Annual Brilliant Moments exhibition in Penticton showcases art using a mixture of hot beeswax and pigment

Painting using beeswax

Paintings made from a mixture of hot beeswax and pigment will be shown off in the Penticton & District Community Arts Council and CanwaxWest's upcoming exhibition.

The annual Brilliant Moments exhibition showcases enters it's 15 year, with encaustic paintings created by members of CanwaxWest.

The layers of beeswax and pigment can create opaque or translucent effects and can be scraped, textured, or polished for a variety of finishes.

The first Brilliant Moments was held in 2006 and CanwaxWest was then formed in 2011.

Starting this year, one CanwaxWest artist will be the first featured artist. Carol Munro will showcase her mini exhibition Wayfinding in Gallery ll.

The community is invited to join for the opening reception on May 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to meet the artists.

Encaustic painting demos will be held during the opening reception and during Seniors’ Week on June 11.

Visitors can also enter a draw during the duration of the exhibition for a chance to win one of the five prizes that CanwaxWest has prepared for the celebration.

To find out more about the Penticton & District Community Arts Council and current gallery hours, visit their website here.

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