Local artwork takes over hotel

Nanaimo Art Gallery hosts its third annual holiday fundraiser at the Grand Hotel.

Melissa Partee

Melissa Partee

There will be no shortage of artwork at one Nanaimo hotel next week.

On Wednesday (Dec. 3) the Nanaimo Art Gallery will be holding its annual holiday fundraiser at the Grand Hotel.

The fundraiser, named Ornament3, will be in the format of a silent auction.

“It’s our biggest fundraising event of the year,” said Dawn Marusin, visitor service coordinator for the gallery.

This year’s event will feature artwork by a handful of artists including Melissa Partee, Jesse Birch, Jennifer Van de Pol, Jason Gress, Fiona Hawkes, Lynda Hyndman, Sara Robichaud, Dawn Marusan and Melanie Gödel.

“There are quite a number of interesting items this year,” Marusin said. “The quality is the highest it’s ever been.”

The silent auction will include a variety of pieces, from glassware to paintings.

One of the pieces available is Breathing Machines, a 2014 watercolour painting by Stephanie Aitken.

“There is glass bowl full of glass balls from D’dance Glass on Gabriola,” Marusin said. “There is a real good mix of stuff.”

Ormanent3 takes place from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at hotel on Rutherford Road.

Tickets, which include a drink, are $10 per person and can be purchased at both the downtown and Vancouver Island University campus art gallery locations.

For more information, please visit www.nanaimoartgallery.com.

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