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Meet Janet Cardiff, the art star living in our own Shuswap backyard
World-renowned installation artist Janet Cardiff praises the active lifestyle of living in B.C.’s Shuswap region. Cardiff and her Edmonton-born partner, George Bures Miller, located their studio in the Grindrod area in 2006—the small village just outside of Salmon Arm. It acts as a natural counterbalance to the international art scenes in Madrid, Paris and Sydney, where the duo created projects in the last year. This summer, that international influence will meet the lush landscape of the Shuswap when their works, Experiment in F# Minor and The Muriel Lake Incident, will show at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. The definitely-worth-a-drive-to-see show opens July 11 and runs until the end of August.
As soon as it’s warm enough, I’m all about swimming, swimming, and more swimming: I hit Gardom Lake in early summer, then Mara Lake in mid-summer.I love everything about the Shuswap River–boating, floating and canoeing. In August and September it has plentiful sandy beaches that are like paradise.The Enderby Open Air Market and Cliff Avenue Pedestrian Market happen every Friday, and I love the mix of local crafts, the BEST chocolate and organic vegetables. I usually buy my produce there from my neighbours, the Green Croft Gardens and Curly Willow Farm.This area is amazing for hiking. The Enderby Cliffs trail has a great view and a well-kept path.We have two favourite restaurants: Tanuki Sushi House in Armstrong has fantastic, real Japanese food, and the New Bombay Grill has very good authentic Nepalese food.
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