Senses That Sin

I have a new art installation called Senses That Sin which will debut on at  the Expose Yourself Art Exhibition in Powell River from March 17th to 19th. Senses That Sin consists of 3 art dolls and one live doll! Indeed, I am taking my art to the next level with the inclusion of a live performance on March 17th by Namchi Bazar and Del Rivera. As you can well imagine, I can’t share all the details at this time but I can say that it’s been an exciting learning curve to create the many stages and details involved in this project. For now, I offer you a sneak peek at the plate forms that each Doll will stand on!!! Nudge nudge, wink wink… I really look forward to seeing the completed vision and sharing it with you at the art exhibition!

For more info on the Expose Yourself Art Exhibition, check out their  website  www.eyexhibition.com

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadow

I often come across sets of antlers as I walk and hike the trails of Cortes Island but these three pieces came to me, since I found them randomly in our yard. I placed them in this formation for no real reason some time ago, and in this special moment, their combined Shadows create one large antler. Nature is pretty awesome!!!

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Hunker Down? For Expose Yourself

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Coming up from Vancouver? Coming all the way from Lund?! We are all about hunkering down in style for the weekend which is why we have teamed up with the most comfy and interesting accommodations in town.

The Old Courthouse Inn and the Rodmay Heritage Hotel want to make this the most comfy, quirky vacation/stay-cation possible so they’re putting it all on the table, making it a sure thing, with 10% discounts at the Old Courthouse and rooms starting at $50 (!!!) at the Rodmay Heritage Hotel!

And for god’s sake, book while the booking’s good! With the plethora of artists and performers on the roster, we’re sure to sell out. In case we’re not being clear enough… now is not the time to hem and haw. Head on down to the Old Courthouse Inn (10% OFF Rooms!) or the Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Rooms starting at $50!)

In case you missed it:

Old Courthouse Inn (Book With: Expose Yourself)

6243 Walnut St, Powell River, BC V8A 4K4

Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Book With: Expose Yourself or EY2017)

6251 Yew St, Powell River, BC V8A 4J9

(604) 483-7715

www.eyexhibition.com   

 

BalducciArt = Wearable Art

I have recently been creating with a new medium and I am very excited to share this with you. Yes, it’s official! I have now added Textile Art to my wide range of mediums to work with; using wool, recycled cloth, naturally dyed materials, vintage buttons, beads  and embroidery thread. Which brings me to the creation of a new page to my website for you to check out. On it, you will be able to see my new handmade designs available for purchase – you can either send me a palette of colour for inspiration to have your own Bandana commissioned or choose from the ones I have already created. Prices will vary due to cost of materials. I am having so much fun “painting” with this new medium and I look forward to sharing my new wearable BalducciArt with you. Please feel free to email me for more details laurabalducciart@gmail.com

P.S. Etsy store well be opening soon….

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Weekly photo Challenge – Repurpose

The lifestyle of anyone living on Cortes Island, on the beautiful BC Coast, could best be described as rural.; it is also very remote. It takes 2 ferries to reach the first urban centre where one can do any city stuff!!! This means that many of us become savvy on how to Repurpose items that have outgrown their use and which hopefully make their way to our recycling centre. Such items can be found as boats with holes in them, old rusted bathtubs that needed replacing, and so on. So I have made the habit of going down to the centre once a week to see what we can find to create more garden beds – since we are big on growing as much food as we can and because the land on which we live is riddled with sand deposits (since our property is nestled between a sandy lake shore and sandy ocean trails) it is difficult to make your normal run-of-the-mill raised gardens and we have to get creative!

Those pieces also make for some interesting conversation pieces, as we Repurpose as many items as possible by giving them a rebirth as one of the features in what we call our Art Yard!!!

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Expose Yourself – Events!

Events!

We have events! Events are happening!

Here are two of the events 🙂

 

LGBTQ Town Hall! Exploring Issues Facing LGBTQ in Rural Areas (like Powell River — this will have a specific focus on what’s working and what’s needed here!)

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We are proud to welcome Robert Beringer, BGS, MA., experienced facilitator and researcher, to Powell River to host this LGBTQ community town hall event focusing specifically on issues facing LGBTQ communities living in rural or isolated areas such as ours. All ages are welcome to attend and the town hall format will provide a forum to share thoughts about community services (social and otherwise), health, wellness, aging, intergenerational connectedness, and diversity.

->>> Members of neighbouring communities are also encouraged to join <<<-

This is a free community event made possible by The Old Courthouse Inn and the Powell River Pride Society. We will be collecting donations from those who are able. No pressure. 100% of the donations will be going to Robert’s travel and accommodations.

During the evening Robert will present findings from his research into issues facing LGBTQ communities in rural areas in Canada and engage discussion regarding the specific needs and concerns within Powell River.

Click here to RSVP! (RSVP is not at all mandatory but appreciated.)

Click here for more about Robert Beringer.

 

Did someone say “theatre workshop with Kat Single-Dain?” We have one of those, too!16195426_1349833651741018_1008823122693698643_n

The Play is the Thing! 
Saturday, March 18, 12-2pm
Tickets $20.00 per participant

‘The Play is the Thing: Using Playfulness in Theater Performance’ is a two hour master class in the art of having fun on stage. From a background in clown training, Kat Single-Dain will give you tools for presence and improvisation that can be applied to any live performance art.

We’re thrilled to welcom Kat Single-Dain, Artistic Director at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabarte Society and member of the The Myrtle Family Band to Powell Riviera to indulge us in a good ol’ fashioned theatre workshop.

Click here for tickets!
Click here for more about Kat Single-Dain.

Coming event announcements? We will soon be releasing the details of our new VIP dinner, Provocative Refections! Also coming soon, the main exhibition in all it’s glory!

http://www.eyexhibition.com

Weekly Photo Challenge – Graceful

One of my favourite places to go spend some time in Powell River, BC is Base Camp – Coffee + Food + Art. They have Graceful(ly) made their mark as one of the finest coffee shops on the whole Salish Sea. Displaying art by local artists, serving super yummy organic food, and doing their best to be as environmentally-friendly as possible – just in case you forget your to-go coffee mug!!! – they offer a complete experience for the senses all while nourishing your body and your caffeine cravings!

for more info please visit their website – basecamp-coffee.com/

Art by Colin MacRae

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Expose Yourself 2017

We would like to take a moment to welcome Brad Collins Art & Illustration into the mix!!! He is one of Powell River’s home grown artistic gems and a driving creative force on the Sunshine Coast. We are thrilled to have him on board for the EY relaunch. It’s the start of a very exciting time at Expose Yourself and it’s talent like Brad’s that’s bringing us home. Imagine what we can accomplish when we work together? A coastal town with brains, braun and beauty!

Stay tuned as Expose Yourself 2017 unfolds a unique art festival, shaped for you, by you. Focusing on ArtHumanity and Humour… what’s not to love?!

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the 2017 exhibition! Deadline is coming fast and holding strong at Jan 21st!

xox

http://www.eyexhibition.com

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