Art Walk enthusiasts include Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett

Art Walk enthusiasts include Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett

Lifelike dolls attract visitors on art walk

Dolls designed by local artist Reva Schick are on display during the 2013 Art Walk Show and Sale at J&E Gifts and Treasures.

Beautiful, life-like collectable dolls designed by local artist Reva Schick are on display during the 2013 Art Walk Show and Sale at J&E Gifts and Treasures.

Both front windows feature the dolls in a wide range of poses and settings, and they are also placed throughout the store.

The dolls are not new to J&E, according to owners Jan Hermiston and Elaine Winslow, who said that it was an easy transition from carrying the dolls in the store to highlighting them during Art Walk.

“We brought them in about a year ago. They’re so unique. We were both customers – had purchased them for grandkids,” Hermiston said. “I just always really liked them.”

She also said that once the current stock of Reva’s designs are gone, they will no longer be available. “These are very affordable, but they’re truly collectables,” she continued.

The dolls are also used with Alzheimer patients and with children with Autism.

“A lot of people come here from out of town who are collectors, and having Art Walk showcase art in the business community lets people know where to find them.”

This is the sixth time that J&E Gifts has participated in ArtWalk, and Winslow explained that they carry a range of artwork in the store as part of their regular inventory.

“When we shop for our store we look for unique items that aren’t carried elsewhere in the community,” Hermiston stated.

“People love these dolls: they are truly unique and so lifelike.”

 

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