Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 29 at 7 p.m. downstairs at the New Westminster Public Library
The opening reception for the “Look What We Do” group show at thenetworkhub.ca was a fun time.
Over 60 people showed up to see the works by Shelley Rothenberger, www.mbradica.com/shelley/
The show looks great and I recommend that you all take the time to go see it as it ends about March 22 and a new one starts.
So who wants to be in the next show at The Network Hub? Email [email protected] with your interest.
At this meeting we are going to be matching artists with poems for the Pictorial Poetry segment of the May 4, 5, 6 show, which will once again take place upstairs at The River Market in New Westminster.
When you arrive at the meeting there will be a sign up sheet for those interested in taking a poem home and creating a picture from it.
- We will draw poems and match them with the people on the sheet.
- We have 18 poems now and are looking at around 30 in total being available.
- If any artist wants to include a poem or has a friend who wants to submit one, please do so to our website.
A reminder that the Pictorial Poetry segment of the show will take place in thenetworkhub and will stay up for at least three weeks. We will try and get some poets in to do some readings over the course of that exhibition. Unlike the main show, there are no size constraints on Words Made Visible exhibit.
If you have any titles for our show, please send your ideas to our website. Marney Rose Edge and myself will have samples of what can be done with wooden cradles.
As our next meeting is March 7, we will make any adjustments to the above if required. It is actually a good thing that the two meetings will be close together.
April 4 will be the next meeting and probably the last before the May show itself.
Remember to bring 4 x 6 photographs of your work if you want to be included in the Display Portfolio Binder that I will be taking around to different venues that may act as satellite galleries.
In other news
Marney Rose Edge is participating in the Home and Garden Show at BC Place that runs this Thursday to Sunday. www.bchomeandgardenshow.com
Gabrielle Grieg’s www.mrspicasso.com opening reception in Tsawwassen at The Long House Gallery was a fun and interesting time. There were lots of people who bought quite a few pictures, lots of food and wine and generally everyone was in a good mood. Congratulations to Gabrielle and her three fellow exhibitioners. NWA Members are making their presence known. The show ends Feb. 26.
A reminder that the Reason to Care BCACL Art Auction is Saturday March 3. Please contact Melissa Bennett Knights at 604-777-9100 ext 522 or [email protected] if you are interested in donating a picture. I did so and plan to attend the event which is a worthy cause.
Another reminder that www.artscouncilnewwest.org is seeking submissions for their Inspired By Words Exhibition April 3-28. The deadline to apply is March 9.
The Heritage Life Drawing Society, www.newwestlifedrawing.com held a special drawing session last night of Burlesque Dancers who are getting ready for a PACE Society Benefit performance on March 4 at Lafflines on Columbia Street. Their members, of whom I am one, will be donating drawings and paintings to be sold during the benefit. Please visit www.lanafriesen.com for more details.
Mary Bennett, who has been a collage instructor at MAC in the past, has joined with sculptor/painter Louise Bunn to present a show called “Transmutations: journeys through time and space”. The show opens on Thursday February 23 (reception 4:30 to 7:30) and runs until April 6.
The Gallery at Douglas College is on the Fourth Floor North.
Looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday!