This gallery contains 19 photos.
I recommend that you watch it a few times so you can appreciate the work of the wonderful artist CAROLE ITTER.
This interview of Carole with Lorna Brown is a real slice of Vancouver Art in the 60’s. Carole’s open dialogue with Lorna gives the viewer and listener a real sense of what was happening in Vancouver’s art scene.
How amazing would it be to look at these 85 pages of unpublished drawings that belonged to Bella Chagall, let alone own them? If only I had a spare $600/900,000 on hand I’d snap up this sketchbook before you could blink an eye.
However, it wouldn’t be possible until June 17th when it goes up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York. Apparently, some of Chagall’s most iconic imagery rests on the pages of this sketchbook — the master of color. I’ve always said Chagall’s work is about Love.
As a Magician of color he captures subtle and intense emotions through his equally subtle and intense palate. I so hope this sketchbook ends up in the hands of a respectful romantic who will honor the work for the deeply personal body it is…………. unfortunately, I don’t have that extra $600/900,000 on hand.
This month, being the month of Mother’s (who are women), we will be celebrating women. I have the good fortune of living in a neighbourhood that is FILLED with creativity and Artists. For the MIRA this month I asked women from my “hood” within a 3 block radius to provide me with work that was hung in the Salon space and complimented the projections of 2 Emily Carr Foundation students.
The Students each did a projection so I suggest you follow the careers of:
Vanessa Brown – One and the Many……. (film loop from old clips)
Michelle Root — Road trip ……. (sound and travel an abstract journey)
“I can mind the time…” with Tom and William Coady (Blacksmiths) Produced by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1985
At a time when a glass of rum cost $0.05 and apprentices were bound to their trade for four years at $1.50 per 60 hour work week and a 9PM curfew, Tom Coady went to work for his father, a blacksmith in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 1920 Tom’s 13 year old son William joinedthe family business and for the next 50 years the two of them worked side by side, day after day, in the dark and sooty recesses of Coady’s Forge, a 25’ X 25’ leaning shack which was torn down in the late 1960’s to make way for the new St. John’s City Hall.
This film traces 100 years of Newfoundland history. From the time when sail powered schooners filled the finger piers along the waterfront, the devastating fire in 1892 that leveled the City, through WW1, the great depression, WW2, the end of British Colonial rule and the start of Confederation, and the growing popularity of the automobile which devastated the blacksmith industry, the film explores life in St. John’s in the context of the role of the blacksmith in society.