Hornby Island ARTS Council Summer Schedule
Published June 28, 2012
July / August hours Tues to Sun, 11am to 4pm
September hours Wed to Sun, 11am to 3pm
2115 Sollans Rd, Hidden in the woods behind the Community Hall.
June 29 to July 11
Close to the Heart
Opening Friday June 29, 7 to 9
The Hornby Island Arts Council is proud to present the 5th annual “Close to the Heart” exhibition. We invite local artists to show works that are explorations in the experimental; art work in new media, art work moving in new directions, newly discovered passions and art work that is close to your heart.
This is a great opportunity to see what our artists have been up to over the winter and there are always exciting developments in the art practices of many.
July 13 to 25
Travels in Dream Land – Recent Paintings and Children’s Book Illustrations
Paintings, mixed media
Opening Friday, July 13, 7 to 9
For almost 25 years Painter and Children’s book illustrator Rae Maté has been well known on Hornby Island and Vancouver BC for her emotionally expressive paintings of people and flowers as well as playful “portraits” of cats, mice, birds and crocodile creatures. Rae uses acrylic paint and “lots of love” to translate her felt experiences and personal visions onto canvas, wood and paper. Along with new paintings this show will include a selection of the original illustrations from her 2011 book, Pussycat, Pussycat Where Have You Been?, praised by the NY Times and nominated for three major book awards in Canada, including the BC Book Prize and the Marylin Baillie Award. Signed archival prints of the Pussycat book illustrations and copies Rae’s three books will also be available for purchase.
July 27 to August 8
Robin de Lavis
Opening Friday July 27, 7 to 9
This body of work is a continuation of a series begun in the 60’s when I was living in relative isolation far removed from what we call urban living. Sitting in my small cabin by lamplight I would begin to draw without having any conscious awareness of the outcome. Money was scarce, so my only materials were a 12 colour set of Reeves watercolours, a pen and nib, some India ink and blank sheets of paper. It was a contemplative existence that became the genesis of what would become my life philosophy, one rooted in co-existence with all manner of creation.
My paintings are an invitation to the viewer to look more closely at the hidden costs of experimentation and the assumptions we collectively make in our desire to control our environment and ultimately, ourselves
August 10 to 22
Opening Friday August 10, 7 to 9
Music videos. Fishing tales. The latest novel. Reminiscences. Storytelling takes many forms. I am intrigued by story, both cultural and personal, and the irony that can hide in a narrative. There is a common thread of human vulnerabilities and experiences that runs through all tales whether they are from personal, societal, or mythological sources.
In my latest body of work, I am continuing to look at narrative with the emphasis upon fragments: pictorial, advertising, graffiti, and slogans. “Cloud Nines: Fragments” will be an installation of cloud shaped band saw boxes that explore hidden desires, thoughts, dreams, hopes, and innocence lost. These intimate ‘peek hole’ assemblage pieces will incorporate found objects, pictorial elements, words, music, and moving components: narrative fragments.
August 24 to September 5
Roberta Pyx Sutherland
Opening Friday August 24, 7 to 9
He was often late picking me up. While I waited I looked at Emily Carr’s paintings and dreamt of returning to the forests where she painted.
I now realize Emily Carr’s considerable influence in my art and life and wish to explore, understand, and acknowledge it more fully. This exploration was initiated by the opportunity to visit Haida Gwaii on the northwest coast of B C. It was at the location of the ancient Haida house site of Tanu through some synchronicity I found myself sitting where apparently Emily created one of her most iconic paintings. On my return I began working on a series of paintings in oil.
September 7 to 21
Opening Friday September 7, 7 to 9
The Hornby Island Arts Council is thrilled to host a group showcasing the artists of the Island Gallery (co-operatively run gallery). The artists of the Island Gallery are an eclectic group and the show will feature work from many of your favorite Hornby artists, from the well established to the emerging. We hope you come by for a visit!
Tuesday to Wednesday 11am to 4pm
2115 Sollans Rd, Hornby Island
Hidden in the woods behind the community hall
Contact us for more info:
250-335-2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Studio Guide
Check out the Hornby Island Artist Studio Guide that maps out the location of almost 40 island artists (19 mB )