Gabriel Ruata. Untitled 12″x16″ Mixed media (resin, acrylic, oil, marker) instagram: gabriel_ruata
Eve Stocker. “Untitled” 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches (artist trading cards) Mixed media. A series of multimedia artist trading cards created in response to the COVID pandemic, describing ways to connect with nature/self and as a way to process the feelings of isolation and uncertainty.
Barbara Langmaid. “Pieces I” 21″x70″ Acrylic on paper. This experimental work, an attempt to abstract previous paintings of debris, has evolved into a kind of “pandemonium soup.” http://www.barbaralangmaid.com
Giovanni Spezzacatena (Rabideye) “BeeReef 1-4″ polyptych 4 x 12″ x12″ 1.5” Encaustic/mixed media on cradled wood panels. This was what started the intertidal concept for me- the fingers of fresh water streaming into the ocean so visibly dynamic at low tide; a transferring of powers. The colours used are accentuated from the natural dyes inherent to starfish and seaweed and crabs. http://www.rabideye.com
Giovanni Spezzacatena “Covidae Majoris” Photo collage of 9 mixed media and collage pieces on wood panel. Each 8″x8″x1″ Using repurposed maps, graph paper, white ink depicting contours and borders, and how Covid-19 does not heed these. http://www.rabideye.com
Annie Robinson. “My Festival Lifestyle is On Hold” 9″x12″ Acrylic on archival paper. I may not have had a festival lifestyle before, but now I definitely can’t have one.. https://annierobinson.art/ instagram: @annieonthewater
Congratulations to our Summer Group Show winners, chosen randomly under supervision of the plein air group at Brew Bay Friday June 26, 2020 by Lorna Downie.
Art Under Lockdown category
Ursula Medley – $50 Opus Art Supplies gift certificate
Amy Price – gift pack of sketchbooks and pencils
Steve Grover – $50 Opus Art Supplies gift certificate
Meghan Hildebrand – gift pack of sketchbooks and pencils
The two galleries are permanently viewable through our Exhibitions menu or click here. You may leave or read comments at the bottom of each painting in the galleries.
A reminder that the What the Plus + group art exhibition is ongoing at The Art Centre – Powell River Public Art Gallery above the library open Tues, Thurs and Sat 12-5pm until July 25th – take advantage of a live art exhibition and also an online component at www.whattheplus.ca with a special online live discussion and q&A called Theyday on Friday July 17th at 7pm through whattheplus.ca with local authors andrea bennett and Nola Poirier. More info here.
What the Plus (+) Group Art Exhibition by 17 local LGBTQ2+ (& allied) artists. Guest curated with online content by Rabideye
Giovanni Spezzacatena (rabideye)
Andrea Bennett (guest speaker)
Blossom (Maia Wade)
Although LBGQT2 stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer/Questioning and 2-Spirited, the plus (+) that is usually included after the initialism encompasses a list of other identities that fall under the queer umbrella. Our group art exhibition features 17 local artists ranging in age from 12 to 65+, working in various media, focusing on the ‘+’ itself, as it indicates a range or ‘gradient’, representing the fluid spectrum of human gender and sexuality.
JUNE 20 – JULY 25, 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12pm-5pm
Online Interview and audience Q&A “Theyday” on
Friday, July 17th at 7pm
An exploration of the way queer identities have evolved over time, including the initialism LGBTQ+ and its additions and spaces and everything in-between, with author Andrea Bennett. Access through www.whattheplus.ca
Sponsored by: qathet Community Justice – BC Arts Council – Malaspina Art Society, Powell River Council for Arts & Culture – PR Pride.