I am pleased that my digital photo montage, "Canyon Fantasy" was accepted into the 2013 Beaux-Arts Brampton Open Juried Photography Show.
The show runs from May 7 - 25, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 9, 2013
For this year's we@you me show, I am putting in a complex work which features this "medallion". With a tip of the hat to Matisse, this lotus-inspired piece is done using soft pastel and oil on paper, which in turn is mounted on a 12 x 48" canvas. The oil-painted border is inspired by traditional Chinese rug designs.
I am also showing (at least part of) a 25' full scale cartoon for a lotus frieze.
For the last few years, I have had the pleasure of being part of "we@you me" groups. Although formally a "course" led by V Jane Gordon at the Dundas Valley School of Art, in actual fact, it is a process of artistic exploration. Over a period of 9 weeks, V Jane mentors a very eclectic group of artists to create an exhibition. Through a magical process of discussion and sharing, often with members joining in through skype, the group becomes a "we". The culmination of the sessions is an exhibition at the YOU ME GALLERY in Hamilton (330 James St. North, Hamilton, ON, Bryce Kanbara - proprietor).
This year, we@you me 2013 runs from April 12 - 38, with the opening from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm during the Hamilton Art Walk. It promises to be a great show - if we say so ourselves!
Tony Marinus Vander Voet