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WEST OF PARADISE
Exhibit at the Ingrid Mueller Gallery
152 Water St.,
St Andrews, NB
Opening reception: Saturday, September 21, 2019
2 to 5pm
Nova Scotia Potters Guild presents The Birds and the Bees.
Lancement et dédicace du livre publié aux éditions La Grande Marée
Launch and signing of the book published by La Grande Marée
« L’Acadie du passé et du présent d’après
Acadia Past and Present According to
Georgette Bourgeois, artiste peintre”
Lieu / location: CAFÉ C’EST LA VIE
785 rue Main St, Moncton, N.B.
Date: vendredi le 16 août, 2019 / Friday, August 16th, 2019
Temps: 13h30 à 14h30 / Time: 1:30 till 2:30
Oyster Art© Fine Art Exhibit
See one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary art celebrating our famous Malpeque oysters. These abstract pieces reveal an authentic, miniature Island landscape hidden in a small section of shell. The photography exhibit will be held July 31, 4:30–6:30pm at Valley Pearl Oysters. Fittingly, the one-day exhibition coincides with opening day of the 35th Annual Oyster Festival, which pays tribute to the Island’s renowned molluscs that inspired the Oyster Art collection. Unlimited and Limited Edition pieces will be on display as photographic artist Debbie Brady unveils brand new additions to her collection. For anyone who wants to appreciate the journey taken to create these pieces of art, Debbie will be on hand to share her artistic passion and insights. See the current pieces at www.oysterart.ca and be sure not to miss the exhibit to catch the unveiling of new additions to the collection. Intrigued by a piece? You could make it part of your own collection.
Onni Nordman Exhibit
May 6 – 18, 2019
Paintings for Motels
Opening May 7, 6pm
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
322 Charlotte, St. Sydney
Dartmouth artist Violet Rosengarten is showcasing a selection of her spring collection at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen in Halifax. The paintings in the exhibit, which is called Foliage and Flowers, Islands, Lakes and Sea, include some of Rosengarten’s plein air work inspired by natural locations around HRM.
“I wanted to show work I did outdoors,” Rosengarten says. “Everyone is tired of winter and looking forward to summer. People were commenting on the light in them. I can see I really developed my own style.”
Rosengarten’s process involves painting with oil sticks, which she says look like crayons with oil paint inside. She then draws into the paint, removing some of the paint and creating detailed patterns and texture on her work.
“I love texture and colour,” Rosengarten says.
The exhibit also includes Rosengarten’s paintings of dahlias at the Halifax Public Gardens and peonies from her neighbours’ gardens. Other paintings are of trees from different seasons and a small collection of pastels on red paper. The larger works are her plein air paintings, which are bright and full of colour and life. Before she heads to a site to paint, she paints a canvas in a colour and adds some texture to it.
“I usually spend an hour and a half painting outside and then I’m totally wiped out,” Rosengarten says. “It’s very intense. You have to work very fast before the conditions change. It’s very challenging at times, depending on the weather.”
The landscapes she’s painted include spots at the Salt Marsh at Chezzetcook and locations within the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area, including Susies Lake. Rosengarten has a few paintings from the same locations, but each painting is different and reflects the conditions when she was painting. The looks can be mystical or rugged.
“I don’t know what’s going to come out,” Rosengarten says. “It’s a surprise each time.”
Rosengarten started her plein air painting when she arrived in Nova Scotia with her family 13 years ago, saying she was inspired by the province’s natural beauty. In Toronto, Rosengarten worked as an artist and taught art at Jarvis Collegiate Institute. She worked as a textile artist before she became a painter.
“This is where it’s beautiful,” Rosengarten says. “It’s hard to get out of Toronto. It takes hours to get out of the city. [Plein air] is something I developed here and found a real thrill to them.”
She paints in the summer and fall months. During the winter, she works on mixed media art in her studio.
She had a show a few years ago at The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, exhibiting black and white paintings of winter gardens. She also had a show in September 2018 at Round Hill Studio in Annapolis Royal.
This summer, Rosengarten says she will be outside more, working on new pieces. She’s also working on abstract works for a show she hopes to have later this year. Rosengarten’s current show runs until Friday, April 26, at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen, which is located at 6025 Stanley St. in Halifax.
For more information, visit violetrosengarten.com or gallerynineteennineteen.com.
Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 1st, 2019
VIOLET ROSENGARTEN’S SPRING COLLECTION Foliage & Flowers, Islands, Lakes & Sea
Charlie’s Lake, Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes
AT GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN 6025 Stanley St., Halifax, in the Dean’s Flowers Building
March 18 to April 26, 2019
Opening Reception Wed. March 20th, 6 to 8 pm.
My career began in dance. After a decade as a dance artist educator, choreographer, and studio owner, I left studio life behind to earn an MBA. I worked as a marketer, manager and strategist with many arts and community organizations, as well as with the City of Ottawa’s cultural services and urban design teams.
Wanting to get back to being a practicing artist, I now find myself happily back in studio life, this time as an abstract visual artist. I am also a modern quilt designer-maker and over the past few years both my textile art and my paintings have become part of private collections in Canada and Germany. My work has been exhibited in juried national and regional shows, a local cafe, and at community centre and social enterprise galleries.
I divide my time to live and work in both Ottawa, Ontario and in Frenchfort, PEI.
You are cordially invited to my exhibition Sous-bois / Undergrowth currently on display at Galerie 12, Centre culturel Aberdeen, 140 rue Botsford, Moncton.
The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 06 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.