Take up a voice in championing the arts in education at the K-12 levels, or the arts funding cuts will continue to occur. In the end, our society will suffer because we have failed to impart critical thinking skills necessary to solve the complex problems of our society or to provide alternative education methods. Our systems have let us down. At the end of the day, it falls upon wise parents to impart not only art skills to the best of their ability, but most importantly, the critical thinking processes involved when creating in the arts: brain skills that everyone requires.
Join me for a wonderful in-depth, week-long workshop at Red Deer College, July 25 - 29, 2011 as part of the SERIES: Summer School of Art in Central Alberta. In the "Paintings That Glow: Techniques of the Old Master's" week-long course, you will experience the philosophy and practice of the masters, from composition to foundational underpainting, to final glazing techniques and colour mixing.
Timothy Dalton and Michael Ignatieff bare a surprising facial resemblance to one another, while the cowboy Harper tries tah figger it out.
Tanton's Red Canoe Series is all about perfection, movement and change which forever surround us so it seems quite apropos that these are her first finished works for 2011. For thousands of years, the canoe has been the perfect model of perfect design, where form and function cannot be improved upon and relate directly to the intended use. Aboriginal people all across Canada and in other countries around the world, understood the value and intrinsic spirituality of this vessel. In it's original form, regionally refined, the canoe is the most perfect design in all respects. It allowed for survival and transportation in harsh conditions using indigenous natural materials in a sustainable way.
Jeremy Rifkin's video presentations at the RSA on The Empathic Civilization.
"An exhibition of one's work in which passion and your human capital is invested, is an intensive, life-changing experience. It is like giving birth - the experience & responsibility lasts much longer than the show opening."
A sneek peak at the underpaintings for two new large red canoe pieces on belgian linen that are on my easel.
Call to artists: Public art opportunity with the City of Calgary, Calgary Folk Festival - Festival Hall.