I Made It! Student Show ‘n Sale

April 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

Did you miss out on this semester’s show?

Catch up on what you didn’t see by checking out these amazing pics!

EVENT – I Made It! Student Show and Sale

March 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

I Made It! Student Show and Sale

What, you ask, is a student Show and Sale? Exactly what it sounds like.

That’s right. It’s an event that gives students an opportunity to both exhibit and sell their work (not always in that combination).

Students work very hard over the course of their programs here at the college, and we want the world to see just how talented they are. The week preceding the show, students organize their displays, and begin the set-up process of creating this fantastic event. They then play host to over 250 guests that stroll through our halls to view their work.

The family-friendly event allows for art enthusiasts of all ages to drop in. Light refreshments keep your palette happy, and musical talent provided by Alec Morrison will keep your feet tapping!

Join us on Saturday, April 21st from 10am til 2pm at the Haliburton Campus! Admission is free.

Come early for the best pickings!

*Please note: If you wish to purchase any pieces from the students, it is a “cash only” event. The students DO NOT accept Interac, Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover, cheque, or First Borns. (It’s possible the jewellery students might accept gold bars in trade…)

Enjoy this gallery of pics from our Dec 2011 Show & Sale!

 

Artist of the Week – Angie Quick

February 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Ecstasy. Religiosity. Passion.

Angie Quick

Angie Quick can tell you all about bold: colour, shape, size. Both in painting and glassblowing, her art is anything but timid. Best of all, she has found a way to reconcile both mediums, allowing her glassblowing pieces to appear as characters in her paintings, and likewise infusing imagery  from her paintings on the blown glass. Many of her works invoke the breathtaking scenery of her sojourn at the  Haliburton School of the Arts, as well as the organic and spontaneous nature of the Earth.

Art is the endeavour to carnalize religion; it is the deification of man’s purpose. My art feasts on the will to live; the divine passion of being.  The art is enshrined by the idea that the soul must devour itself to purify the meaning:  art is the life. Painting is the extension of the ideal.

My works deal in an encyclopedia of symbolism:  beautiful women, an excess of flora, fabric, and a good deal of coupling. I highlight moments of aspiration representing the ascendency of spirit. This is shown through the depiction of ritual, through religiosity without structure incarnated by pattern and rhythm. It is a marriage of logic and faith, wild passion within structured domains, and a straight line decomposing into reckless ecstasy.

I mainly work with oil paint on a large scale, as well as blown glass vessels that are later painted. My paintings and sculptures depict the curvature of form and awareness that the body is majestic; the flesh is contrasted with ornate fabric. With wild strokes I explore the depths of ecstasy. I create visions of life through imbibed eyes, spilling out a body of work consisting in large oil paintings, sculptures and painted vessels. My glass vessels echo my paintings through imagery and the use of luminous primary colours.

Ultimately, my art represents the feelings of unity, rhythm, and a revelation of the seemingly disjointed becoming one.

Angie Quick

Angie can be seen as part of the upcoming group show called “Eclectic”, at The ARTS Project London, Ontario, from February 21-March 3 2012.

She can be reached via email at angievquick@gmail.com or through her website angievquick.com

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