Welcome to the First Week of the 2nd Annual Merritt Art Walk! We wanted to kick off Art Walk right and introduce you to the fine roster of artists we have selected for Art Walk. There are 21 businesses around town hosting our local artists and we hope you will take the time to browse the shops, get your passport stamped and check out the great talent we have in the Nicola Valley. In addition, this year we will showcase an Art Walk artists each week and give you some information about who they are and why they love the work they do. This week we wanted to introduce you to the first Art Walk Artist #12 photographer, Anya McVean.
Anya still remembers the first photo she ever took in the late 80s (with her father’s Konica – a camera that she later inherited and still has). Since then, she has been an avid shutterbug, and, after years of experimenting as a hobbyist, and taking classes to learn technique, she followed in her grandfather’s footsteps and took up photography as a business in 2006. Anya has a love of photographing almost anything – truly. From nature to architecture, and animals to plants. Her favourite subject, however, is people. She is thrilled at any chance she has to capture the beauty and intricacy of movement and expression in the human form. Take a moment and check out Anya’s current series on display at Mandolin’s Coffeehouse (1700 Garcia Street). In addition, Anya is the owner/operator of Blue Lotus Photography located at 1840 Nicola Ave, Merritt.
Don’t forget to collect a stamp for your Art Walk Passport and enter the contest. You can also vote for your favourite artists and business. Have fun & get walkin’!
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