Pam Carr is a multi-talented painter, musician and fabric artist who seems to have a boundless supply of energy and creative vision. Despite being immersed in the complexities surrounding the construction of her new cob house on Mayne Island, Pam was able to create an entire body of abstract art within a brief 6 week period. From March 25 until opening night on May 13, Pam produced well over 65 beautiful abstracts which are now displayed at Shavasana Art Gallery & Café.
This is from Pam’s descriptive of her current creative process: …”Explore fluid art and wonder at how it flows. This art form is unpredictable and well-suited to those who live in the moment. Featuring abstract art created by pouring, swirling and swiping.” My own description of Pam’s new work includes the words, “thought-provoking eye candy”…I liked it so much I bought 3 pieces before the show opened 🙂
Opening night was a well-attended, fun event, with great food (thanks Astrid!), and a happy, convivial crowd. Judging by the number of “red dots” that adorn her “sold” pieces, I’d have to say that that Pam’s Art was well-received and has made purchasers, the artist and the curator (me! 🙂 ) pleased with the outcome. Here’s a little video walkabout to give you an idea of what you’ll see at Shavasana while Pam’s show is up and running. The show ends on June 29.
It’s Wednesday May 3, 2017 and I am at the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library doing a little writing for my Art Gallery blog. Most of my recent blog-based writing has been done at coffee shops, or at my studio on Mayne Island, however, for the past three weeks I’ve been coming here to write with my friend Janis Harper, as a little experiment to see if writing with another person can be more focused, productive, or…fun. Thus far, the experiment has been working on all three counts. At the very least it removes some of the insularity associated with putting fingertips to keyboards.
It’s raining out…cold and grey…and we are now about 7 months into one of the shittiest, longest, coldest, wettest winters in living memory. Perhaps the lousy weather has contributed to my prolific writing jag since late last November. The launch of my two blog-friendly WordPress websites (this one and www.clayandbone.com ) last fall has certainly been an encouragement to recommence the creative process. There has been a considerable hiatus since I last wrote plays for my theatre group – Just Push Play – in the 90’s (www.justpushplay.ca) so this current flurry of word-based creativity feels good. We’ll see how it evolves.
But I digress…the butterfly moment…. Considering how grey and monochromatic it has been in this region for such a long time, I felt like posting this little video I took during a pause in one of our jam sessions on the porch last summer as a reminder that it will not always be thus. Have hope! Songbirds have begun returning from their winter time shares in Mexico, and it is only a matter of time before we are visited by gorgeous little creatures such as this…
…an idyllic moment at Shavasana Art Gallery on Mayne Island 🙂 (courtesy of the great video capabilities of the iPhone 6+)