Featured Art$Pay Artist
Did you manage to join us on Friday May 31st for the launch of Art Incubate? We celebrated with a great big art party and what was perhaps the first KW art crawl.
After checking out ArtsPay’s launch, visitors headed over to the Button Factory for Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists’ exhibition opening. Right next door in Waterloo Public Square was the first Final Fridays Art Market of the summer. If you kept going you would have reached the Art District Gallery just in time for their opening.
All five incubator presented their version of an art party in the window gallery at 56 Regina St N - if you look in now, you might catch the light work of Trevor Waurechen and Mary Murphy. Right next door at 52 Regina St N, ArtsPay artists are participating in an eclectic juried show!
The AP member juried show will be up all of June. The gallery at 52 Regina will be open to the public beginning Sat. June 1st, Thursday & Fridays from 4-7 pm, Saturdays from 1- 4 pm with extended times for receptions.
The exhibitions in the window space at 56 Regina St N will be changing out every two weeks so you always have a good reason to walk down Regina Street and see what’s new! There are no regular open hours here - just peek inside!
Sean Chappell's paintings aren't quite what you expect to see on display at a local art fesitval. They're weirder and wilder. He can't always say where his ideas come from. Sometimes they are culled from dreams. Sometimes they are from a confabulation of freely associated ideas or images. Sean is currently working on the biggest piece that he has attempted since leaving University. It's 3' x 5' and a sizeable jump from his usual 6" x 8". After being inspired by airbrush artists on Instagram who paint entire murals with the same equipment he uses, he thought, "Why not me too?"
In it, Sean is tying together the way we breathe as humans with the way the planet breathes, and how our destruction of the latter will be the end of the former. After studying anatomy for years at school and attending several Body Worlds exhibits with "plastinated" human bodies, it's amazing just how similar breathing is on an individual and planetary scale.
Sean hopes that this painting will be a new jump off point for his art career taking his environmental and political streaks and giving them purpose through what he's best at.
Make sure to check out Sean's work in person on June 20nd at the True North DTK Art Market in Carl Zehr Square!
Waterloo Moves - March 2nd 2019
Conan Stark is intrigued by the creative process, and the indelible stories of people, places and things. His work featured in Waterloo Moves includes close up shots of well used equipment from Waterloo high school art classrooms..
His shots were were accompanied by singer-songwriter Olivia Maveal.