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The Station Arts Centre Presents – “Estuary”
A Collection of Works by Pat Gibson
Opening Reception – Thursday, November 16th fromn 7 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Artist’s Watery Evocation
R.B. Flowers, SSC
Visual Arts Specialist

Poetry expresses experiences, ideas, or emotions in a manner that is more concentrated, more imaginative and stirring, than that of ordinary speech. To appreciate Gibson’s artworks one best regards them as visual poems, fleeting impressions of memorable moments. They are the distillation of all her senses: the visual elements, colours, textures and movements which she recalls in painterly form. These components are Gibson’s metre, metaphor, and rhyme and the result more inherently relevant to the viewer’s own personal experience than one tied to another’s specific scene.

Anyone who has lived near water will tell you they never tire of looking at its infinite variations. Gibson has said: “I continue to be fascinated with water and its transition from one form to another.” It may be rough, placid, turgid or clear. It’s an ever-changing medium for the play of light and colour . . . and of mystery for what it does not reveal beneath its surface. And “ . . . a sense of mystery is central in all of my work.”

In ESTUARY, Gibson’s focus is on the lower course of a river where it flows into the sea, a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments. Salty tidal flows churn and seethe as they merge with fresh water. The rich nutrients resulting in teeming habitats for fish and wildlife, captured by Gibson in sensuous layers of oil stick glowing on and behind her translucent Mylar ‘canvases,’ her scribbled calligraphic strokes simultaneously metamorphosing into turbulent watery surges, schools of fish or roiling surf. For each viewer, it will be different. Yes, there is a mystery here; some will see straight lines as hints of man-made docks, piers or even, . . . shipwrecks.

If You Go:
What: ESTUARY: Works by Pat Gibson
When : Nov. 16 – Dec. 16,’17
Where: Station Arts Centre, 41 Bridge St. W., Tillsonburg.
Url: www.stationarts.ca

Photo caption: Prominent local artist, Pat Gibson, with her oil stick on Mylar painting.

 

Pat Gibson is an artist, art educator and currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre since 1982. She is co-founder/co-curator of Oxford County Art Project: Art in Public Spaces. As an Educator, she has taught many classes and workshops for adults and children in Woodstock, Ingersoll, London and Brantford and served as Education Officer for Woodstock Art Gallery. She taught for Thames Valley School Board and in cooperation with the Board and the Ontario Arts Council has completed many Creative Artists-in-Schools projects. Gibson has exhibited her mixed media work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Ontario.

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Queen West Art Crawl in Toronto.

We are a charitable arts organization going into our 15th year! We provide opportunities to visual artists from a variety of mediums to participate in our juried 2 day outdoor art show and sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen St West. We attract an audience of 60,00 visitors who come each year to buy original art, participate in our interactive art showcases, enjoy musical performances, bring their families to the Kids Zone, and eat and relax in the craft beer garden. The dates of the 2017 Queen West Art Crawl are Saturday/Sunday, September 23-24, 2017.
Price for Early bird Applications are 300 dollars (HST included) and are available on our website www.queenwestartcrawl.com until February 14.

Applications close April 30 2017
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Brant Colours Plein Air Event
Mark your calendar for this four day paint out on September 21 to 24, 2017. Featuring the Grand River corridor from County of Brant, through the City of Brantford and continuing on the south to Six Nations of the Grand. Check out www.brantcolours.ca for regular updates.