3900 Broadwater Road in Castlegar on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5.

The exhibit featuring new paintings is an annual event in celebration of local artists, highlighting the works of Mirja Vahala and the students of Mirja Vahala Art Studio. Mirja’s passion for encouraging others to pursue their artistic dreams was the catalyst behind the event and is a must attend event for any burgeoning or experienced artist.

“This show provides a venue for participants of my art classes to show their work, whether they have painted for years or just begun, and to celebrate their accomplishments,” says Mirja.

Doors open at 10am and the event runs until 4 pm. Everyone is welcome and visitors are encouraged to ask questions.

“I believe it is important to show our artwork and bring the arts to our local community. There is something special about talking to an artist and understanding where and how they get their inspiration,” Mirja explains.

Mirja’s inspiration for the natural world comes together in this exhibition featuring:  mountain scapes soaring to the sky, mood created by fog and the glow of fall colours. These locally inspired landscape works are impressionistic scenes frozen in a moment, making visible the beauty and power of the area these talented artists call home.

Drawn to nature and the great outdoors, Mirja made the trek from BC’s Lower Mainland to establish Windborne B&B and Mirja Vahala Art Studio in 2007. As a celebrated instructor and artist, her work has been displayed at Windborne B&B, Kootenay Gallery, Gallery 378 in Nelson, The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery in Vancouver as well as numerous galleries and private collections around the world. She has taught hundreds of enthusiastic students through Selkirk College and her studio over the past decade.

For more information, please contact Mirja Vahala at: mirja@mirjavahala.com or by phone at 250-365-7679

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