Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:42

Art, Music and A Meal event in Tompkins

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The art scene in southwest Saskatchewan is vibrant and there is always something going on.


The latest major event goes Nov. 16 in Tompkins at the SWQuest.ca’s Art Music & A Meal event at Pop’s Café.
It’s a purely southwest Saskatchewan event. The four-course meal gets underway at 6 p.m. and will feature a 50/50 draw and music by Wymark  Ridge and artistic works from Shaunavon’s Chris Attrell, Eastend artists Trea Jensen and Bronwyn Schuster and Hazlet’s Tarryl Todd.
Todd, who goes by her first name Tarryl, is looking forward to the event. She stays busy as she teaches classes in Hazlet and has done community projects for southwest Saskatchewan communities such as drawing a mural for Hazlet, as well as works for Cabri’s and Pennant’s centennial celebrations.
An evening such as this event in Tompkins can only help with getting her name out there more and showing support for the Tompkins community in general.
“I’m looking forward to this event and I really enjoy meeting new people, showing my art, and seeing other local artist and learning about their art and stories,” explains Tarryl. “I haven’t had many opportunities like this to show work locally, and with a supper and music event. It would be great to see more of these. In the past, I have done several small Christmas show but after I build my collection bigger I plan to get into some bigger show and sale events and travel farther.
“... I don’t know much about the other artists in the Tompkins show, but I look forward to seeing their work and learning more about them. This is a great way to make some connections and get inspiration from others.”
Tarryl says each drawing takes around 30 hours to complete depending on the detail and size of the picture. That is working on it usually 15 or 20 minutes at a time between being a busy mom of three girls. She hopes to begin pursuing art more full time and concentrating on going bigger and farther with it. If its a goal and a dream, you can’t wait until you have time for it, you have to make time for it, she adds.
Tarryl doesn’t know many Saskatchewan artists, but she hopes to get to know more in the future. She admires Regina native’s — but now B.C. resident — Jeremy Bresciani’s pencil drawing art.  She says drawing and artistic work comes by naturally. Tarryl has loved both since she was a little girl.
She went to great extremes to push forth her artistic prowess in grade school.
“Art was my favourite subject in school. In Grade 12 I applied on my own to the school board with a proposal for making an art portfolio and receive a credit for it,” explains Tarryl. “After high school, I took some art classes at the U of R, but most of what I know and my pencil drawing skills are self-taught. I learn something new and improve with every drawing that I create. Practice makes perfect.
“I now am receiving several commissioned drawing projects and have limited edition prints. I have explored other mediums such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and wall murals. Black and white and pencil drawing still remains my favourite.”
For those interested in the SWQuest.ca event, tickets are $28 and are available in advance at Pop’s Café or phone 306-294-0121. Check the website at www.swquest.ca or Facebook/SW Quest.
Those interested in Todd’s work can check out more of her drawings and art on her Facebook art page “Tarryl- Pencil Drawing & Artwork” or feel free to contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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