Tag: Art

Gift-giving, Art and Regeneration

What is art for?  How do we value it?  Can it be a source of spiritual regeneration?  Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s The Gift, Steven considers how gifts of art (and other things) pass from hand-to-hand and how that act may enliven the work, the artist, and those who receive it.  We take a special look at the art and story of Canadian artist Mary Riter Hamilton.

Preview: Art for Refugees on Twitter

Art for Refugees is a silent auction of artwork by Karen Brumelle with all proceeds to the refugee committee. The art is on display in the Fireside room from December 1 to 22.

Preview: Art for Refugees (@UnitarianUCV) – click on that link to see tweets with images of art for sale in the silent auction. (You do not need a Twitter account for this.) Twitter may crop images, so always click on an image displayed with a tweet to be sure you see all of it.

The image featured in this post is displayed with this tweet.

An image of another painting in the silent auction is displayed with this tweet.

And you can scroll through all such tweets to preview some of the art on sale in Fireside.

Come view the actual artwork and write your first bids when the exhibit opens on December 1.

You can review bids and bid or rebid on any day. Bidding closes at 12:15 pm on December 22.

Support the wonderful work of the refugee committee – get some art for yourself or as a gift.

 


notes and links

featured image from silent auction

artist’s website: brumelleart.com

in these notes, DuckDuckGo bang commands (!?) link to search results for words they follow when the commands are in parentheses, for words they precede when they are not:

!ucv refugee committee / a search on the UCV website

!tw “Art for Refugees” (@UnitarianUCV) / a search on Twitter

the Merriam-Webster definition of a silent auction (!mw) notwithstanding, the written bids in Art for Refugees are not sealed but displayed with the art

A silent auction: Art for Refugees

Art for Refugees is a silent auction of artwork by Karen Brumelle with all proceeds to the refugee committee. The art is on display in the Fireside room from December 1 to 22.

Come view the artwork and write your first bids when the exhibit opens on December 1.

You can review bids and bid or rebid on any day. Bidding closes at 12:15 pm on December 22.

Support the wonderful work of the refugee committee – get some art for yourself or as a gift.

Preview: Art for Refugees (@UnitarianUCV) – click on that link to see tweets with images of art for sale in the silent auction. (You do not need a Twitter account for this.)

 


notes and links

featured image from silent auction

artist’s website: brumelleart.com

in these notes, DuckDuckGo bang commands (!?) link to search results for words they follow when the commands are in parentheses, for words they precede when they are not:

!ucv refugee committee / a search on the UCV website

!tw “Art for Refugees” (@UnitarianUCV) / a search on Twitter

the Merriam-Webster definition of a silent auction (!mw) notwithstanding, the written bids in Art for Refugees are not sealed but displayed with the art

Nature Art Workshop with Sandy October 21 1 – 3 pm

You will take some dried day lily leaves to learn the art of rope-making. Once you have made a short piece of rope you will be able to turn into a piece of natural art by adding berries, feathers, sprigs of herbs or flowers.

Once your piece is completed you can hang it inside or find a place for it outside and leave it to return to nature.

Sandy made this decorative piece from dried day lily leaves and various organic objects tied into the braid.

On October 21, Sandy will provide the materials and instruction for you to make your own as a fall decor piece.

Decorating your home with seasonal craft projects can make you more mindful of the changing seasons.

 

Art Party Fun – Bubbles, Rocks, Cake, and more


Thank you to Caede for hosting her birthday party along with an art fundraiser for Developmental Disabilities Association. Kim Almond who coordinates the program and three of the artists were in attendance and enjoyed showing off their art to us.

So far we’ve raised almost $200. Most of the art is for sale, including the raku fish in the Fireside Room ($35 each) that many people have remarked on.

 

Caede is collecting donations till mid August.

As people came in they were stamped with “creativity is contagious–pass it on”, a quotation attibuted to Albert Einstein, who probably believed it whether or not he actually said those words. (It’s doubtful according to Google.)

Lots of great food–including mostly vegan and/or gluten-free to be hospitable to “restrictive eaters.” Caede identified different areas of the tables so that restrictive eaters could easily find what they needed.

Vivian Davidson was crew and photographer all in one.

 

A lot more “pride rocks” were painted and placed in the inner courtyard.Still room for more and Caede’s inspired to get some big ones and paint for the 49th & Oak corner to show our support.

 

Vivian took these photo showing people enjoying themselves.

 

And Daisy and Gemma (and Serena) especially enjoyed the bubbles!

 

 

 

Here’s the invitation that went out:

Everyone Welcome

Art Fundrai$er for the Developmental Disabilities Association

Join Caede, co-Chair of the Arts Committee, Fri July 20th 2018, 4-9 pm

Celebrate Caede’s special birthday and support one of her favorite charities

Take in the art exhibition, speak with Kim Almond, Art Coordinator for the DDA, purchase a piece of art, make a tax-deductible donation, create chalk art, walk the labyrinth, paint rainbow rocks, forage the garden for veggies, select an art oracle card and learn more about the artist

Your creativity and participation is encouraged

Bring a potluck dish to share for the dinner @ 5:30 pm

* dairy-free, low fodmap (includes Gluten-Free), vegan and veggie dishes appreciated 

Caede  Email: pungente_1@hotmail.com

More about Developmental Disabilities Association here: https://www.develop.bc.ca/

 

John Voth’s Art Show at Enigma Restaurant – Artist Statement

John Voth’s

Exposed:  The Inner Beauty of Wood

now on exhibit at Enigma Restaurant

Around eight years old, in Northern Saskatchewan, came my earliest inspirations:  wind-carved snow sculptures were endlessly fascinating, and Jack Frost painted ever-changing scenes that kept building on our windows.  I had no concept of anything called “art.”  Spring brought further delights, and my imagination had a field day with the myriad forms leaves suggested.  Seasonal changes of clouds and northern lights completed the picture. When I was twelve, we moved from the northern hinterland to the “metropolis” of Lethbridge, Alberta.  I was blown away.  There I saw my first movie:  wow!

World War II, work, and survival took over.  Then an exploration trip to Vancouver resulted in my marriage with Lesia:  we have celebrated our 67th anniversary.  By the mid-60s, after I finished my degree in Education, I finally had some time for artistic endeavours.

One of my first sculptures, Beginnings, sits outside the south end of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.  “How did the human species evolve?” was my question.  Tools!  Opposing digits were key to manipulating tools, hence my stylized homage to the opposable thumb.  Three-dimensional art-forms intrigue me.

I retired early from teaching, and quickly moved on to other projects:  while ripping out old cabinets during remodelling – yet another passion – I saw the beauty within the ruptured plywood.  In 1988, I developed a new technique of sculpting plywood:  I made 6-inch wide chisels from discarded whole-log chipper knives, which I use to expose the interior layers of 7-ply plywood.  I use acrylics to stain and further enhance the wood’s organic beauty.  Never before has the inner beauty of wood been exposed like this!

Approximately fifteen years ago, my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease:  I did not have time to continue with art.  However, now I have much help, so am free to allow my creative juices to flow once again!

Enigma Restaurant presents

Exposed: The Inner Beauty of Wood

by John Voth

now on exhibit through September

reservations:  604-222-6881         4397 West 10th Avenue
info@enigmavancouver.com                    Vancouver, B.C.

Mon – Thurs: 11 AM – 10 PM
Fri:  11 AM – Late
Sat:  10AM – Late
Sun: 10AM – 10PM

Unsung Heroes – Amy (Megumi) Anderson and Chris Pearce

Unsung Hero Award 2017

Statement from Rev. Steven Epperson on presenting the awards.

Every year, in our service of the Living Tradition, we celebrate the shared ministry of our congregation, knowing that this is how we make our spiritual quest, our moral convictions and need for meaningful fellowship vibrantly real and concrete.  And so we rise, in turn, in acknowledgment and appreciation for the myriad ways in which we serve and bless one another.  

Most years, we try to recognize persons who have contributed to our beloved community in special ways that tend to fall outside the limelight.  And we honour them by extending an Unsung Hero Award—we ask them to step into the limelight for a moment to receive our special thanks. (more…)