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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mother's Day Tea

Mother's Day Tea:
work by (clockwise from top left)
artists Valerie Gilbert, Myrta Hayes,
Dan Severance, and Jacq Sheridan

Not wishing to scare you, but a Pretty Significant Annual Event is rolling into town again very soon.
But don't panic - here at the gift shop, we've got you covered. We have cute gifts, practical finery, luxurious presents and even the cards to complete the occasion - all in a one-stop convenient local setting.

So go on - spoil the one you love (and who wouldn't let you forget your forgetting in a hurry) with something local, unique and handmade with love. How could you say it better?

for those of you a little slow on the uptake, Mother's Day is coming up in two weeks so get your skates on!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Spring is Here?

Wordless Wednesday: Spring is Here?:
detail from stained glass panel by Margret Billings

Friday, April 27, 2012

studio portrait thursday: baby! i'm back

OK - this was last week's, but you got this week's on Wednesday (keep up please! ).

I finished up the lace cuffs shown on the desk and delivered them to the amazing and wonderful Karen of Bird On A Wire on Main Street (just up from Broadway) yesterday. There are three types of silver cuff and one with some copper stitching swirling over the lace. Take a peek before they go (because I forgot to take a photograph!).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

wordless wednesday: mixed media desk

mixed media desk, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

projects on the go

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

waste not

waste not, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

If you can't read the tiny, tiny script ... then why not visit my panel of glued-on junkartwork on the wall at Port Moody Arts Centre with the rest of the Blackberry Artist Society's Inspiring Each Other group exhibition.
Work on display until May 27th - more details here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

inspiring each other - on display

A big thank you to everyone who came out for the opening of our new exhibition in the 3D gallery at Port Moody Arts Centre on Thursday evening (election night!).
For those of you who couldn't attend, here's a sneak peek of some setting up shots taken on Wednesday :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

ArtsConnect 13th Annual artwalk: Artists At Large

ArtsConnect 13th Annual artwalk: Artists At Large:
by Sarah Ronald
This weekend is artwalk weekend in Port Moody. The gift shop will be open inside the Port Moody Arts Centre, with work from all our artists on display. A number of our artists are also taking part in the event so look out for photographer Sarah Ronald and this month's featured artist, Dan Severance in the arts centre. Vicki Allesia will be at Port Moody Station Museum and Clive Tucker will be in his ceramics studio on Murray Street.

not wishing to alarm you, but Mother's Day is just under a month away!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

wordless wednesday: U.R.OK

fine silver hammered and textured pendants

for the Port Moody Arts Centre group exhibition, Inspiring Each Other(opens this Thursday)

Monday, April 16, 2012

waste not

waste not, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

for the group exhibit, Inspiring Each Other

mixed media wall panel
inspired by "they invented inspiring for a reason, let's not waste it"

on display in the Port Moody Arts Centre with the Blackberry Artist's Society members work.
International Year of the Cooperative

i'm hoping the fortune cookie motto is true :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This Month at City Hall: Inspiring Stuff

This Month at City Hall: Inspiring Stuff:

This month work from a number of Blackberry Artists graces the display case on the mezzanine (up the stairs opposite the city reception desk). The society is showcasing its upcoming exhibition, Inspiring Each Other, a collaborative work with students from Port Moody Middle School where text from the youngsters has inspired our artists to create.
The exhibition opens at the Port Moody Arts Centre on April 19th (opening evening 6-8pm, refreshments provided). 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

exotic bird

exotic bird, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Sketch and digital paint in progress (Corel Painter)

Monday, April 9, 2012

April's Featured Artist: Dan Severance

April's Featured Artist: Dan Severance:

In his own words, Dan Severance.
I work with clay because of the many things I can create from it. Whether it be wheel-thrown or hand-built, the surface can be satin-smooth or the texture of sharp lava, and the colours bold and bright or dark and moody. My inspirations come from nature with its ceaseless textures and ever-changing colours. I want people to pick up and explore the textures of my work with their hands. The firing of the clay is open to many options as well and I enjoy Raku and Pit Firing with their unexpected and wonderful results. My current work is constructed in a way to show how the pieces are assembled, and for the user to enjoy the colours and varied textures in something as simple as everyday dinnerware. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

you are invited ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Canada Inspires Us

Canada Inspires Us: A post I wrote for the Blackberry Artist's Society blog.
Canada Inspires Us:

Although we are a Tri Cities Port Moody-based artist cooperative, our members are inspired by a whole lot more than their immediate environs.
Take this incredible mixed media piece by artist, Vicki Allesia for example. It's entitled "Future of Attawapiskat" and here's its story from the artist herself.

"Future of Attawapiskat was inspired by a Vancouver Sun article and photo of the Attawapiskat reserve regarding the struggles of the band and the government to achieve a basic standard of living on this neglected reserve. Although the photo portrayed the cold bleakness and desperation of the isolated community, my eye was drawn to the warm colours and interesting shapes of the dilapidated structures.  Reading about the convoluted issues made me realize that there is a depth and complexity in the situation that I tried to portray through interesting textures created with used dryer sheets, frayed cotton, tissue paper and excerpts torn from the Vancouver Sun article itself.  I deepened and warmed the original colours that had drawn my interest and set the whole in varying shades of white. The final flecks of gold indicate a flicker of hope for progress."

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