Some of the art that will be on display as part of the Penticton and District Arts Council’s upcoming hybrid exhibition. (Contributed)

Some of the art that will be on display as part of the Penticton and District Arts Council’s upcoming hybrid exhibition. (Contributed)

Penticton Arts Council announces new exhibit, Fresh A.i.R.

The exhibit opens at the Leir House on Nov. 5

The Penticton and District Arts Council is giving residents an opportunity to explore art in-person and online with their first hybrid exhibition, Fresh A.i.R.

The exhibition features a handful of the arts council’s artists in residence: Karla Avendano, Bethany Handfield, Barb Peeren, Cathie Peeren, Diana Skelhorne, Debbie Tougas, and George Traicheff.

The in-person exhibition opens Thursday, Nov. 5 at noon at the Leir House Cultural Centre and runs to Saturday, Dec. 19.

Visitors are welcome to attend Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 6 p.m. The in-person exhibition includes COVID-19 precautions such as limiting gallery spaces to six people at a time, contact tracing and mandatory masks.

Masks will be available at the Leir House for a $2 donation.

READ MORE: Penticton Arts Council to debut online exhibition of Unity House art

For visiting times outside of those days, appointments can be made with one of the artists by contacting the arts council office at 250-492-7997.

The online exhibition will be live on PDCAC website, starting Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. as part of Arts Matter Online.

All of the artwork in the in-person exhibition will be viewable online. There will also be bonus online material from the exhibition artists.

As pieces are sold, new ones will take their place, so be sure to check back often. There will also be door prizes throughout the exhibition.

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