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Massey Theatre’s Plaskett Gallery features Sheila Page’s, “The Beach Beneath Our Feet,” Vol. 4, ARTicle 2.

Vincent Massey, of the Massey Report on Canada's arts and culture, is for whom the theatre was named.  The well respected, New Westminster born artist, Joe Plaskett, is the gallery's namesake.  Both would understand the drama, the intent and the painterly quality of this exhibition. The beach beneath Sheila's feet, as expressed in her paintings, is typical [...]

February 6th, 2016|

Graphic Re-Mixing: Vol. 4, Article 1, 2016

  Graphic Re-Mixing is Mark Johnston's digital art practice.  He draws upon mathematics, photography, graphics and sketches as his basic elements in producing single, finished works. Mark explains his art's development by showing me some of his earlier pieces: hand cut, Creative Pro machine-sewn graphics, on fabric. He tells me, "designs need to be speeded up, so I explored 'Paper Cuts.'"  His research leads him [...]

January 1st, 2016|

GAMMA GARAGE ARTISTS

Artists' Display Wall 1 My introduction to the Gamma Garage Artists at their 12th Annual Show in April is my pleasure.  Here is a dedicated group of artists quietly exhibiting watercolours, pen and ink and pastel drawings, acrylics, oils, collages, and monotypes in Sheila Chowdhury's studio/garage, as lovely Spring events.   The Gamma Garage is on Capitol [...]

May 7th, 2015|

Ghosts of Forests Past: Homage to Emily Carr

Although drawn as ghostly foreshadowing, this particular grove of second growth fir trees thrives on Thetis Island, one of the jewels of the Salish Sea, otherwise known as the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland.  Selective logging of the land had first taken place circa 1890.¹ In some [...]

March 13th, 2015|