A very merry Christmas to all our readers and customers. Many thanks for your support over the last year - we wish you all the best for 2012.
blog posts will resume at New Year
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|handwoven scarves by Beryl Hickinbottom|
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
|painting by Vicki Allesia|
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
|glass star snowflake by Margret Billings|
Monday, December 19, 2011
|buttons by Sarah Ronald|
Sunday, December 18, 2011
|wooden toy trucks by Del Holbrook|
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Our Christmas Marketplace in the 3D gallery at Port Moody Arts Centre is a perfect opportunity each year to view the larger works of art our artists would love you to see (and then take home to love and cherish). Our tiny gift shop with its limited wall space and hanging room is not capable of handling any more than a couple of pieces of framed art per artist, so very often you don't see the truly magnificent large-scale gems which represent their skills.
Please come in and visit the 3D gallery for a special viewing of the canvases, wooden intarsia and amazing animal portraits on wood we have for you. And remember - our artists are very happy to accept commissions through the gift shop year round, so why not come in to get a few ideas for yourself once the gift-buying season is over?
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
So, a walk through Port Moody would be delightful today.
Why not call in at the gift shop (opens noon till 4pm on Sundays) and thaw those fingers with a little Christmas shopping from our amazing artists?
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Closer to Christmas is the time to think about gifts for your close-at-hand nearest and dearest.
Think - ceramics, architectural accents and heavier items which are difficult to ship. All of these works will make a statement, both in the home and in the heart of the person receiving the gift.
Most of our artists have business cards which can be tucked into that special gift. Just ask while your purchase is being wrapped; it'll be a lovely reminder to your gift recipient that their present has been chosen and made with care and attention.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Christmas Marketplace means more space in the Blackberry Gift Shop, which means our artists can bring in their larger pieces of work. This is the best time of year to find that perfect focal decoration as a stunning centrepiece in your home.
Modern houses these days often require bold modern statements to complete a room. Why not make that bold statement twice; once for your abode, and another in supporting local artisans?
We'd love to see you at the arts centre :)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
|detail from big, heavyweight vase by Dan Severance |
(sculptural heavyweight woodturning from Joe Martin in background)
Monday, December 5, 2011
|Vicki Allesia waits for her moment in the spotlight|
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
|photograph by Sarah Ronald|
|gift bags by Angela Holbrook|
|painting by Elizabeth Wallace|
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day--
No sky--no earthly view--
No distance looking blue--
No road--no street--
No "t'other side the way"--
No end to any Row--
No indications where the Crescents go--
No top to any steeple--
No recognitions of familiar people--
No courtesies for showing 'em--
No knowing 'em!
No mail--no post--
No news from any foreign coast--
No park--no ring--no afternoon gentility--
No company--no nobility--
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Have you seen what you want to buy yet? It's here ... but not for long ;)