MAS News – Call for Artist Interest

Malaspina Art Society is co-sponsoring the planned What the Plus + Group Exhibition and Festival this summer 2021 in Powell River and we are looking for especially qathet region/Coastal BC LGBTQ2S+ artists interested in producing up to 3 NEW works on our ‘Creative Self Portrait’ theme in any media, and/or less formal works on the same theme (e.g. writing of all kinds, photography, illustrations, cartoons) with corresponding online content for our Q(uee)R Zine! DEADLINE to express interest is APRIL 15, 2021 (deadline to submit actual work will be mid-July, 2021).

Curated by Giovanni Spezzacatena : info? email: whattheplusart@gmail.com

SUBMIT CONTENT FOR OUR QR ZINE BY JUNE 15, 2021 :: EMAIL WHATTHEPLUSART@GMAIL.COM

MAS News – BC Arts Council Funding

The Malaspina Art Society thanks the BC Arts Council for $18K in funding through the Arts & Culture Resilience Supplement program. These funds are allowing us to plan programs for 2021 that will be safe and to provide online alternatives.

MAS relies on membership fees, grants, and donations to provide workshops, support an annual qathet Region Studio Tour, host exhibitions, and maintain our communications. 2020 has been challenging on many fronts and the Resilience Supplement will assist us in adapting to a changing cultural environment.


We will be hosting a virtual AGM in the near future to discuss our vision for 2021.
Become a new member of MAS or renew your membership for 2021 today. If you are interested in assisting us to move forward, please consider joining our Board of Directors. Contact us at malaspinaartsociety@gmail.com or use the contact form at https://artpowellriver.com/contact/.

Thank you,

Lorna Downie

President, Malaspina Art Society


Member of ARTS BC

Underbrush: Mycelium Rising Group Show

Please enjoy a look at the creative process of Powell River artist Ursula Medley as she produced the wonderful triptych “Out of the Woods” for the group art show Underbrush: Mycelium Rising

Edible, poisonous, healing, destroying, feeding, transforming, nurturing, mind-altering, so tiny as to be invisible, and yet the largest single living thing on Earth,* mycelium cover much of the planet’s land surface, performing symbiotic tasks like providing underground networks inter-plant communication, crumbling rocks and minerals to make them bioavailable to plants, creating a true natural web.

When fruiting, via mushrooms, they create fantastical shapes, colours and patterns that have inspired artists forever; they really are magical in other ways as well, with their sometimes inherent psychoactive and medicinal attributes, industrial potential in removing toxins from our environment, and of course, as an important food source for creatures during the waxing and waning months in the spring and autumn.

As metaphor, mushrooms are to me like artwork is for artists: the manifestation of so much going on in our minds and souls; these precious and fleeting manifestations of a moment in time in our progress through our lifetimes. Enjoy our little online gallery of mycelium/mushroom inspired works by local qathet region artists.

Giovanni Spezzacatena/Rabideye, show curator.

* http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141114-the-biggest-organism-in-the-world
Many thanks to our participating artists for their beautiful contributions. It’s my hope that soon we will be able to display these pieces in a gallery setting as well.

Tap on the thumbnail images below to see the full/larger versions, with details on the work and how to purchase or contact the artists, just underneath the larger versions; you may also read or leave a comment at the very bottom of each enlargement.

(Featured image above: Sharon Dennie ‘Chanterelle’ 8”x8” oil on wood panel, NFS)

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Louise Gloslee

Kathryn Neun

Leslie Campbell

Dolores de la Torre

Barbara Langmaid

Evelyn Kirkaldy

Prashant Miranda

Autumn Skye Morrison

Sharon Dennie

Amy Price

Roy Schneider

Jackie L Hutchings  

Ginger Holland

Kaia Sherritt

Miel Creasy

Ursula Medley

Giovanni Spezzacatena/ Rabideye 


Image gallery above by Giovanni Spezzacatena/ Rabideye

Call to Artists – Memento Mori Masks

CALL TO ARTISTS

MASKS…
you are invited to submit to an exhibition with the theme of Masks… in all its interpretations
This exhibition is sponsored by the Malaspina Art Society and is part of a larger community event,  Memento Mori, an annual gathering honoring grief, loss and transition.  See poster below
All submission to be delivered to the Art Centre on October 27th
due to social distancing the show will not have a “grand” opening but the exhibit will be shown for almost one month.