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MISSA Talks Open to the Public!


MISSA Talks Open to the Public!

The prestigious Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts [MISSA] is happening at the Pearson College campus from June 22 – July 5. It’s an occasion for like- spirited folks, who love art and the creative process, to gather together, to connect, make art and socialize.

“We have over 40 classes with over 400 people attending,” says Marna Lynn Smith, Executive Director. “We can only run 12 workshops at a time with 12 people per class. So, 480 is the maximum number of students we can accommodate every year. And they’re coveted spots!”

Yet, this year, it’s not just professional artists, teachers and serious adult students who are populating Pearson College campus. Happily, the organizers for this annual event are also opening the doors to the general public for two special evening events.

You are cordially invited to attend MISSA Talks, an inspirational evening with visiting MISSA instructors from the 2019 program. Discover what this international art school event is all about as instructors share their works, photos, anecdotes—along with some insights and tricks of the trade.

You will also have a chance to preview some of the art works created by the artists who attended MISSA this summer. Find out why so many artists return to MISSA year after year to immerse themselves in this beautiful, secluded seaside campus. Be inspired by the sheer beauty and diversity of the art works they have produced. It will be an up close and memorable experience for all ages.

July 1 & 2 | 7:15pm
MISSA Talks, Max Bell Hall, Pearson College
– 650 Pearson College Drive, Metchosin

All public donations from the MISSA Talks will go towards the MISSA Bursary program to give emerging and established artists opportunities to attend MISSA. In 2018, MISSA awarded over $7,000 in bursaries.

MISSA student painting

More Great MISSA Public Events!

July 4 | 7 pm till late
Gumbo Night Fund Raiser
Feast on bowls of gumbo. Keep your handmade ceramic bowl! Toe-tapping tunes by Bijoux – Lite. $20 admission.

July 5 | 5:30 pm till late
MISSA Wind-Up Party
35th year wrap-up for MISSA 2019! Yummy buffet, student art draw and silent auction. Then, put on your dancin’ shoes! Musical entertainment – Bijoux du Bayou. $40 admission.

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