Thanks to Everyone that Participated!
ArtSea would like to thank everyone that participated in the Festival of Hearts: from local retailers that distributed 1000 postcards; to community members that used the postcards to write a kind note or share their own heART with a loved one or a neighbour; to the artists that created mini-masterpieces to brighten the community! In a time when community matters more than ever, it is great to see art in its many forms, once again finding its way into the hearts of others.
Thank you to all of the local artists who donated your hearts to brighten the day of our senior community. They will be displayed at the Shoal Centre and All Care Residence in Sidney.
Rhonda Ganz. Needle felting.
Rhonda uses new and recycled fibres to create her felting marvels. She loves making hearts and no two are the same. Rhonda is open to commissions of hearts in any colour you choose.
Dean Simpson and Francisco Munoz. Glass. email@example.com.
Dean and Francisco are glass artists who create unique and contemporary works of art using stained glass in innovative ways. They strive to create a “painted with glass” effect, combining detail with flow.
Donna Marie’s Glassy Crafts
With a passion for glass, Donna Marie loves to make glass ornaments, especially for the garden. Butterflies, hummingbirds and bumblebees, dolphins, starfish and seahorses are just a few of the items you can explore at her workshop in Sidney.
Joan Doiron. Paper quilling.
While watercolours are her passion, inspired by the West Coast, Joan also does paper quilling.
Diane is a textile artist, with many mixed media pieces displayed in galleries and juried shows. She works in her studio as much as possible.
With a passion for nature, Jin’s emotional response to the sight, smell and the sound of nature guides him to his creative landscapes. Jin recently had a showing of landscapes and urban landscapes at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park.
Wendy Duffield. wduffieldart.com firstname.lastname@example.org
From collected needlework, photographs, machinery parts, furniture hardware, books, stamps, jewelry, dinnerware, all manner of finely made old objects, Wendy creates an amazing array of treasures.
Marion Evamy. Acrylics.
Using bold colours, strength and emotion, in both figurative and abstract, you can expect to feel a sense of play and joy in Marion’s pieces. Nobody does a dog portrait like ME!
Susan Ball. Found items.
Living on the Saanich Peninsula and beaches are synonymous. Susan has created hearts that reflect collected treasures from the West Coast.
Wayne McNiven. Paper and wire.
After creating origami hearts from an old dictionary, Wayne used wire to give the hearts a buoyancy/projection. Pictures of childhood photos from people close to Wayne were then added.
Using mixed media, Maureen has created images from nature.
Background: Festival of Hearts
This project originated with the ArtSea Board of Directors, through a desire to recognize the great work being done by our front line workers, and also to reach out to those who have been isolated in our community due to COVID-19 social restrictions. Many people and families have had little interaction or social stimulation during 2020, especially elderly persons. This is a time to include them – not only in our thoughts – but also through acts of kindness. Your hearts can be slipped under the door of a neighbour, delivered to a Care Home, or included in a display in your home or community.