Malaspina Art Society News – qathet Studio Tour Countdown begins!

The annual qathet Studio Tour is a free self-guided event that will be held the last weekend in August (Sat & Sun Aug 27 & 28), from 10am-4pm. With 28 venues and over 40 participating artists – some venues hosting multiple artists – it’s a great way for art-makers and art lovers to meet and exchange ideas, and of course sell some of the exciting new art produced on the upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Each year we welcome hundreds of eager visitors into our homes and studios to see where the magic happens.

OUR BROCHURE IS AVAILBLE NOW CLICK HERE for our 5.3 MB pdf that is printable on 11″x17″ or 8.5″ x 14″. The printed brochure should be available at local shops, galleries and at participating artist studios. Look out for our round, teal-coloured street signage and social media too (IG, Twitter, FB)

Tap on the artist or venue names below to learn more about them, view their selected image gallery, and link to their contact information, websites, social media and venue location on googlemaps.

LUND & AREA
1- TIDAL ART CENTRE: FEATURING. SHIVAUN GINGRAS, KAT THOMPSON & PRASHANT MIRANDA
2- JAN LOVEWELL & RON ROBB – RARE EARTH
3- WENDY DRUMMOND – THREE STONE SOUP
4- KERENSA HAYNES
5- HALEY HUNT-BRONDWIN & LAUREN EVERALL
WILDWOOD
6- ROCHELLE NEHRING
7- ROY SCHNEIDER
8- EVELYN KIRKALDY
TOWNSITE & CRANBERRY
9- PATRICIA LETTERPRESS GROUP (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
10- LEE MACKENZIE
11- SUSAN CANNING
12- ANNA MAY BENNETT – TURADH FINE ART
13- DESIGNATURE CRUCIBLE GALLERY – ANDY HENDERSON & YEONMI KIM
14- AMPLITUDE ARTS: FEATURING. JASON HYGAARD, KERRI ALMQUIST, CATNIP, PIERRE GAULTIER, MARIA FARMERE
15- JOYCE FURNESS & JANET SOUTHCOTT & HELENA PEDERSEN & KATIE MCLEAN
16- SHELLY IRELAND
17- ANNIE ROBINSON & JOSHUA DEGROOT
18- POWELL RIVER FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
WESTVIEW
19- MEGHAN HILDEBRAND
20- HARWOOD-LYNN FAMILY COLLECTIVE
21- CARMEN GEHRING
22- SALISH SEA ART COLLECTIVE: FEATURING. SOSAN BLANEY, MEGAN DULCIE DILL AND CLAUDIA MEDINA
SOUTH OF TOWN
23- SONJA KOBREHEL
24- BENTE HANSEN
25- GINA PAGE
26- NORAH LECLARE
27- TIM POOLE & MAGGIE POOLE
28- URSULA MEDLEY

We thank our many sponsors and co-presenters, qathet Art Centre.

MAS News: Art Exhibitions Return at VIU Powell River, with Rabideye’s DAMAGE NOTED – starts Nov. 3

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION HERE!
Presented through Malaspina Art Society.

Excerpt from exhibition notes

The title of this show, ‘Damage Noted’, is a reference to a term that librarians use to stamp onto books that have undergone damage, but are either still in circulation, headed for repair or destined to be destroyed. Within this context, the ‘Noted’ aspect is meant to dissuade further complaints from patrons regarding the state of the books, as an acknowledgment and mea culpa. Many of the works also contain collage elements and bits of type taken from destroyed books. That said, the title is open to interpretation here beyond this narrow meaning, as it can refer to damage self-inflicted or inflicted upon ourselves as a species  or as individuals  (as through the Covid-19 pandemic affected our physical bodies, our mental states, and our livelihoods), to our environment, physical bodies and minds where the act of living and time leaves its marks and as we grow (and grow older) and change to adapt to our changing contexts. 

In fact this is the process by which these pieces were produced: with little preconception, except for the most basic DNA of any given piece (basic size, materials, selection of colour, shapes and composition). The initial sharp edges of the underpainting are then introduced to heat, stress and chemical changes where the work is transformed quasi-randomly to produce new surfaces through which the artist reinterprets the piece based on previous actions and natural processes. Eventually the work is considered complete, even as often certain aspects such as patinas or rust will continue to work upon certain pieces, indefinitely. 

Most of the work presented in Damage Noted are available for purchase… As-is.  😉

Bio

Rabideye is thankful to live in the qathet region, traditional land of the Tla’Amin First Nation. He produces art, food gardens, art exhibitions, web media  design and illustrations (also for hire), and a free 1 hour weekly dance music podcast. He is currently involved in producing Augmented Reality (AR) works that take these aesthetic and philosophical concerns to another level, bridging a formal interest in animation, interactivity, and audio-visual design. A BC Arts Council Pivot grant has enabled him to offer two AR workshops that will be offered to the public in early to mid December at The Art Centre Public Gallery. 

Find out more, visit his online galleries and explore his social media network through www.rabideye.com 

full exhibition notes at: https://www.rabideye.com/damage-noted-works-by-rabideye-at-viu-pr-starting-nov-3-2021/