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Artist Spotlight: Hubert Theroux

HUBERT THEROUX grew up in the rural community of Cardinal, Manitoba with a love for Canadian prairies. At the age of 10, Hubert began to sketch illustrations of art and prairies. Post-high school graduation, he took photography courses to help feed his creativity and inspiration for future paintings. “Next thing you know I was shooting weddings for friends,” Hubert laughs.

    Known internationally for his realistic landscape paintings, Hubert has made a living as an artist for more than 25 years. His art continues to be inspired by the ever-changing colours of the prairies. Hubert also generously devotes time to the local art community and as the acting president of the Assiniboia Group of Artists Co-op. From Oct 27-29, meet Hubert and 40 other local artists at Manitoba’s largest professional art exhibition show Manitoba Art Expo at Assiniboia Downs. Be inspired by paintings, photography, sculptures and other medias throughout the weekend exhibit.

    In addition, Hubert’s art can be viewed at Birchwood Art Gallery year-round.

Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave, manitobaartexpo.ca; Birchwood Art Gallery, 1068 Pembina Hwy, 204-888-5840

Get Creative in the Canadian Rockies

March 25, 2016
By Afton Aikens & Ashley Materi

Express your inner artist indoors and outdoors in the mountains this winter.

Silver Tree Studio, by Ashley Materi

Silver Tree Studio, by Ashley Materi

Community artsPlace
At Canmore’s new arts centre, all ages and skill levels get to be creative “in ways that will inspire and maybe surprise them,” says artsPlace director Jeremy Elbourne. One-day performing and visual arts workshops are tourist-friendly. Our glass-fusing workshop provided instruction, materials and space we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access; and we made six pretty plates!

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Artist Profile: Glenn Payan

By Afton Aikens

Our 2015/16 Canmore Map hits streets in February, and we’re excited to share the cover art, a painting titled Three Sisters, Silvertip View, Canmore by Mayne Island, British Columbia-based artist Glenn Payan, whose work can be found in one of Banff’s favourite art galleries, Canada House Gallery.

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Hot Shopping: Designer Craft Shop Stands Out

A handmade creation at the Designer Craft Shop

Add some artistic flair to your home at the Designer Craft Shop at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design on Marginal Road. Check out handmade creations that make a statement in any room, including vibrant ceramic bowls, textiles, paintings, wood prints, jewellery and more. The shop also makes sure to showcase local artists’ work. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or something to call your own, there’s something for everyone.

Perks & Quirks: Windborne B&B, British Columbia

By Kat Tancock

Winter or summer, BC’s southeastern Kootenay region is a destination that will keep visitors busy with outdoor activities such as hiking, boating and skiing. Staying at Castlegar’s Windborne B&B, you’ll also have the chance to find artistic inspiration in the mountain scenery by learning from co-owner and artist Mirja Vahala, whose studio and gallery, Inspiring Minds, is part of the B&B property. Call in advance to take classes in acrylic, oil, drawing or watercolour painting; or if you’re really motivated, consider a full artistic retreat with Vahala or other visiting artists.

Details:
Windborne B&B
3900 Broadwater Road
Castlegar, BC
windbornebb.ca

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Hot Art: Revealing Elements

Srinagar Stopover is part of Michael Adamson's Moore Gallery show

MAY 1 TO 29 The question of lineage runs through the works of Michael Adamson, long acclaimed for his colourful grid-like paintings that recall pioneering abstract-expressionists like Nicholas de Stael and Hans Hoffman. The Toronto-based artist’s latest series, displayed at Moore Gallery under the title Distant Relations, presents an exciting evolution to his aesthetic. Paintings such as Srinigar Stopover introduce to his canvasses a more frenetic gestural dynamism that’s thoroughly modern yet influenced by myriad predecessors: Jean-Paul Riopelle, for example; even hints of Tom Thomson. These striking new images also allude to Adamson’s abiding interest in patterns, textures and colour harmonies—concerns that unite painters across time and genre, and that continue to be advanced by present-day artists who are both forward-looking and aware of their historical inheritance.

Hot Art: Spring Project

Meghan Monahan's Pink Vastness, showing at The Artist Project Toronto

MARCH 4 TO 7 Fix your winter-weary gaze on some fresh artwork this month as The Artist Project Toronto returns for its third year. The contemporary art fair showcases the talents of more than 175 carefully selected Canadian and international artists. Visitors are invited to take in the large-scale sculptures and site-specific pieces comprising Installation Alley, listen to experts as part of the Art Chat series, vote for the best “Queen”-themed work of art, and generally peruse an eclectic collection of paintings, prints, photographs, glass works, digital art and more. Proceeds from the expo’s opening night preview benefit Sketch, a charitable organization that creates art-making opportunities for at-risk youth. Exhibition Place, Queen Elizabeth Building, $8 to $12 ($25 for opening night preview); call 416-960-3680 or visit here for tickets and more information.