Saturday, June 7, 2008

A Grid of Apples

The display committee has done a great job hanging my work at White Rock Community Arts Council Gallery. I especially enjoyed seeing 16 of my 6x6 apple paintings hung as a grid. I had them arranged on the floor at home, working out the arrangement - but it was a real pleasure to see them hung. One apple has a bite out of it - but there is an alternate square with the apple whole- so the purchaser can choose how to hang it. I used a metallic gold background for these paintings as each apple then becomes a sort of icon. Just for fun, the produce tag showing the type of apple, is stuck on the back of most of the paintings.
Because of the long weekend, it now seems that the show will close on June 28th, instead of the 30th--- but still time to get out there to have a look!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Opening Thursday with reception

Thursday night, my show at White Rock Community Arts Council opens, The gallery is at Windsor Square mall - 90- 1959 152 Street, South Surrey. Regular hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 11am to 3pm. The reception is June 5 from 7pm to 9pm. Although the invitations read that the show continues to June 30th, it will actually be taken down on the 28th, because of the long weekend with Canada Day being on the Tuesday. I have a variety of pieces in this show - from a grid of 16 apples to a couple of street scenes from Rome. The apple grid is being hung with one apple with a bite out of it - but I painted an alternate square in case someone wants all whole apples! This is a nice space and sales from here go to support Community Arts Council activities. Because of grants, I am asked to say something "educational" when introduced - so I think I'll do a little explaining about the nature of acrylics and what they are.