BIRD SONG AFTER THE STORM by Dr.Margi Prideaux

Let me introduce Dr. Margi Prideaux who has been working in the field of wildlife conservation and governance law for many years. An independent academic, negotiator and writer, she is a experienced advocate for the protection of wildlife.  Margi is my niece with whom I recently reconnected online whereby I began reading about her work. I have been deeply impressed with Margi’s academic depth driven by genuine passion for wildlife survival while understanding the harsh realities of international politics.

“BIRD SONG AFTER THE STORM: Giving Power to Communities to Speak for Wildlife in International Environmental Governance” is but one example of Margi’s writing articulating her vision. Here is her website where you may learn more and see for yourself.

http://wildpolitics.co

Margi asked me to do a book cover for an upcoming book “Wild Tapestry: Weaving Wildlife Survival” about the same time I was invited to prepare an art exhibit at the David Kaye Gallery for May 2017. It seemed to me that “Wild Tapestry” held lots of potential for me as a visual artist. Margi happily surprised agreed to my suggestion of using her ideas to drive imagery for an art exhibit. It has been an exciting and challenging few months developing this new work.

http://www.davidkayegallery.com

I am still working and have yet to photograph everything but give you now the first of the series “Wild Tapestry Triptych”.

As the opening of “Wild Tapestry” approaches I intend to bring you more posts about the new work and the relation to Margi’s writing.

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“Printmaking Influences Beyond the Press” Feb 3rd Markham

PRINTMAKING INFLUENCES BEYOND THE PRESS Art Presentation to the MARKHAM GROUP OF ARTISTS  FEB 3RD,2016

I was invited to give an art presentation to the Markham Group of Artists in anticipation of doing an workshop for them April 28th at the Markham Village Library in downtown Markham.

With the help of a slide show and a selection of prints from the Atelier GF print collection I shared my approach and process to developing imagery thereby encouraging everyone to come out to the workshop and experiment themselves.

LET THE PROCESS BUILD THE IMAGE WORKSHOP APRIL 28TH

A full description of the workshop is on the Markham Group of Artists website:

https://artistquarter.com/mga/courses/view/id/1820

There are still a couple of spots available. If you feel inclined please spread the word.

Markham Feb3rd B Markham Feb3rd C

 

LANDMADE by SUSAN FARQUHAR at GEORGIAN COLLEGE in BARRIE

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit at Georgian College in Barrie this fall.

“LANDMADE” will be an exhibit of monoprints and mixed media panels, my endeavor into searching out Canadian imagery laid bare.  Canadian imagery is an expression of the experience of where we live. We each do this in our own multi-layered way. “Visualizing the experience” for me required exploring new ways of working which lead to two series of monoprints: “Boreal Scratch Monoprints” followed by “Landmade Monoprints”. They became the genesis for the unique mixed media panels you will see here. The monoprints were done over a four years however the exhibit as a whole really illustrates the results of a decade of working  process in print and unique works. Having all this work together will be a very impressionable experience for me and I trust for those who visit.

SUSAN FARQUHAR  LANDMADE

OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 8

OPENING OCTOBER 15   7 to 9pm

Helen & Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts,

Georgian College, D Building

Open daily 10am to 4pm, September through May

(705)728-196 ext 5322     http://www.georgiancollege.ca

GC Brochure

Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund lets kids go to camp this summer

Heard of this: “The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund is a children’s charity that provides grants to camp organizations to subsidize fees for underprivileged and special needs children from the Toronto area each summer. Help us reach our goal of $650,000 to continue supporting more than 100 different day and residential camps.”
http://www.thestar.com/initiatives/fresh_air_fund.html

Here is my idea: anyone of you who would be interested in donating to this charity and likes my work, you could do the following:
Go to https://susanfarquhar5.wordpress.com and clik on the Canadian Imaging Series pages – there are two.
If you like any one of these 12″x12″ mixed media panels, please donate $150.00 to the TS Fresh Air Fund and the panel you like is yours. All you need to do is send me confirmation of your donation. We can work out how to get it to you.

Let me know what you think of my offer. I had great experiences as a kid going to camp as I am sure you may have too. I think it is a worthy endeavour.

If you like the idea please share this post with your friends,
have a great weekend,
Susan

Final Days before Riverdale Art Walk

Final Days before the Riverdale Art Walk

I am still working but here is some handy info for visitors as well as the artists ( so we know where we are supposed to be and you can find whomever of us you want to see ! )

1. Map of Jimmie Simpson Park

2. Artist Booth Layout in the park

There will also be guide magazines available at the Artists’ Network Info Desk ( see on the Booth Layout )

see you soon, Susan

Jimmie Simpson Park MAP

 

RAW BOOTH LAYOUT

 

 

RIVERDALE ART WALK JUNE 6&7 JIMMIE SIMPSON PARK Note 3

Riverdale Art Walk – Two weeks to go !!

I am working on a new group of 12″ x 12″ panels that ( trust me ! ) will be ready for the fair. I will photograph and put up here asap. In the meantime  the following pages will give you a reasonable impression of my work:

CANADIAN IMAGING SERIES

SMALL WORKS RELATED TO “LANDMADE IMAGING” AT DAVID KAYE GALLERY April 2-26

also the Eats and Beats Festival will be on June 6th along Queen Street East, DVP to Empire – basically right in front of the fair. Nothing like a little food and music to add to your visit to Riverdale !

http://www.riverside-to.com/events/taste-the-eats-and-feel-the-beats-in-riverside-this-june-6th

may you  come out and enjoy –

Susan

 

 

Riverdale Art Walk June 6&7: Artist Note 2

Kate Taylor at Riverdale Art Walk , Jimmie Simpson Park, June 6&7

Kate was one of the first artists I met  last year at the  RAW art fair. I was at the orientation meeting that she was co-leading with energetic ease. I appreciated all her marketing suggestions: she is very successful professional in the field. Kate explains her work well on the RAW page on the Artists’ Network website so I will let you read for yourself. My own view is that Kate expresses emotion through colour in a very positive manner. She has her own intensity that draws you in. When you visit Kate’s booth you will enjoy a rich variety of works showing her artistic concerns, considerable experience and keen commitment.

Enjoy:

http://www.artistsnetwork.ca/see-art-buy-art/riverdale-art-walk/participating-artists-gallery/kate-taylor

will talk again soon,

Susan