Saturday July 22, 2017
Pieces of Summer
Fragments showcases top
Chilliwack artists August 10 to September 9
Mary Main, Chilliwack Visual Artists Association
Betty Meiszner's Lighthouse will be
one of the gorgeous art pieces on display August 10 to September 9
at the O'Connor Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
artists of “Fragments: Explorations in Mixed-Media Collage”,
Christine Newsome, Betty Meiszner, Vicki Ray and Dianne Hultgren are
dedicated to exploring the possibilities in mixed-media as an art
form. Mixed-media collage lends itself to pushing the boundaries and
each artist represented here has a very unique approach. The results
are rich, diverse and exciting.
is a mixed-media collage artist who lives in Chilliwack. She is
a retired art teacher with a Masters Degree in Art Education.
Christine was born in England and had lived in, or visited, thirteen
countries by the time she was nine. This vagabond childhood gave her
an avid interest in travel, history and world cultures…things that
strongly inform her work today. She begins each piece by
choosing two background colours and then intuitively begins to build
and layer the collage using images and textures that resonate with
is a mixed-media artist with a Masters in Art Education. She enjoys
learning new techniques and experiments with many types of media
including paint, paper including photographs, assemblage and
encaustic wax. Betty’s strong interest in travel and photography
inspire her mixed-media work. She often uses photo-transfers and
then builds up the layers and textures. Ongoing participation in
retreats and workshops has taught her to trust the process and to
have fun creating and teaching in her home based Studio B.
VickI Ray is
a self-taught artist who is now located in Hope. For Vicki, art is a
source of relaxation and a way to continue learning. Her fascination
with collecting bits and pieces led her to collage. She enjoys the
sense of play and experimentation inherent in gluing things to a
flat surface. Each piece evolves as the layers of paint, paper,
pastel, found objects and wax are laid down. Vicli’s good eye,
willingness to play, and sense of humour are all evident in her
Hultgren is a mixed-media artist now based on Vancouver Island.
Growing up in the Okanagan she found inspiration in nature and
worked in many media such as watercolour, coloured pencil, clay,
quilting and fabric dying. Upon retirement from teaching, she
attended several mixed-media collage classes presented in
Chilliwack. Here she found renewed inspiration, and with it, the
freedom to develop her own sense of colour and style, always
propelled by intuition and wabi-sabi (embracing the accidental).
Dianne continues to expand her knowledge by attending gallery open
ins and studio tours, as well as art workshops and retreats.
Artists Meet and
Greet Reception Saturday, August 12, 2017
For more information
about The Chilliwack visual Artists Association, visit
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