...a creature was stirring but it wasn't a mouse
During the Christmas season we are posting earlier videos for you to enjoy. This is the first of six.
If you have time over the holidays and would like to entertain yourself with more videos just click the link here.
We have copies of this book available for viewing and or purchase
at the gallery for our discounted price of $55.00each.
Today both Sae and I were very focused trying to recreate the happenings of the gallery through 2019 til the end of 2020.
Sae collecting images and I recording the dates and actual unfolding of exhibits. It is a strangely disorienting task
to go back in time but we seem to have survived. We agreed that this image conveys a sense of the experience.
This week we finished the book that we have
dedicated to Floyd Kuptana, our friend and
fellow artist who inspired and worked with us
on the drawings shown on these pages.
We invite you to click on the link and enjoy.
The book will be available in hardcover, (at a discount), from the Gallery within the next month.
It seems to me that 'authentic' is a presumptuous claimfor any of us humans to make about anything that we 'do'.
It is true to say that artists are 'touching the surface'.It is what artists do. They choose a medium, paint, graphite, clay, glass, metal,and they manipulate it, usually with their hands, in order to discover something.
Perhaps they do not know what they are looking for and maybethey do not find out but it is a worthy pursuit to inquire intothe honest motive and completed gesture of the work.
Touching the surface is a courageous act, making a visible mark which can be witnessed and judged, seen and experienced by othersbut mostly in the hope that it can penetrate to something deeper.
Today 'we' had the idea to open up one on of the gallery spaces
for a new purpose. This meant moving couches, chairs, books bookshelves etc., Much lifting, pulling, pushing, with arms and legs. Girls have to be tenacious to move heavy things but it can be done!
This image seems to represent the effort very well.
This collage above was done by Rena Sava, a participant in the online
collage workshop series #5. If you would like to see more of the work
you can go to the gallery website arcturus.ca
Sallie's last collage
We remember today Sallie Lyons, a dear friend and recent collage participant who passed away peacefully at her home on Monday February 15th . It is a privilege to witness someone meet death with courage and gratefulness for a life well lived. This was Sallie's gift to all of us who loved her.
...to be determined and self directed
Today Sae n I went for a walk. When we arrived at Double Take
(our favorite second hand store) we saw these guys in the window. By simply pointing someone inside brought them out and let us pay for them.
These four fat cats were just too jolly and intentional to resist.
In collaboration, each participant recognizes the unique talent, perception and skill of the other. There is a knowing that these differences when brought together in a shared effort can achieve something extraordinary. True collaboration does not dilute individual expression; rather it allows this expression to be more revealed by its proximity to others. Collaboration requires heart and seeing. It is always surprising and its essence is joy.
This especially describes what is
happening in the online collage
workshop. If you haven't already
visited please click on the name.