“This is Us” An Art Exhibit in the Country – Mini Arts Review by Tim Vant
An amazing array of colour, light and self-exploration will greet your eyes when you visit the Kariton to see this show. The Kartion itself is a wonder situated centrally in Abbotsford in the heart of picturesque Mill Lake Park.
While the opening of “This is Us” didn’t have an enormous turnout (likely due to the weather) the president of the Graphic Guild gave a heartfelt speech that got everyone thinking about identity, art and how the two inter-relate locally, provincially and perhaps even nationally.
Some standout pieces include a wonderful expressionistic piece titled Breathing Dessert by Jake Muller. This piece is full of movement and colour and simply must be seen in person as photos don’t do it justice. Neil Loewen does good work with a pair of self-portraits that cleverly explore identity. There are plenty of other interesting paintings, too many to mention them all.
This exhibit is definitely worth a gander for any Fine Art lover willing to travel up the valley to see some nice original pieces. While there may be a couple of poorly informed dank tree paintings popped into a corner for good reason these are few and far between.
Who members of the graphic guild really are may remain a mystery however with this show true colours are showing through.
“This is Us” is put on by the Abbotsford Arts Council and the Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild runs until March 5 at Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St. Abbotsford.
The Smart Hammer can smash any other technology quite consistently and without disappointment. While it isn’t yet “self aware” or capable of simple reasoning it is still quite effective. When pitted against android and ios devices it handily won any contests within the 60 second time trials allowed in recent competitions. The next time you’re considering adopting a new disruptive technology please consider the “Smart” Hammer. Stick with our catchphrase and you’ll never fail; “Sometimes old is new and smart is actually dumb” *
*As prices for Apple smart devices fall due to decreased sales why not get a tried and true device from the old world? At a fraction of the price this luddite technology is pounding the crap out of the competition.
Prints of this piece will soon be available at Perfect Piece Optical in Mission, B.C. One can only assume that the typos and capitalization errors on the piece are a result of “spell check” not being available.
Here is a free colouring page for Canadian and international visitors or a free coloring page for American visitors.
This is a scan of a linocut project called “The Shape We Are” it was later incorporated into a larger painting titled “Aloft”. In the spirit of “The Shape We Are” The lines here are not clean or necessarily straight, there are smudges and nothing here is by any means “perfect”
Please feel free to print and colour this document to your hearts desire. I would love to see what you can come up with. Have Fun! 🙂
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A Person cannot think of the award winning Perfect Piece Optical in Mission and not also think of Peggy Fox. What she has created in the heart of downtown Mission, B.C. isn’t just another Optical. This is a place put together with heart and a keen eye for design. Her dedication to customer service ensures that anyone who enters will be treated well and made to feel comfortable while browsing or shopping.
If you visit the Fraser Valley or go for long Sunday drives along highway seven you have to stop in and visit Perfect Piece Optical to see the amazing selection of urban eyewear available. You will find selections from all over Europe as well as unique worldwide designs that you simply will not see in other stores. If you want “things from France” well she has that!
Peggy Fox has been in the optical business her whole life. Originally from Nova Scotia, she started out working in a lab with contact lenses. Since then she has worked in many different venues and always with eyewear.
Peggy designed perfect piece not only to be a unique and interesting place to purchase eyewear, she is also making it a shelter for local art and students of the humanities. Her generous nature when it comes to the community and to artists in particular is simply astounding!
Do you want to get 10% off the next time you visit Perfect Piece Optical? Simply quote code 3y3wonder11 and you can get this discount. (subject to availability – some restrictions apply)
Here’s to the Gleaners picking up after litterers reaping what will fall from the hands of the careless.
Here’s to the Gleaners somehow making a bit of Styrofoam useful again or a scrap of fabric feeding back to the earth what she will take, re-purposing what she will not.
Hat’s off to the Gleaners finding use when no one else sees it making window art with scratched compact disks and aluminum saving a small bird from a fatal collision with human construction up-cycling, disinfecting, innovating, envisioning a future without so much waste…
What will we do with all those discarded computer parts? floating refuse? gadgets and trinkets of yesteryear?
Raise a glass to the Gleaners, Can they save us from drowning in a mountain of abandoned material things?
The next time you see something discarded ponder the Gleaners and think; “Could I use that?”
Thank you for visiting. I’m not sure why but in my area I see people throw things from their vehicles and see it all around the roads and highways. Pop cans, plastic, used diapers, old gloves, jackets and boots. If you throw things at the side of the road please realize this is someone’s neighborhood. Would you want their garbage in your neighborhood?