July 31, 2009
New show hanging at Nectar Desserts
Nancy Dormer and I spent Friday morning hanging our second show together at the funky little dessert bar Nectar in historical Inglewood just east of downtown Calgary. It looks great (of course!) and very colourful.
Called "Seemingly Simple" the description goes as so... "Does everything need to be complicated? Fruit is one of the basics of a healthy life. The design of a kimono appears uncomplicated and pleasing to the eye. Travelling to far off lands can be summed up in one memorable image. A complicated architectural design is compiled of many uncomplicated segments."
Nancy will be displaying her wonderful acrylic and mixed media artwork using techniques she has been experimenting with over the last year (and building on over the last few decades!) Using hand carved stamps, hand painted papers and original drawings her pieces are colourful and appealing. Her titles Caw, Sasha, Be, Soar, Fly, Play, the Mod Ladies, and Brown Crow look forward to your visit.
I have incorporated into my art pieces embroidery on paper, darning with yarns, hand dyed fabrics, embossed metal, and much more. With titles like Castles in the Rockies, The Cedar Remains, Buried Treasure, Standing Stones of Scotland, Stone Age Art of Sweden, and Silver Fern of New Zealand, they cover a large range of subjects and a huge variety of techniques.
Sunfest, Inglewood's annual street festival, will occur on Saturday August 1st, and will feature 3 full blocks of happenings - a good day to explore the area. Nectar is closed Sunday and Monday for the Heritage Day holiday but reopens Monday to Thursday from 3 to 11 pm, Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to midnight, and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm.
Nancy and I will also be hosting an artist reception on Wednesday, August 19th - more about that later.