Please join Maria at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS, Canada for her solo exhibition “Cellular Expressions” which opens on Thursday, February 7th, 5pm – 7pm. Followed by an artist talk on Saturday, February 9th, 2pm. In case of snow the artist talk will be moved to February 16th at 2pm. The exhibition will be up until March 3rd. Around 150 drawings will be exhibited.
Please NOTE there is NO opening reception for this show.
Don’t forget to come in an see the show, it runs from Monday, Aug 8 to Saturday, September 10. The gallery’s regular hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Any other time by appointment 902-VIEWING (843-9464).
Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop using multiple colours as well as multiple layers.
You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.
If the weather is forecast to be beautiful we are planning on setting up the workshop outside next to the gallery, in case of rain it will be inside the gallery space.
The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 3 other workshops at Visual Voice. *Includes the use of a press!
Thurs, Aug 18 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person ALL materials included. Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own. PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464
As part of their collaborative residency at the I.C.C.A. Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering are offering two workshops all about Artistic Collaborations!
RESIDENCY EVENT SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, May 31st – Artistic Collaborations 101 (Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 6-9 pm)
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants will be paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. This will be a fun event that anyone can take part in with or without experience. All you need to bring is your favourite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with your favourite art buddy! Wednesday, June 1st – Sketchbook Collaborations (Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 2 – 5 pm)
One wonderful artistic collaboration method that we will discuss in our first workshop is sketchbook sharing with another artist. In this workshop, we will dive deeper into this approach and you will be introduced to different methods of sketchbook collaboration and explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus apart long distance. Participants will be paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop works well on your own or to sign up with your art buddy. To reserve your spot for one or both workshops please contact the I.C.C.A. at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 902.258.2533 Friday June 3rd 6-8 pm – Open Studio Event Open to the public!
During this small informal reception, we would like to ask the public to come and visit us in the studio to see the results of our week long collaboration project in residence. We will briefly talk about the origins of our work and what it is like to live in separate countries while still making art together.