Power of Art Virtual GalleryMarch 31, 2022
“Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine,
and at last, you create what you will”
– George Bernard Shaw
We started our year by powering up our art practice. Over the last 3 months, we looked at what the power of art means to our community. To some, it is the power to explain and show our emotions, to others it’s a way to make a point or take action to change something in the world. But now, let the power of the artwork speak for itself while we look at some beautiful artworks from this past gallery
the.wandering.mackenzie.artist, Photographer and artist full of energy
What a thing… To find your muse again ❤️🎨 it’s been so many years since I had picked up a brush or pen and created any kind of art. What an awakening these past couple of years have been. Can’t wait to start printmaking again 🎨❤️🥰
Peggie Collins, Design at Gallery One Twenty-seven. Bright, Bold and Fun acrylic works of art.
Art has not only kept me sane but it has also INSPIRED me to give back! #100shoesformentalhealth is a project all about shoes!
Why shoes 🤷 ♀️
“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes”
A reminder to have empathy and understanding for those struggling with segregation, loneliness and fear.
I am on my way to 100 but still need more shoes to paint! If you would like to “lend” me a pair of your shoes that
you love or have special importance let me know!
I will be donating a portion of all sales to mental health.
EuniceSo Art | YVR Painter
Art process of the ‘Cabin on the Hill ‘❄ 🏔
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle
I love the scenery on my way to Cypress Mountain, and the little cabin stands out on the hill feel so chill! To appreciate the beauty of nature, I decided to paint it on canvas.
Who loves to look at snow-covered trees 🌲? 🙋♀️
Painting allows me …
Documenting a journey
Focusing on technique
Finding beauty in the everyday
Seeing the world in different ways
Creating something to share
Turning experience into a work of art
Continuing to discover and nurture creativity
Andrea Pratt, Sunshine Coast artist
Aldo Leopold, America’s father of wildlife ecology, stated: “Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets. But humbler folks may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, one need be neither god nor poet. One need only own a shovel”. 🌲
Krystal Charlston, artwork by the Kwantlen Polytechnique University BFA grads of 2022.
My work aims to challenge gender norms through the juxtaposition of sculptural forms that blur the line between what is thought of as feminine and masculine. My own experiences growing up on a farm in Langley, BC and years of engaging in physically challenging farm work has greatly informed my art practice. Equally important is my fascination with all things considered stereotypically female in our culture: glitter, artificial nails, fake eyelashes,….Throughout my work, tools, fashion accessories and objects relating to farm labor are blended together to create a new hybrid, highlighting contrasting stereotypes of gender. Items typically associated with men’s work (hammers, mowers, shovels) are adorned with jewels, glitter and the colour pink – marking them as objects of hyper-femininity. By forcing together these apparent opposites, I aim to subvert cultural expectations of men as active and women as passive.
Peri-Laine Nilan, New Westminster artist and art educator
Spring Bouquet; watercolour and collage 8”x11”. The process of making art brings me joy. I’m always learning and the more I can share that learning with others, the happier it makes me feel.
Conversations With Nature – A Greener Practice
Whether we’re heading outside to paint plein air or exploring the nature of our mind, this spring we embark on Creative Journeys – vibrant voyages of interconnection, with our creative selves leading the way. We’re rotating through 3 themes this season, starting this April!