This week, Tuesday to be precise, there is an art opening on the island. Artist Nancy Angermeyer will present several of her works at the local café, and I look forward to the ethereal ambiance these pieces will add to the room all summer long. Her work evokes dream-like travels through a time machine.
Photographic Paintings by Nancy Angermeyer 30 June to 9 August 2010
Opening reception Tuesday 29 June at 7 pm
Saturna Café, 101 Narvaez Road, Saturna Island
The weather has improved and there is plenty to do around the house and garden. Still, planning excursions – even to the big city – can be fun. I am making lists of places to visit this summer, and Vancouver is on my list.
Do you need an excuse to check out Vancouver this summer? Well, here is one from the textile art file... Aboriginal Textile Art
TIME WARP Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast July 16, 2010 – January 16, 2011
At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Time Warp is the first major exhibition to feature the contemporary practice of textile and fibre art on the Northwest Coast. The show celebrates 22 emerging, mid-career and internationally recognized Aboriginal textile artists, (20 female, 2 male), from Alaska, The Yukon, BC, and Washington State.
The works demonstrate a breadth of expertise, innovation, and cultural diversity. Historically, textiles were marginalized because they were, and still are, considered to be women’s work and purely decorative. Time Warp challenges this gender bias, which has contributed to inequalities of recognition and representation.
To learn more: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
After months of silence, I have decided to get back online. Maybe it’s a little celebration of spring. After months of Pacific North-West rains, I really enjoy the beautiful light that comes through on afternoons when the sun breaks through the cloud cover.
I am wondering if I can get back in the creative groove. Some friends have been encouraging me to get going and there is some work going on in the studio… But the great outdoors is calling to me, and the garden too, of course… And with summer just around the corner, we expect visitors.
So. Steal little moments here and there, and get going on the ideas that have been swirling in my head for a while.
And to celebrate spring, here is a blue Himalayan poppy (Meconopsis), grown in a friend’s garden. Lovely combo of hot and cool colours.