Sunday, October 18, 2009

Artsy weekend

We had a lovely day in Perth for the Strange and Beautiful opening at the Tay River Gallery.  The show looked great, Lisa manged to get 7 of my pieces mounted, quite a challenge as the work is so diverse.  The other particpating artists were from the Perth area or nearby in Quebec, most were able to attend the opening and it is always a true delight to meet new "colleagues."  The pic on the right shows me at the Tay River Gallery with "Behold" hung vertically. Not the first time I've had pieces wired for more than one hanging option!  It is such a bold painting so unlike my calm, shy pieces!

Today I visited a few local artists who were part of the Town and Country Studio Tour in Kingston and northward.  Of course Sally Chupick's landscapes and florals were lovely, Nasturtiums was exquisite, tho the photo here doesn't do it justice.  I was very impressed with Michele LaRose's abstracts.  My favourite was one called Provence, click to have a look.  After a long drive down a twisty gravel road we came upon Bear Bottom Studio.  It looked like some hobbits might be nearby!  Have a look at the link to see Jamie Brick's fanciful work.  Jamie's website will tell you this:
Abandoned as an infant, Jamie Brick was taken in and raised by a pack of wild medieval rabbits. This unusual upbringing reflects in this artist's eyes as he sculpts, stone, wood and mixed media into creatures from a world that lies just left of centre.

The fall has been packed with shows.  Now it's time to settle down and get back to my studio and get to work.


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