Friday, September 30, 2011

It's Never Too Late ...

To start to advertise our Christmas Marketplace! Yes, the premier location in the Tri Cities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam to shop for unique handcrafted artisan gifts.
Our Christmas Marketplace opens on November 3rd and then will be open seven days a week up until December 22nd. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm; Saturday, 11am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm. Oh, I so want to bounce up and down singing, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! as an antidote to the rain.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Art 4 U Day in Port Moody

detail from work by James Mah
As a part of Port Moody's Festival of the Arts, the Blackberry Artists are taking part in Art 4 U Day this Sunday (25th September).

Between 11am and 3pm, the Arts Centre in Port Moody comes alive with shows, art demonstrations, drop-in workshops and entertainment. Blackberry Artists will have a discount sale, (with some real pre-christmas bargains!) alongside three of the member artists giving demonstrations of their work. Why not drop by to see stone carver Tom Reid, printmaker James Mah and jewelry artist Amanda Maxwell at work?

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September's Featured Artist: Tom Reid

September's featured artist, Tom Reid

During September the work of stone carver, Tom Reid, is featured in the gift shop display. As you can see from the photographs in this post, the display case is filled with a most wonderful menagerie of critters for adoption.

September's featured artist, Tom Reid From salmon to dolphins and orcas for your (very large) aquarium, plus horses, swans and and a couple of bears for the landlubbers, there is definitely something pleasing for everyone.

September's featured artist, Tom Reid Tom has been carving stone for over 35 years, and works in a variety of materials including soapstone, alabaster and jade. His main works represented in the gallery are inspired by the natural world and he accurately captures exactly the right expression or stance for each animal he carves. Tom also demonstrates his carving techniques at local rock and gem shows around the area so keep an eye out to watch this artist at work.

September's featured artist, Tom Reid

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September's Artist at City Hall: Joe Martin

This month's artist exhibiting in the display case on the mezzanine before the council offices is woodturner, Joe Martin.
As always, pieces on display are available for sale - just phone the gift shop (604 931 2008) to arrange payment and collection.