(Posted 8:30 a.m., Sept. 1)
Arts Centre welcomes four new exhibits
By Fred Sherwin
illustration entitled 'The Wish' is amoung
the many works by Ottawa artist Maya Hum on
display in Salon B of the Trinity Gallery
at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Shenkman Arts Centre welcomes four new exhibits this month
featuring works by Ottawa designer and photographer Bert
van der Plas; mixed media artist Maya Hum; ceramic artist
Mike Doxey; and a group of Polish born artists who all
share a love and passion for fabric art.
van der Plas collection of fashion creations with
accompanying environmental portraits lives up to its Uniek
read unique title in every aspect.
creation is unique in its own respect and must be seen
in person to be truly appreciated. But van der Plas
photography is equally enthralling. Each piece is modeled
and photographed in an attempt to enhance its uniekness
and when exhibited together the combination is a wonder
door to van der Plas exhibit in Salon B of the Trinity
Gallery is a collection of pencil illustrations and mixed
media drawings by Ottawa artist and art teacher Maya Hum
entitled Evoking Worlds.
the title suggests, each work evokes a sense of self-worth
and self determination of womanhood from the illustration
Care and Protect in which three women appear
to be protecting a transparent globe, to a drawing of
a woman outlining a series of rectangular frames on a
wall entitled Dreams and Determination.
personal favourite is The Wish in which a
woman appears to be firing a shooting star into the night
Doxeys pottery career spans more than 20 years.
Until recently he produced his works under the moniker
Banished Moon Pottery based in Portland, Ontario.
exhibit, on display in the Dust Evans Pottery Gallery
on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Centre, is his
first under his own name.
exhibit features more than a dozen dinnerware pieces,
garden pottery, large wheel thrown urns and sculptural
tile murals. All of Doxeys work combines an artistic
experience with a rugged functionality.
organic theme of Doxeys exhibit carries over in
the collection of fibre art on display in the Lalonde
+ Doyle Exhibition Space also on the lower level of the
exhibit is sponsored by the Polish Embassy and features
the work of six Polish-born artists, including mother
and daughter Krystyna Szluinska-Sadej and Justyna Szluinska
who are both from Ottawa.
other artists include Monique Lehman from California and
Ewa Bartosz-Mazus, Agata Zielinska-Glowacka and Zofia
Werblicka, who are all based in Poland. The works range
from large tapestries to small, detailed woven mixed media
Bert van de Plas and Maya Hum exhibits in the Trinity
Gallery will be on display until Sept. 20, while the fabric
art exhibit sponsored by the Polish Embassy will end two
days earlier on Sept. 18.
to the Shenkman Arts Centre can also take in the latest
exhibit by members of Arteast directly opposite the Trinity
Gallery, while upstairs on the main floor the AOE Arts
Council gallery features work by contemporary art photographers
Richard Robesco and Glenn Bloodworth until Oct. 11.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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