Saturday, December 24, 2011

Framing the Garden, Reflections of Victoria, edited by Linda Rogers

Linda Rogers has put together an anthology of Victoria painters and poets in this newly released book called Framing the Garden, it is one of her many poet laureate projects. 
Just released by Ekstasis Editions.

Victoria, the Garden City famous for its felicitous climate and heritage charm, is also renowned for its flourishing artistic community. Drawn to the beauty of Vancouver Island and the vibrant culture of a livable city, poets and artists have chosen this location as home. In Framing the Garden: Reflections of Victoria, Poet Laureate Linda Rogers presents a tapestry of contemporary Victoria, composed of images, poetry and prose by its many acclaimed authors and artists. Including work by poets such as PK Page and Patricia Young and artists Robert Amos, Miles Lowry and Phyllis Serota, Framing the Garden reveals a lively cultural centre, where past and present, words and images, nature and civilization, like sea and shore, are in a constant dance.

I am thrilled that the City of Victoria has chosen this book as my poet laureate legacy project. Artists should work together as models of co-operation for the world around us. As in the time of Keats, truth and beauty live together. I wanted my legacy project to reflect that desideratum. In Victoria we have artists, poets, painters and dancers collaborating all the time. Companies like Suddenly Dance and Ballet Victoria include spoken word in their performances. Many of our poets work with musicians. Ekphrasis, poets responding to visual art, is common practice.

Even though we couldn’t fit dancers and fiddle players in this book, we hope the poems and paintings sing and dance for you.

We couldn’t fit in all the fine poets and painters who work in our garden, but we do hope this book represents their fabulous variety.

~ Linda Rogers

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Distort Sculpture Series . . .

# 223.49 in the series . .I have now completed all 222 in the series of crocheted Distorts sculptures. As a number of these have gone on to private collections in the years since this project began, I am now creatng the "cousins" to those that are in other parts of the world. The final installation will display all 222 sculptures.
 New installation shots forthcoming. Below are the "Distorts" as they appear at the moment at the studio. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sculpture 216

Crocheted wool, needle feting, interior form made by using expandable foam that expanded and extruded through the holes of the crochet.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ode I

Ode I
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Never Dine Alone

check out: Carollyne Yardley's Blog for more details: Never Dine Alone


Come join us for the most fun you’ll have at a Friday night art opening - Never Dine Alone: a visual + sensory feast.
If you like Lady Gaga’s new look, then you’ll appreciate our walking gallery of special guests; many of whom eat breakfast with Alice and dine with the Tudors. Our first art show explores the intersection of life, art, food, and social relationships.
Hosts David Hunwick and Carollyne Yardley invite you to their first group interactive art show at The Sculpture Studio.
Come spend the First Friday in November with us and witness the delicate dance of squirrels, hares, love and heartache, through sculpture, portraiture, costumes and the fine art of hosting a dinner party.
Featured artists include: Tara JuneauJen SteeleKen Horn, and Steve Chmilar with support from David Hardwick, Pati TozerDanica Wilcox and Tierre Joline, and Ellen Manning, James Mantle, and Dale Roberts


Opening Night: November 04, 2011, 5 pm to 8 pm
Location: The Sculpture Studio, 211 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC | Google Map
Parking: Free on-site
RSVP: by November 01, 2011 through this online form or telephone The Sculpture Studio, 250-419-3233
Show continues: November 04 - 13th, 2011
Opening times: daily with from 11-3 | Special Remembrance Day event 2-4

Monday, October 3, 2011

Body Language, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC

October 7 – Oct 21

Venue: Martin Batchelor Gallery
Address: 712 Cormorant Street (250) 385-7919
Gallery Hours: Open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm
Admission: FREE
*Come to the opening reception Oct 7, 7pm-9pm!

You are invited to the opening reception Friday, Oct 7 @ 7pm-9pm! Proceeds from the sale of these artworks support new programs in this year’s ROMP! Festival.
  • Georgia Angelopoulos
  • Fran Baskerville
  • Allan Edgar
  • David Ferguson
  • Roy Green
  • Heather Keenan
  • Miles Lowry
  • Abe Murley
  • Debi O’Herir (Ireland)
  • Dale Roberts
  • Waine Ryzak
  • Phylis Serota
  • Irma Soltonovich
  • Roberta Pyx Sutherland
  • Joanne Thomson & Greg Glover
Special thanks to Martin Batchelor for his support of this program.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Distort Series of Sculptures continues, #'s 193 and 194 / 222 have now been placed in the composition. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stephen Jones - Contest

My Entry into the Stephen Jones Hat Contest

The Contest Site: TALENTHOUSE

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Art Attire, AGGV, June 11th, 2011

One of the needle felted sculptural hats I created for the Art Attire event at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. The complete ensemble included felted cuffs and sash. Detailing on the felting was done with Angelina fibres.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Girly Buoy

27" x 27" x 4"
Crocheted twines, binding, rescued buoy

Monday, February 21, 2011

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers
A fundraising show and sale
February 18 to March 5, 2011
Opening Friday, February 18, 7 to 10pm

Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria
Exhibition Hours: Wed to Sat, 12 to 5 pm

The art of the record sleeve, remixed and remastered by more than 50 artists.