Sunday, October 30, 2011
carved bear by Tom Reid, snail on lilypad by Tracy Riddell, woodturning by Joe Martin, intarsia by Del Holbrook
Yes, it's nearly here! Our Christmas Marketplace, the one and only destination in the Tri Cities to buy unique artisan handcrafted gifts, is nearly open. For two months, our gift shop will not only be open seven days per week, but will also be much bigger as we expand into gallery space in the Arts Centre. This means that our artists can bring in many more pieces than they can normally display here. Often this means that the bigger pieces they have been working on finally come on show.
So get on down! We've got everything you need for your gift buying under the one roof, from cards and gift bags to glass art and wall art.
Opening night is Thursday, November 3rd (6-8pm, refreshments provided, free entry).
PS: Don't forget to check the tree for hostess gifts and stocking stuffers ;)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
stained glass by Margret Billings
This is the time of year when our brave salmon swim home, making their way up the rushing waters of the local streams. Energetically leaping up waterfalls and dodging hungry bears, these noble fish thrash their way to distantly remembered gravel beds
where they spawn and then die.
Glad I'm not a salmon.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Busy ladies indeed, and both have found time to collaborate on some of the pieces on display. Myrta has made the ceramic bases for Margret’s stained glass lamp shades, and the results are truly stunning.
Go see for yourself (and buy before they sell out).
Monday, October 17, 2011
This month's artists featured in the City Hall display case (on the mezzanine level up to the council offices) are Margret Billings and Myrta Hayes. They have a beautiful display of ceramics and stained glass for you to shop early for Christmas from.
A huge thank you to Sarah Ronald for pointing out my mistake and sending me a photograph of the display.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
This month, the work of woodturner, Joe Martin, is being exhibited in the display cases at Port Moody City Hall. The shelves are now graced with a stunning selection of his larger sculptural vases and bowls, many delicately inlaid with striking marquetry designs.
Joe became a member of the Blackberry Artist’s Society this year and we’ve been very pleased to see his work on our shelves. He works in a variety of woods, each turned and finished with exceptional skill.
As you can see from the photograph below, the display is stunning. Each piece would make a impressive statement in your home. Don’t take my word for it, next time you’re in City Hall take a walk up the staircase in front of the reception desk and check it out for yourself. All pieces are for sale – either contact the artist for details or phone the gift shop to arrange purchase.