Paint me a flower, kid.

 Cynthia Mackenzie The paintings I have in “Posy” are an exploration of conflicting perspectives regarding manufactured flower fields. I chose an aerial viewpoint as a visual portrayal of taking a step back allowing for the exclusion of minute details, literally and figuratively, which created the freedom to explore the broader concept: natural beauty versus manipulated…

May 23, 2017

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Seasons in the Gallery

CB The walls are bare. This will sound crazy, but it’s my favourite time in the life of the gallery. It goes like this:  We plan for months. We attend every studio tour within a half-day’s drive, and we race through as many studios as we can before hitting the road again to get back the…

April 29, 2017

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Fibre Arts- Fine Art?

Linda Armstrong An early childhood memory has stayed with me for many years. That memory has helped to form my understanding in answering the question, “is Fibre Arts a fine  Art? “ I’ve come to realize why. Imagine being given an empty classroom, several rolls of masking tape, string, yarn and told to go and have…

April 18, 2017

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Of Art and Aprons

Johnnene Maddison We have asked some of the artists participating in Spun! to share their thoughts on our featured medium, textiles. Johnnene Maddision, currently showing in Spun!, also took part in SHE, with selections from her haunting series, Losing Dave. Johnnene’s work is display at the gallery until April 29.- CB Because my work is…

April 5, 2017

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