Studio Tour 2016 October 8 – 10
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TOUR LISTINGS & MAP INCLUDING ARTISTS’ STUDIOS THAT ARE OPEN YEAR-ROUND
to the 20 th Anniversary of Gabriola Island’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour! Over the past 20 years, Gabriola has witnessed a burst of artistic activity. The Thanksgiving Studio Tour has been instrumental in promoting and encouraging artists to share their work, and in this, its 20th year, we want to celebrate! We want to celebrate the artists—both those who’ve been part of the tour for years and those who are more recent additions who colour our daily lives. We want to celebrate the art lovers who trek around the island with map and hot apple cider in hand to visit the artists and their studios. We want to celebrate those of you who take home a piece of Gabriola art and, in turn, support the strong artistic community which makes Gabriola a beautiful place to live. We want to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fabulous Thanksgiving Studio Tour! Make a weekend of it and join us! There is something for everyone on this 20th Tour! From woodwork and glass, to textiles and sculpture, from leatherwork to basketry, to illustration and jewellery, from painting and photography, to ceramics and mixed media. And don’t miss the Preview Gallery. It’s available throughout the weekend at the Hive Emporium. If you can’t make it to every studio you can see a piece of work from every participating artist; it’s a great overview of what our artists are up to. COVER: Gallery 401 | Jeff Molloy | Studio #48
Also, new this year is the Studio Passport! See page 34 for details.
THIS PAGE (background): Caroline James Fine Art Studio | Caroline James | Studio #2
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We are the Isle of the Arts Gabriola Island is a thriving artistic community, drawing artists, art lovers, and art supporters from all around the world. As residents of the Isle of the Arts, we live in a world where cloudy paint strokes, glass stars, wooden creatures, and silver linings are with us in our day-to-day lives. We attract more artists to move here every year, and that’s resulted in Gabriola Island having the sixth highest concentration of artists in the workforce in Canada (Hills Strategies Report, 2011). Gabriola Island is also a gorgeous place, full of inspiring, natural, and artistic wonders. The people and businesses on this island work together to make it a satisfying and culturally rich place to live or visit. Check out the advertisers in these pages and on our website for your guide to the best that Gabriola has to offer.
Thursday, October 6 Tour Kick-Off Soirée
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Tour Central: HIVE Emporium Rub shoulders with the Tour artists outside their natural studio habitats— they’re a fun and welcoming bunch of folks. Enjoy an elegant night of music, mingling, refreshments, and tasty bites in the lovely Hive Emporium setting. Can’t make it to all 62 studios but don’t know which ones to visit? The gallery will be filled to the brim all Tour weekend with art from the Tour artists to help you choose your path! It’s a fabulous October night out on Gabriola. THIS PAGE (Soirée inset): Bluethner Art Studio | Elsa Bluethner | Studio #51
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Gabriola Arts Council Every day is a celebration of culture on this Isle of the Arts! We host four annual events: winter’s Annual Gala Fundraiser in January; spring’s Isle of the Arts Festival in April; summer’s Gabriola Theatre Festival in August; and fall’s popular Thanksgiving Studio Tour in October. We also offer our year-round Healing Power of Art program, and annual Youth Engagement Project. You can become a member and receive our regular e-newsletter for only $15 a year!
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More Art on Gabriola... Gabriola Theatre Festival
Every August! Eight Professional Theatre Productions … Roving Performers … Street Art … A Lively Hub … Pancake Breakfast … and MORE! This can’t-be-missed festival—now in its eighth wonderful year—fills an entire summer weekend on Gabriola! Enjoy high-quality, innovative theatre productions in a bustling hub filled with fabulous music and performances, art to fill your heart and home, parties, pancake breakfasts, and so much more. This year’s theme is Ancient Greece—where it all started! Visit www.artsgabriola.ca for details.
Isle of the Arts Festival
Every April! Over 60 Workshops … Readings … Professional Development … Markets … Music … Parties … and MORE! Enjoy and participate in 60 incredible workshops over ten days, each one crafted to bring out your artist within! You’ve seen what these artists can do—now learn how they do it! This Festival embodies the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission to ENGAGE, ENHANCE and INSPIRE our community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership and service. Come learn, share, experiment, and invigorate the Isle of the Arts!
Kitty J. Heller Healing Power of Art Program This innovative, inspired project engages professional art and drama therapists to work directly with community members to address a variety of health and wellness-related issues and concerns. This initiative is not about creating artists; its goal is to help people to understand and cope with physical or mental health concerns through the healing powers of artistic expression. Gabriola Island—where ART is the heart of the community!
& Self-Guided Tour Map Look for
See page 8 for more information.
North end map detail: See pages 18â€“19 + Listings by Medium
South end map detail: See pages 20â€“21 + Listings by Studio Number + Listings by Artist Name 6
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Key to Studio Listing Symbols: Washroom available at this Studio. Wheelchair-accessible Studio. Studio will be offering a demonstration of the artist at work during the Tour. One of 14 new artists on this year’s Tour. Studio listings separated with a dashed line indicates one or more Guest Artists at a single location.
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Start at the Preview Gallery (located at Tour Central: Hive Emporium) where work from all Tour artists will be on display. Wear comfy shoes! Slip-ons are a good idea. Watch for our flags and road signs to guide you. Keep up your strength! Stop at one of Gabriola’s restaurants or cafés for a sustaining lunch, or—if the sun’s shining—order a picnic lunch to go. The island has numerous locations for a beautiful seaside meal. New this year! Join in on the fun and complete a Studio Passport along with an evaluation form (available at the back of this brochure and at every studio). It’s your chance to win a great prize! See page 34 for details. Save some energy to attend the fun evening events! See pages 30-31 for more information! If you’re touring at a time other than Thanksgiving, be sure to check Studio opening times and call ahead, if requested. artsgabriola.ca
TC ∙ Hive Emporium TOUR CENTRAL » Preview the work of Studio Tour artists in the gallery/café. There’s also more local and global art, merchandise, and event info. The Buzz on Gabriola! 9-575 North Rd | 250-325-1948 | email@example.com www.hiveemporium.ca Summer: 10 –6 pm | Winter: 9–5pm (check website)
1 ∙ Trudy Broadley Studio Trudy Broadley » I have some new abstract work in the studio this year, plus landscapes and a good mix of colourful work including unframed originals in watercolour. 1405 Hess Rd | 250-247-9874 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
2 ∙ Caroline James Fine Art Studio Caroline James » NEW to Gabriola! A long-time professional painter in a variety of mediums, Caroline is well known for her deeply considered abstract paintings and beautiful realistic bird paintings. 1490 Hess Rd | 250-897-8183 | email@example.com www.carolinejames.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
3 ∙ Tammy Hudgeon Studio Tammy Hudgeon » Brimming with energy and aliveness, this studio will delight your senses! Award winning artist and authentic creative voice. Fused glass art and mixed media paintings. 1790 Seymour Rd | 250-247-0104 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.tammyhudgeon.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
4 ∙ Casa Blanca Gallery Marylyn Beaubien Inspired, unique baskets crafted from a myriad of natural materials, and watercolours ranging from soft and subtle to lively and vibrant. A visual and tactile adventure. 1707 El Verano Dr | 250-247-9824 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
The Gabriola Arts Council also provides a profile of each artist in our online directory. Check it out at www.artsgabriola.ca 8
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5 ∙ Gabriola Studio Dar Mace » Over 30 years of Gabriola Island inspiration. 1962 South Rd | 250-247-7415 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.gabriolastudio.com Open: Year-Round By Appointment
5 ∙ Salt & Silver Jewellery Hayden Harvey » Original silver and semi-precious gem jewellery inspired by the sea. 1962 South Rd | email@example.com www.saltandsilver.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
5 ∙ Words & Faces Nancy Crozier » Stone carvings and letters. Calligraphy and the human form are the guiding means for her art. Having carved stone for 35 years, Nancy has dabbled in other “lighter medium” as well and welcomes you to view her eclectic works. 1962 South Rd | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.greenmanbc.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
5 ∙ Susan Brooks Glassworks Susan Brooks » Bold & bright one-of-a-kind glass art to light up your home and garden year-round. 1962 South Rd | email@example.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
5 ∙ Going with the Wind Iain Lawrence » For a living, I write children’s books. As a hobby, I make whirligigs and little machines powered by the wind. 1962 South Rd Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Only
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF THE TOUR!
6 ∙ Silver Bee Studio Brendalee Astells » Exploration of the possible in metals, enamels, resin and fibres. Sometimes on their own, sometimes fused, always inspired. 1969 Clamshell Dr | 250-802-8084 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.silverbee.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
7 ∙ Ruth McCollum Ruth McCollum » Beautiful high-fire functional kitchen ware. Pots are microwave and dishwasher safe. The inside surfaces of all pots are glazed with food safe glazes. 1844 Oyster Way | 250-247-9772 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment May to December: Daily, 9 am–4pm
8 ∙ Bob Brinton Bob Brinton » Bob’s sculptural wall panels delight in sensual forms, from clouds to rock’s erosion patterns, while his pastels celebrate the colour of flowers and Gabriola’s beaches. 1861 Garland Dr | 250-247-7206 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.bobbrinton.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
9 ∙ Ali Hosein Art Studio Gallery Ali Hosein » My artistic engagement reflects the locations of my work. With this, I strive to create a little bit of serenity 1872 Garland Dr | 250-247-0007 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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10 ∙ Tony Grove Studio Tony Grove » Tony’s art explores classic boats and their hull shapes with a playful use of light and colour. 2505 Coho Dr | 250-247-0142 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.tonygrove.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
11 ∙ Eyes Wide Open Photography Nicholas Halpin » Contemplative Photography: a Journey for the Soul. Landscapes and traditional cultures rendered in a feast of light. 2021 Blueback Circle | 250-247-7652 | email@example.com www.eyeswideopen.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
12 ∙ Cariboots Jim Henigman » Sheepskin and polar fleece products. 2411 Spring Beach Dr | 250-247-7958 Open: Year-Round by Appointment
13 ∙ Modern Bohemian Design Christine Bletcher » Believing that our homes should reflect ourselves and the journey of our lives, Christine creates pillows from vintage and up-cycled textiles and fabrics. 2447 Islands View Dr | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
13 ∙ Thistle Wendy Stok » Influenced by natural forms and classical elements alike, Wendy combines traditional silversmithing techniques with a contemporary aesthetic to create unique, understated and functional jewellery. 2447 Islands View Dr | email@example.com www.thistlehandmade.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
14 ∙ Stitching for Social Change Sima Elizabeth Shefrin » Embroidered Cancer Comic original artwork, Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies, Jewish-themed fabric art, children’s books, cards, and original art fridge magnets. 2455 Islands View Dr | 250-247-7476 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.stitchingforsocialchange.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
15 ∙ Brush with Nature Keith Poulton » I work in oil, acrylic, and watercolour. As a lifelong birdwatcher, birds dominate my paintings. Other subjects: landscapes, wildlife, and some imaginary. 2565 Islands View Dr | 250-247-9777 | email@example.com www.keithanthonypoulton.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
16 ∙ Carolyn Bell Art Carolyn Bell » Paintings (abstract expressionism), icons (Archangel Michael, Coco Chanel, Jane Rule, Frida Kahlo, Atwood, Bosch & Foucault)—originals on wood, plus cards, magnets, and prints. 2590 Islands View Dr | 250-247-8627 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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17 ∙ Indian Summer Leather Design Anita Jackel-Deggan » Uniquely designed soft leather bags and purses with a West Coast touch. 2680 Islands View Dr | 250-247-9817 email@example.com | www.indiansummerleather.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
18 ∙ 1935 Murray Road Deborah Dallyn » I try to make visual magic. 1935 Murray Rd | 250-247-9627 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round by Appointment
19 ∙ Mer Made Nerissa Layton » One-of-a-kind art wear jewellery, encaustic paintings, and assemblage art in a unique bohemian bus boutique. 2880 South Rd | 250-247-9778 | email@example.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Only
20 ∙ Karen Cain Studio & Gallery Karen Cain » Open the door to your imagination where each painting is a distillation of experience told through a process-driven journey of constant renewal. 1975 Stalker Rd | 250-247-9392 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.karencain.ca Open: Year-Round By Appointment
21 ∙ Tim Gambrill Illustration & Design Tim Gambrill » Creative workspace of freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Drawings, paintings, and typographic word play. Prints, merchandise, and original artwork for sale. 10-3415 South Rd | 250-713-0713 | email@example.com www.timgambrill.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
22 ∙ Vintage Sign Projects Bob Hamer » Vintage-style signs; created, designed, and handmade on-island. Canadiana, esoterica, pop culture, odd, and unusual. 1460 Peterson Rd | 250-247-2029 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.vintagesignprojects.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
23 ∙ SpiritSong Studio Yvonne Noyon » Sterling silver and copper jewellery featuring handstamped words and quotes. Unique, meaningful designs to inspire and empower. 1275 Hamlet Rd | 250-247-0100 | email@example.com www.spiritsongdesign.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
24 ∙ Delfin Designs Ted Johnson » Explorations in wood, inspired by nature’s curves and shapes. 1598 Wild Cherry Terrace | 250-247-7918 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: 10 am–4 pm daily
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25 ∙ Eagle Tree Studio Phyllis Dunning » Phyllis enjoys the natural beauty of Gabriola, which is reflected in her paintings and coiled Ponderosa pine needles, creating unique basketry and masks. 1544 Wild Cherry Terrace | 250-247-0113 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
26 ∙ Mindy Joseph Mindy Joseph » Painterly impressions from travelling the globe transformed into beautiful evocative abstract creations full of joie de vivre. 1514 Wild Cherry Terrace | 250-247-7696 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.mindyjoseph.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
27 ∙ The Orange Chicken Art Studio Gwen Spinks » Acrylic on canvas: richly layered, complex, contemporary, and evocative landscapes in a wide range of sizes. 900 Colleen Rd | 250-247-9756 | email@example.com www.gwenspinks.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
27 ∙ The Orange Chicken Art Studio Kimm Nightingale & Joke Mensink » Magical, joyful sculpted birds, creations, and wall art. 900 Colleen Rd | 250-247-9756 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round by Appointment
28 ∙ Black Bird Studios Paige Coull » Paige Coull designs and teaches everything ceramics. With a background in textile design and photography, Paige brings a contemporary voice to a traditional craft. 1759 Whalebone Dr | email@example.com www.blackbirdstudios.me Open: Year-Round by Appointment
28 ∙ Dewing Designs Quinton Dewing » Dewing Design creates handmade works of art inspired by nature and his African heritage while using a wide range of mediums. 1759 Whalebone Dr | 250-325-5049 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.dewingdesign.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
29 ∙ D’dance Glass Dirk Huysman & Mary Ann Richards » The transformation of fiery liquid to colourful creations is embodied in functional vessels and whimsical forms at our hot glass studio. 1718 Tashtego Cres | 250-247-9430 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
30 ∙ Laughing Crow Carmel Sheridan (Briscoe) » Stepping stones and mosaic pieces in vibrant colours; these will add conversation and life to your garden or home. A selection of handmade jewellery will also be available. 1665 Whalebone Dr | www.laughingcrowartstudio.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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31 ∙ Stone Raven Studio David Aris » Acrylic and water-colour paintings featuring a variety of techniques and a wide range of subject matter. 1616 Queequeg Turnabout | 250-325-5432 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round by Appointment
32 ∙ Whalebone Studio Pam Tempelmayr » Evocative watercolour paintings that tell the story of the Pacific Northwest through fish and whale tales by an internationally-known artist. 1616 Whalebone Dr | 250-247-8256 | email@example.com www.whalebonestudio.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
33 ∙ The Green Bough Zulis Yalte » Song is woven into Zulis’ bold, sensual imagery, expressed in diverse media, reminding us to remember. 1411 Moby Dicks Way | 250-247-7255 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.zulisyalte.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
33 ∙ The Green Bough Joy Olsen » Colourful and textured hand-built depictions of intertidal life and more, expressed through the primal medium of porcelain clay. 1411 Moby Dicks Way | 250-247-7255 | email@example.com www.joyolsen.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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34 ∙ Indigo Moon Studio Trish Moon » Fine art handweaving and hand-dyed knitting yarns in rich, bold, beautiful colours...positively West Coast! 717 Brown’s Way | 250-247-0010 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.indigomoonyarns.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
35 ∙ Earth Fire & Tears Pottery Howard Houle » Open stock dinnerware in a variety of colours and shapes. Every piece is ovenproof and dishwasher safe. “Functional pottery at its best.” 1070 North Rd | 250-247-8250 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round, Hours 8 am–4:30 pm
36 ∙ Cymbal Wear Lynn and Gerry Stefanson » Unique handmade jewellery made from repurposed drum cymbals. One-of-a-kind affordable art. Hip and hibrow. 1190 Suzanne Ave | 250-247-7450 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.cymbalwear.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
37 ∙ sheila norgate Sheila Norgate » Free-range acrylic works in a range of sizes from a well-respected Canadian painter. 1156 Suzanne Ave | 250-247-7308 | email@example.com www.sheilanorgate.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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38 ∙ Wanderlust creations Amy Hollings » Here, there, and everywhere! “Drawing with Light” is my work to capture the special spaces, moments, and perspectives our world has to share. 1146 Suzanne Ave | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.amyhollings.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
39 ∙ The Cosmic Bead Company Mary Beth Levan » Mary Beth designs and produces jewellery using beads and ornaments she has collected all over the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States. 1046 Jeanette Ave | 250-247-9219 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
40 ∙ Glassworks & Anvil Art Jane Ferland » Stained glass, fused and sandblasted panels. Lamps, boxes, and sculpture complete my fascination with glass. 940 Tansy Rd | 250-247-9642 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round, Hours 10 am–5 pm
41 ∙ Gabriola Guitars Patrick D. Olmsted » Fine artisan-crafted, custom, unique individually produced guitar family instruments. Locally salvaged and exotic materials. Est. on Gabriola Island 1991. 765 Lockinvar Lane | 250-802-8154 | email@example.com www.gabriolaguitars.ca Open: Year Round by Appointment
41 ∙ Whalesong Studio Maureen O’Connor » Sixteen vivacious years of craftswoman experience flow into the creation of original handcrafted sterling silver personal adornments. Not for the faint of heart! 765 Lockinvar Lane | 250-667-2035 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round by Appointment
42 ∙ Outcast Design Lou Gagne and Rob Maynard » Sculpture and garden art using whimsical mixed media assemblage from re-cast objects. Live-edge wood furniture ranging in style from rustic to contemporary. 751 Lockinvar Lane | 250-247-7278 | email@example.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
42 ∙ Gabriola Gadgets Konrad Mauch » Fun and functional items where craft, art, and technology intersect. Wood meets transistors. Hand-made paper meets LEDs. Come and see what happens. 751 Lockinvar Lane | 250-247-9577 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
43 ∙ Gulf Island Stained Glass David Andrews » A celebration of art and glass and photos. See the world in light, playing on stained glass. 725 Ross Way | 250-247-7596 | email@example.com Open: Year Round By Appointment
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44 ∙ Our House Art Studio Melinda Wilde » Enter a world of painted things: diverse subjects, west coast inspired originals and reproductions. 737 Ross Way | 250-247-8852 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.melindawilde.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
44 ∙ Oh Sack & Socksy Times Becky Furnell » Fun, beautiful, sturdy, handmade purses, sacks, and funky pouches. Gabriola’s famous fleece socks for adults and children. 737 Ross Way | 250-616-3189 | email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
45 ∙ Sunstone Pottery Graham Sheehan » We are pleased to present a full range of woodfired stoneware functional pottery. The result of 40 years of enthusiasm and experience. 520 Argyle Lane | 250-247-8554 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: 9 am–4 pm, daily
46 ∙ Paprika Jewellery Studio & Gallery Nina Turczyn » A boutique art gallery and silversmithing studio created by designer/silversmith Nina Turczyn. See the artist at work while you shop from a selection of finely crafted goods! #4-480 North Rd (new Madrona Marketplace) | 250-325-1315 email@example.com | www.paprikadesign.ca Winter: Wed–Sat, 10–4 pm | Summer: Wed–Sun, 10–5 pm
47 ∙ The Lynch Gallery Randi Lynch » Randi’s dynamic work ranges from the deep layers of her encaustic and mixed media pieces to the precise corners in her modern quilts. 166 DeCourcey Dr | 250-616-6435 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Only
47 ∙ The Lynch Gallery Tina Lynch » Tina’s work is a mix of realistic images contrasted with historical text and content. Explore the surface of the textural painting, bursting with colour, text, and design. Junk Birds, reclaimed mirrors, and more. 166 DeCourcey Dr | 250-616-6435 | email@example.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Only
47 ∙ The Lynch Gallery Jennifer Lynch » Where whimsy meets romance and art meets function. Modern mixed media, handcrafted inspirations for your home, and jewellery for you! 166 DeCourcey Dr | 250-616-6435 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Only
48 ∙ Gallery 401 Jeff Molloy » My practice focuses on encaustic painting and found object assemblage. I draw many of the characters and scenarios in my work from history. 401 Berry Point Rd | email@example.com | www.molloy.ca/jeff Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
49 ∙ The Round House
Chris Straw » Beautiful fine art photographs of Gabriola Island and area. Wax-infused photoworks (aka photoencaustics). Driftwood and other mixed media creations. 487 Berry Point Rd | 250-616-7568 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.chrisstrawphotography.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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49 ∙ Gabriola Forge Hilary Peach » Gabriola Forge combines old time blacksmithing with modern welding techniques to create handsome, functional art and furnishings. Work includes coat hooks, hangers, and firewood hammocks. 481 Berry Point Rd | 250-668-2895 | email@example.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
50 ∙ Moonshine Studio Laura Handford » Jewellery to massage your beauty chakra. Laura creates magical silver and gold pieces showcasing powerful gems. 525 Berry Point Rd | 250-247-9549 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.moonshinesilver.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
51 ∙ Bluethner Art Studio Elsa Bluethner » Movement and narrative bring life to Elsa’s imaginative artworks. Amusing, stylized, ceramic sculptures and oil paintings are created with a desire to entice the viewer’s senses with deceptive playfulness. 80 Chichester Rd | (604) 375-5252 | email@example.com 9 www.elsabluethner.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
52 ∙ Little Blue Dog Designs Mike Swallow » Founded by Gabriola resident Mike Swallow, Little Blue Dog Designs specializes in maps, retro postcard designs, and posters for tourism companies and fiction authors. 326 Spruce Ave | (778) 762-3115 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.littlebluedogdesigns.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
52 ∙ Vicky Bowes Illustration Vicky Bowes » The magical essence of the natural world is captured in Vicky’s children’s books, whimsical paintings, and animal portraits. Come and explore her world. 326 Spruce Ave | (778) 762-3115 | email@example.com www.vickybowesillustration.com Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
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53 ∙ Holmestead GlassWorks Annie Holmes » Welcome to a studio that bursts with colour, a sense of whimsy, and creative fun. I LOVE glass and I hope you do, too! 810 Canso Rd | 250-247-8548 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Year-Round by Appointment
54 ∙ Dianna Bonder Studios Dianna Bonder » Award-winning children’s author and illustrator. Enjoy a whimsical journey through the weird with originals, prints, and children’s picture books. 948 Canso Rd | 250-247-0292 | email@example.com www.diannabonder.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
55 ∙ Lottie Anderson Fine Art Lottie Anderson » As a painter and a printmaker, Lottie’s work is rich in texture and colour as a response to her intuition through life experiences. 933 Harrison Way | firstname.lastname@example.org www.ilovethesmellofwetpaint.blogspot.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
56 ∙ Illuminati Glassworks Jim Heeks & Dan Bergeron » Fabulous fused art glass for your home and garden—you won’t believe what we’ve made for you! 1135 Pat Burns Ave | 250-739-4298 | email@example.com www.illuminatiglassworks.ca Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
57 ∙ Maison Bleue Antoinette Hérivel » Working in series predominantly through oil paintings and drawing, I explore ideas based on observation, memory, and imagination. 1105 Pat Burns Ave | 250-247-8076 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.antoinetteherivel.ca Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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58 ∙ Three Herons Glass Studio Jill Adamson » One-of-a-kind, high-quality glass art, from large castings to jewellery: truly a remarkable experience. Workshops available year-round. 1090 Sansom Rd | 250-247-7925 | email@example.com www.threeheronsglassstudio.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
59 ∙ Deer Trails Ranza Clark » Deer Trails will take you off the beaten path into a world of unpredictable whimsical art. From the worldly to the woodsy. 505 Wildwood Cres | 250-325-3833 | firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
60 ∙ The Enchanted Forest Studio Lynn van Herwaarden » This little Enchanted Forest Studio is filled with a magical collection of enchanted art pieces. Everything from sculpted and needle felted pieces, to purses, scarves, and more. 539 Wildwood Cres | 250-247-8687 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Thanksgiving Studio Tour Hours only
61 ∙ Tied Up & Dyed Scott Shane » We offer the finest in west coast tie-dye apparel, tapestries, and more. Please visit our boutique and working studio! Tie-dye is good for people! 633 Wildwood Cres | 250-247-9803 | email@example.com www.tiedupanddyed.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
62 ∙ The Rising Stone Stephen Cole » Multimedia artist with a love of sculpture, soft flowing lines, and natural beauty. Captured in stone and wood or cast in various media. 650 Wildwood Cres || 250-668-9720 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.therisingstone.com Open: Year-Round by Appointment
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Sunday, October 2 & Monday, October 3
October Ferries to Gabriola
A radio play starring Drew Staniland and Twilight Radio Theatre’s Kathy McIntyre, Chris Jans, Tina Jones and David Botten. Written by Charlotte Cameron.
6:30 pm at Surf Lodge, 885 Berry Point Rd. October 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of iconic Canadian author Malcolm Lowry’s visit to Gabriola, the trip that inspired his posthumous novel, October Ferry to Gabriola. This existential love story, set in the 1940s, captures themes of living, loving, drinking, travel, mysticism, and literature. Cameron’s story imagines the life of Lowry and his wife Margerie Bonner, and their days at the Surf Lodge, and the ways that real life mirrors fiction. The Surf Lodge is site #35 on BC BookWorld's interactive literary map of BC. TICKETS $20 AT HIVE EMPORIUM MORE INFO: 250-247-7587 | EMAIL: TOMCHAR1@TELUSPLANET.NET
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Saturday, October 8
Gobble Till You Wobble! A Thanksgiving Musical Feast
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 downbeat at Gabriola Community Hall, 2200 South Rd. A gaggle of Gabriola musicians are gathering to delight and satiate you. Well-seasoned performers—a most-enticing bunch of turkeys!—will be playing with young up-and-comers in a finely flavoured and melodious musical feast. It will be a delectable harvest of turkey (not Turkish!) tunes and poultry in motion. Wattle or trot on over to get your tickets early. You’ll be thankful you did! TICKETS $20 IN ADVANCE $23 AT THE DOOR | $5 YOUTH (18 & UNDER) | $10 STUDIO TOUR ARTISTS A LULU PERFORMING ARTS & GABRIOLA ARTS COUNCIL CO-PRODUCTION
Become a Member of the Gabriola Arts Council! Your GAC membership supports the arts on Gabriola, and includes a regular newsletter of events and items of interest to any lover of the arts. You’ll be the first to hear about events, ticket sales and art happenings on Gabriola. It could be the most creative investment you’ll make this year! NAME: PHONE: ADDRESS:
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Please return your completed form with payment by mail to the address below, or drop it off at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre. You can also sign up online at www.artsgabriola.ca email: email@example.com | tel: 250-247-7409 | P.O. Box 387, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0
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Gabriola Studio Tour 2016 Is this your first time on the Tour? YES NO How many in your party? Where do you live? Did you participate on: Saturday Sunday Monday How did you hear about the Tour? Where did you pick up your brochure? Did you find the brochure and map easy to use? YES NO somewhat Additional comments on the brochure:
Did you refer to our website while making your plans? YES NO Did you find the website helpful? YES NO somewhat How did you get around? private car car pool GERTIE (bus) walk/bike Did you make any Studio Tour purchases? YES NO Have you/do you intend to patronize over the Thanksgiving weekend any businesses that advertise in the brochure YES NO Do you plan to return for next year’s Studio Tour? YES NO Do you have comments or suggestions about any aspect of the Tour that will help in our future plans?
Would you like to receive Gabriola Arts Council’s e-newsletter? YES NO Your name: Your e-mail:
We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for participating! Additional comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please return this form to any Studio, Tour Central or the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre. It can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 387, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0
20th ANNIVERSARY! TOUR PASSPORT
Join in on the Passport fun and enter to win a 2-night stay at Sunset Beach B&B, dinner for 2 at Woodfire Restaurant, and $100 of art bucks! To be eligible, you must visit and collect stamps from 20 or more Studios and submit your completed form (as well as the survey information) to any Studio, Tour Central, the Arts Centre at 476 South Rd, or mail it to address on reverse. With 60 studios (and a lot of stamina), you could have 3 chances to win! Contest details and official rules: www.artsgabriola.ca
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The Gabriola Arts Council would like to thank these funders who contribute to the success of arts programs and events on Gabriola Island:
The Gabriola Arts Council would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and the Regional District of Nanaimo: Tour Coordinator: Alina Cerminara Brochure Design: Tim Gambrill
Tour Director: Margy Gilmour GAC Executive Director: Michelle Benjamin
Supporting the Arts on Gabriola
Would you like to leave a creative legacy for the arts in our community? A donation to GAC supports existing programs and the development of new projects that make a contribution to the arts—and to individual and community well-being—on Gabriola Island. You can donate any amount at any time—the Gabriola Arts Council is a registered charity and will issue a tax receipt for all donations. Donations can be made online through our website, via CanadaHelps.org or directly through our office.
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