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Ponokami­taa — The Spirit of the Horse” will open on July 3rd at Gib­son Fine Art in Cal­gary, Alberta and run through the Cal­gary Stam­pede to July 19th.

Loca­tion :: Gib­son Fine Art, 628 11th Ave, SW, Cal­gary AB (403) 244‑2000

Date: July 3rd — July 19th

Artist Talk/Meet & Greet: July 12th, 2:00 — 4:00 p.m.

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I’d like to invite you to join me for a morn­ing of fun and art that is per­sonal to you. This sim­ple tech­nique of ink and water­colour will be some­thing you can use all your life to cre­ate and record those moments of impor­tance in your life.

Throw away that Insta­gram and Face­book post for a quick sketch and some penned thoughts

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As artists, we are free to express our­selves in most coun­tries in the world. Never take for granted, this abil­ity to do so. It is inte­gral to the well-being of our soci­ety. The next time you take up a brush, an instru­ment, a pen… be reminded of how you can cross over and step boldly into the fray.

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I’m feel­ing so much grat­i­tude to have been accepted this March for Bo’s Mas­ter Class at Colum­bus State Uni­ver­sity in Colum­bus, Geor­gia. I can’t wait to spend time with the other artists and this great painter in his home town for a con­cen­trated expe­ri­ence, and intel­li­gent dialogue.

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Enchant your inner artist in a sen­su­ous slow feast with painter Jan­ice Tan­ton, singer song­writer Julia Lynx and Chef George Bayne. Explore the role of art and music in your life with a spe­cial focus on heal­ing and reju­ve­na­tion. A two-time Canada Coun­cil award recip­i­ent, Janice’s works are rep­re­sented locally at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Julia will share some of her songs unplugged.

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Update on Bill C-45 : Yes­ter­day (Dec 12, 2012), the Sen­ate debated for a 3rd Read­ing on Bill C-45 & the Hon Joseph Day asked to have the sec­tions of the Indian Act & the Nav­i­ga­ble Waters Pro­tec­tion Act removed. And asked for a fur­ther 6 hours to debate the issue and for it not to be voted on yet. We still have some time to attempt to influ­ence this process by con­tact­ing Sen­a­tors to express our non-consent with the legislation.

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Haida Gwaii sits at the junc­ture of three tec­tonic plates, with a total of 10 fault lines. A bit like Mother Nature’s weak and tick­lish spot, if you will. In short, this area is as unsta­ble as the San Andreas fault, with a pow­er­ful oblique thrust that will put some kick in your behind. A tsunami would carry dirty crude oil a very long way.

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When I came back from Gwaii Haanas National Park in June, my head was filled with so many images, expe­ri­ences and thoughts that I needed some time to sort through them before pick­ing up a paint­brush. I’m still going through that, with over 5000 pho­tographs, a full sketch­book, sound files and video. One of the things I’m start­ing to do now is to thumb­nail sketch out in “sto­ry­board” form, my trip through the park itself which took 5 days. I’m look­ing at every pho­to­graph, recall­ing the expe­ri­ence and pick­ing a few moments that inter­est me. One of the great­est tools any artist can use is the thumb­nail to do this, and it’s a great tool that I learned way back in my col­lege days as a graphic designer.

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The ver­dant val­leys that lay at the bot­tom of majes­tic snow-capped peaks that line the sides of the Yel­low­head high­way #16 west­ward towards Prince Rupert…have taken my breath away today. The smell of the air is dif­fer­ent here. It’s newer — fresher, filled with spirit and the life-breath of the trees. The life-breath of this planet.

I get it. I get why we need to look at this land with dif­fer­ent eyes, and pro­tect it. I’ve never seen any­thing like it. Pristine…beautiful. There are no words for this place…and there are fewer peo­ple to see it.

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