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With my last solo show done ("Deconstruction" @ Walterdale Theatre, Edmonton), I am gearing up for my next fall show which will be held in Sherwood Park at the A.J. Ottewell Centre/Red Barn. This annual fall show hosted by the Strathcona Art Society will be held on October 18-20. There will be over 200 pieces of art by forty artists. I will have about several pieces in this show; most never exhibited in Sherwood Park. The opening/artist reception is Friday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. There will be live music, nibbles and, of course, fantastic art!!
Just spent the last couple of days at the painting workshop at the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre hosted by the Art Society of Strathcona. The instructor, Heather Pant, was funny, helpful and very informative. I loved the fact that she uses student quality materials and produces these magnificent paintings...it is inspiring for a novice painter like myself!
So last night I hosted the opening/artist reception at the Walterdale Theatre for my solo show "Deconstruction". It was a bit stressful as this was my first artist reception that I hosted by myself. I have been a part of many group shows with artist receptions . I had two cameras with me and I still forgot to take some shots of the show! This is one aspect of art marketing that I am still grappling with, mostly due to my forgetfulness. I will try to take some photos before take-down. This show runs from October 2 -12. I would like to thank everyone who came out and attended.
Variation in Green II
I will be one of the artists painting at the Red Barn (Ottewell Centre), Sherwoood Park on Saturday September 28 as part of the Alberta Culture Days.
My solo show season is coming to a close for 2019. I only have one left at the Walterdale Theatre which runs from October 1-12. This show is a bit unique for me as it features my monoprints of the Alberta land and not my pastel works. The work is more abstracted and simplified with a more muted,limited colour palette. My focus was on building up texture, pattern using the colours of our land. The artist reception is held October 1 from 7-8 pm. with an invitation to attend the free preview of the play "Silent Sky."
Yesterday (September 7) was a good day as I delivered my pastel painting to the Nina Haggerty Centre for Arts (Edmonton) for the upcoming Kaleido Festival which happens September 13-15. I grabbed a quick latte at the Italian Centre Shop and spent the afternoon painting my garden shed. By the end of the afternoon I realized that I should stick with painting on canvases....no sore muscles, no big paint splatters.
I just received notification that one of my pastel pieces was accepted to the Kaleido festival art exhibition. This festival happens September 13-15 on Alberta Avenue with great family fun opportunities.
The summer of 2019 is winding down and so are a couple of my art shows. There is only one week left (closes September 6) of "Air" at the Alberta Art Gallery. I have a couple of mixed media/prints in this exhibition sponsored by the Alberta Society of Artists. The other show that is closes in less than a week is the Art Walk at The Bookstore on Perron Street, St. Albert.
One of the pieces at The Bookstore, St. Albert
This is the exhibition that is currently at the AGA
So with the weather we are having it is a great time to stop at the Common Ground Community Cafe and grab a latte (my favorite) or a bread pudding (another favorite). I have just put up my show "Wayward Wanderings" at the cafe/bistro. The show features my pastel interpretations of the Alberta landscape. So, stop on by at the Common Ground Cafe in its new location across from the Strathcona Library.
The Road Home
The summer time is a bit of a slower time for me as I tend to focus on my garden (this year the weeds are definitely winning the battle with all the rain we are getting). I do have a couple group shows happening however. In Sherwood Park, I am one of four artists that has our art work displayed in the Atrium at the Strathcona County building. My works will be there until mid-October.