Oct
8
to Nov 15

"Through the Strange, new essences, making the world anew"

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  For Immediate Release: Two new exhibitions open at the Lake Country Art Gallery - Oct 8th. 2014   The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions from October 8th - November 15th, 2014. The first exhibition, “Through the Strange - new essences, making the world anew”, presents work by Vancouver-based artist Stephanie Jonsson and Jill Ehlert of Cobble Hill, on Vancouver Island. The second exhibition, “Airport Visions”, presents works by local artist John van der Woude.    “Through the Strange - new essences, making the world anew” is an exhibition of mixed media work that encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles by Jill Ehlert and Stephanie Jonsson. Jill Ehlert’s works take the form of intricately layered drawings and collages that pull from a wide range of interests: nature, geology, organic forms, cellular structures, cycles of metamorphosis and regeneration. Objects from the natural world and manufactured objects are placed side-by-side, in direct relation, to draw attention to the discovery of similar patterns and forms. In her collages, actual objects, like books and lace, are incorporated into drawn and painted compositions.  In Stephanie Jonsson’s work, there is a similar interest in natural forms, which she transposes into ceramic and textile sculptural pieces. She plays with the contrasts of hard against soft, furry against cold and sharp to create new hybrid plant / animal creatures that are both familiar and newly strange.  This exploration of finding the strange in the familiar is extended in “Airport Visions”, in a solo exhibition of photographic works by Kelowna artist John van der Woude. van der Woude has taken between 700 - 800 screen captures from Google earth per piece of the world’s busiest airports and stitched them together to create composite photographic images that explore ideas of security vs. accessibility and the aerial aesthetics and visual appeal of how airports look from sky.  All the artists will be present at the opening, on Wednesday, Oct 8th from 6 – 8 PM. Jonsson and Ehlert will be on hand for an artist talk on Thursday, Oct 9th at 12 noon. They will speak further about their work in this exhibition, as well as previous work. van der Woude will have an artist talk on Saturday, Nov 1st at 3PM. All events are free and open to the public.    Katie Brennan, Curator  http://www.lakecountryartgallery.ca 10356 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC  

 

For Immediate Release:

Two new exhibitions open at the Lake Country Art Gallery -

Oct 8th. 2014

 

The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions from October 8th - November 15th, 2014. The first exhibition, “Through the Strange - new essences, making the world anew”presents work by Vancouver-based artist Stephanie Jonsson and Jill Ehlert of Cobble Hill, on Vancouver Island. The second exhibition, “Airport Visions, presents works by local artist John van der Woude. 

 

“Through the Strange - new essences, making the world anew” is an exhibition of mixed media work that encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles by Jill Ehlert and Stephanie Jonsson.

Jill Ehlert’s works take the form of intricately layered drawings and collages that pull from a wide range of interests: nature, geology, organic forms, cellular structures, cycles of metamorphosis and regeneration. Objects from the natural world and manufactured objects are placed side-by-side, in direct relation, to draw attention to the discovery of similar patterns and forms. In her collages, actual objects, like books and lace, are incorporated into drawn and painted compositions. 

In Stephanie Jonsson’s work, there is a similar interest in natural forms, which she transposes into ceramic and textile sculptural pieces. She plays with the contrasts of hard against soft, furry against cold and sharp to create new hybrid plant / animal creatures that are both familiar and newly strange. 

This exploration of finding the strange in the familiar is extended in “Airport Visions”, in a solo exhibition of photographic works by Kelowna artist John van der Woude. van der Woude has taken between 700 - 800 screen captures from Google earth per piece of the world’s busiest airports and stitched them together to create composite photographic images that explore ideas of security vs. accessibility and the aerial aesthetics and visual appeal of how airports look from sky. 

All the artists will be present at the opening, on Wednesday, Oct 8th from 6 – 8 PM. Jonsson and Ehlert will be on hand for an artist talk on Thursday, Oct 9th at 12 noon. They will speak further about their work in this exhibition, as well as previous work. van der Woude will have an artist talk on Saturday, Nov 1st at 3PM. All events are free and open to the public. 

 

Katie Brennan, Curator

 http://www.lakecountryartgallery.ca

10356 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC

 

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Feb
9
10:00am10:00am

"Drawing as Meditation"

Vancouver Island School of Art 

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC  V8T 4E1 
Phone: 250.380.3500
Email: info@vancouverislandschoolart.com

Drawing as Meditation 

I will be a guest instructor in the afternoon portion of this class.

This workshop covers two approaches to drawing as meditation: the first are simple line drawings resulting close observation of natural forms and really learning to slow down and draw what you see; the second part involves making zentangles which are small scaled patterned drawings built around specific design structures. We are delighted to have Jill Ehlert guest artist as the instructor for the second half of this workshop.  If you are simply looking for a way to relax and want to experience the joy and focus that drawing can bring, this is the workshop for you.
February 9 Sunday, 10am - 5pm 
Wendy Welch 
Tuition: $100.00 (6 hrs) 
Material Fee: $25 (all materials included) 
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Jan
24
to Mar 3

"Upcoming Art Exhibition"

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"Drawing Beneath the Surface"

Slide Room Gallery 

Show Dates:   January 24 - March 3, 2014

Opening:         Friday January 24,  7:30 - 9:00 PM

Jill Ehlert, Sarah Cowan and June Higgins

Curated by Wendy Welch

This exhibition highlights the way drawing moves from drawing marks to painterly strokes and sculptural forms.  These three artists work in the realm between the abstract and the representational and use line as a form of expressive gesture and a vehicle for meaning.

Gallery Hours 9:00 - 5:00

Some Weekends and Evenings - call to confirm 250-380-3500

The "Slide Room Gallery" is located on the lower level of the Vancouver Island School of Art, 2549 Quadra Street, Victoria

                                                          "Transfiguration" 22" x 30" by Jill Ehlert

                                                          "Transfiguration" 22" x 30" by Jill Ehlert

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