Osi Cruz-Lahtinen earns a bright spotlight

16 – Innisfail Province, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MVP Staff

Osi Cruz-Lahtinen Innisfail Province

Tim Lasiuta MVP STAFF
Mexican-born Innisfail artist Osi Cruz-Lahtinen puts on finishing touches to a recent painting-sculpture in her home studio.

Innisfail artist Osi Cruz-Lahtinen has survived her first solo art show reception and is poised for future art success.

Last June, the Mountain View Museum and Archives in Olds hosted Cruz-Lahtinen’s art show entitled “Life in Central Alberta” which garnered support from the artistic community in Olds and the surrounding region, including Innisfail.

“The museum was very good to myself and other artists in Olds,” said Cruz-Lahtinen. “They are supportive of our work and our efforts to celebrate culture and build a local art community.”

The Mexican-born artist has not always been in the artistic spotlight, training as an architect and youth minister when younger.

“I was born in Mexico City and my earliest memories are when I was painting,” said Cruz-Lahtinen. “When I was four or five years old I would draw or paint with watercolours on every piece of paper I could find. Even today, when I pick up a brush or palette knife, I start seeing the possibilities or am transported to my childhood memories.”

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Calgary Stampede Western Showcase

July 18, 2014
Woodworking section

John Smythe of Olds had a First place entry in the 2014 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase. His turned and carved wall sculpture depicting a western theme was awarded a First place ribbon in the Western theme category of the woodworking Section.

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Bergen Farmers’ Market June 28

Twin Hearts — one of the friendliest farmers’ markets you’re likely to find — begins a new season this Saturday, June 28.

Many of the regular vendors will be there with smiles on, along with some new folks who are joining us for the first time. A new addition this year is the Saturday Strolls. They will run every Saturday in July.

The market is outside and goes rain or shine. The coffee pot is always on and there are delicious baked goods to enjoy.

I’ll be there too with my jewelry. 🙂

Sally Banks: New Work

Several of these items are from my ReDesign Series, incorporating old or vintage pieces from other jewelry. I enjoy working with these odds and ends. I usually find them at yard sales and thrift stores, discarded because they’re broken, tarnished or merely unwanted.

After cleaning and repairing them, they’re ready to become part of my new work. Many of the “found” pieces I work with are of higher quality that some parts available today — and in many cases they form truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Life in Central Alberta series

This month I have the privilege of being hosted at the Olds Museum for my “Life in Central Alberta” Art Show during the whole month of June

(Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm )

Life in Central Alberta 2014Both the Show and the Reception are open to the public, so feel free to invite and bring friends.

Please save the date: June 12th (6:30 – 9:00 pm) and join me for the Show Reception, I would love to visit with you!

Hope you are able to visit and enjoy the show and continue to get a charge out of the beautiful Life in Central Alberta!

See you soon,

Osi Cruz-Lahtinen

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