Ripple Effect 3- Art for Salish Sea Orca

Opening Reception Friday Sept 6, 5-7 pm.

Show runs to Sept 18, 2019

Salish Sea Orca need our support. It is well past time to insure their Chinook Salmon food supply, reduce the noise from marine craft and protect them from pollution and harassment. We are having a benefit focused on their survival. Ceramics, paintings, glass, jewelry, prints, textiles are featured with 25% of all sales going to the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA).

Learn more here about GSA’s latest efforts and partnerships working to take the Canadian government to court to enforce our own environmental laws. http://www.wwf.ca/newsroom/?28521/Conservation-groups-take-ministers-to-court-to-protect-endangered-killer-whales

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PLAYTIME - Photography by Sam Montelbetti

Playtime

Photography by Sam Montelbetti

Opening Reception June 14, 5-8 pm

Show runs to June 26

“Playtime” approaches Photography as an additive medium, and as a site for sculptural and instinctive activity. 

These pictures begin in the colour darkroom, where I make colour photograms (any process of making a photograph with no camera), using photographic paper, colour filters and light.   I bring these prints to a studio, where I make in camera multiple exposure photographs of them, accentuating their physicality for the camera while their colours and forms interact inside of it.   

Both the studio and the darkroom are used to explore spaces of instincts, intuition and improvisation. To me, photographs are created through a relationship between anapparatus (or instrument) and a practitioner (or player) whose various decisions and actions largely affect the outcome of the photograph.  The spaces I work in stem from a curiosity towardsthis form picture making; “What would this gesture or action look like?” is a common question within my practice as a whole.  

I came to photography through a love of music, and my initial relation to this additive activity was the track by track layering process of recorded music.  Also inspired by the sonic environments created by full albums, I’m interested in the affection of a photograph and in making photographic worlds for viewers to get lost in.  Hopefully, they find something there too.  

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Far Shore- A Celebration of the Salish Sea by Evelyn Russell

Opening Reception Friday May 31, 5-7

show runs to June 12

The Far Shore is a collection of Hand Printed works by Artist Evelyn Russell.  It is a dedication to the Salish Sea, Vancouver Island, The Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast.  It is arbutus trees, whitecaps, orca whales, pebble beaches, rain forests and harvest moons.  It is kelp beds, windy days, starry nights and the sound of sea lions. The show is also a call to arms, a wake up call, step up protect and defend this Salish Sea. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to charities that  uphold environmental conservancy in the area.

web site link:

https://villageartworks.wixsite.com/evelynrussell

FB link:

https://www.facebook.com/Evelyn-Russell-Artist-Printmaker-63347300751/

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Insignia by Anh Le


 Anh Le: INSIGNIA 

An exhibition of abstract mandala drawings, paintings and modern calligraphy 

Reception/Meet the Artist: Friday, May 10 from 5pm-8pm – ALL WELCOME 

Exhibition runs May 11 - 29, 2019 

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Tides of Time- Mixed Media by Paula Ann Van

Tides of Time-

Past & present works

as well as a glimpse into the future

April 26- May 8, 2019

Opening wine & cheese reception Friday April 26, 5-7 pm.

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PAULA ANN VAN (Smith; nee Gregovski; formerly Whynot) shows an eclectic mix of her past and present works, along with a glimpse into the future… featuring art from Paula’s soon-to-be-released novel, “Cove Castle and the Tunnels of Doom” (for mature audiences, or immature-over-18).

Paula’s “TIDES OF TIME” exhibit at the SALT SPRING GALLERY http://www.saltspringgallery.combegins with a RECEPTION from 5 to 7 pm on FRIDAY, APRIL 26th. Come out and try Paula’s famous “Ginger Justification” cookies and “Harshmellow” candy, original recipes she features in Cove Castle, plus other treats!

Paula explores stained glass beyond-the-glass, still life, portrait & figure, abstract, and best of all, naughty political satire! If you’ve seen DJ Trump’s presidential coins, well, you’ll have to check out Paula’s coins! Her version is called Spectercles. Paula creates with polymer clay, glass, paint, pencil, fabric/yarn and ink.

Enter a raffle to win a novel or a mug! No purchase necessary, but her show prices will be crazy! Prices range from $5 to $325. Many framed originals will be priced at $50 or less! You can acquire a nice piece of art without breaking the bank! Who knows, if Paula’s novel is a hit, you could end up with a collector’s item!

In the meantime, get the pulse of Paula’s show and novel, by listening to her playlist, “Sunrise in Westview,” at http://www.Spotify.com …it’s there, to share, with you!

Paula’s show runs until Wednesday, May 8th and is not for the faint-of-heart. Hope to see you there!