The October show at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen is a tribute to one of B.C.’s greatest artists, Emily Carr.
I think you will find the talented artists from the South Delta Artists’ Guild have some interesting takes on a woman who paved the way for excellence in Canadian art.
Carr is one of Canada's national treasures, whose artwork was a celebration of the life around us. Her thoughts: “Art is art, nature is nature. You cannot improve upon it. Pictures should be inspired by nature, but made in the soul of the artists. It is the soul of the individual that counts.
“Do not try and do the extraordinary things but do ordinary things with intensity.”
I think most artists reach for these goals.
“Trees love to toss and sway, they make such happy noises.”
Her interpretation of the forests: “Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a Helter Skelter magnificence.”
The Ode to Emily Carr Show features paintings honoring Carr, and a prize draw open to all who visit the show. There will be a selection of Carr themed art cards and tote bags designed and made by our local artists.
If you are inspired to join the art guild, our artists will be happy to find a kindred spirit. Ask about our upcoming workshops if you want a master tutor.
Be sure to visit the gallery at 1710 56th Street Friday to Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The Emily Carr show is ongoing during the month of October, ending on Oct. 30.