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Art Exhibition: Transformation

Transformation – Scott Evans, Naoko Fukumaru, Conrad Sarzynick
Exhibition Dates: June 24th – August 14th, 2022
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday June 24th, 5-7PM, at the Arts Centre

Each of the artists’ work is captivated by transformation – from the physical materials employed, to the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities they are drawn to, to ideas and experiences, to details of change, to emotional metamorphosis, to mysteries of life, to social and environmental shifts, and to spiritual transformation.

Although materially distinct, their practices interact in interesting and synergistic ways, creating an interplay of aesthetics and meaning that shares common ideas and concerns.

Art & Words

Sunshine Coast Artists and Authors paired together at random trusted the process and collaborated to create an exhibition of original works of literary and visual art that are integral to each other.

There will be a silent auction of art and books to raise funds for the event and next year’s event

Art Exhibition: Kevin McEvoy

To July 31. Kevin McEvoy recently retired from my teaching assignment for School District #46 where I taught art. My old U.B.C. professor, Gordon Smith, used to say that it is the rarest thing in the world to find an art teacher that works on his own work after they start to teach. My work has always been sort of abstract but grounded in nature. More and more I have been using my camera and computer to alter images prior to painting them.

Artist Exhibition: During My Life – Agnete Newman

to June 18. A retrospective that highlights a range of topics central to Agnete Newman’s experience and interests, including landscapes and nature, immigration, family, and religion/spiritual practices. It is fascinating, and at times sobering, to notice how many images connect to past experiences in the artist’s long life, and at the same time resonate deeply with crises at the forefront of our own daily news.

Art Exhibition: Spirit of the Forest

to June 18. Barbara DeMott, Randi Gurholt-Seary & Pia Sillem

The “Spirit of the Forest” explores our inspiration, emotions and intense gratitude for the beauty, tangible gifts and spiritual sustenance the forest provides. Three artists who explore different mediums join together to present images and objects that celebrate how the forest is woven into our lives.

Artist in Attendance: Amberlie Perkin

Visit the exhibition The Nature of Grief and meet exhibiting artist Amberlie Perkin, an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, installation, printmaking, and painting. Amberlie will be in attendance to chat with visitors on the last day of her exhibition, Sunday, May 29 from 2pm – 4pm. Please join us.

Opportunity: ASSEMBLAGE Call to Artists – Upcycled art exhibition

Deadline June 15, 2022. Every year, the Sechelt Arts Festival presents a curated GALLERY SHOW of VISUAL ART featuring local painters, sculptors, photographers, and multi-media artists. This year UpCycle will celebrate six Sunshine Coast artists transforming found objects and cast-offs into arresting 2D and 3D art installations at the Seaside Centre Oct 13-30. The venue offers intriguing 18’ high ceilings and each artist’s work is located within a 12’ x 12’ or larger gallery environment. We will assist with installation and provide marketing exposure. The art exhibition is a popular multi-artist venues during the annual SC Art Crawl. An honorarium is provided to each artist to assist with material costs. Email your concept and resume by June 15, 2022 to diana@secheltartsfestival.com

Opening Reception: Agnete Newman + Cindy Riach

This Friday, 5-7PM, is the opening reception for our newest exhibitions. There will be cake!

Join us as artists Agnete Newman and Cindy Riach walk us through their vivid artwork. Food and drinks will be available and in celebration of artist Agnete Newman’s birthday, there will be cake!

Exhibition Dates: May 20th – June 18th, 2022
During My Life – Agnete Newman
Journey Towards Abstraction – Cindy Riach

Gallery Hours:
Wed-Sun
Noon-4PM

Art in the Woods

Meet 4 artists who live in Langdale and see a sampling of their work. At Wharf & Pike follow the trail behind the school, look for balloons & the painted stones. Come see the work of Liz de Beer, Marlene Lowden, Andrea Pratt & Eva Taylor in their natural habitat! Weather permitting.

Art Exhibition: Lost Thoughts

April 22 – May 14, 2022

Donna Balma
Lost Thoughts
Reception: Sunday April 24 at 2pm

Lost Thoughts by Donna Balma is a suite of drawings overpainted on original works done on panel and canvas. On closer inspection, the viewer can observe faint traces of previous images, which have been sanded down and obscured with paint. The original work has been brought to new life, with surreal creatures, shapes and objects from Balma’s imagination – a direct line from mind through hand.

Art Exhibition: Slow Fashion + Climate Action

April 22 – May 14, 2022
In partnership with Sunshine Coast Fibreshed Society

This exhibition looks at rethinking our relationship to textiles in the context of a global climate crises. Over the last few decades, we have become increasingly reliant on disposable garments and textiles; an industry whose catastrophic effects are manifested in poor labour conditions, increasing non-recyclable waste and the production of toxins and chemicals that enter into our natural systems.
The project and exhibition empowers youth to interrupt the inevitability of these systems and processes. Working within a local context, what role do youth have in raising awareness of these problems, while learning practical skills that help them begin to manifest the change they imagine?

Wings and Things

to June 1. Feature artist Paddy Meade is showing her delightful nature-inspired pieces at the Tiny Art Gallery – Gibsons Public Art Gallery. She is a visual artist/painter working in acrylic, mixed media and watercolour.

PR – ‘Friends At Easel’ Opening reception

Group Exhibition of artists working with Ursula Medley
Celebrate with us! Live music by Bob Drage (guitar) and Lowell Morris (flute).
For many painters this exhibition is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work for the first time, and to be supported by experienced painters in our community. ‘We rise by lifting others’
Featuring:
Doreen Allan
Lesley Armstrong
Zoe Byers
Joey Cram
Steve Drosdovech
Melody George
Louise Gloslee
Steve Grover
Arleigh Hambleton
Denise Hayes
Bad Karen
Allan Larson
Ursula Medley
Patricia Peters
Evelyn Russell
Mike Robinson
Glen Roscovich
Joanne Saunders
Lynn Webster

Art Exhibition: Ciele Beau – ‘All Roads Lead to Somewhere’

Synesthesia Paintings and a love note to the possibilities of an open road, a nod to that underlying feeling of what could be.
We’ve collectively experienced a time of being grounded where we were, and perhaps the feeling of being stuck. A slight stagnation as we wait for the possibility of movement to begin again. Tapping into that feeling, and her own desire for expansiveness, Ciele chose the metaphor or roads, driving, travel as the foundation for conveying that feeling.

AMBERLIE PERKIN | The Nature of Grief (mixed media sculpture)

Printmaking and sculpture as an installation on the intersection of kinship, grief and nature.

Amberlie Perkin is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, installation, printmaking, and painting. Perkin is interested in the interplay of grief and ecology, and nature and the body. Her artwork explores the deep relational bonds we share with one another and our non-human kin. Her creative process enacts the materiality of mourning – using grief and loss as lively material with which to build new forms while formalizing the presence of absence.

Meet the artist: Saturday, April 30 from 2pm – 4pm; free drop-in event.

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