Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ArtNow December 2013

Helga Schleeh
Barbara Asgari
 

 

 Tuesday December 3rd at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library


ARTNOW presents:

Barbara Asgary
http://www.barbaraasgary.com
Space as an expression of the intangible, that which we experience but cannot see comes to the fore in the paintings of Barbara Asgary.  Using colours and compositional elements that shift from vibrant to calm, she creates a dialogue between the physical realities of existence and the emotions that result from them. The spaces in Barbara's paintings are the places that exist in the mind; intellectual quests, emotional states and spiritual voyages.
Barbara studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris as well as Concordia University. She has had numerous solo shows both locally and internationally.  Her work can be found in collections across Canada, as well as the US, Europe and Australia.

Helga Schleeh
http://ecoarts.info
Helga Schleeh is a Canadian multimedia artist exhibiting internationally, specializing in drawing, installation, clay,  paper and printmaking. She also organizes workshops in art, music and spirituality, as well as team building for organizations and businesses.
Helga has many local and international exhibitions to her credit, including exhibits in Beijing, New York, Miami, and Washington, DC. She has received numerous grants, including the Canada Council, Unesco, the Chalker’s foundation, the Charles Bronfman Foundation, and others.  
She has given workshops all over Canada and the US. She was the representative for Canada for the first world wide exhibition of art on line and worked with the United Nations - both in New York and in Montreal, using art for peace and for the environment. Her video on the beauty of the creation of the planet (sponsored by Unesco and the Canada Council), was featured at the 2005 Conference for the United Nations on Climate Change. Her exhibitions at the UN in New York in conjunction with her talks on peace have affected people from all over the world.


Monday, October 28, 2013

ArtNow for November 2013

Stella Pace

Véronique La Perrière M. 


Tuesday November 5th at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents: 


Stella Pace:

http://www.piroir.com/en/stella-pace

Montreal born artist, Stella Pace, is both a sculptor and print maker.  Her work is characterized by her monumental sculpture installations.  

The recurring social themes in her work of family, war and religion, are deeply personal to the artist and at the same time they touch upon universal common concerns questioning our role as individuals in society. Pace’s installations are monumental in scope and yet each individual piece is forged from the most humble materials such as rope, straw, metal and concrete.  They are infused with an sense of humanity which calls upon us to reflect upon our place within a collective; on our humanity or inhumanity, our weaknesses, and strengths, our solitude and our ultimate mortality.   Stella Pace has exhibited both nationally and internationally.


Véronique La Perrière M.


Véronique La Perrière M. is an artist who lives and works in Montreal. She holds an MFA from Université du Québec à Montréal and she is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD at Concordia University. Her work have been presented in different places in Canada and abroad – in the United-States, Australia, Luxembourg, Sweden and Finland. She received in 2009 the prize Bourse Plein Sud for emerging artist and her artwork is included in various private and public collections. 


Véronique's art practice is choreographed around questions that relate to memory and trace, perception and identity, the invisible and the phantasmagorical. Through various mediums, such as rawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video, her work explores how culture shapes our understanding of the past and our relationship with oneself. Her actual researches examine the intersections between mythology, psychoanalysis and alchemy
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

ArtNow for October 2013

Eva Ferenczy-Reichmann

Anthony Hobbs


Tuesday October 1st at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents: 


Anthony Hobbs


 ‘’There is a liberating quality to drawing on the iPad, it’s a new language – not a watercolour, not an oil painting. [The] multitude of options are fascinating for someone who enjoys exploring how quickly a change of colour or line can immediately impact the feeling of a work ’’ 

Using the iPad as his medium, Anthony’s recent work is a lively exploration of the inherent tension between figuration and abstraction. Whatever the medium, be it brush and oil paint or the iPad, Anthony draws his inspiration from the immediate environment and in particular the south of France.

Anthony Hobbs was born in Southampton, England and studied art, design and illustration at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Upon moving to Montreal in 1968, he built a distinguished career as a graphic designer and taught graphic design at Dawson College. He was also a visiting lecturer at Concordia University. Hobbs has enjoyed many solo and group exhibitions throughout Quebec.

A retrospective of Anthony's work is on exhbition from September 12th to October 5th, at the Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 sherbrooke St. West, Westmount.

Éva Ferenczy-Reichmann


Eva Ferenczy-Reichmann's artful and whimsical creations are made from different clays and porcelain and treated with a diversity of firing techniques. Wheel-thrown, altered and assembled, Eva's works are fantastic imaginative creations that dance with joy and elegance, capturing their audience with her distinctive style and humor.

Born 1962 of Hungarian immigrated parents, Eva has studied and taken many workshops throughout Canada , the United States and Europe. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal and the Helicon and Kastely Musuem in Hungary.  She has won several awards and grants throughout her career. Her works are in many private collections such as the Japanese Embassy, the Hungarian consular (past), Stewart Hall museum, the City Hall of Montreal, and the Bronfman collection.

Eva's work will be on display in a group exhibition from October 25th - 27th at Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, Quebec, with the proceeds of sales going towards charity.



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ArtNow for September 2013

Judith Henderson

Shari Blaukopf

 

Tuesday September 3rd at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents: 

 

Judith Henderson 

The world of Judith Henderson is filled with music,  storytelling, images and words.  Judith Henderson is a composer, song writer and visual artist whose work is familiar to a whole generation of young people across North America.  Just take a look at JudeBox Idea Factory and  your eyes will light up with familiar recognition when you hear  the music  soundtracks for the Emmy award winning TV series Arthur, Caillou, Mona the Vampire and  Sagwa , as well as the advertising jingles for companies such as Mc Donald’s,Kraft, Pepsi, Molson,Michelob to name a few. 

Judith’s paintings and drawings are filled with exuberant colour and playful compositions.  She moves with ease from figurative to abstract as you will see in her portrait and landscape series. Judith Henderson’s artwork hangs in private collections from San Diego, Baltimore, Miami, Boston, New York,  Sarasota, Toronto, Montreal, Stowe Vermont, as well as corporate offices.


Shari Blaukopf

From the moment that Shari picked up a watercolour brush at age 12, she was hooked for life.  In her desire to develop her technique she studied with the luminaries of the medium, and then painted her way across several countries in Europe as well as in North America.

She is a member of the Lakeshore Association of Artists, a Blog Correspondent and board member on Urban Sketchers International and the co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal. 

In 2011 Shari's life changed when she launched a daily sketch blog (shariblaukopf.com). It has allowed her to touch and be touched by many people who also want to take part in daily sketching and share their experiences with her.  She gives frequent talks to artists groups about urban sketching. She currently teaches graphic design to college students and teaches watercolour and Urban Sketchers workshops in Montreal, the USA and Europe.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

ArtNow for July 2013

Janice Poltrick Donato
David Lafrance


Tuesday July 2nd at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:


Janice Poltrick Donato


Janice Poltrick Donato received a DEC in Illustration and Design from Dawsonand has worked as a technical illustrator, children’s book illustrator, mural painter and fine artist. She is currently at Concordia University finishing a degree in Fine Arts. She is especially drawn to the challenge of the portrait, that impossible task of somehow capturing people in paint – their dreams and their struggles. 

For Donato, portraits are like soul studies; brief, enigmatic glimpses into the mystery of a person. Her inspirations arise from the external world of nature, and the inner realm of dreams and reflection. For Donato, painting is an exploration of life’s meaning, it is  a psychological and a spiritual, as well as a material practice.


David Lafrance

David Lafrance has a B.F.A. degree in painting and drawing from Concordia University. His work in painting, drawing and sculpture has been shown in eastern Canada and the United States. After winning two Quebec arts council grants, his work started to involve sound. 

Lafrance's references vary widely and range from folk art across the world to modern painting to contemporary fashion.  He has a particular interest in depicting the natural world and modern society's  chasing of pleasures, luxuries and social demonstration of joy. The ever-subjective theme of beauty figures largely in his work.  David Lafrance also performs music with turntables, pedals, samplers, and digital recorders, collaging his own subtle soundscapes with noises across ages and geographies.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ArtNow for June 2013

Barry Alikas
Wilder Wall

Tuesday June 4th at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:


Barry Alikas

Division Gallery

Barry Allikas was born in Montreal, and studied Cinema at Dawson College.  Shortly thereafter he began painting. His first solo show was in 1979, and since then he has exhibited across Canada, as well as in France, Germany, Mexico and New York. His work is in many important collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Musée National du Québec; Hydro-Quebec; Caisse de Depot; Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt; Banque Nationale; and Giverny Capital. He currently lives and works in Montreal, and is represented by Division Gallery.


Wilder Wall

Westmount native photographer Wilder Wall will present a retrospective of his work and share with us his artistic vision and process.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

ArtNow for May 2013


Virginia McClure
presented by Victoria LeBlanc





Sunshine




Tuesday May 7th at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:

 

Virginia McClure 

The late Virginia McClure, artist and philanthropist will be presented by Victoria Le Blanc, director of the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount, Quebec


Sunshine

http://sunshinegallery.com/ 

Sunshine has produced artworks in one form or another for as long as she can remember.  Her formal education started with the Comprehensive Art Program certificate from the former Saidie Bronfman Centre  after which she completed the program in fine arts and illustration at Dawson and a fine arts degree at Concordia University.   According to Sunshine, her rigorous training in design and illustration allows her to willfully disregard formal rules and concepts.

Her current work is characterized by a dreamlike quality that merges fragments of the visual and the imaginary. For Sunshine, formlessness retains an unseen energy that is more powerful and consistent than the physical forms that surround us.  Looking at her  paintings, the delicate colours and rhythmic fusion of worldly and unworldly elements  gives one a sense of  the mysteries of  life where time is translated into eternal energies that touch the inner recesses of the soul.

Friday, March 22, 2013

ArtNow for April 2013

Joanna Nash

Ingeborg Jürgensen Hiscox



Tuesday April 2nd at 7 p.m.

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Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:


Joanna  Nash

www.joannanash.com
 
Joanna Nash is a career painter, with a MA in art education.  She has earned a living teaching art to adults in various venues.  This year she is giving workshops to medical students at the Harvard School of Medicine and to art educators at the Isabella Gardner Museum, both in Boston.  She lives and paints in Arundel Qc. offers small group workshops, individual coaching, weekend art retreats and art critiques, raises chickens, and is an elected municipal councilor



Ingeborg Jürgensen Hiscox 

 

Ingeborg Jürgensen Hiscox  is a master of the wood block print. She manipulates the block in multiple ways to create  unique prints with variations and limited editions that demand an intimate exploration of the imagery. She has illustrated children’s books and created film strips for The National Film Board of Canada productions. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.   Notably, she was commissioned by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority for the Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto to create Skyward (2003).



Like many artists, Hiscox has had a parallel practice as an art educator and illustrator. In addition to teaching art to both children and adults, Hiscox has been a visiting lecturer at various art associations and has served on juries and selection committees throughout the Montreal area.