Pauline Braun: From Here to There
Pauline's show featured bright and rich colour layering. Her work is multi media, using photo emulsion transfers, printing, collage and numerous interesting combinations. Her work was on display for the entire month of October.
KC Adams: Hybridity of Nature and Technology This photographic exhibit was installed at NorVA for the month of September. KC Adams visited Flin Flon during Culture Days, and discussed her controversial and thought-provoking work with the community.
For more information on KC Adams visit: http://www.kcadams.net
Artwork from Batik &
En Plein Air Workshops
Batik artists: Lois Fisher, Denny Hyndman, Stacey Hyndman, Jan Padzerski, Diane Haugen and Jan Modler
After 4 weekends of batik intensive, some of the almost-finished pieces from the workshop are on display. The workshop was led by Sarah Trevor and Karen Clark.
Plein air painters: Betty Fitzsimons, Monique Rainville, Catherine Joa-Hall, Larry Feszcyn, Catherin Draypuk and Karen Clark
These are paintings by artists who participated in the NorVA "Plein Air" Workshop with Cam Forbes on May 10 & 11.
See photos from this workshop here!
What You May Call
Local artists Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey presented What You May Call, an exhibition chronicling their ongoing residency in "Baba's House". The exhibition ran throughout June. Visit the Baba's House Tumbler or www.babashouse.ca and see the poster below.
Global Portraits by Daniel Dillon
This exhibit, a series of black and white portraits from Ecuador, China, Canada and Argentina, offers a fascinating study of the human experience.
See more of Daniel's photography at danielcdillon.com
This exhibit of student batiks was on display until Feb 17th. Hapnot students created these dynamic hangings with cotton, dye and wax and used traditional dye baths with a beeswax resist.
The process began with the class looking at symbols and images that spoke of the 60’s Flower Power decade. From that starting point they looked for ideas that they might use for inspiration. Some students stayed with their initial inspiration and others moved on to their own imagery.
The patterns, words and images were drawn out on large sheets of newsprint and then transferred to cotton with conte crayon. Wax was then heated in reused electric frying pans from the Home Ec program. After the wax was applied the hangings were either placed in a dye bath or scrunched up, tied and squeezed into small containers for a crumple dye with two different coloured dyes. The young artists then made the decision to continue with a second dye bath and waxing or to finish the process.
Finishing the process involved rinsing, drying, ironing out the wax and sewing the hanging sleeve by hand. Sewing and ironing were new skills for some!