Three new works in the brand new series, "What's In A Name" will debut at the opening of Sacred/Modern this weekend at Elevation Gallery in Canmore. Come see them in person! Have a look at the works in progress.
As summer approaches, I've been out tire-kicking ...or "paddle-kicking".....for a new red canoe of our own. For now, since it's still pretty cold and the rivers are high in the mountains.... I'll be content to craft them with a brush, one by one....in my studio, remembering fondly the warm lakes of the east that wait for us.
How might it be for all of us if we were able to all just "be" ourselves in every situation? What might arise from this and for us? What might this intimate sharing of stories reveal about each of us, in our fragile human state. I learned so much over the weekend, not just from the rich content, brilliant ideas and brave folk who attended, spoke, volunteered, organized and tech-savvied the whole event, but from the act of openly sharing meaningful personal stories, despite nerves and all of the other distractions that accompany family life.
Working through this weekend at the easel, I'm getting further down the road in the relationship with the women in these paintings. Spending this amount of time with them in such an intimate fashion, has been very profound. I feel as though I'm coming to know them more closely and am more connected to them.
Check out three new works created, week of May 7, 2011.
We are pleased to announce that Janice will be one of the speakers on June 4, 2011 for TEDxCalgary at the Glenbow Museum Theatre. The theme of TEDxCalgary 2011 is "Breaking Through: Exploring the frontiers of ideas and actions." "I hope to inspire, educate and entertain and am humbly honoured (not to mention a bit nervous!) to share what I have discovered with the TEDxCalgary participants." - Janice Tanton
Art and children have a way of showing us the love and sunshine in our life. Even when it's dark, being present to possibility, creativity and love instills hope and a pathway forward. My Mother's Day gift came early, and in a beautiful form. I want to share that with you.
Sitting Bull - "VOTE" - C'mon and get your VOTE ON, Canada!
A Community Fusion Project is held in Los Angeles at the Canoga Park Arts Centre. Sponsored by the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Child Abuse Prevention Council, eighty community members gathered in two sessions to communicate and form relationships through dialogue in the arts.