Kunamokst- Coastal Inspirations Mural Mosaic Project
West Coast artists were selected from all over BC and Alberta to participate in the Kunamokst - Coastal Inspirations Mural Mosaic. Four Bowen Island artists were selected to paint panels: Greg Cope, Janet Essevia, Simon James and me! Also on the island, Lyn Fuhr is working on a documentary of the project.
Each Bowen artist chose to interpret the panel in a way that expresses their style and interests. Haxby painted a symbolic figurative work, Essevia painted a landscape, Cope, a contemporary abstract and James an image about the life cycle of the salmon.
I created panel 141. I selected the panel from 10 choices I was given and got the panel in the mail. I painted the panel in oil paint, following the rules to paint over the base colours, but to not go to far out of the colour range. On the website you can see what each individual panel looks like before and after it was painted as well as look at more artwork by each artist on their websites.
The mosaic was unveiled on February 13 at the West Vancouver Spirit Square, 2121 Marine Drive.
---------------------------------------FROM THE INCREDIBLE ORGANIZERS:
Dear Kunamokst Artists
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your stunning contributions. The mural was incredibly well received and the unveiling was wonderful. The room was so full you could barely see the mural. We were thrilled with the number of artists who attended and it was truly a joy to meet many of you face to face. For me, its the connecting with all of you and sharing this unifiying project that makes all of this worthwhile. Not to mention how beautiful the mural looked when all the paintings were united.
If you want to get extra prints for family and friends or to sell on your own this will be a greatly reduced price that will allow you to do just that.
If you have not seen the mural please visit the website http://www.muralmosaic.com/kunamokst.html
Thanks so much again and we will be sending another email soon!!! There will be another unveiling on Galiano island to be announced at a later date. Until then...THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM MURAL MOSAIC!!!
RE: drawing, a multi-media exhibit
RE: drawing oriel Davies gallery open exhibition 2008
June 14-August 2, 2008
182 student and professional artists submitted to the selection process of this exciting exhibition; just over 40 artists were curated for the show. I was the only textile artist to be accepted to the exhibit which was an exciting melange of media ranging from traditional drawings of graphite on paper to installation pieces pushing the boundaries of the concept of what drawing can be.
I enjoyed the travelling to Newtown to see the exhibit, to pick up a copy of the exhibit catalogue, and to be part of the exhibit opening which was a great event with hundreds in attendance.
www.orieldavies.org Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK
Graduate Show 08
The Graduate Show 08, March 1-28, at the Oriel Dafydd Hardy Gallery, 12 Castle Square, Caernarfon, is all about unexpected relationships. Sixteen artists graduating this year form the University of Aberystwyth School of Art (SOA) Fine Art and Art History BA and MA programs are part of a curated group exhibition of over thirty art works displaying a range of contemporary artworks. Realistic oil paintings on copper accompany hand-made books, landscape paintings, etchings, a ‘conceptual cake’ performance piece, video installations, large-scale sequential photography and contemporary embroidered textiles inspired by traditional Welsh men’s 18th and 19th C. workman’s smock-frocks.
The work of Eloiza Mlls, Hazel Money, Tracy Smith, Hester Berry, Zoe Dunn, Bryony Purvis, Michael Nobbs, Jonathon Gupta, Sian Kingscott Smith, Sarah Haxby, Elizabeth Ragg, Dawn Olive, Rupert Lawler, Amy Jane Blackhall, Ruth Hogg and Freeda Lohr is on display thanks to a partnership between Glenys Davies: gallery coordinator, the support of the Oriel Dafydd Hardy real-estate business, which is also the entrance to the gallery, and SOA instructor Miranda Whall. Any emerging/young artist in Wales may apply for an exhibiton at this gallery; artists are not charged a commission which allows for reasonable prices on new art in a professional exhibition space open to the public.
The unexpected combination of media, arts and business partnerships make the Graduate Show 08 an inspiring, diverse and dynamic presentation! To see further works from these artists, and more, come to the School of Art Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Show Exhibition in Aberystwyth, May 19-29, 2008. For more information http://www.aber.ac.uk/art/galleries/