Thursday, May 8, 2014

On With the Show!!!!

Here's More Information About Our Upcoming Rug Show

This summer, between June 9 and September 13, 2014 everyone is invited to our hooked rug exhibition at the Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum which is located on the outskirts of Moncton, NB. Featured in the display are two large rugs hooked by Rachelle LeBlanc - one of Canada's best known fibre artists. Although she now lives in Alberta, Rachelle's roots are in Bouctouche, a small village a few miles north of Moncton. This summer in June she is returning to New Brunswick for two workshops - one at the Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and another at a private studio in Bouctouche. Take a look at her web page to see the dates - one of the workshops is full but there are still a few spaces left in the other one!

Rachelle LeBlanc's Rugs for our Show

 An update on Della!

A second mat featuring my fiesty friend Della is in the works - this one may be submitted for a juried group show at the Swoon Gallery in Halifax later in July. Artists from all mediums are being challenged to submit a piece of art that "celebrates the sweet tooth" and to think "outside the cake box". The title for the show is "How Sweet It Is". Hmmm - wonder what Della can come up with!

This past spring artists were asked by Swoon to go to their website, view the displayed art and find inspiration to create a new piece for a group show. My choice was the abstract painting "Emerging" by Monika Wright. I was drawn to the colours that Monika uses in her beautiful work and the freedom of the shapes. Once finished, I chose to call my piece "Firestorm" - as it brought back memories of seeing on the news the red hot eruptions of lava from Mount St. Helens.

"Firestorm"  by P. Winans ©
Detail of edge of "Firestorm" by P.Winans ©

Both pieces displayed together at the Swoon Gallery Halifax

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