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found photos

Left: Dream Vessel    Centre: Dream Structure    Right: Memory/Dreams IV Left: Memory/Dreams I    Centre: Memory/Dreams III These two photographs dropped out from inside some papers I was sorting through while looking for something else, as often happens. They are installation... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/04/2013 | 14 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Dreams

 

more Robert Young

Over five years ago I wrote about BC artist Robert Young and his visit to the printmaking studio at Capilano University. Please read that article then come back here. Last week by an odd chance, Robert and I had... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/03/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Other artists

 

Michiko Suzuki: A Feeler

Michiko has a solo exhibition of her latest prints coming up at the Bellevue Gallery in West Vancouver. The opening is on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th, 6 to 8 pm. and the exhibition continues to March 16th, 2013. Read... [Continue Reading...]

elsewhere

With low energy and needing to catch up with other things, I want to just quickly share several exciting-to-me links I've been enjoying this week, on the subjects of archaeology, art and story writing: 1. Lascaux's Picassos - What prehistoric... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/10/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Books, Other artists, Rock Art & Archaeology

 

exchange exhibition opening

left to right: Ritsuko Takeda, Haruko Cho, Sachiko Kawamura, Prof. Hiroshi Maruyama, Haruki Sakuraba by Hiroshi Maruyama by Yusaku Fujiwara by Isao Kobayashi Here are a few photos from last week's opening of the exchange exhibition of works by... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/10/2012 | 16 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Japanese exchange exhibition

You may recall that our Art Institute printmakers had a wonderful exhibition in Tokyo, Japan in May/June of this year. As an exchange, we are hosting an exhibition of works by Japanese printmakers in the Studio Art Gallery at... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/10/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Other artists

 

artists in conversation

Yesterday afternoon we went to see an exhibition at the Seymour Art Gallery called Odd Occurrences: Narrative in the Art of Kristin Bjornerud, Tamara Bond, Tomoyo Ihaya, and Carrie Walker. Here is the exhibition statement: The artists in Odd... [Continue Reading...]

B-Gallery exhibition photos

As I wrote in the spring along with a poster image, our Art Insitute printers group had an exciting exhibition at the B-Gallery in Tokyo. I was lucky during the show to capture one photo from the gallery's site... [Continue Reading...]

print show videos

A while ago, I posted about a printmaking exhibition by several friends at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Michiko Suzuki, one of the artists, has kindly emailed me that she has put up two videos on YouTube. One... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/08/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Printmaking

 

photo: Japan exhibition

Perhaps you remember my earlier post about our Art Institute group's print exhibition in Japan? Here is a screen shot of the installation at the B-Gallery in Tokyo. My piece Fragments IV is second from the left. I can... [Continue Reading...]

Printmaking, eh?

Printmaking, eh?: Four Artists Expanding the Boundaries May 25 - July 20, 2012 Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo Four of the artists in the previously announced exhibition are also showing concurrently and for a longer period at... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/05/2012 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Printmaking

 

exhibition in Japan



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Wayne Eastcott: Systems

Another exhibition coming up very soon, by another artist friend and a mentor. Internationally known printmaker Wayne Eastcott will be showing his latest work at the Bellevue Gallery in West Vancouver. This new series, called Systems: New Works on... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/03/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Other artists

 

Urban Imprints

Friend and fellow-artist Olga Campbell has an exhibition up at the Havana Gallery. If you are in the Vancouver area I recommend a visit to see her always exciting work. I am sorry to have missed the opening but... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/03/2012 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

gallery day

On Saturday, we went with friends to the Vancouver Art Gallery to see a couple of the exhibitions, one historical and one contemporary. We enjoyed both very much. Lights Out! Canadian painting from the 1960's As the country celebrated... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/02/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Canada and BC, Other artists

 

the opening

Looking into the gallery as we arrive on time for our exhibition. Lots of folk already there! This is the front area, with a peek towards the rear on the left side... The front wall with a work by... [Continue Reading...]

exhibition at CityScape



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music, friends, art...

It has been quiet here on the blog while life has been exciting some days, sometimes leaving me too tired for words (partly due to a cold as well). So just a list as to what has been going... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/01/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Home, Music, Neat stuff

 

Finnish rock art exhibition

I am delighted to have received an invitation to Ismo Luukkonen's exhibition Marked on Rock - Photographs of Prehistoric Rock Paintings at the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. The exhibition is open June 16th to September 18th, 2011.... [Continue Reading...]

Marijke Nap: Life Works

detail: Marijke Nap: Untitled, 1999 collagraph & silkscreen image 21 x 32 cm on 40.5 x 50.5 cm paper While on vacation recently I received a group email about a printmaking exhibition of works by Marijke Nap. How very... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/05/2011 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

orchids, art, election results

Ah, what a busy and lovely weekend we've had here. Our eldest daughter arrived Friday evening for a visit from the interior of BC. We'd last seen her at Christmas which we'd spent with her and her partner. For a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/05/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Canada and BC, Current Events

 

Roger Fidler exhibition

It is my pleasure to introduce friend and fellow printmaker and photographer Roger Fidler. Roger has an exhibition of his photographs, photo-etchings and photoworks opening next Sunday at the Havana Gallery. Everyone is welcome to the opening, details below:... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/04/2011 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Photography, Printmaking

 

Chang-Soo Kim: photos

As I wrote recently, Korean artist Chang-Soo Kim has an exhibition of his large digital printworks at Capilano University's Studio Art Gallery. It continues until Thursday, October 28th. A few days ago I had the opportunity to take a few... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/10/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Other artists

 

back pats

1. Congratulations to Mark Woods on Wood s Lot's 10th anniversary of blogging marvelous excerpts and links to interesting and eclectic writings and art. I also enjoy his lovely photographs of areas in eastern Canada that have been gracing... [Continue Reading...]

Exhibition: Chang-Soo Kim

Chang-Soo Kim is an award winning photographer and printmaker and a professor at the college of art at Kyungwon University, Seoul, South Korea. He is visiting Vancouver and Edmonton with the following events, organized by University of British Columbia... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/10/2010 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Other artists

 

BIMPE VI exhibition

Design: Cloe Aigner, Print: "Bite your Tongue", by Jen McGowan, Intaglio Everyone is invited to the opening for The Sixth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE) on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm. at the Federation... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/09/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking, Recent Exhibitions

 

one year, ten years

On my reading rounds around the bloghood earlier today, I came across two mentions of the Tate Modern. This made me check my travel diary from a year ago - yes! it was exactly a year ago that we were... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/05/2010 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Leonardo da Vinci Drawings

This is a week late but I cannot let it go by without expressing my excitement, astonishment and feelings of being newly inspired by the greatest Renaissance man. Days before the exhibition was to end, my husband and I... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/05/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Drawings, Other artists

 

art & garden busy-ness

I wish you could smell the heavenly scent of these first lily-of-the-valley flowers from my garden. The next virtual sense to come one day via the web? I'm still busy in the printmaking studio finishing up work, then about... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/04/2010 | 16 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Print Triennials, Printmaking

 

AfK Alumni exhibition

For a better view of the invitation, please view the PDF version AfK Alumni All Stars April 12th to May 8th, 2010 open 7 days a week Opening: 7:30 PM Thursday April 15, 2010 Artists for Kids Gallery located... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/04/2010 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

November's end

As usual here on the 'wetcoast', November has been very rainy and often very windy, with above average precipitation but maybe not quite record-breaking except for early snow on the mountains. Some days the darkness has felt a bit... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/11/2009 | 8 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Culture

 

exhibition on Bowen

detail: ARKEO 2, Marja-Leena Rathje (may or may not be in exhibition) You are invited to: An exhibition of prints by the Art Institute Printmakers of Capilano University at The Gallery at Artisan Square
 589 Artisan Square, Bowen Island,... [Continue Reading...]

visiting Tate Modern

On the morning of our last day in London we went to the Tate Modern to see their collection of modern and contemporary art to balance out the older works seen previously. With us were our daughter and granddaughters who... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/08/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Travel

 

visiting the National Gallery

        On our last two days in London, we really packed in the sights and gallery visits. I wrote about the morning of our second-to-last-day's visit to the Annette Messager exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, after a ride... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/08/2009 | 13 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Travel

 

Annette Messager

Annette Messager: Casino - image from Art Knowledge News After our London Eye ride, we walked over to the nearby Southbank Centre and left the granddaughters to play with their Opa. Elisa and I went into the Hayward Gallery... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/08/2009 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Travel

 

Anna, Courtauld, Westminster

        The day after our outing to Brighton, husband and I headed into central London and Somerset House (house? it's a palace!). Here we were to meet long-time blog-friend Anna of Self-Winding who was coming in from Norfolk to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/06/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Culture, Travel

 

a Wm. Kentridge video

    This was sent to me by artist friend Dorothy: In "Taking a Line for a Walk" (2007) William Kentridge performs what looks like pantomime until, as it repeats, bare bones animation gives his moves meaning. Delightful! And I... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/03/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Films, Other artists

 

Ihaya: Trees and Water

Tomoyo Ihaya, Ladakh Indus I, 2009, mixed media. I haven't posted about any exhibitions in a long while but here's one that I want to share. My friend Tomoyo Ihaya is presenting "DRAWINGS - TREES and WATER": Trees and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/02/2009 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

exhibit in Squamish

I'm pleased to announce that my friend Bonnie Jordan and I have a selection of our prints on exhibit in the new Artisan Gallery in the town of Squamish, north of Vancouver.             Here's how the space is... [Continue Reading...]

artsy afternoon

Whenever I have to take the car over town somewhere, I usually try to do several things on that journey, to maximize pleasure over pain, for I dislike driving in Vancouver's crazy traffic, and then there's the cost of gas.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/05/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Other artists

 

Ihaya and Chang at RAG

Another intriguing exhibition opening this week! Richmond Art Gallery presents two exhibitions that explore what it means to be a citizen in a global world where identities are ever-changing and fluid.   Amy Chang: Donated Organ and Tomoyo Ihaya: Water,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/04/2008 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Michiko Suzuki exhibition

An exciting exhibition featuring the printmaking of Michiko Suzuki is coming up this week!
FLOATING WORLD at Bellevue Gallery, West Vancouver
April 24th to May 24th, 2008

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Marja-Leena | 20/04/2008 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Mohsen's Childhood Dreams

    I'm so pleased to learn that my friend Mohsen Khalili is having an exhibition of his Childhood Dreams series of mixed media works on paper. The opening is from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday April 5th, 2008... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/04/2008 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Color (Colour) Chart

        Virtual armchair traveller that I am, I appreciate it when art museums provide online exhibitions. I've just had a wander through one of MOMA's current exhibitions Color Chart - Reinventing Color 1950 to today. Interesting curatorial theme... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/03/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist

 

Robert Jackson exhibition

Friend and fellow artist Robert Jackson will be having an exciting opening of his exhibition called 'Approaching Wholeness' this Thursday, Oct.4th starting at 4 pm

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Marja-Leena | 02/10/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Other artists

 

Marianna Schmidt


I was very pleased to have seen a large body of Schmidt's mixed media works at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (a suburb of Vancouver) on its last day and last hour!

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Marja-Leena | 18/09/2007 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Books, Other artists

 

at the Vancouver Art Gallery

This past Thursday evening Erika and I had a date at the Vancouver Art Gallery. We were there to see several exhibitions, two of which finished today. 1. The biggest attraction was the Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/09/2007 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

a busy week

    After a coolish beginning to September, we've been enjoying glorious warm sunny days, sometimes even as hot as 27C (80F). Last Saturday I spent one long day outdoors doing garden chores. On Sunday, we met a daughter and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/09/2007 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Canada and BC

 

Making an Impression


I'm very pleased to announce that I'm participating in 'Making an Impression: Invitational Printmaking Exhibition' at the Ferry Building Gallery

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Marja-Leena | 04/09/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Printmaking, Recent Exhibitions

 

Tina Schliessler

Vancouver artist and a friend, Tina Schliessler, has her series Living Portraits on exhibition at the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver. I was very happy to attend her opening the other evening (Tuesday) and see her exciting new... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/07/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Benjamin Phillips, again

Wow, this artist is busy! Not long ago, I wrote about sculptor Benjamin Phillips and his exhibition at the Access Gallery, which has just finished. Now he's having a show at Capilano College* in North Vancouver. If you are... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/03/2007 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Benjamin Phillips exhibition


Benjamin Phillips: Chthonian* Dialogue
Opening February 23rd, 2007 at 8 p.m.
Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver

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Marja-Leena | 22/02/2007 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Art's Birthday

"Today, a unique birthday is being celebrated around the world: Art's Birthday. That's not Art as in someone named Art but as in art, the kind of stuff created by artists. Art is now 1,000,044 years old." I didn't... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/01/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

at Belkin Satellite

The Belkin Satellite has an interesting sounding exhibition coming up called Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!. The opening reception is on Friday, January 19th, 8-10 p.m. at 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC. The exhibition continues to February... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/01/2007 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Dream Anatomy

I wish you many new successes, new joys, good health, peace and contentment, and abundant creativity. Hauskaa Uutta Vuotta! Bonne année! Allen ein frohes Neues Jahr! Happy New Year! Aboriginal "x-ray style" figure. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/01/2007 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, History, Printmaking

 

Body Worlds

We saw an amazing, very educational and awe-inspiring exhibition yesterday - not really an art show**, but a science and health one based on the human body, Body Worlds. I thought I'd feel a bit squeamish seeing real human... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/01/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Margaret Witzsche exhibition


Margaret Witzsche has an exhibition of large canvases exploring the natural and inner worlds called 'Claiming the Dream'.

AT: the Seymour Art Gallery, OPENING: tomorrow Tuesday, December 5th, 7-9pm

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Marja-Leena | 04/12/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Peter Frey exhibition

I am very pleased to introduce friend and fellow-printmaker Peter Frey. Peter is presenting Threads and Fissures, an exhibition of his photographs and prints at the Capilano College Studio Art Gallery. Opening reception: Thursday, November 9th, 4pm - 7... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/11/2006 | 9 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

The Relief Print

This composite image of Earth at night was assembled from data acquired by the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite in April and October 2012. Gravity by Shinsuke Minegushi, woodcut & wood engraving, 30 cm x 81 cm., 2000... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/11/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

exhibition reminder

Blue Print, 2006, woodcut & lithography by Shinsuke Minegishi (Canada) A reminder about an exhibition I wrote about before: Re-Identification, the travelling exhibition of prints from Japan, the Netherlands and Vancouver is moving to North Vancouver's Capilano College Studio... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/10/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Burtynsky in Vancouver

Image on invitation: Edward Burtyntsky: Recycling No.20. Cankun Aluminum. Xaimen City, Fujian Province, China 2005. Chromagenic print, 58" x 68". Courtesy of Charles Cowles Gallery, NY. I'm really looking forward to seeing the photographic works of acclaimed Canadian photographer... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/10/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Films, Other artists, Photography

 

visiting Interconnection

We were sad to miss the opening last week of Michiko Suzuki and Wayne Eastcott's exhibition Interconnection, also the grand opening of the new Bellevue Gallery. By all accounts the opening was very successful, attended by around 200 people... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/10/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Eastcott/Suzuki at Bellevue

INTERCONNNECTION, Wayne Eastcott and Michiko Suzuki's collaborative printmaking project is opening in Bellevue Gallery next week. This is a recently opened new gallery that is celebrating its grand opening with this exhibition, to be introduced by renowned Canadian artist... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/09/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Re-identification

This collaborative exhibition features contemporary works on paper from three printmaking studios: Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver, Canada; Shin-Yokohama Printmakers Association in Yokohama, Japan; and Grafisch Atelier Utrecht in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Marja-Leena | 07/09/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Fiskars Village

An exhibition called 'Fiskars Art Center presents Remix-Rethought'. Fiskars? The Finnish scissor company? Yes, and there is a place in Finland called Fiskars that I didn't know about. This tickled my Finnish funny bone.

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Marja-Leena | 14/07/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Culture, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric

 

Abakanowicz' Vancouver Ancestors

As I mentioned before, last week we ventured out to Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver especially to see the Magdalena Abakanowicz' sculpture installation. I was excited to be seeing her work live for the first time. Created for the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/06/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

art, trees & birds

visiting art exhibitions, Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory

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Marja-Leena | 27/06/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Other artists

 

BIMPE IV

Vancouver's very own international print biennial, BIMPE is a miniature print competition held every 2 years...BIMPE IV's Opening Reception is at 6 pm, Friday, June 9th, 2006...

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Marja-Leena | 06/06/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Cornelia Oberlander

"PICTURING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE" Projects of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander as seen by Etta Gerdes Elliott Louis Gallery, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver June 6 - June 25, 2006 - Preview: June 6th & 7th Opening Reception: Thurs. June 8, 6:30 -... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/06/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Photography

 

art in fibre

An exhibition by two Vancouver-based Finnish fiber artists is opening tomorrow:
"Between the Hand and the Loom" - Works by Kaija Rautianen & Hanna Haapasalo
Exhibit: June 1- July 2, 2006, Opening Thursday, June 1, 2006, 6-8pm
at Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver

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Marja-Leena | 31/05/2006 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Abakanowicz here!


Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz will unveil the installation of Vancouver Ancestors, her latest work consisting of twenty iron cast, 9 foot tall headless figures. Created specifically for the 2005/2006 Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale...

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Marja-Leena | 29/05/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Art Daily returns

As Sam plays 'As Time Goes By' once again, Ignacio Villarreal announces the return of Art Daily, like the phoenix arising! He writes movingly of overcoming health and financial problems and bringing back his 10 year old pet project... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/05/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Blogging

 

Brian Jungen

Prototype for New Understanding #16, 2004 Nike athletic footwear, human hair Collection of Joel Wachs, New York Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery (taken from Brian Jungen Gallery) I'm very late getting this written - it was 11 days... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/04/2006 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Takao Tanabe

Takao Tanabe - Malacca Strait: Dawn - Etching & Woodcut (not in this exhibition) Takao Tanabe was born in 1926 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia of Japanese parents. He studied at the Winnipeg School of Art (which later became... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/04/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

gallery date night

Vancouver Art Gallery at Robson Square It's a lovely day and I've got a date! I'm picking up husband from work and we are going to visit several exhibitions late this afternoon and into the evening. We really love... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/04/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Grad exhibition

The entire Studio Art building at Capilano College is undergoing a major transformation this week into a gallery showcasing the works of this year's graduates of the Studio Art program. The show opening is on Thursday, April 13 from... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/04/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Finnish Design exhibition

More Finnish stuff, dear readers! Friends of Finland recently sent out a notice to members about a very interesting travelling exhibition of Finnish design coming to Vancouver. (Links and photos are my additions.) "SCHOOL OF COOL - FRESH FINNISH DESIGN... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/04/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric

 

openings tonight

I'm getting ready to go to a couple of art openings this evening: 1. RETURN, prints by Hannamari Jalovaara and Taiga Chiba at Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, opening 7 - 9 pm. 2. IN CONTRAST - ceramic sculpture by Mary... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/03/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

RETURN

(left) Hannamari Jalovaara: Identical Witness intaglio 30 x 60 cm. (right) Taiga Chiba: My Return to the Cambrian Sea-16 monotype 52 x 77cm. RETURN is an exhibition of etchings and monotypes by Hannamari Jalovaara and Taiga Chiba at Malaspina... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/03/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

troubles and treats

Saturday morning I had a major shock on opening my blog and finding a commercial page on it and my own contents gone! It's been hacked and stolen, I think! My email was also down, though the alternates on different... [Continue Reading...]

Made In India

Another exhibition by the very busy printmakers Tomoyo Ihaya and Taiga Chiba is opening this week at Dundarave Print Work Shop Gallery,1640 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. The exhibition is on from March 17 to April 9, 2006,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/03/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Steven Dixon: Spare

Steven Dixon: Desert Structure No. 1, 2006 Digital print on Japanese paper mounted on panel The Art Gallery of Alberta, formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery, is featuring an exhibition of prints by Steven Dixon called Spare: Steven Dixon's large-scale... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/03/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Other artists, Photography

 

update on batik show

batik by Annabel Carey, photo by Valeri Following up on a suggestion in the comments to my post about a batik exhibition in Cornwall, UK, I emailed Valeri of dyeing 2 sew, because she lives in Cornwall. I told... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/03/2006 | 6 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

WOMAN

(image scanned from invitation - designed by Andrew Cairns) WOMAN is an art exhibition in celebration of International Women's Day at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave, in West Vancouver, BC. The opening reception is tonight, Tuesday, March... [Continue Reading...]

30 x 30 print show

Gerri York: Phosphor endure 2005 Digital print, etching and chine collé 15cm X 15cm (about 12" x 12") Photo: D. Martens This sounds like a very interesting contemporary print exhibition by Vancouver area artists that I don't want to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/03/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

a batik exhibition

This little news item in Stone Pages caught my eye and really piqued my interest: Exhibition: Spirits of the Stones "A touring exhibition by Annabel Carey of batiks featuring stone circles in England, Scotland and Wales, which began at the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/02/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Rock Art & Archaeology

 

Olga Campbell's opening

We made it this evening to Olga Campbell's opening at Diskin Galleries. Olga presented quite a large number of her digital prints, some based on her travels in Asia and some of her personal family history, and all very... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/02/2006 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Other artists

 

Olga Campbell at Diskin

Art Institute Printmaking member and friend Olga Campbell is having an exhibition of new mixed media works under the theme of "Triumph of the Human Spirit" at Diskin Galleries from February 24th to April 27th, 2006. The opening reception... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/02/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Bharat Bhavan Biennial

Detail from Silent Messengers: Hoodoos I Yesterday, while my thoughts were still freshly on international print shows after writing the post about the Krakow Print Triennial, I heard the thud of letters and magazines dropping in through the mail... [Continue Reading...]

Krakow Print Triennial 2006

International Print Triennial Krakow Poland is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its founding this year. I've mentioned this international print triennial several times before as one of the top ones in the world. It is notable for the numerous... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/02/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Print Triennials, Printmaking

 

Bill Laing's Silkscreens

Bill Laing - "Terrain of the Domestic Landscape #2" - Silkscreen Yesterday we spent a few enjoyable hours poking around the always lively Granville Island. Amongst other pleasures, we stopped in to view Bill Laing's exhibition PARIS: Recent Silkscreen... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/02/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Tae-Huk Kim exhibition

Regular readers may recall my post about our print studio's artist-in-residence Tae-Huk Kim. Since his arrival in November, Kim has been busy making new woodcut prints using traditional Japanese water-based woodblock techniques. Next week he will be giving a... [Continue Reading...]

Mohsen's opening

Last night we attended the opening of Mohsen Kahlili's exhibition at Gallery Jones, here in Vancouver. It is an impressive body of work! The 61 sculptures were laid out on three long tables beautifully custom built by a friend,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/02/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Colbert's 'Ashes & Snow'

Gregory Colbert image from 'Ashes and Snow' via CTV News article Just by chance (isn't that the best way?), I came across a fascinating article about Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert, who has spent ten years getting close to wild... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/01/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Photography

 

Mohsen Khalili exhibition

(scan of the front of the invitation showing Mohsen Khalili's unique bronzes) Art Institute member and everyone's friend Mohsen Khalili is having an exhibition called DYSFUNCTIONED TOOLS at Gallery Jones. Featured will be his numerous small bronze sculptures and... [Continue Reading...]

And When You're Gone

"And When You'd Gone" by Teresa Frolek - scanned from gallery invitation Remember the exhibition that I juried last December? It is opening this week! North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents: And When You're Gone "This exhibition takes a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/01/2006 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Sami & Inuit Art exhibition

If you are anywhere near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, you may be interested in this upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. I wish I could see it because, as some readers know, I'm interested in the northern indigenous... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/01/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Ethnicity, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric

 

Picasso at VAG

'Minotauromachie' - Etching, 1935 - Pablo Picasso (Scanned from my copy of Picasso, by Pierre Descargues, translated by Roland Balay, publisher Felicie, NY 1974) It would be very interesting to preserve photographically, not the stages, but the metamorphoses of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/01/2006 | 10 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

art jurying

Today I had the very interesting and satisfying experience of jurying a group exhibition professionally for the first time.CityScape Community Art Space, an attractive gallery run by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, puts out calls for several themed exhibitions... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/12/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist

 

Art Daily gone

THE END, it says in white letters on black, like a death notice. Art Daily has closed forever and I'm very sorry. Ever since I found it in my early days of blogging it had been on my daily... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/12/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Blogging

 

a reminder

Just a gentle reminder that my exhibition opening is happening tomorrow, Wednesday November 16th starting at 4:30! In case you missed it, here is all the information. Everyone welcome! If you can't make it to the opening but would... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/11/2005 | 10 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist

 

final preparations

With my printworks finished and ready to hang on Wednesday morning, I had a day of deserved and much-needed rest yesterday. Today I am sorting through my notes, even my blog posts which are a proving to be a... [Continue Reading...]

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Pnina Granirer's Floating Dancers

Busy artist Pnina Granirer is having another exhibition! Floating Dancers will be at the Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Ave. in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, from November 8th - Dec.4th, 2005, with the opening reception on Tuesday, November 15th,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/11/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Interconnection: Eastcott / Suzuki

Interconnection 6 (Interior 3) Michiko Suzuki & Wayne Eastcott inkjet, toner etching and Japanese paint on torinoko paper In August 2004, I wrote about a fascinating collaboration between printmakers Michiko Suzuki of Tokyo and Wayne Eastcott of Vancouver. They... [Continue Reading...]

Tomoyo Ihaya & Helen Gerritzen

R E C E N T WO R K S by Tomoyo Ihaya & Helen Gerritzen November 1 - 27, 2005 Opening reception: Thursday, November 3, 7 - 9 pm at Malaspina Printmakers Gallery 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/10/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Prior Editions: 10 Years

Jardin Noir IV (detail), Jack Shadbolt lithograph on paper 88.9 x 68.6cm, 1994, private collection Prior Editions: 10 Years of Canadian Printmaking, curated by Darrin Martins, is still on until October 30, 2005 at the Burnaby Art Gallery, in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/10/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

invitation

Here's the exhibition invitation I designed with some great help by daughter Erika and her skills with type design. It has gone to the printers a few days ago, so here's hoping it turns out well! The details: Silent... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/10/2005 | 13 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist, Digital printmaking

 

Picasso and grandson

Protean Picasso: Drawings and Prints from the National Gallery of Canada and Selected Paintings from International Collections, an exhibition that brings together the full scope of the artist's career through drawings, prints and paintings, opened at the Vancouver Art... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/10/2005 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Books, Other artists

 

John Mawurndjul

John Mawurndjul, Milmilngkan, September 2004 © Foto Erika Koch. From Museum Tinguely Synchronicity strikes again! Just two days ago I wrote about rock art in Northern Australia. Now I've just finished looking at Art Daily's post about an exhibition... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/09/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Fred Brown's woodcuts

Fred Brown: Share the Shelter Woodcut 36" x 72" I had heard that printmaker Fred Brown was going to be having an exhibition this month in Vancouver. Imagine my surprise when I read Art Daily's posting "Power Tools, Plywood,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/09/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Other artists

 

Dan Steeves

Dan Steeves is presenting a series of printworks 'The House as Fortress, the dichotomy of symbolic structure' at The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, at UBC, Vancouver until October 14th. Yesterday we were pleased to have artist Dan Steeves visit... [Continue Reading...]

Matisse in Louisiana

Henri Matisse: Thème E, variation 8, 1941 Album "Thèmes et variations" © Succession H. Matisse / CopyDan, 2005. "You sure know Henri Matisse. And you sure know Louisiana. But it is not that Louisiana I think of. In Denmark... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/09/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Sunday in Vancouver

A gorgeous sunny warm day yesterday tempted us outside to explore. We headed to Deep Cove with walking shoes, a backpack with water, a snack of nuts and the camera. The "Cove" was pleasantly crowded with people enjoying the... [Continue Reading...]

Rodin in Vancouver

Auguste Rodin. Monument to Balzac. 1898 (cast 1954). Bronze, 9' 3" x 48 1/4" x 41" (282 x 122.5 x 104.2 cm). from MOMA. "The sculptor must learn to reproduce the surface, which means all that vibrates on the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/09/2005 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Marimekko

Marimekko Pattern: Karhunkukka (1964/2004) (translation: Bearflower) Designer: Maija Isola and Kristina Isola Soon after my last post, which mentions Marimekko, I found an article in the Guardian about how Marimekko may have won John F. Kennedy the 1960 presidential... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/09/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric

 

blogs and shows

1. Thanks to blog friend Anna of Self-Winding for pointing out that The Padacia has posted a couple of my Nexus prints. Thanks also to this mystery blogger from Oslo - it's nice to find another beautiful blog. Curiosity sent... [Continue Reading...]

Jutai Toonoo's silent stones

New and Improved, 2000 serpentinite 12.5" high x 8" wide x 6" deep Inscription: "New and Improved Fertility God." Jutai Toonoo of Cape Dorset currently has a solo exhibition "Life Forms" at the Marion Scott Gallery at 308 Water... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/08/2005 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Modern Rock Art, Other artists

 

Maori Art in America

Kaitaka 1999 (detail) Artist: Te Aue Davis; assisted by Bill Solomon Photo credit: Norman Heke Image copyright: Toi Maori Aotearoa I came across this headline in Google News: "Millions in US tune in to Maori art"   (25.08.05 in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/08/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Culture

 

Marlene Dumas in Helsinki

Marlene Dumas Female, 1992-93 from the series Female 211 tusche and charcoal drawings Sammlung Garnatz, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe "Kunsthalle Helsinki will offer a unique opportunity to see works by one of the hottest names in contemporary art, Marlene Dumas.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/08/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Evolution: 80 Years of Emily Carr Institute

"An unexpectedly nostalgic event is occurring at Emily Carr Institute. Formerly Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Formerly Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Formerly the Vancouver School of Art. Originally the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/08/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Duckomenta

You must have a look at Die Duckomenta, an exhibition of works based on famous art works through the centuries, but with some very humorous adaptations! Perhaps you've already seen it, I've just rediscovered it in my bookmarks and felt... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/07/2005 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Graphica Creativa

Graphica Creativa is the second oldest international printmaking exhibition in the Nordic countries. It is arranged in Jyväskylä, Finland every third year. Thanks to Graphica Creativa, Jyväskylä has become a centre of printmaking. A few days ago its 30 Years... [Continue Reading...]

Spiral Jetty revisited

Spiral Jetty began to submerge earlier this spring, as represented in this May 18, 2005, photo. Image: Mark Milligan at Geotimes. Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty was a subject of a post I wrote in August of last year. Today... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/06/2005 | 5 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Modern Rock Art

 

art and social conscience

Otto Dix. The War II/2: Shock Troop Advancing under Gas Attack. (1924). Etching, aquatint and drypoint from MoMA Collection. (May not be in Neue Gallery exhibition) Artist-blogger Mark Vallen writes about "arts and culture, with an emphasis on socially... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/06/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

visual music

Wassily Kandinsky: Painting with White Border 1913 This description in Thursday's Arts Journal really captured my imagination: Art in Musical Terms - There is a relationship, but does one describe the other? "The notion was to take the novelty... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/06/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Music, Other artists

 

visiting Sacral Spaces

Another exhibition that we went to see on our Friday jaunt about town was Sacral Spaces at the Emily Carr Institute. The main attraction for me was, of course, that this featured Finnish architecture (did I ever mention that... [Continue Reading...]

visiting Champuru

I wrote a while ago about Champuru, an exhibition of contemporary Okinawan art in Vancouver that I've been eager to see. Yesterday afternoon, I picked up my husband from work for an evening on the town. We headed over... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/06/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

art gallery rules

This is hilarious: "Other than on 57th Street or the Upper East Side, women should not wear couture when visiting galleries. Uptown, men should wear ties, but never in Chelsea, Soho, Tribeca, or Williamsburg; but guys, even artists, should... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/06/2005 | 7 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Sacral Spaces

Here's an interesting exhibition of Finnish architecture that I look forward to seeing, right here in Vancouver! (links mine) Hughes Condon Marler: Architects in collaboration with Emily Carr Institute's Charles H. Scott Gallery presents Sacral Spaces - Modern Finnish Churches,... [Continue Reading...]

Champuru

This just arrived in my inbox courtesy of a Japanese artist friend (thanks Tomoyo!) and it sounds like a fascinating exhibition, both culturally and historically: CENTRE A presents CHAMPURU : CONTEMPORARY ART IN OKINAWA IE Ryujin MAEDA Hiroya HANASHIRO... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/06/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Olga Campbell's Whispers

I am so glad I made it out yesterday to see Olga Campbell's exhibition Whispers Across Time before it's closure tonight. It is very moving and powerful in theme, a kind of catharsis perhaps for the artist as she... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/05/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

censorship?

I just came across this little item in the online version of Vancouver's arts newspaper The Georgia Straight. I've lifted it in its entirety below. I had heard about the controversial show but not seen it. I must say I... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/05/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

MoOm

Museum of Online Museums "Welcome to the coudal.com Museum of Online Museums. Here, you will find links from our archives to online collections and exhibits covering a vast array of interests and obsessions: Start with a review of classic art... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/05/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Culture

 

Dinny Lansdowne

Has a painting exhibition May 6th - 15th Opening: Friday, May 6th, 7 - 10 p.m. At Marilyn Mylrea Art Studio and Gallery, 2341 Granville Street, Vancouver Visit Dinny's website for more details and images. Dinny was one of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/05/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Olga Campbell exhibition

(Images copyright of the artist, used here with her permission) WHISPERS ACROSS TIME, paintings, prints and sculpture by Olga Campbell Opening reception on Thursday, April 21, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. Gertrude and Zack Gallery, 950 West 41st... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/04/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Artists in Our Midst

"Artists in Our Midst" is Vancouver's West Side Annual Art Studio Tour. Sorry I'm late posting this, having missed the first weekend opens in Kitsilano. This coming weekend April 15 - 17th Dunbar/Kerrisdale area artists have a preview exhibition and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/04/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Lesley Dill at Equinox

Lesley Dill: I See Visions Lithograph on Muslin, Silk Organza with Hand-Sewn Elements 28 x 20 in. 2004 New York artist Lesley Dill's work is showing at the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver (ending March 31st). An artist friend and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Tomoyo Ihaya at SNAP

This email recently came from Tomoyo, who just finished an exhibition in Vancouver: "hello, everyone. Spring in vancouver and semi-spring in Edmonton.. I came to edmonton hopefully to see beavers, buffalos and water.. Please come by to see the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/03/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Finnish folklore inspires

A news item in VietNam News, via News Room Finland caught my eye - "Finnish oral traditions inspire painting exhibition in Ha Noi" (links are mine): "Two female artists from Viet Nam and Hungary are displaying their interpretations of... [Continue Reading...]

Pnina Granirer's Synchronicity

Installation photo of a section of Pnina Granirer's exhibition "Synchronicity", at Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery For some time now I have been working on several larger works incorporating a layer of inket-printed clear mylar over prints on paper.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/03/2005 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Duet: Taiga Chiba & Eunjin Kim

DUET, an exhibition of collaborative prints by Taiga Chiba and Eunjin Kim will be presented at Dundarave Print Workshop March 10 to April 3, 2005. The opening is from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm on March 10th. If you... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/03/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Janet Strayer

Perishable Goods Janet Strayer, a friend and past member of the Art Institute, Printmaking at Capilano College has a large solo exhibition of her paintings, etchings, and mixed media works on display at the Enigma Restaurant in Vancouver during... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/03/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Other artists

 

Douglas Curran and Nyau

Douglas Curran, Ndapita ku Maliro (Nkhuku Mutsekele) I'm going to the Funeral, Lock up the Chicken (scanned from invitation) Another very interesting and very worthwhile exhibition we went to see on Sunday afternoon (yesterday) after the visit to the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/02/2005 | 3 comments
themes: Anthropology, Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Photography

 

Prints from St. Michael's Printshop

Today we finally made it out to see the touring exhibition 'The Power of Place - 30 Years of Printmaking in Newfoundland' at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Some weeks ago I wrote about this in some detail - if... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/02/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Chinese woodcuts

Mother by Xiang Silou Chinese Printmaking Today - Woodblock Printing in China 1980 - 2000 Woodblock printing has a long and distinguished history in China, where printing was invented about 1500 years ago. This exhibition shows how contemporary artists... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/02/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Aztec Empire exhibit

Charles Downey has visited The Aztec Empire exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (lucky guy!). I highly recommend you read his excellent review if you are interested in the Aztec culture as I am. As he says... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/01/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Rock Art & Archaeology

 

Ethno-Techno photos & review

James K-M, curator of the Ethno-Techno exhibition of last October in which I participated, sent a note today that the installation photos of that show are now up on the Digitalis site. Please have a look. If you are new... [Continue Reading...]

Prints from Newfoundland

Guide and Protector of All the Children (detail), Jerry Evans, lithograph, 2000 (scanned from Burnaby Art Gallery invitation) The Burnaby Art Gallery has been featuring quite a few print exhibitions this past year and this one sounds the most... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/01/2005 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Tomoyo Ihaya

Art Beatus is presenting Fountain, a special collection of prints and mixed media works by Tomoyo Ihaya from January 14 to March 11, 2005. The opening reception is on Friday, January 14th from 3 to 6 pm. in the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/01/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Sunday at Deer Lake

What a beautiful crisp, clear sunny day out here on the Westcoast, a rare treat in this rainforest. With no cloud cover the temperature is at or below the freezing point at night, and shady spots are frosty even during... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/01/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Being an Artist

 

"Massive Change" exhibition

Image Gallery - Actual photograph of installation in the Vancouver Art Gallery Photo: Robert Keziere/Vancouver Art Gallery I finally made it last week to the Vancouver Art Gallery's blockbuster exhibition Massive Change. (I'm embarrassed to admit that I left... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/01/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Concepts, Tools and technology

 

Elisa Rathje

still image from untitled (left side/right side) © Elisa Rathje I am proud to introduce my daughter Elisa, a 1998 graduate of the Emily Carr Institute (of Art, Design and Media) who works with computer-generated images and digital video.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/12/2004 | 11 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Taiga Chiba

Yesterday we attended another opening, this time "Tis the Season!" at Art Beatus, featuring the works of four artists, including friend and printmaker Taiga Chiba. Taiga's works are part of a series using the traditional Japanese Sumi-e painting technique... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/11/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Jean Morrison & Setsuko Piroche

Artists Jean Morrison and Setsuko Piroche invite you to their exhibition of print media and objects entitled "the diverse earth". The opening reception is on Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition runs from Nov.15... [Continue Reading...]

Betty Goodwin exhibition

Chris posts a long list of reviews at Zeke's Gallery, including two in the Globe & Mail about the current exhibition of works by Montreal artist Betty Goodwin at the Sable-Castelli Gallery in Toronto. Sarah Milroy writes that this... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/11/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Burnaby Art Gallery exhibitions

Diagram Lambda, Wayne Eastcott, serigraph. City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection. The Burnaby Art Gallery features two interesting exhibitions. 1. A Survey of British Columbia Printmaking - November 9, 2004-January 2, 2005 From the invitation (links added by me):... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/11/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Biliana Velkova's exhibition

Another exhibition coming up is the recent work of Biliana Velkova, a recent member of the Art Institute, Printmaking at Capilano College. Here is her show statement: "Paris Hilton wearing a stretch cotton pantsuit by Dolce and Gabana, Kirsten... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/10/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Wayne Eastcott exhibition

Wayne Eastcott: Generation#3  1983   silkscreen As I wrote earlier, October is a busy month for art shows here! The Lookout Gallery, Regent College is presenting "Wayne Eastcott: Selected Works" - a survey of his printworks from 1965 to... [Continue Reading...]

Totally Manipulated

X Faces by Robert Jackson Another exhibition happening this month, and one in which I am also participating in is: TOTALLY MANIPULATED: Digital Art Today at CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver, BC. The opening... [Continue Reading...]

Michiko Suzuki's exhibition

Michiko sent this link about her newly opened exhibition in Tokyo's Gallery 219. Have a look at her series of archival inkjet prints. You may remember Michiko from my article about her collaboration with Wayne Eastcott.... [Continue Reading...]

Pressure Points exhibition

As a printmaker, I'm always interested in seeing other artists' prints and in promoting printmaking. I think it's a wonderful, though still under-utilized, service when museums and galleries offer good online exhibitions for those of us unable to attend... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/10/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Digitalis: Ethno-Techno exhibition

"Happy new month!" as my youngest child used to say when little. This new month of October is a busy one for me with both family stuff and art happenings. One event that I'm excited about is participating in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/10/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Recent Exhibitions

 

Writing on the Wall

As part of an occasional series about the printmaking studio that I am happily associated with at Capilano College**, I will be posting about exhibitions that members are involved in. Robert Jackson is a new artist member this fall.... [Continue Reading...]

new native museum

National Geographic News has some interesting pages about the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Native by design, it incorporated suggestions from Native Americans throughout North, Central, and South America. Most people said they wanted... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/09/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Culture, Ethnicity

 

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Art Daily has a report on an exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. As I was reading this I was transported to the summer of 2000 when we were travelling in Europe and visited dear... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/09/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Canadian Arts news

CBC Arts News is on my daily blog visit list for Canadian arts news. I have linked to their articles several times in my postings. (If you'd like to see these, search my site for 'CBC'). Besides current news... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/09/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Culture, Other artists

 

Nick Bantock exhibition

"URGENT 2ND CLASS": The Art of Nick Bantock and Book Launch for his new book, Urgent 2nd Class (Raincoast Books) - opening tonight Tuesday, September 7th and continuing until Sept. 26th at the Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/09/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Books

 

Art Daily is back

Zinken posted about a report on the fascinating Creswell Crags, which I have been reading about with great interest for some time, and which led me to the newly returned Art Daily - thanks! I wrote with some sadness... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/09/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Rock Art & Archaeology

 

New Forms Festival

September is almost here and I am looking at some of the upcoming fall events in Vancouver. This one sounds very interesting: New Forms Festival 2004, a celebration of International Media Arts. The New Forms Festival is an annual... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/08/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking

 

Smithson's Spiral Jetty

My daily newspaper The Vancouver Sun's weekend edition has an Arts & Life section (subscription needed for online archives) which I often enjoy reading over lazy weekend breakfasts. The August 14th paper featured a fascinating article "Land art rises... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/08/2004 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Warhol at VAG

Lenin by Andy Warhol ( silkscreen - from Artchive) Another destination visit with our European visitors was to the Vancouver Art Gallery and its main summer exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints and Drawings from the Warhol Museum. Warhol's work continues... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/08/2004 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

(detail of totem in Great Hall - I love the circles of figures wrapped around the pole) For the past few days we have been showing off our lovely city to some family visiting from Europe. One of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/08/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Print Exhibition in Philadelphia

Libby of Roberta & Libby's artblog raves about an unusual print exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia: "Several Steps Removed" is so terrrific and I have to share it. It's all prints and plates or other matrixes... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/07/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

British Museum exhibitions

Miriam Jones of scribblingwoman is visiting the UK and writes about some exhibitions she saw at the British Museum. Read her interesting comments then go visit the virtual tours (a wonderful invention for computer chair travellers like me!): The... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/07/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Self-Portraits

Charles Downey at ionarts writes at length about an exhibition he visited in Paris: Self-Portraits at the Luxembourg. These are about 150 artist self-portraits done in many styles spanning the end of the 19th century to all of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/07/2004 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Art in Canada & CBC

Surprise! Google News Canada had linked for a short while, two articles about Art in Canada. Art Matters, by Matthew Teitelbaum, director and CEO of The Art Gallery of Ontario, in the Toronto Star: Teitelbaum makes several interesting and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Canada and BC, Culture

 

Kiki Smith & Giuseppe Penone

Doing my daily blogstroll, I stopped at Modern Art Notes where Tyler Green writes that unlike in the past, "this month's ArtForum is pretty much a must-read". There, my eye was caught by Kiki Smith's name and because I'd... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Art Daily closes

One of my favourite sources of news about art events around the world Art Daily has just announced that they are closing after eight years and millions of visits. I'm quite sad and worried that my posts about interesting... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Photo-based print show

Here's another printmaking exhibition I've just read about in Art Daily : Photo Image in American Prints: 1960s-1990s at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, until 18 July 2004. "The diverse range of styles and viewpoints of over... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Rembrandt at Retretti

I was very excited to learn that my favourite and a most unique art gallery has some exciting printmaking exhibitions this summer. "The Retretti Art Centre is one of the largest art centres in the Nordic region. Located in... [Continue Reading...]

The Unfinished Print

Art Daily reports: "For the first time in its history, The Frick Collection (in New York) will host a major special exhibition this summer that is devoted solely to prints and the process of printmaking. This special presentation poses... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/06/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

Japanese prints

Yesterday I wrote about the Bayly Art Museum exhibition The Power of Woe, The Power of Life. Another fascinating print exhibition at Bayly is Universes in Collision: 19th Century Japanese Prints, again showing a large number of images. Curator... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Printmaking

 

The Big Print Show

A quick update: Carolyn at studio notebook (May 21, 2004 entry) visited the Big Print Show at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, about which I posted recently. She comments on her favourites and has good links including the gallery's... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

print show in Seattle

SUPER-SIZED: the BIG print show featuring works by Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Graham Gillmore (from BC, Canada), Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, William Kentridge, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Kiki Smith and others, will be at the Greg Kucera Gallery in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Snow Show Architect wins Prize

Recently I wrote about the unusual Snow Show in Finland. Today I found a link at studio notebook (March 31st post) to artdish and the following article: "Zaha Hadid selected for architecture prize; Her recent sculptural work on the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/03/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists

 

Jim Dine

Found this on Art Daily: First Survey of Jim Dine at National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Leading American artist Jim Dine's groundbreaking achievements as a draftsman beginning around 1970 are featured in Drawings of Jim Dine at the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/03/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Kiki Smith at MoMA

In my blogstrolls, I discovered this treasure on MoMA's site: Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things. Take a look at the neat website with the videos displaying the actual printing process! "Kiki Smith (American, born Germany, 1954) is among... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2004 | 2 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

digital art show

Georgia Straight has a review about an exhibition in Vancouver called Digitalis 3 Urban Poetry: An Exhibition of Digital Print, that has piqued my interest because of the opening argument. Dave Watson writes: If digitally made art follows the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/03/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking

 

The Snow Show

Joe Brady writes for Virtual Finland about "The Snow Show - a singular cultural project: "It was a miracle of rare device, A sunny pleasure-dome, with caves of ice!" So wrote Coleridge of Kubla Khan's unconventional edifice, when was... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/03/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions

 

Exhibition: Bob Steele - 50 years of Printmaking

Burnaby Art Gallery has an exhibition of prints by Bob Steele, a major Canadian printmaker. He is Professor Emeritus in Art Education in the Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. Steele's work has won awards and been exhibited... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/02/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

A photogravure exhibition: Steven Dixon

Steven Dixon, one of the three artists in our Traces exhibition in Finland, is having an exhibition of his photogravures opening at the SNAP Gallery. This is a gallery run by the Society of North Alberta Print-Artists in Edmonton,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/02/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking

 

Fenno-Ugrian people

Some of my image research delves into the marks left by early humans, particularly the Fenno-Ugrian peoples. Their region includes Finland (my birth country), Karelia (now in Russia), Estonia and Lapland or Sami. The Gallen-Kallela Museum in Finland had an... [Continue Reading...]