(Posted 11 a.m., Jan. 22)
Galleries play host to a pair of unique exhibits
By Fred Sherwin
'A Conversation - Three Giraffes' by Sandra
Marshall is just one of 40 pieces on display
in the Fusion Transitions exhibit in Salon
B of the Trinity Art Gallery. Fred Sherwin
Trinity Art Gallery, located on the main floor of the
Shenkman Arts Centre, is playing host to a pair of exhibits
featuring textile art by Sayward Johnson and ceramics
from 10 different artists who are part of the Fusion Mentorship
Sayward Johnson is an Ottawa artist who
studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
It is there were the avid knitter discovered her love
of textiles and metal. Her textile-based works are made
with hand-woven copper wire which she then oxidizes with
to her biography, Johnson's current work represents "a
natural progression of her art, passions and life experiences".
She draws her inspiration from natural forms. lichens,
old, crumbling stone, rust and the Canadian boreal forest.
pieces on display in Hall A of the Trinity Gallery all
match that them. They have a very "earthy" feel
to them are are striking to look at.
'Starry Night, Boreal Forests' is just one
of 23 pieces on display as part of Sayward
Johnson's Verdigris exhibit in Salon A of
the Trinity Art Gallery. Fred Sherwin Photo
door in Salon B, the Transitions exhibit is a natural
pairing. The 40 pieces on display are truly magnificent,
particularly when you consider they were created, from
concept to final product, in 10 months.
of the 10 artists who took part in the project challenged
themselves to push their own creative boundaries and explore
new directions with the support of a guided group process.
Fusion Mentorship Program is an extension of the Ontario
Clay and Glass Association. The goal of the program is
to challenge and mentor up and coming clay and glass artists
and give them an outlet for their creations through exhibits
such as the one currently at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
Sayward Johnson's "Verdigris" exhibit and the
Fusion exhibit will be on display until Feb. 9. All of
the pieces in both exhibits can be purchased by contacting
Trinity Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of
the Shenkman Arts Centre and are open Monday to Sunday
from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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