There has been a whirlwind of projects going on since the snow melted. This summer has flown by with deadline after deadline keeping life at a high speed pace. These projects have been wonderful and exciting....and have kept me coasting along, allowing me to resurface and come back to life as an artist after the consuming process of creating life! and moving home and studio.
The ms Koningsdam of the Holland America Line set sail this April with my Golden Blossom kimono in the Tamarind restaurant. Thanks to International Corporate Art for their commission!
Opening of the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec June 23 2016.
Tao and I drove to Quebec City for this exciting event. To have one of my floor dresses "Into the Forest" apart of the opening exhibition and displayed with François Houdé's piece meant a lot. It also has other significance to me as I have a great grandmother and grandmother buried in Quebec and I think they would be moved and proud to know I accomplished something that they were told was impossible because art was just for Sundays.....
Agora Gallery's Summer Exhibition - Stratford, ON
I have a new kimono in Agora Gallery's popular Summer Exhibition, opening Saturday, June 25 from 7 to 9pm. The exhibition features work in a range of media - drawings, paintings, sculptures, glassworks, mixed media, limited edition prints and photography - by some of Stratford's best artists, including: Ruth Abernethy, Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Tom Campbell, Glenn Elliott, Scott Fillier, Renata Fitzgerald, Kathryn Friis, Jacob Grodzinski, Antony John, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Victoria Lewis, Antonie Los, Tanya Lyons, Jim MacDougall, Scott McKowen, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart & Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.
The exhibition will run until October 23 and change throughout the summer: as artworks are sold, new pieces are put on display, so keep popping into the gallery see new work by your favourite artists. Join us to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work Sundays @ 11am throughout the summer. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm (and often until 8pm when there are evening performances at the Avon Theatre).
Studio Tour - This summer was my first time apart of the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour and it was great! We had wonderful weather and I had many great visitors from near and far.
Another wonderful and magical weekend!!
Coming Home ......to the enchanted land.
On September 9th my solo exhibition opened. This show had been two years in the making and reflects where I've been and where I am now. In life and my work.
It's always amazing and magical when a show comes together! This exhibition means a lot to me and continues to move me each time I visit it. I have been fortunate to have a two month exhibition giving time to its existence and potential to be seen! The first floor exhibits what I have been doing for the past 20 years and the upstairs gallery is the here and now and where I am going.
On at the Railway Station in Barry's Bay until October 30th Open Wed. - Sat. 10-4
The Countdown Public Art Project to end sexual violence against women
This summer I was honoured to be invited by Red Dress productions to make glass pebbles for this public art project in our community.
On September 12th I held a glass pebble making and pebble sorting day. It was wonderful to see the community coming together to be creative and work on large scale art.
Last but not least I am working on a new series of Kimonos!
Life is a work in progress ....and there are many peeks and valleys as we ebb and flow finding our way. But life is what you make it and everyday I am moved by the possibilities.... so If you want to be happy. Smile.