Such a fab February! It was a wet one for Vancouver, but all that rain means a green city and a rainbow or two when the sun peaks out. 🌈
My February focus has been preparation for Suspended in a Sunbeam, my solo show opening at Kafka's March 23rd. New pieces from my Suspended in a Sunbeam and Watercolour Collage series, as well as some wood wall sculptures, too! (You can see the pre-paint cuts of those in my last post!)
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I also assisted on two murals! Technically, one was in January but it was toward the end of the month and I enjoyed it so much that I'll count it here. 😊
First up, was an indoor mural with my lovely friend and glorious printmaker, Kari Kristensen. Kari brought her Imagined Landscapes series from the printing press to the main meeting space at The Profile Co-Working Business Club in Downtown Vancouver, translating her signature linework into paint. I'm so pleased she asked me to join her in making this happen. Watch for many more amazing things from Kari in 2018!
Next up was lending a hand to Tierney Milne and Brother Jopa on their Let's Be Friends mural, located in the courtyard of Vancouver's East Side Flea. The title is apt as many of their sweet friends showed up to help them bring this piece to life, colourizing this outdoor space for a bright spring and summer to come!
There were a couple of exhibits, too! I highly recommend visiting the Port Moody Arts Centre's Ann Kitching Gallery to see one of my favourite artists new exhibit. The pieces in Sarah Ronald's Spirits from Woods are so beautiful even without context; add the meaning she instills them with and it's almost too much. A must see. You can also catch Sarah at her THRIVE talk on March 22.
Sarah is one of 4 artists showing at PoMo Arts until March 22: the Canadian Pacific Gallery features Our Roots Exposed, a perfect pairing of new works by April Lacheur with woodturner Jim Johnson, and the Suncor Room is showing Industrial Revolution, incredible ceramic works by Amy Li-Chuan Chang.
It was only one day but the Get Lucky Art Show at Fortune Sound Club was really great! I just may have purchased two pieces there and they just may have arrived to me by mail yesterday and I just may be thrilled about both those things. One by Kyle Scott that is the perfect gift for a fab friend, and another from the brilliant Sara Khan (aka mindforking) as a gift to me! (There were also gourmet fortune cookies by The Cookie's Fortune Company. Chocolate Toffee = YES. 🥠) Hop on District Local's newsletter list for a heads up for next year's show.
And. There's. More! February marked the beginning of my second year as a member of THRIVE Mastermind. Several members of my group from 2017 have stayed on so I get to spend 2018 with them, plus some new members, too. I'm also leading another group so I get double the THRIVE this year! The monthly meetups and the community around THRIVE contributed beautifully to my development as an artist last year, and I look forward to all that it will bring (and that I can hopefully give back to it) in 2018.
Okay, I'm done now. ❤️ Looking forward to a very artful March! 🎨