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.

ECO BALANCE A Glance at Robert Game’s Upcoming Exhibit

Here is a small preview of ECO BALANCE  an exhibit of acrylic paintings by ROBERT GAME at FERNEYHOUGH CONTEMPORARY in North Bay opening this weekend.

http://www.ferneyhoughgallery.com/gallery.htm

http://www.robertgame.ca

ROBERT GAME ECO BALANCE

OPENING MARCH 4TH at FERNEYHOUGH CONTEMPORARY in NORTH BAY

http://www.ferneyhoughgallery.com/gallery.htm

http://www.robertgame.ca

Since 2007 Robert Game has been developing series paintings that reflect his concern for and draw our attention to the intersection of our natural and constructed worlds.  Drawing on experiences from his travels throughout rural and urban Ontario, Game uses a range of symbols to convey the precarious balance between ecology and culture. In the paintings “forests,” “rock walls” and “land” serve as counterpoints to “architectural elements” and “planning devices.”

Most recently, two new series of paintings have emerged: eco platform, a raised level surface to view the base and structure and eco analytic, the branch of logic dealing with analysis. Selected works from the new series make up eco balance. The exhibition runs from March 4 – 29.

Robert Game holds a BFA from the University of Alberta. He has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1975. Robert’s work can be found in many public and corporate collections.

RECEPTION: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2 – 4 pm.  The artist will be present.  We hope you’ll join us.

157 First Ave.E, North Bay, ON P1B 1J7      T 705 476 1534

“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

 

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

RIVERDALE ART WALK  JUNE 6 & 7 in JIMMIE SIMPSON PARK, QUEEN STREET EAST

I am busy preparing for this great outdoor art fair  – the first of the season in Toronto in the lovely Jimmie Simpson Park, a great place to visit on the weekend with lots of interesting shops and good eateries both east and west of the park.

I am preparing work of course for this fair but also hope to bring a few notes about some of the artists and activities in the days  ahead.

See the page ” Small works related to Landmade Imagining at David Kaye Gallery..” for a little preview of work I will bring to RAW.

The Artists’ Network who is putting on this event is a great organization and congrats to them for bring us all the fair again for its 18th year.

Susan