THIS MONTH AT THE FOYER GALLERY:
November 27th – January 7th, 2018
Walls: Angela Muellers with her Students, ‘The Realists’,
oil paintings & graphite,
Cases: Group Show Artisan Shop, mixed media
Artisan Holiday Celebration!
By Toby Jaxon, Foyer Gallery Curator
You may not be surprised to hear that there is a rising demand for handmade goods trending in the global gift industry, but here in Squamish we are definitely ahead of that trend! Savvy consumers are becoming more and more aware of the value of owning things that are not mass produced, and handmade creations can be purchased directly from the local artisans who make them.
On the walls, local realist artist and instructor Angela Muellers presents her luscious oils along side a showcase of her students works including Squamish artists: Grace Laverdiere, Calla Walter, Abby Walter, Elena Whitman & Katie Yaremkewich and Vancouver artists: Mary Diamond, Cyprian Libera, Sean Murphy, Marlene Van Tassell.
Muellers is passionate about this exhibit and the process of encouraging and educating her students on what it takes to be part of a gallery presentation. She proclaims, “I am thrilled about the show, particularly for my full-time students in Squamish that have been coming to my classes for a couple of years. They have worked very, very hard leading up to this and it’s great that they have the opportunity to display their works. It has given them the experience of not just creating the artwork but also writing an artist biography and learning about what it takes to exhibit their works. I’m also excited for people that have a little bit more experience with shows like Elena Whitman. She has been working very hard and has done a lot of volunteer work in our community. It’s really nice to see her blossoming. Her drawing ‘Perfect Balance’ (ballerina legs) is really exceptional. It’s fantastic to see her shine! And the other artists that are showing from Vancouver have previously taking a 3 hour weekly workshop for 6 weeks. I taught them the same principles that I teach my regular full-time students about the French Academic system. The foundation of the stages of painting, starting from gestural construct and then going into completed construct. Next dead colour – where you lay in a general light tone and shadow tone. After that you go into some of the modelling and eventually end up at the last stages adding a medium and doing all of the fine modelling. They must take the knowledge and practise to make it become realized in their work. It’s exciting to have some of the Vancouver artists come up and show their art in Squamish and see this beautiful gallery space…and join other Squamish artists.”
Muellers offers on-going art classes in her Brackendale home studio where students work at their individual paces and all levels are welcome ages 14+ years.
Call for Artists
The Foyer Gallery at the Squamish Public Library is a contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. It is located in the entrance to the Squamish Public Library. Purchases can be made through the staff. The gallery supports large wall works as well as smaller works suitable for display in three elegant glass display cases. Submissions from artists in all disciplines are invited for future juried exhibitions in the Foyer Gallery at the Squamish Public Library. We are booking now for the 2018/2019 season.
Artist’s request for displaying artwork is available at the Squamish Public Library or download the form here. Artists accepted for exhibition must sign a contract and pay the gallery fee to secure their exhibition. Selected artists will be contacted well in advance of their show dates.
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