An Artist Talk on the Process of my pieces in the Gibsons Public Art Gallery on the last day of the show
Simple, exquisite materials, metal and light. The beautiful rawness of brass, copper, aluminum and steel. Precious metals that are made more so as they are marked and drawn upon. Pierced, altered, cherished, cut, pondered, textured, polished and revealed.
Custom LED light loops that fade from day to night.
This series explores transformation, our ability to experience life events, from amazing to devastating. How we choose to allow them to mark us, with grace and light, or not, or somewhere in the middle. How spaciousness, people, new adventures, mysteries of unexplored stillness and these markings can lead to a complete 360 change in our perceptions... full circle.
Travel along the entire Sunshine Coast Highway from Langdale to Earls Cove or Earls Cove to Langdale. It is a chance to meet the artists in their studios and experience the vibrant arts and culture community on the Sunshine Coast as you follow brochure maps, directional signs, smart phone maps and other Crawlers.
The designer / maker movement in the PNW
The Pacific Northwest is home to a thriving, cutting-edge designer/maker community. This community of creatives is collectively pushing the boundaries of design and excelling in craft and construction. Their methods are deeply rooted in refined aesthetics, advanced production processes, and use of exceptional materials resulting in a variety of contemporary and considered pieces.
The 2015 curated art exhibition featured ‘multi-disciplinary’ visual and sensory perceptions of how a group of coast-based artists interpret the subject of CEDAR. Influenced by different cultural backgrounds and the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and spirit, visual artists, sculptors, fibre-artists, writers and musicians will come together to collaborate in an “art as process” journey of self and collective discovery.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDED:
GORDON HALLORAN, MARLENE LOWDEN, GIORGIO MAGNANENSI, KIRK MICHAEL, VERN BAHTI MINARD, LINDA NARDELLI, DEAN VAN'T SCHIP, KEZ SHERWOOD, JESSICA SILVEY, ROBERT STUDERAND MARLEEN VERMEULEN
Curated by Diana Robertson and NadinaTandy
IDS Vancouver is pleased to present Prototype – a curated showcase of the next generation of designers. This feature is a juried platform featuring products not currently in production addressing new ideas for the residential market. The group of participants features professional designers and students who will be presenting both to-market and conceptual works.
This lively exhibition will focus on product, textile and graphic design.
From minimalist to functional, technological, serious or playful, our collective work addresses design in as much diversity as our individual viewpoints of our coastal habitat. The unifying factors amongst this group is our modern esthetic, insatiable curiosity to explore new materials and methodologies and the need to problem solve. We all have client based work as well as self produced side projects which keeps us on our toes.
It is important to note that we seek to exhibit a selection of modern design within our group. We are not representing all design or modern design in it’s entirety in this region”.
Venue Nico Spacecraft - It’s stirring in the Creek again — the third annual explosion of creativity known as the Roberts Creek Arts Festival (RCAF).
It’s a showcase of art, music and culinary delight from local and international musicians, visual artists, film/videographers and foodies that takes place during the long weekend, May 16 to 18.
Venue: Viviane House - Now in its second year, the Roberts Creek Arts Festival (RCAF) has grown to include a wider range of venues spread throughout Roberts Creek. Each stop on the festival celebrates the highest calibre of art and design in incredible ‘dream-come-true’ locations like Robert Studer’s This is It Studio.
Feel the house-pride well up inside you at Studio North, our favourite slice of IDSwest showcasing locally-made, independent, world class design from well known aesthetes and not a few up and comers. We’re excited to see what Dina Gonzalez Mascaro has in store, and to check out all the limited edition custom pieces and furniture by Ella + Elliot, Luprints, Matthieu LeBlanc, Shibang, Ox + Monkey (seen above), Mario Sabljak, among others.
I was first inspired to create an art series about Shinrin-yoku after reading an article in the Globe and Mail in October, 2010.
It seemed clear, FOREST BATHING could be a great fit for our community– it is good for the mind, good for the body, good for the health care system, good for local business, good for the economy and good for the forests by turning more areas into Parks.
If we started designating ourselves as a Shinrin-ryoho, (forest therapy) site, could we offset or even surpass the 1.2 million dollars per cut block not sold?
Ask your doctor to prescribe Shinrin-yoku today!
Article: October 8, 2010 Globe and Mail Article written by C. James
The jurors for the annual Ceramics on the Edge 3, Celia and Keith Rice-Jones of Burnaby, have made their selections for the forthcoming show at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre opening June 29.
This year's show will feature the work of established artists: Liz de Beer, Susanne Biden, Maggie Citrin, Shey Smith, Dianne Fisher Amaral and Pia Sillem, and emerging artists: Marilyn Butt, Betty Keller, Joanne Scanlan, Kez Sherwood andHeather Waddell. The jurors are coming to the opening at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, and will be talking to the public about ceramics in general as well as to the artists about their work.