Art District Gallery, art exhibition, Community, paintings, Prints, Sale, Uncategorized

Spooked by Triskaidekaphobia???

Does the fear of the number 13 affect you??  Hopefully not!

The Ferrari 500 is an art show popping up this coming Friday the 13 – and it’s less than 2 weeks away!  The only scary part is the possibility that you’ll miss out and forget to come… so mark your calendars!

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It’s really nothing to be scared of – especially since it’s going to be sooooo much fun and a feast for the eyes!

• 17 very friendly, approachable, and un-scary local artists will in be attendance, showing their awesome original art, and they all will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

• All of the amazing art for sale is decidedly affordable, as every item for sale at our event will be priced at the un-scary price of $500.00 OR less!

• Way-Cool Door Prizes!!  Each person coming to the Ferrari 500 will be given a door prize ticket, and you will get to choose your chance from a wide array of donated art, gift certificates, etc. (donated by our artists!)  Believe! Believe in the power and luck of the number 13, and you could be coming home with a wonderful door prize!  Believe!

• Making our community a bit stronger is surely a non-scary and joyful thing to do…  Did you know that 10% of any purchase you make will be donated by the artist to The Working Centre, a Kitchener institution that is making a difference in our community!

• A New Signature Cocktail:  The Formula One!
This pineapple juice and moonshine concoction was crafted by Terry Gibson of Moondance Whiskeys, our event’s provider of spirits!  No, not the scary kind of spirits… it’s OK!  In additional to the tasty Formula One, Terry with be serving up his special selections of wine and beer.

Formula One 970

Developed with rising star Ben Murphy of Murphy’s Law Distillery, Elmira, Ontario, Moondance is a double distilled, triple charcoal filtered corn mash spirit, historically known as Moonshine, the first offering of its type made in Canada using traditional recipes originating from 17th Century Midlands England and further refined in the Hills of West Virginia, USA.

•  Yummy Snacks!
Our 17 artists will also be providing their own signature snacks for the evening.  How can that be scary?!  Nom nom nom!

Friday the 13th?  It’s really a lucky day, with the power to change your life.
Just imagine, you come out to our event in the energizing space of Communitech’s Area 151 Hub, make some new friends with artists, fall in love with a painting, and by purchasing it, you strengthen a worthy community organization (The Working Centre), and bring some visual joy to your home – very lucky indeed!!!

Where:       Communitech, 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener
When:         Friday, October 13, 2017,  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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Art District Gallery, art exhibition, Community

The Ferrari 500 – Mach 2!!

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The Second Ferrari 500 Exhibition (Mach 2!) is at hand!  We had an amazing debut show at Button Factory Arts in February, and remain grateful for all the folks that came out and helped make the show such a success!  In this second rendition, to be held at Communitech on October’s Friday the 13th, we’ll have even more artists, more art, and even more fun…


The Mission of The Ferrari 500 – Moving Art!

The first purpose is to benefit our local art lovers, allowing fine local art to be found and purchased at easily affordable prices.

The second purpose is to benefit local non-profits and/or charities by selling art, and donating a percentage of funds from the sales of art to a local non-profit or charitable foundation.

For this rendition of The Ferrari 500, 10% of all sales will be donated to The Working Centre in Kitchener.

And the last, but not least, purpose of the F500 is to benefit local artists by providing an exciting venue to sell fine art.


The Donation

For the 2nd rendition of the Ferrari 500, we have chosen The Working Centre in Kitchener to be the beneficiary our donations.  We in the Waterloo Region are so fortunate to have a facility where “people have access to tools to create their own work combined with continuous ways of learning and co-operating.”

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The Working Centre in Kitchener

In Ken Westhues book The Working Centre, Experiment in Social Change, he describes the centre in this way. “Two decades later, it has survived as an independent instrument of self-help community development, and has woven itself into the fabric of Kitchener-Waterloo. It has also achieved a certain maturity, coherence and confidence in its approach to work and unemployment and in its conception of itself.”


The Event

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Communitech

Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies. “We support companies at all stages of growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players”… and local artists too!!!  We are very grateful to Communitech for allowing us to use the space in their Hub.

Venue:       Communitech, 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener
Date:           Friday, October 13, 2017,  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm


The Artists….

In this second rendition of the Ferrari 500, these 17 amazing artists will take the starting gate:

Cathy Amos
cathyamos.blogspot.ca

Dominique Cinq-Mars Delay
dominiquecinq-marsdelay.com

Barb Di Renzo
leftaligndesign.ca

Amy Ferrari
amyferrariart.me

Jennifer Gough
mindseyestudioart.com

nik harron
nikharron.com

Desiree Lichty
artbydesi.net

James Nye
jamesnye.com

Nancy Peng
nancypeng.wordpress.com

Roslyn Ramsay
roslynramsay.com

Steven Restagno
stevenrestagno.com

Pamela Rojas
pamelarojas.com

Amy Roger
amyroger.com

Jax Rula
circleworks.net

John Rula
rulart.ca

Julian van Mossel-Forrester
julianvmf.com

Raflar (Ralf Wall)
raflar.com


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Abstract, Art District Gallery, art exhibition, paintings, Sale

Art District Gallery Welcomes Diana Erb!

The Art District Gallery is pleased to welcome Diana Erb as our newest member with a flair for abstract expression!  Don’t miss the chance to come out to our next opening reception to welcome Diana and experience the creative vibe of all of ADG’s artists!

Art makes a wonderful Easter gift too – we have a whole wall of smaller pieces that will fit into your Easter basket… and Woo Hoo!…. no calories!ADG_APRIL-14_2017_POSTER_WEB

Abstract, Art District Gallery, art exhibition, Harmony, paintings, Yellow

Subconscious Projections of Harmony

The images below represent paintings that are currently on display at the Art District Gallery in St. Jacobs (1369 King. St., N.)  www.ArtDistrictGallery.org  At the recent opening reception at ADG, I had the wonderful opportunity to share my interpretations of the meanings inherent in the paintings, which I had never put into words previously.  Now that I have, I figured that it’s time to share!


Abstract paintings are my favourite!  Often, in my abstract work, the forms evolve into what I call “shape characters”.  In my mind, these forms represent subconscious thoughts.  My mission in art is to create paintings that add positivity to any environment, thus, these shape characters all have the common goal of co-existing in harmony.

 

Renaissansical Generation Jam
Renaissansical Generation Jam

In Renaissansical Generation Jam, the forms are congregating in order to share ideas to solve a problem.  All are attentive, giving full mindfulness as each idea is presented and explored.  Some of the ideas are red, indicating that the ideas have matured.  One idea is green, and still is being developed and nurtured.  Only one idea is considered by the group at a time.

 

 

The Learning Curves
The Learning Curves

In The Learning Curves, there are two classes of forms, the larger verticals, and the smaller squiggly reds.  All forms are working in harmony to reach a common destination, and the relationship between the verticals and the reds is symbiotic and flourishing.

 

 

Happy Huddle
Happy Huddle

In Happy Huddle, all of the forms are yellow. Only five of the forms have some red individuality rings, because the forms know and love each other so well, that they can perceive and appreciate each other’s uniqueness.  And all the happy goodness bubbles up and collects above them and spreads the love to all.

 

 

Happosition Harmony
Happosition Harmony

In Happosition Harmony, the forms represent two opposing factions that are coming together to resolve their differences.  There is some tension in the situation, but overriding that tension is calmness, and the ability to understand the opposition’s point of view.

 

 

Relearning Gravitational Resistance
Relearning Gravitational Resistance

In Relearning Gravitational Resistance, the forms have created a sort of floating nursery, because sometimes we all need to remember how to let go, relax, and just float.  The beginners are in the safe floating tubs at the bottom of the picture plane, and the more advanced are floating higher, with some nurturing assistance. Ahhhh…


For more information on these paintings, please see my Available Pure Abstracts page!
These five pieces will be on display at Art District Gallery until March 22nd, 2017.

Art District Gallery, art exhibition, paintings

Figuring Things Out in St. Jacobs

A nice summer Sunday in St. Jacobs has led to me doing some figuring….
And here’s the results:

(Come see them all in person at the Art District Gallery Show opening on Friday evening in St. Jacobs!)

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
Rhythm Cycle
Rhythm Cycle
Talking the Talk
Talking the Talk
Walking the Walk
Walking the Walk

 


 

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