November 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The usual series of lovely scenes from Bowen Island. It rained heavily but when the weather cleared we had blue skies, bright sun, and colder weather. It feels like winter now.

On the ferry to Bowen Island

Near the beaver dam

Elephant tree

Blue skies above the forest

Anna's Hummingbird

The Anna’s Hummingbird was a frequent visitor to the three feeders Anne has positioned around the windows of the house. I feel lucky to have gotten a few good photos with my iPhone while he was feeding. Most of the time these birds are too speedy to photograph with a camera phone.

October 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

For our November edition of Hot Talks we’ve partnered with the Eastside Culture Crawl to present an evening of short talks by eight artists participating in this year’s Crawl. It was a difficult selection process choosing from among the hundreds of talented artists who take part in the studio tour every year, but I made sure to choose a wide variety of disciplines.

Our speakers for the evening are Michelle Sirois Silver, Jon Shaw, Holly Cruise, Claire Madill, Patsy Kay Kolesar, Reilly Lievers, David Robinson, and Robin Ripley.

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Each artist will share a bit about their process and work in a short “Show & Tell” style talk on November 13th at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Eastside Culture Crawl
Hot Art Wet City
Date: November 13th, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street (at 6th Ave), Vancouver

October 8th, 2014 | Comments Off

Leanne Prain is the upcoming speaker for Hot Talks at Hot Art Wet City gallery. She is a designer, maker, and the author of three craft and textile-related books. Leanne’s latest book is Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles, and the content of her talk will tie into epiphanies she had while researching and writing this new book.

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Sewing Our Stories: Stitch Narratives

…Leanne Prain will take you through a personal journey of how multiple conversations with textile artists resulted in her obsession with linking the stuff we make to the act of storytelling. Amid the weft and weave of textiles, she has found societal commentary, personal confessions, humor, fictional dalliances, the secret lives of oppressed people, and simple snapshots of individual experiences.

Read the full description on the Hot Art Wet City website.

This latest Hot Talk happens on October 23rd at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Leanne Prain
Hot Art Wet City
Date: October 23rd, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street (at 6th Ave), Vancouver

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