ART SPACE CONNECT, PARKVIEW and EMERGENCE GALLERIES
With Guest Artist John Parsons and Emerging Artist Jenny Chen
Exhibition Duration: March 12 to March 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibition features the New Silk Road, panoramic wall and floor paintings. Audience participation is welcome.
The Silk Road embraces the mountain river people of the Chinese Initiative, a high speed rail line as well as gas and oil pipelines. The New Silk Road has its heart centered in Samarkand. Bruce uses labyrinths as a walking meditation device when painting and walking sticks for walking meditations. Bruce says "I imagine using them as instruments used for searching for sources of underground water, but also pointers that uncover answers to subtle questions that a person might want to explore for better clarity and fun. It is a game of discovery like the Chinese book of chance and change called "The I Ching” which is a quest for strategic advice on how best to proceed with the task or a road ahead." For more information on Bruce Parsons www.bruceparsons.ca
Pottery by David Burman and Art Glass by Rochelle Kahn
Exhibition Duration: February 15 to March 31, 2019
My work in clay is an ongoing experiment in shape, colour and texture with inspiration from the natural world. I strive to include Indigenous perspectives of our human relationship to the other beings with whom we share the Earth. Leaves, grasses, insects and reptiles appear in different forms in a playful arrangement of functional beauty. These pieces are meant to be used in daily life as a reminder of that relationship.
“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
Exhibition Duration: March 1 to March 31, 2019