Su Sheedy, based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada has been a full time encaustic artist since 2001. As a material based artist, she enjoys mixing encaustic with other mediums. Pressed tin, carded wool, corrugated steel, and birch bark are a few of the materials she is working with. Texture is her subject matter, and narrative markings result from pouring, routering, or persistent scraping gestures. Often relying upon the grid as her structure, a profusion of repeated forms, strokes and textures result in what could be described as ‘tactile expressionism.’ “My love of wax comes from its ability to conceal. After building layers I can then excavate down to reveal a history of colours or embedded objects. I am currently interested in repetitive pattern or serial work. Concentrating on the grid or quilt geometry, these familiar linear patterns give reverence to a long history of community and of coming together.” Su Sheedy is shown and collected across Canada and the USA
Our customary way of looking can easliy obscure the beauty of the ordinary and everyday, my photography as a art is dedicated to the effort to strip away the veil of custom from the world we encounter everyday, whether metaphorically or visually. I am a photographer & artist looking for magic in the world. Perception is my means and the camera my tool. I’m a peace loving person who tries to bring something of this spirit to my work. The camera is a kid of extension of my being, a way of registering and holding what would otherwise be represented in the networks of my brain. I seek to create through my photographs a cognitive music that others can hear and enjoy. here is my CV photography jobs and education are not included , i've done alot of work here in kingston Group show , Modern Fuels 13th juried art show, Modern Fuel gallery, kingston ont, Augest 2011 Group show , Kingston Arts Council 10th juried art salon, wilson room KFPL , kingston ont, may 2011 Solo show , Watching Paint Dry , State of flux gallery , Modern Fuel gallery, Kingston ont, july 2010 Group show , Recent work , NGB Studios ,Kingston ont , may 2009 Solo show , Contact 2009 Still Revolution: Death & Venice , Grapefruit Moon resturant , Toronto ont , may 2009 Group show , Kingston Arts Council 8th Juried art Salon, Wilson room KFPL, kingston ont may 2009 Group show , exposures , Frameworks gallery , kingston ont dec-jan 2009 Group show , exposures -> juried group show on photography , Agnes Etherington Art Centre , kingston ont nov 2008 Group show , Recollection, artel gallery , kingston ont october 2008 Workshop with Edward Burtynsky at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, kingston ont, October 2008 workshop with jessica thompson at Video pool media centre for the arts , manitoba ,september 2008 Solo show , Reflections on Winter, Verb Gallery , Kingston ont july 2008 Group show , Kingston Arts Council 7th Juried art Salon, Wilson room KFPL, kingston ont may 2008 Workshop with Rebecca soundant , screen printing , Agnes Etherington Art Centre, april 2008 Group show , Exposed , international juried show on photography , Joseph D. Carrier Gallery , Toronto Ont october 2007 Artisit assistant working with Don maynard on Tidal Mass ,NGB studios, kingston ont may,july,june 2007 Group show , Third floor , st. Lawrence college Kingston ont. 2000 Group show , Graduating show creative arts qecvi, Royal Bank, kingston ont. 1998
Under the guidance of founding Artistic Director Mark Sirett since 1996, the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston have thrilled local and regional audiences in performances of a diverse range of choral repertoire from Canada and around the world at an unrivalled standard of excellence. There are three events remaning in the current season: The Tender Land on March 5, The Road Less Travelled on April 16 and TEa for the Voyage on May 28.
Laurie Sponagle (b. Brockville, ON), is an honours graduate of the University of Guelph (Specializing in Fine Arts). In 2002, Laurie began to pursue her art full time as a professional artist. Since then, she has since exhibited in Ottawa, Kingston, Pelham, Cornwall, Montreal, Toronto and Ogdensburg (NY). Laurie was pleased to receive her first grant, in 2005, from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, which aids representational artists during their formative years. Ontario Arts Council Exhibition (OAC) Grants have been awarded for the exhibitions Conversations with Time: Fulford Chairs at Fulford Place Museum (2006) and Bodies and Motion, a joint exhibition with Andrea Mossop, at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, Cornwall Ontario (2008). In 2009, Laurie received her first Visual Arts: Emerging Grant from the OAC which provides assistance for artists in the early years of their professional careers, to create new work and to continue work in progress. Laurie’s charcoal drawings and exhibition schedule may be viewed online at www.lauriesponagle.ca Her drawings are exhibited at Grace Gallery (Toronto), In a Heartbeat Gallery (Eden Mills), Perivale Gallery (Manitoulin) and Spotlight on the Rideau (Smith Falls).
Welcome to my listing at the Kingston Arts Council artist directory! I am a part-time fine artist born here in Kingston in 1975. I started selling my paintings in 2001. I work in acrylic and various kinds of collage. Some news: Until August 31, 2012 I am showing two pieces at GET FUNKY, the very cool clothing boutique at 39 Montreal Street. Thank you, Aara, for this great opportunity! Also, this fall I will be participating in the Kingston StreetHealth Art show which is taking place October 23-27th, 2012 and is partially a benefit for the Streethealth clinic downtown. I normally do this show every year. The venue for this exhibit has yet to be announced. If you wish to have more information about my art inside my profile on this site is a link to my website which contains a "newsletter" and "what's for sale" page. If you would like to purchase inexpensive prints of some of my work please visit my page at DeviantART: http://rrrielly.deviantart.com/ Lastly, thank you to the Kingston Art's council for this listing which is a useful resource!
2011 Juried Art Salon "People's Choice" Award winner. Represented by Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen St. W, Toronto http://edwarddaygallery.com/artist_Marg_Sutherland.htm
My work is all based on hand felted fibres, mostly wool but also soy silk, silk, cotton, flax, and hemp. Using classic wet felting and Nuno felting techniques I work them until their tiny filaments bind together, forming a unified whole. The reaching and searching of one filament for another, guided by my hands, creates the fabric. The images that I begin with often come in the form of meditative visions, some quick as a burst of light, others as longer glances, but always they come as an experience which has moved me deeply and I try to coax that impression to the surface. The image is not often representational but rather a mixture of energy, light, colour, and shapes, and it feels so important, profound, a treasure from the soul of the earth, that I must bring it into the physical world and reveal it. The more I observe the process and work with the understanding which that observation brings, the more I am convinced of the alchemy, the magic, involved in this ancient practice. As much as I plan I also surrender into the experience and the mystery of felt. Something always happens that surprises me, delights me. I love that about working with nature. There is an intimacy, full of beauty, full of spirit and I want to share that in my work.
After growing up in rural Manitoba, Harry graduated with a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba in 1982 and went on to receive an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1986. He then lived and painted for almost a decade in Montreal before returning to work out of Winnipeg. With his move in 2005 to Kingston, he set up his studio in NGB Studios. He has exhibited sporadically across Canada and has received some support from both the Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council. Harry has served on the Boards of the Modern Fuel Gallery and the Kingston Arts Council as well as the City of Kingston's Arts Advisory Committee. In the fall of 2009 he moves his studio to a rural setting between Seeley's Bay and Lyndhurst. Taking a rather non-linear approach to his painting practice, his work seems to explore possible solutions to a problem he has given himself, therein raising questions about focus, balance and resolution - all of which offers the viewer the chance both to explore the relationships and significances to be discovered within paint. His current installation preoccupation is a visual interpretation of Kingston's Cultural Scene.