THIS MONTH AT THE FOYER GALLERY
September 3rd – September 30th, 2019
Walls & Cases:
Presented by the Squamish Arts Council
Group Show, various media
By Toby Jaxon
Foyer Gallery Curator
It’s back! It’s September and time for a stroll through our community to peruse, ponder and possibly purchase some art! The FOYER Gallery is the prime venue to start your self-guided tour around Squamish for the entire month. This library exhibit showcases a sampling of creations from 30 valley artists that are all participating in the Squamish Artwalk. The imaginative works include a variety of traditional, contemporary and abstracts – oil, acrylic & watercolour paintings, digital art, prints, photography, clay sculptures, jewellery, wall hangings, wood inlays, ponchos and upcycled floral crowns. This exhibit is an eclectic mix of styles, prices and sizes ranging from a large tie dye owl, on upcycled cotton fabric by Tony Hasenkrug, to delicate earrings by Memora Monto.
Jewellery brand Memora Monto is hand forged by Dyan Dos Santos a journeyman welder and self-taught silver smith. She derives inspiration from the Sea to Sky and it’s mindful mountains creating minimalist talismans for modern life.
Marcelle Armatage has been living in the corridor since 1966. Her paintings and clay sculptures are strongly influence by distinctive geometric patterns, lines and shapes. She says, “My artwork evolves consciously and unconsciously. Each body of work embodies my interest in unique forms, creative subjects and colours so that each piece of art is one of a kind.”
Kylie T Millar is an encaustic painter that currently lives in Pemberton. Even though she has travelled all over the world she still finds her home province to be the most beautiful place she has ever explored. “Encaustic Wax is a melt-able, mixable, and malleable medium that easily captures the textures you find in this magical part of the world. I always gravitate back to the blues of the Pacific Ocean and the greens of the moss and trees in the mountains,” she admits.
Artist Amy Liebenberg is fascinated by everything! She makes prints and drawings to help filter the world through her eyes and onto paper (which she feels makes more sense in two dimensions). She has been a printmaker for some years and is fairly certain that the process is mostly sorcery. Liebenberg’s copper plate etchings are archival limited editions printed on cotton rag paper depicting ore artifacts and industrial settings framed in reclaimed wood from Britannia Mine. She divulges, “It takes years of practice, patience, and persistence to pull a perfect print!”
FOYER Featured Artists:
Marcelle Armatage, Maureen Brown, Erika Claisse, María Cruz, Dyan Dos Santos, Wanda Doyle, Tony Hasenkrug, Michaela Ivancova (Machi Mela), Toby Jaxon, Michelle K, Penelope Kalopisi Kennedy, Tonnja Kopp, Jane Keyes, Chloe Lee Rowlands, Amy Liebenberg, Lynda Maximenko, Kylie T Millar, Bonny Randall Cameron, Mo Rainbow, Sonia Richardson, Jenna Robinson, Dalia Shehata, Fran Solar, Michiko Splinter, Amanda Storwick, Cortez, Linda Wagner, Dawna Werbeski, Elena Whitman, Karen Yaremkewich
And…wait for it! Finishing off the month, the new Anonymous Art Show fundraiser will take place during the ArtWalk closing ceremony on September 27th, 7-10pm at Cloudburst Café, 1861 Mamquam Rd., Squamish. We invite you to dive into an atmosphere of creativity, visual art, music and local food delights!
Support the arts in our Squamish community and be the first to buy your favourite original artwork created by emerging and established artists at the Anonymous Art Show – each 8″x8″ piece will be priced at $50 each and will remain anonymous until the artwork has been purchased. Everyone welcome.
So…get out for a special ‘Walk’.
There is something in this inspired Squamish September for everyone.
For more information and a link to the digital map:
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.
Support the Foyer Gallery in another fun way – become a Foyer Gallery Sponsor. Your sponsorship goes to continuing the operations, maintenance and promotions of the Foyer Gallery, a non-profit space. Find our more here.
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