This year for Culture Days Sophie Babeanu and I did have a fun activity where participants were drawing a selfie, the old fashion way 🙂 That is without a cell phone.
Tactile Forest brings the theme of botanical life into the gallery landscape. Mossy greens, golden browns, sea and sky blues mimic our natural world through acrylic and oil paints, ceramic and fibre sculpture, contemporary embroidery and unique mixed media photographic works.
Each of the seven artists imbue their experience of nature through diverse mediums, reflecting the diversity of the tactile and intangible within our forests and the connection art has with nature.
Artists: Bev Ellis, Julie Johnston, Jane Kenyon, ByNature Designs,
Zed Payne, Sandrine Pelissier and Heather Talbot.
Artist Talk | Thursday, Sept 15, 6:30-7:30pm Join Nicolas Rousseau, BSc, MSc, Horticulture Engineer and ByNature President as he leads us in a discussion about biophilia, the importance of bringing nature into our interior spaces and the intrinsic bond between humans and other living systems.
A revealing gesture, a brilliant quality of light, a particularly perfect bloom… this volume of Splash is dedicated to those glorious sparks of inspiration, and the stories of how 129 artists fanned them into some of today’s greatest watercolor paintings. The emotional connection between subject and artist resonates in these pages, delivering the caliber of art and insight that has made Splash a perennial favorite.
The artists spotlighted inside found inspiration in even unlikely places. They spotted it in peeling paint, the faces of strangers, and the view from the kitchen window. They found beauty in places as poetic as Paris, and as seemingly pedestrian as a dilapidated shed. From a hawk proudly posed against a cloudless, cerulean sky to an everyday table setting transformed by light into a kaleidoscope of color, these are the moments that stopped artists in their tracks, to create the kind of paintings that do the same. “Whatever made you hold your breath or turn your head the first time you saw it, that is what you should paint!” –Kathleen Lanzoni
Mixed media juried exhibition featuring the work of 22 artists:
See the list of exhibiting artists here.