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Foto Friday – Featuring The Art Of L.J. Throstle

27 May

LJThrostleGreatGreyIn today’s Foto Friday, we would like to introduce you to the artwork of L.J. Throstle. L.J. hails from the UK, but has made East Van home for many years.  You can see that L.J. has a very unique style developed from pen and ink drawings and is mixed with acrylics with an emphasis on the many layers of light and contrast. More recently, her work is in mixed media using single use stencils and acrylic spray paint. Her subjects vary from people to animals to whatever inspires her. L.J. also lives with epilepsy which is often disruptive and debilitating. Therefore, her work is in spurts and works when she is well enough to do so.   We think L.J.’s art is very unique and would like to share some of her pieces with you on this week’s Foto Friday. If you would like to check out more of L.J.’s work, we invite you to check out her website at L.J. Throstle.  You will see some of her works are available for purchase. Personally, we are quite in love the Great Grey Owl (pictured above). Stunning piece, I envision it hanging on the wall of a new brewery.  Just saying!

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Holiday Craft Fair Kensington Community Centre December 7th

6 Dec

2013 KCC Craft Fair Flyer

You are invited to the 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 7th at Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street. Kensington Community Centre is located at 37th Avenue & Knight Street and will host 58 vendors this Saturday.  You can expect to find lots of handmade and handcrafted items made by local residents. Some of many items available include jewellery, pottery, ceramics, cards, paintings, sculptures, bath and body products, Christmas décor as well as clothing, handbags, hair accessories and  much more.  There will be a food concession on site with soup, sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks and drinks. There will also be raffle and door prizes as well as a collection for the Vancouver Food Bank.   For your food bank donation, you will receive one free raffle ticket.  The craft fair gets under way at 10:00 a.m. and goes till 4:00 p.m. Free admission. 

A Call To Artists for Broadway East Art Walk, September 28th

2 Sep

BroadwayEastArtWalkSept.28th

A group of neighbours in the Mount Pleasant area have been leading a charge to create an Art Walk in the Broadway East area. A number of businesses along the Broadway corridor between Prince Edward and Prince Albert will be providing some exhibition space within or outside of their premises.  A small scale pilot Art Walk was held on June 8th with great success. So this September 28th, they will be doing a large scale Art Walk.  The goal of the initiative is to bring new life to this area while supporting the local arts with the theme being Art in Unexpected Places. They are looking for bold artists in a variety of mediums including: paint, short film, sculpture, performance, temporary installation, balloon artists, sidewalk chalk artists, eco artists, window painting/decoration, you name it. The field is wide open.   If are interested in submitting your art, submit your contact information and 1 – 2 samples of your work or a link to your portfolio to: broadwayeastartwalk@gmail.com with the subject line “Broadway East Art Walk”. Note: all ages are welcome, in any degree or ability.  Deadline for submitting your expression of interest is September 10th. 

If you are not an artist, but would like to participate in this fabulous event, they are also on the hunt for volunteers, drop them an email at the address above.

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