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Art in everyday objects – Columbia Valley Pioneer

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Whassup at Pynelogs
By Cajsa Fredin
Executive director

Holy Toledo! It’s hot out there! Whether you are heading to the mountains to cool off in the tall trees or to the beach to rip it up on your flamingo floaties, come cool your boots in our sweet A/C and check out some of the other great ideas that make humans awesome. There is a whole ton of artistic thought that goes into the everyday design of our most favorite things, from the shirts you wear to the cup that holds your cuppa’ joe, there’s really nothing in this world that would be if it weren’t for Art! 

At Pynelogs, the Functional Art and Design show exhibits seven Artists whose work captures the fine balance of purpose and aesthetic.

Delicate hammered silver and soft glass vases by Ariel Hill remind one of the summer campfires and starry nights, while beautifully laminated mixed wood paddles by Lyle Archambault are not just for the walls but for adventures in whitewater rivers and sunsets on lazy lakes. Vibrant handblown glass lights by Leah Allison cast perfect sparkle over summer cocktails with friends, and the soft and simple lines of Jenna Black Ceramics are the ideal vessel for ice cream and berries on the porch. While the world of fashion has its flashy suits and edgy lapels, the unique design of Untamed Fernie by Emma Stevens keeps the heart of the Kootenays sewn deep into the style with her own photography featured in the pattern. Bold fibre work by local artists Sharlene Scofield and Alison Bell is a peek into the vast world of block printing and fibre art, from siesta inviting pillows to wool spun mountain memories.

Yes, there is a lot of thought and skill that go into these everyday designs, but you’ll also see there is a ton of heart!

The Functional Art and Design on now at Pynelogs by Kinsmen Beach (flamingo floaties optional), June 21 through July 11.

Follow us along on Instagram and Facebook @columbiavalleyarts for online viewing.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, so come on in for a visit and a cool down. 

Columbia Valley Arts is again excited to bring the Mountain Mosiac Community Art project to you with free mini landscape painting art kits, available for pick up at Black Star Studios from June 30 to July 1! Go for a walk in the wilderness, sketch the beautiful Canadian landscape, then…paint it! #mountainmosaic2021

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Spreading roots: City of Charlottetown calling for art proposals for tree appreciation program – Saltwire

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The City of Charlottetown is accepting proposals for Rooted in Art, an opportunity for P.E.I. artists to create temporary art installations inspired by Charlottetown trees.

Rooted in Art matches local artists with trees on public land in Charlottetown create an art installation on or around a tree.

The project was first held in fall 2020 and is meant to engage the community with nature in a new way and reflect the importance of the urban forest.

Nancy Coles contribution to Rooted in Art hangs on a littleleaf linden tree in Victoria Park. - Michael Robar
Nancy Coles contribution to Rooted in Art in 2020 hangs on a littleleaf linden tree in Victoria Park. – Michael Robar

This year, four artists will be selected to install temporary art installations in different locations in the city. The structures will be on display over two weeks in October.

All Island artists are eligible to submit proposals for Rooted in Art, with a limit of one proposal per artist.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. and can be sent by email to [email protected] or delivered to City Hall at 199 Queen St.

More information on the project and application requirements is available online.

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Canada's largest women's festival, Kingston Women's Art Festival, returns – Kingstonist

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On Sunday, the Kingston Women’s Art Festival will return to City Park to celebrate women artists. Bring the family, browse, and enjoy original art designed and created by women. Sasha Jiminez French, local multi-disciplinary artist, is volunteering her time to help ensure the festival returns to full strength after the

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Windsor Public Library wants to show you local art while you ride your bike – CBC.ca

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Windsor Public Library wants to showcase the city’s downtown art. It plans to have two cycling tours to show it off.

Becky Mayer, a librarian at the Windsor Public Library organized the tours. She said the main reason she wanted to do this is because people think there’s nothing to do or see in Windsor.

“I often ride my bike around and I see a lot of cool and weird stuff,” said Mayer. “So, I just thought that maybe a few people would want to join me on a weird stuff tour.”

Mayer said she’ll be bringing Betty the Bookmobile along for the journey. She said the ride will be pretty casual and if someone has a story to tell she’s happy to give them space to share.

“I’m fine with talking as well. If you want to have a silent tour, that’s also cool. Like, it’s very, very casual. Go with the flow. We’ll see what happens,” Mayer said.

The first tour starts at 6 p.m. August 16, the second tour is on August 20 starting at 10 a.m. The tours last about an hour and starts at the library’s Central Branch at the corner of Ouellette Avenue and Pitt Street.

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