Monday, January 19, 2009

"Wings" The Show

Snowy Owl, Judy Whyte,wood painted

John Fultz, Wings Heroic, acrylic, gold leaf.

Works by Kristian Adam, Lorena Krause.

Kristian and Judy in her office.

Setting up, Dan Tibbits, John Fultz, Riley Charters.

Steve and Craig after hanging Craigs work. Photography

On Friday the 16th, nine of the thirteen artist of Wings spent six hours hanging the show. The atmosphere was a chaotic, excited frenzy to get the work hung to the best advantage for each piece. We had interesting challenges such as the S hooks were too big for the hanging chain provided, lucky I gave all the hooks and chain from my gallery to my brother in law for his school. I don't know how we would have solved that problem had John not offered the use of his chain and hooks. Another challenge was two step ladders to be shared among us. Only tall people could reach the celling on these short ladders, I would not have been able to hang the show alone with the ladder the gallery has. The effort paid off and we were pleased with the flow of diverse creativity spanning the walls of Kariton Gallery. The last one to leave, I was exhausted as I walked to the car. Glancing over my shoulder to the lake I saw a shooting star streaking to earth through the trees. I stopped briefly to reflect on the auspicious nature of a shooting star on this night.
Snowy owl, Judy Whyte, Glass bust, Lorena Krause, Leucorrhinia Borealis, lamp, Karen Durant, Lorena paintings oil on wood, Pantala costum Karen Durant.
Sunday January 18 opening day

Baraa Safaa Ali
Wow what a show , people started trickling in at noon we were still setting up the tables of food and drink, the musicians were tuning up and the piano was plugged in. The ambiance was a thrilled excitement of artist, friends, family and the public. They filled the rooms with smiles of interest and awe, proud and thankful to be sharing this day with such a group of talented artist.

April Solomon, oil.
Brandon Schultz untitled multi medium priced to a good home

Research, oil, Daneil Tibbits

Daniel Tibbits

The Golden Stone, oil, Daniel Tibbits

Works of Riley Charters, Brandon Schultz
These are some of the comments written in the book; Inspiring, Great, Enjoyed the art thanks, wonderful show, Great show, Beautiful a treat worth exploring, Very interesting, I love you guys your art rocks, this is all so touching and is so lovely, Great job, love the music.

Kings Crossing, airbrush acrylic on wood, Kristian Adam

Kristian Adam

The Nym Nums oil on wood, Kristian Adam
At 4:15 people were still trickling in as we were starting to sort out what was left of the food, clean the dishes and pack up the instruments.

Karen Durant, Stephen Fultz

Baraa, John was taking a break from his piano

Works by Anne de Verteuil

Anne de Verteuil

Illumination, detail, Anne de Verteuil

Riley Charters, The Kites.

Fiona Howarth, metallic C prints

Fiona, Rianidae metallic C print, the gallery is reflected in the photo.
Lorena Krause, jewelry, winged arghi glass, mixed medium.
Lorena Krause, Owl Lady of Fauna Saints and owlet, oil, metal, glass on wood.

Works by Judy Whyte and Lorena Krause

Karen Durant Cordulia Argia, wood, foil. Judy Whyte, Taking Note, Mahogany.

Detail of Pantala Karen.

Stephen G. Fultz Taking Flight, acrylic.

Craig Carmicheal and his lovely wife Wendy, photography.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Anne's Poetry

Dark winged creature that reigns over the secret black places of my mind,
Bind me to you with barb wire thoughts and lies of who and what I am.
Whisper my deceit over and over and wrap chains of defeat and self-hatred around my heart.
Unknowingly I turn to you for a twisted truth that exists only inside of me.
I drown again in a river of words and thoughts,
Bleak moments of self-loathing, failure, disappointment and terror.
Burnt wings enfold me with panic and depression over and over again.
My constant companion, I seek to release you, but feed you instead with my own diseased thoughts.
One day I will learn where I have built this lair for you and what combinations hold you there
And turn light upon that dusty bed to discover
I am free.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wings a flight from Darkness

Anne de Verteuil and I had a lot to talk about on our way back from Faerie worlds Festival in August. The inspirations were limitless. From our rambling thoughts we decided to present a group art show , with multi mediums and the theme "Wings". As the show was being organized Anne became very ill with depression and anxiety. Anne's flight from depression, with the help of her friends lifting her up and away from the darkness is the inspiration behind her art.

As a medium Anne used her poetry and love of fiber. Writing out the words of her depression on fabric was cathartic making her joyful to know the darkness has passed. With the dark comes the light, and her work shows the recovery as well. Darkness to light , bad to good. Despair to hope and hope is what she gives to those who suffer as she did.

Works in progress

The symbolism of wings takes many turns, we think of Angels the good, gargoyles the bad, Fairies just because they have wings doesn't mean they are good, flight, dreaming, flying away from problems, insects, yes the inspiration is limitless.
Wings a multi media group art show from January 18Th to February 11Th 2009. Opening reception January 18Th 1PM to 4PM at Kariton Gallery 2387 Ware ST Abbotsford BC.
Artists :~ Kristian Adam, Craig Carmichael, Riley Charters, Anne de Verteuil, Karen Durant, John Fultz, Fiona Howarth, Lorena Krause, Brandon Schultz, April Solomon, Daniel Tibbits, Judy Whyte.....and Music
Kristian Adam has posted an invitation to the art show on facebook check it out!