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Fifteen year-old Lucas Kaighin with his unique and colourful art pieces on display at the Little Harbour Art Show on Dec 17, 2016.

Little Harbour Art Show Highlights Work of Experienced Artisans and Newcomers

The original date for the Little Harbour Art Show was postponed from December 10 to Dec 17. Five artists spent the day in scenic Little Harbour and Pete’s Pub displaying their variety of crafts and art pieces.

The works on display were by local artists: Melanie Rees, Francoise Hedden, Lanie Snow, Kimberley Roberts and fifteen year old Lucas Kaighin (photo above) who stole the show.

A display on black velvet of Melanie Rees’ coin jewelry was the attraction that brought people to the second floor of Pete’s Pub architectural add-on. Five and ten cents coins were mounted on earring posts or on wire  bracelets; even pennies found their place in an artistic creation, illustrated by the craft artist who wore pair of penny earrings.

The collages of Francoise Hedden attracted quite a crowd of browsers; so did the compositions of air plants on drift wood or sea-urchins created by Lanie Snow.

Jewelry and quilting artist, Kimberley Roberts had brought her studio on wheels to the Art Show site. There, she had some of her blown-glass pieces on display as well as silk screen fabrics that Mrs. Roberts modeled for interested shoppers.

But the most colorful and intriguing display was found at the stand of fifteen year-old Lucas Kaighin who paints with acrylics. Intricate forms in different colours accentuated by lines in different shades swirled on his canvasses. The young man explained that he did not find inspiration in anything in particular, but that it came to him when he found himself in front of a canvass.

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