Exhibition: Variations on Symmetry


















Opening on June 15 at the Kootenay Gallery of Art is an exhibition entitled, Variations on Symmetry, by Canadian ceramic artists Eliza Au and Ying-Yeuh Chuang. These large scale installation pieces will at first glance surprise and delight. Upon further examination the viewer will come to understand the intricacies and level of detail that went into creating them.

Ying-Yueh Chuang explores symmetry in relation to repetition and patterning found in the landscape and natural environment. An example of this is the large scale piece entitled ‘+’ placed on the floor in the centre of one of the exhibition spaces, an intricate arrangement of delicate sculptures resembling underwater plants.

Eliza Au, in turn explores symmetry in relation to precision, order and scale found in architecture. As in architecture, materials are selected keeping in mind criteria such as structural strength and flexibility. Au’s two large ceramic mandalas entitled ‘Mediation of Order’ are references to Islamic tile patterns and Gothic tile and ironwork patterns.

This impressive exhibition combines ceramics and mixed media to create works that reflect the artists’ own hybrid culture influenced by their Asian origins as well as the contemporary Western culture in which they live and work.
Variations on Symmetry will be exhibited at the Kootenay Gallery, located on Heritage Way across from the Castlegar Airport from June 15- July 28th with an opening reception on Friday, June 15 at 7:00pm. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome to come and meet the artists. For more information visit http://www.kootenaygallery.com.

Event: Kootenay Gallery Soup for the Cultured Soul.

Don’t miss this lovely event at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar! Tickets sell out fast!

Take a look at updates and pottery donated to the event on the Kootenay Gallery Facebook page!

I have donated bowls to the event so you could take one home!



Opportunity: Yogathon, for a good cause!



Join the Kootenay Gallery’s ‘yogathon’ for beginners and enthusiasts of all ages Saturday, November 12th from 9:30-12:30 pm. This fundraising event, held at the Kootenay Gallery and led by Janice Ferraro, includes a morning of participating in yoga exercises, watching a special group performance, enjoying healthy snacks and the opportunity to win prizes. Collect pledges based on participation, not difficulty or time, with prizes awarded for the most money raised.

Pre- registration is required by November 4th and space is limited. Registration fee is $30 which is waived if $200 in pledges is accumulated.
For more information and to register contact the Kootenay Gallery at 250-365-3337, or kootenaygallery@telus.net.

Foodie: Last chance

So if you have tickets to the Kootenay Gallery Fundraiser “Soup for the Cultured Soul…an opportunity to sample gourmet soups made by seven local chefs  in a pottery bowl you have chosen from a selection of over 150 bowls created by local artists with wine, artisan breads and chocolates top off the menu” tonight you’ll have the chance to own one of these babies made by me:

Tickets, which are selling quickly, must be bought in advance at $35 each for gallery members and $40 for non members.  To reserve a ticket visit the gallery or call 365-3337″. There may be places yet the fun starts tonight round dinner time so do ring so.