Sunday, September 22, 2013

September's Featured Artist: Pat de Couto

September is almost over, and in the back-to-school rush I've had no time to blog about featured artist Pat de Couto's amazing work in the gift shop.
You've seen it previously in the blog but not in the premier spot.
Pat's work is gorgeous. I've watched sculpting the faces that peek out from chunks of driftwood and still cannot get over the amazement of seeing inanimate come to life.
Enjoy the slideshow, and don't forget to visit the shop!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

... last chance to see ...

The sculpture is meant to represent the importance of the railroad in the 100 years of growth of the city, e.g. connecting, forest, mountain and sea to the city (therefore the wrap around of the vessel by the railroad track) I call it “Time capsule of the Port Moody Golden Spike” (this is just symbolic and echoes the yearly Golden Spike event).

The Centennial Exhibition at the Port Moody Civic Centre Galleria closes on September 20th. So hurry on down to check out artist Myrta Hayes' ceramic sculpture shown above.

The Blackberry Artists - we're an inspired bunch!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Centennial Exhibition

Centennial Exhibition, originally uploaded by Blackberry Artists.

Last chance to see .... the Blackberry Artist's Society group exhibition based on Tracks in Time runs until September 20th at City Hall.

Check out more images from the display here but better yet, why not visit in person?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

.. summer good bye?

July in the gallery
intarsia by Del Holbrook

Like all good things, summer eventually comes to an end.
Shake the sand out of the luggage, sweep it out of the car, pour it out of the sandals ... one last time.
Pack up the seaside buckets.
Prop the souvenirs up on the shelf.
Fold up the relaxed linen trousers.
Summer good bye!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Artists under a tent: Port Moody Farmer's Market Sept 6

Art in the Garden fair
Tom Reid and Pauline Doyle dishing out the craftivism outside Port Moody Arts Centre last year

Want some more 'artists in your midst' action? under canvas? whittling? - well maybe not the whittling.
Blackberry Artist's Society is pleased to support Artist Day at Port Moody Farmer's Market on Friday, September 6th. Three of our members, Del Holbrook, Jane Ostenstad and er, me will be taking turns in the hot seat, showing how we translate our creative thoughts into action.
There will be work for sale, and more information on the society, including our upcoming Christmas Marketplace (opens November 14th - save the date).
So, if you want to speak to a real life artist, or find out about joining our society, or simply want to watch some cool crafting action then why not drop by Port Moody Rec Centre between 3pm and 7pm.
Please say hi!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Centennial Exhibition September 8 - 20

Centennial Exhibit Poster September 8 through 20 2013

Some members of the Blackberry Artist's Society have been inspired to create pieces based on the Port Moody Heritage Society Centennial Publication, Tracks in Time (available in the gift shop for $42).
Our exhibition is being set up on the afternoon of Sunday, September 8th so if you'd like to chat with some artists in your midst, please do drop by.