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Penticton Arts Council showcases 100 clay cats in art exhibit

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A solo exhibition in Penticton highlights the artists' love of cats. A display of 'crazy cats' is being shown at the Penticton Arts Council’s galleries at the Leir House Cultural Centre. Sydney Morton stopped by to catch a glimpse of the creations – Sep 5, 2021

Penticton artist Bobi McMillan has a passion for cats; she’s so passionate that she made 100 clay cats and created the Crazy Cats and Curiosity Art Exhibit.

“There are a lot of crazy cats — they’re hand-built and made out of clay, some are glazed and some are painted and they all go through Bobi’s salon for cosmetic touchups,” said McMillan.

The cat-tastic exhibition is temporarily housed at the Penticton Art Council’s galleries at the Leir House Cultural Centre in Penticton where it’s bringing a little bit of cheer to visitors.

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“When people like cats, they really like cats and Bobi actually has a few kitty groupies here so people just keep coming back,” said Bethany Handfield, Penticton and District Community Arts Council.

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Many of the cats on display were inspired by famous artists to musicians and some just from her own imagination including David Bowie, Vincent Van Gogh and Salvador Dalí.

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The Crazy Cats and Curiosity Exhibit will be open until Sept. 12 at the Leir House Cultural Centre in Penticton.

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