I hike most mornings at Mount Douglas on the trails that go up and around the mountain. Over the past few months I have been greeted along the way, when I am watchful, by these little sculptures. There is one in the foreground and one in the background. I didn't see the one at the back until I posted the picture. They are lovely little creations! Someone is making life more interesting by stopping for only a few minutes to be creative! I love them all...yes, many, many of them, new ones almost daily!
This piece was sold at the Artist's Gala! I am thrilled that the picture is going to stay in Victoria and hope that the purchaser knows the story that goes with it! I reflects opening night at the opera when the people who have money and support the local opera company are given a special reception. This woman commands the respect and adolation of that company of donators! ...and she knows it!
Gage Collective members Kenna Barradell, Yvonne Freigang, Deirdre Kelly and Natalie Shumka, have been juried into the Sooke Fine Arts Show. The show will have 375 works from artists spanning Vancouver Island and surrounding BC coastal islands, and is the largest juried event in our region. It opens at 10 am daily from July 24 - Aug. 3 at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. http://sookefinearts.com/
This is the third year of three that I have been accepted into this show. It is wonderful to be included amongst such talented artists! I am always surprised by the pieces that are chosen by the jurors. It is a reminder that our different experiences inform our appreciation of art; that our interests are as diverse as our numbers.