As an artist, I applaude and support Mr. MacKay for his art action and thank him for standing up and speaking out on what he believes in. The erosion of our democracy is happening by tiny increments. Who else, but the artist to help draw attention to matters of concern for everyone.
In Canada, we are currently under the thumbs of one of the least "artist-friendly" governments since Confederation. There's a reason for that. Artists are not afraid of speaking out, acting as catalysts for change, observing change in the larger society and finding unique and expressive ways to shine light into dark corners of corrupt governments. That frightens those in power - it always has. They are frightened of what they do not understand.
Neel de Wit-Wibaut is a painter who splits her time between Calgary and a remote location in the Alberta foothills. Devoted to her work, she has been painting faithfully for decades. Her paintings express her deep appreciation of nature and invite the viewer to join her in a reflection on light. Working primarily in oils on wood, her subjects are inspired moments of illumination—sunlight, moonlight and the colors in shadows. This retrospective is a tribute to Neel’s remarkable career and an homage to the Alberta foothills where she has lived for more than half her life.
If you are in Canmore on Thursday, May 3rd, you must take the time to attend this talk by independent curator and writer, Mary-Beth Laviolette. Mary-Beth will be doing an…
In this post, artist Janice Tanton provides material information and video instructions on how to make 8" figure armatures for sculpture. They are great for artists, school projects and kids.
Here are a couple of beautiful videos made by Parks Canada of the Gwaii Haanas Marine Park. I will be there this June, as Artist in Residence.
One of the most important aspects of being an artist is to be able to have deep dialogue with other artists and discover their process, talk about the meaning of the work and the joy of creating. Understanding another's path can help you navigate through yours, and today I meet with Norman Yates, Canadian painter extraordinaire at the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta.
Janice Tanton's land and sea route to Gwaii Haanas National Park where she will be an artist in residence on Haida Gwaii in 2012.
I'm going to be an Artist in Residence at Gwaii Haanas! Artists in Gwaii Haanas is a collaborative effort between Gwaii Haanas National Park, the Haida Gwaii Museum, and the Haida Nation. For 10 days in June, three artists (two artist residents of Haida Gwaii and one visiting artist) will be guided by a Parks Canada staff member into remote areas of Gwaii Haanas National Park.