Throughout the summer, the North Thompson Arts Council will host an artist of the week at the Clearwater Farmer’s Market. On July 31, Branislav Vrbaski will have his artwork on display during the market at the Dutch Lake Community Centre.
Vrbaski was born in Jagodina, Serbia, which means “strawberry town” in English, and moved to Canada in 1995. When he moved to Clearwater, he purchased a home in the Strawberry Flats community in January this year — he believes there is a message in there somewhere.
Art has long been a passion for Vrbaski, who is a multiple media artist, meaning he creates through all types medium, including photography, videography and music. Currently, his focus is on photography, mostly land and cityscapes, as well as videos he creates by combining his own music with digital and performative work.
Over the last 15-plus years, Vrbaski has taken his photography to a competitive level. It also fits in with his busy schedule, providing a “quick way of seeing the final creative result.”
While he’s always enjoyed art, he decided to pursue a more “safe” career, studying architecture out of high school, which he still does today.
The NTAC is a registered B.C. society that encourages and supports arts and culture projects and any creative pursuit. Membership is open to people of all ages.