Two framed Block Prints now available at North Vancouver Community Arts Council Art Rental. Unframed prints available at the Salon.
Karen Mautner Brumelle
I wish to relate to the world I see with open eyes, an open heart and a freshness in approach. I am particularly drawn to landscape, birds and fish. I want to express the wonder of the world, its size, its light and shadow, its patterns and its hidden places. I am more concerned with portraying a simplified and spiritual essence rather than photographic realism. My collage work and printmaking are more abstract, sometimes playful. But always I am searching for the simplified heart of an image.
Karen Mautner Brumelle
Blue Bridge 2, Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 30"Read More
Flight V by Karen Brumelle available at the Gallery in Oak Bay Village, Victoria.
Karen Brumelle has two works at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council Art Rental Collection opening Thursday Jan. 8, 2015, 7-9pm. Show continues January 9-24, 2015.
Judy Fletcher has designed the cover of the latest anthology of Quirk-e,
the Queer Imaging & Riting Kollective for elders. It chronicles their journey from no rights to civil rights.
To learn more about this group and buy this volume of memoire, go to www.quirk-e.com
Keiko See and Azumi Nagai are having a show of their watercolour paintings from October 1st to 4th.
Enjoy art over a cup of tea and cookies.
Place: 2454 West 7th Ave., Vancouver
October 1(Wed) to 4 (Sat) - from 1PM to 6PM
VAG member, Jo Rappaport's acrylic painting "Strong Roots", enhances the cover of Henry's latest book of poems, "Loose to the World".
Tell your friends he will be reading at the main Vancouver Public Library on September 10th at 7:00pm. Let's get out and support one of our first supporters!
Preorder books now at the library or at your favourite book store.
Karen's most recent art work will be hanging at Bigsby the Bakehouse, 4894 MacKenzie Street, starting August 17th, 2014.
Ann Carroll's painting, "Little Tomatoes," has been accepted in the Oil and Water Show, a 'Federation of Canadian Artists' sanctioned and juried show, taking place at:
South Delta Artists' Guild gallery, "Gallery
1710" at 1710 58th Street
Delta, BC (in Tswassen)
Thursdays to Sundays
11am to 4pm
Show runs from July 31 to August 23, 2014 - "Opening Night" is Thursday, July 31, 6:30 to 9pm
Jennifer Harwood's painting, "Bouquet Revisited", won an Award of Excellence in the Federation of Canadian Artists recent show, "Flowers and Foliage".
Right - Bouquet Revisited, Jennifer Harwood
Jennifer continues to make her work available for viewing and sale in the following locations:
Bird on a Wire - 2535 Main Street ( X East Broadway), Vancouver, BC, V5T 3E5; 604-874-415
Arts Off Main - 216 East 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Red Art Gallery - 2033 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC
Stark + Kent Gallery - 192 S Palm Canyon D., Palm Springs, CA 92262
More than 1,000 people gathered at the Westin Bayshore June 3, to honour the achievements of the 58 inspiring women nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in one of 10 different categories and the 10 award recipients.
Our own Darlene Marzari was presented with the Award in the ‘Non-Profit & Public Service’ category, an exciting moment for all her family and friends gathered to honour her community and public service accomplishments. Here is but a brief description that covers her many years of service:
Former MLA, Cabinet Minister and Vancouver City Councillor, Darlene worked to make her community more humane and was an advocate for neighbourhood development, better child care, more public housing, universal access for persons with disabilities and employment equity. In the 1970s, she helped to organize the Strathcona residents to protect their neighbourhood from destruction for urban renewal and initiated the conversion of an old church into the ‘Cultch’. Her passion to create a fair, peaceful and just society continues today through her volunteer work at the community level, as a role model and a true community builder.”
East FEAST (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics) is a grassroots micro-funding event to celebrate and support emerging community artists and engage the local community. It was indeed a FEAST - of food, entertainment, artist presentations and enthusiastic supporters. Three finalist described their project proposals and the winner from last year described the success of their past year’s activities. Mary Stott, Joan Blackwood, Darlene Marzari and Joslin Kobylka attended to support the proposal of Cheryl Fortier, a favourite teacher and Guild workshop instructor.
For the last 6 years Cheryl has spent 6 months a year as the Resident Director of the Virginia Centre for Creative Arts at their campus in Auvillar, a heritage designated village in Southwest France. Part of her work for the Centre in France involves engaging the community in support of the arts. One of her activities involves a collaborative project with other French artists and a national residence and centre for adults with developmental disabilities. They were all intrigued to know more about Canada and Cheryl sought to make a connection between them and a similar group here in Vancouver. To see a description of the 3 Project Proposals presented to the gathering, June 1, in the Canuck Family Education Centre adjacent to Britannia Centre, please visit: http://eastfeastvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/cheryl-fortier/
The four Guild members attending this event were very happy that Cheryl’s proposal was selected to receive the FEAST funding. To see a photo of Cheryl and the artists at "A Deux Mains" studio in Valence d'Agen, France go to:
Karen Brumelle's Paintings to Hang in the New Ronald MacDonald House.
Karen has had 3 donated paintings accepted by Petley Jones Gallery and the Committee making the choice of art for the new Ronald MacDonald House. To read more about the residence and a description of the art selection process, please visit: http://petleyjones.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/RMHBC-New-House-Artist-Information.pdf
Anne Gray's Pictorial Travel Journal of Sri Lanka
I have just finished making and printing (thanks to Apple) a book for my 2 1/2 year old grand-daughter. It is titled “Grannie and Grandpa Went to Sri Lanka” - obviously based on our recent trip there. Each page has photos and art work and a short text - all done by me. This is the page about fishing…..