Sunday, July 28, 2013

Beside the Seaside

on the walls July 2013
shell sculpture by Pat de Couto

Summer.
It's what the beach is for.
Barnacles, sand, gritty stuff in your shoes, tidepools, tidepool creatures in your shoes, beach-combing, sand in your clothes, shells, sandcastles, sand in your hair ...
July in the gallery
photography by Sarah Ronald
Not easy stuff to bring away at the end of the day (apart from the sand).
(ahem) Let the Blackberry Artists make it easy for you to keep those seaside memories.
And without the sand too.

Your parents will thank us.
on the walls July 2013
shell sculpture by Pat de Couto
on the walls July 2013
driftwood sculpture by Pat de Couto

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Please welcome new artist, Denise Dupré

on the walls July 2013 on the walls July 2013

Please welcome new artist, abstract colorist Denise Dupré, who successfully juried in to the cooperative at our last meeting.
Denise is also one of our local artists, working from a studio at the city's Esplanade Studios in Port Moody. Her work is a great addition to our walls and shelves, featuring a beautiful and energetic use of colour. As with all jurying, we look for artists to enhance our presence in the Arts Centre and bring a certain pzazz to the gift shop. Denise's work certainly fits the bill.
Welcome Denise!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Did you miss us?

100 - celebrating Port Moody's Centennial
by Val Simons
Fear not if you missed our Port Moody Centennial "One Hundred" display last month. Most of the pieces (that weren't sold) are in residence at the gift shop.

100 - celebrating Port Moody's Centennial
by Yolanda Cheung
Why not drop in and get re-acquainted with them?
Study them close up.

100 - celebrating Port Moody's Centennial
by Sandra Ho
From out behind the glass.
Maybe chat with one of the artist who created work for the display.
Because more than likely, that's who you will meet manning the gift shop.

100 - celebrating Port Moody's Centennial
by Jan Pavlic Falkenberg
We're a true cooperative, each taking on responsibility for running a little piece of the whole machine.
Artists - fresh and on display for the community.

100 - celebrating Port Moody's Centennial
by Elizabeth Wallace

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July's Featured Artist in the Gift Shop: Luci Gimenes

July's Featured Artist: Luci Gimenes

This month we're featuring the beautiful jewelry of Luci Gimenes in the gift shop. Her work is a vibrant mix of seed beading colours or a refined glimmer from sterling silver jumprings.

Luci works in with both beads and wire, producing intricately crafted works of art for your neck, wrist or earlobes. Her main techniques are bead weaving stitches like peyote and the woven technique of chainmaille.
July's Featured Artist: Luci Gimenes
In bead weaving, beads are strung on thin filament and then stitched to form 3D shapes. Luci skilfully blends colour and creates geometric patterns in her pieces, as well as ruffles, waves and chain links.

Her chainmaille work shows how gracefully simple jumprings can be woven, forming flat weaves and round weave strands. The pieces have weight and presence, along with a fluidity like fabric. Amazingly, this is the same technique used to create armour for knights of old.


Luci's work is intricate, graceful and stylish. She's a great addition to the portfolio of other jewellers in the gift shop and a wise investment for your summer accessories.
July's Featured Artist: Luci Gimenes
July's Featured Artist: Luci Gimenes

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Wood Theme at City Hall

City Hall July 2013


A wood-themed display at City Hall this month, in celebration of the upcoming Wood Fair
at Port Moody Arts Centre, on Saturday July 20th.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day

maple pride
iris-folding paper art from Valerie Gilbert

Happy Canada Day from all the Blackberry Artists.

... and Happy Birthday Port Moody!