Michèle LaRose lives and works in Kingston. She works in many media including oil, acrylic, pastel, monotypes and printing. Her work can be seen in her studio by appointment or at the Art Rental Gallery of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (www.aeac.ca/association/artrental.html) and the Wellington Street Art Gallery in Toronto (www.wellingtonstreetartgallery.ca). Much of her recent work can be seen on-line on her website (click on her name for more info).
Susanne is an emerging Kingston-based artist who is currently working with acrylic on canvas.
Diane’s interest in photography has spanned 20 years but she only seriously picked up a camera several years ago when she discovered macro photography. Since then she has studied with Richard Martin, Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant exploring a whole new world and way of seeing. Diane has exhibited her work at ViewPoint Gallery and during Nocturne: At Night, Halifax; Kingston Arts Council Annual Juried Arts Salon, the Kingston Women’s Art Festival and Juried Show; participated in the Kingston Town & Country Studio Tour, the Interconnected Art Studio Tour and the Merrickville Fine Arts Festival. Her work is available at the Agnes Etherington Art Rental and Sales Gallery and Studio 22, Kingston and has been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank and private collectors. Diane's images can be found at www.dianelaundy.com
Since starting my fractal voyage of discovery some time ago I have had the pleasure of exploring many mathematical universes. My computer screen has been transformed into something like the viewing area of a glass-bottomed boat, one that allows me to capture images of the "coral reefs" and the like created by a particular universe's laws of physics. Computers have allowed mathematics to become an experimental science with a visual component and iterated equations can now serve as an artist’s paint brushes or engraving tools. Well Bred Fractals represent a seamless fusion of art and science. I've used a combination bottom-up/top-down strategy to create my fractals: the computer's bottom-up number-crunching is combined with a top-down rule-based decision-making process provided by me in a directed evolutionary process. Using this objectively subjective decision strategy, a menu of mathematical manipulations provided by the fractal program, a good sense of colour and design and the use of classical framing techniques, I have been able me to create a great variety of beautiful and interesting fractals. Many of my fractals mirror shapes found in the natural world and this is not surprising because they have evolved through a purely mathematical form of the same dynamic processes which in this universe have created everything from galaxies and clouds to trees and sea shells. Human beings are also complex fractals, down to our very thoughts and dreams, and we are hard-wired to have a deep emotional and intellectual response to fractal forms, whether rugged mountain landscapes, sun-coloured evening skies, Hubble Telescope pictures or my Well Bred Fractals. The high quality giclée prints I make in various sizes are vibrantly coloured, exquisitely detailed and have a remarkable holographic effect. I also make a variety of fractal cards and laminated bookmarks. You can see a wide range of my fractals in the Well Bred Fractals section of complexityawareness.com
This explosive, and very radical Neo/soul International recording Artist/ Song-writer/ Producer is contagious, energetic and infectious in a live setting. Ryan’s soulful vocals and unique stylistic, is sure to make him shine among the competition. Lewis, also known as Islandboy, has been in the music industry for over 10 years, performing in different parts of the Caribbean, U.K and Canada. The highlight of his career was being a member of the award winning Caribbean top 40 group, “The Toni Norville Project, who shared the stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as; Rhianna, Jah Rule, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Lady Saw, Spragga Benz, Beenie man, Fat Joe, Ashanti, Buju Banton, Berese Hamond, Karl wolf, to name a few. Apart from his work ethic and his selfless outlook, what sets this artist apart from other up and coming artist, is his real sense of awareness; reaching to the core of brokenness, poverty and, abuse, his effort to empower others through his positive and uplifting lyrics. Ryan has worked with various, charity organizations in Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Easter Seals, SLC Food-bank, Ottawa Food-bank and so many more along with charities in various parts of the Caribbean.
Theatre Kingston is a not-for-profit professional theatre group and a registered charity (which for legal purposes retains its original name of “The People’s Theatre Kingston”). It also operates a Children’s Drama Club, summer Children’s Drama Camp, and collaborates with Queen’s University to manage the summer Barefoot Player’s Theatre Camp.
Josh has been collecting, building and playing with puppets since he was a kid and started making short Monty Python style movies and stop-motion work at age 10 by freeze framing VHS tapes until they snapped. He has since figured out how to animate using other tools and has produced music videos for Entire Cities (The Woods, 2008), The Gertrudes (Turn Out the Lights, 2009, and animation for Blackbird and the Cedar, 2008), Colin Munroe (Who Killed Davey Moore RE-VOX, 2009) and Rock Plaza Central (Don't You Believe The Words Of Handsome Men, 2010). Bands I play with: Solo - http://myspace.com/akaflk Entire Cities - http://myspace.com/entirecities Rueben deGroot - http://myspace.com/ruebendegroot The Gertrudes - http://myspace.com/theothergertrudes More of my puppet/design stuff and works in progress on flickr: http://flickr.com/people/thinedgepuppets
Sue Lyon has been working with ceramics for more than 30 years. She finds great enjoyment in teaching and sharing her work with others. For details regarding upcoming shows, classes, and special events, please see the events page. To schedule a birthday party, kids workshop, or other special event class, please contact email@example.com for schedule and rates. To arrange a class or signup for one of the recreational pottery courses run through the year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.