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Watercolour and crayon
©2014 Charlene Brown
The Associates of the
of Greater Victoria, a fund raising group to which I belong, organizes several
events throughout the year. These include an annual house tour, interior design
lecture series, fashion shows, antique appraisals and auctions, and my
favourite, the art travel program. Art Gallery
Our group has organized two to three week art tours to St. Petersburg, S.E. Asia and India & Sri Lanka, tours of up to a week’s duration to Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, New York and San Francisco, and day-trips or over-nighters closer to home to Vancouver, Seattle, all over Vancouver Island and throughout the Gulf Islands. Previously I have written about
, Quadra Campbell River Island, Hornby Island, Denman Island, SaltSpring Island, and the west coast of Vancouver Island.
On most of these shorter excursions, many of the participants have visited the locations many times previously but enjoy our unique perspective and an inside look at artists’ studios. Saturna Island, however, being some distance off the main Victoria-Vancouver ferry route, was new to almost all of us.