October Featured Member of the Month – Denise Anderson

Throughout the year the Kamloops Arts Council profiles a different member or donor, so that you can get to know the diverse and talented community that makes up the KAC. This month we feature Denise Anderson

How long have you been involved with the Kamloops Arts Council?

I’ve been a member since 2013.

Why did you get involved?

I first got involved when I applied for a spot in Art in the Park.

Tell us about your artwork:

I am a face painter. I love the look on the faces of children and adults when they see one of my designs. I enjoy trying out new ideas. Recently I had girl ask me how I learned to face paint and I, tongue in cheek, said “I practice on kids”. A little while later an adult asked the same question and the little girl pipes up with a sound of authority in her voice and says “She practices on kids!”. It was a wonderful moment.

What are you looking forward to this upcoming year? A special show or project you’re working on?

I am very much looking forward to Art in the Dark! It’s a fun event for big kids and it lets me use all my great neon paint and glitter.

Why is it important to support the arts?

Art is so important for a well rounded society. Art helps learning, good health, and business, just to name a few. Art makes people feel – joy, sadness, happiness, and inspiration. It also helps express values and bridges the gap between cultures.

What would you say to someone who’s considering becoming a member with the Kamloops Arts Council?

I highly recommend being a part of the Kamloops Arts Council. The yearly membership is so affordable and gives you access to the latest news in the Kamloops arts scene and upcoming events that may be of interest to you. You can also sign up for an informative email newsletter. There are opportunities to volunteer, learn skills to build your business, and connect with other artists.