Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Iceman Cometh!

carved inukshuk by Tom Reid

I am of course hoping that this is a terribly unseasonal post I'm scheduling for this time of year, though messages from home tell me that so far, summer in Port Moody has been grim.
stained glass snowflake by Margret Billings
If it was indeed high summer, then the iceman would definitely be welcome, bringing cool treats, ice for drinks and even a large block of the stuff for leaning against perhaps.
It seems also a very good but unseasonal thing to talk about our Christmas Marketplace which opens a mere ten weeks or so away at the beginning of November. Start making your gift shopping lists - we'll have it all in stock for you.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August's Display at City Hall

This month, the display at City Hall (up the stairs opposite the reception desk, on your way up to the council offices) is graced with works by weaver, Beryl Hickinbottom, and new jewelry artist, Lucilena Gimenes. I would love to be able to include pictures of their display in this post but sadly (?) the blog's official photographer is on holiday this month.
Beryl is a weaver of local notability and repute. Her fine scarves are much coveted items year round, but especially at the Blackberry Artists' Christmas Marketplace (opening this year at the beginning of November at Port Moody Arts Centre). Her intricate weaves make excellent gifts year round.
Luci's work features intricate sterling silver chainmailling and beadwork jewelry. Her graceful designs will also be available in the Christmas Marketplace this year, as well as in the gift shop.
All items in the display cases are for sale (just telephone the gift shop 604 931 2008 to arrange collection) but you will need to visit City Hall to see the show.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Feature Artist - Del Holbrook - August 2011

Feature Artist - Del Holbrook by cruisin couple
Feature Artist - Del Holbrook, a photo by cruisin couple on Flickr.


Del Holbrook's display represents the delightful elements of Port Moody that make it such a magnificent place to live.
The majesty of the Great Blue Heron sitting along the shoreline with the powerful sailboat gracefully Heading Home across the inlet, guided by the far away Lighthouse's welcome light.
The graceful Swan calmly swimming in the clear blue waters listening attentively to the Robin joyfully chirping from its nest as a Teddy Bear patiently fishes for dinner.
The brave Persian Cat eagerly awaits a petting hand undeterred by the young Puppy gnawing on a shoe in the corner of the room as the Woodworker's Clock rhythmically ticks in the background, unaware that a Brown Bear and Cub are marchng through the tall grass of the back garden.
The Sunflower represents the abundance of the land while the Lion's roar and the Angel's peacfulness highlight the immense contrasts available within the Port Moody area.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011