© 2017, D. Putman, "Chimera: Dolly"" 12x12", cyanotype on canvas,
The show is fascinating, thought-provoking, and sprinkled with humour as Z.inc artist' collective are known to be.. None of the seven artists knew what the others were creating until we installed the show (except Lesley Garratt who kindly curated).. We had a great turnout with many interesting conversations at the opening celebration. Thanks to all!
Are you wondering what a CHIMERA means? 3 interpretations follow:
1: a capitalized : a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, a serpent's tail or generally an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts
2 : an illusion, utopia, or fabrication of the mind; especially: an unrealizable dream a fancy
3 : an individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution A hybrid created with DNA of two different species combined into one embryo
An historical note: The word chimera dates back to the 14th century, where it referred to a fire-breathing she-monster from Greek mythology.
Artists: Elizabeth Carefoot, Willa Downing, Lesley Garratt, Reuban Kambeitz, Cora Li-Leger, Claire Moore, Deborah Putman (Collective Artists, Don Li-Leger and Jennifer Clark were not participants for this show but shall return for future endeavours!)
Next WEAF Culture Connection
#2 - September Story, Recipe, and Collage
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:00-5:00pm Venue is Newton Rec Centre
You can deliver your WEAF inspired poems and Cultural recipes to Deborah on Sunday, Sept. 17 event or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the City of Surrey
Thanks to all who came and participated in the WEAF cyanotype and poetry workshop!
Summer Classes 2017
for relaxation and replenishment
JUNE 29 - JULY 20, 2017
Opening your creativity while tending the balance of body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nurture your self with the calming effect of creative focus in my Surrey studio, which is nestled in a woodland garden setting.
THURSDAY 1:30-3:30 PM
All supplies provided. Come join the fun.
Register before June 11 to hold your space for one, two, three,
For more information and to register please click here.
JUNE 29- JULY 20
THURSDAY MORNINGS in the studio
Learn the Basic Elements of line, form, values, and space
10:00 am - Noon
Experience classic to contemporary methods.
Please email here for more information and supply list
Registration by June 11, 2017
SUMMER DRAWING EXTRAVAGANZA
SATURDAY JULY 15
It's your time to draw, play, and learn
Perspective, Composition, Form and Values
(Rain date July 22)
For supply list and more info please register by June 11
SAVE A BEE - plant bee friendly flowers
1-Crocus, hyacinth, borage, calendula, and wild lilac provide enticing spring blooms.
2-Bees feast on bee balm, cosmos, echinacea, snapdragons foxglove, and hosta in the summer.
3-For fall, zinnias, sedum, asters, witch hazel and goldenrod are late bloomers that will tempt foragers.
excerpt from Bee Conservancy site
©D. Putman, "Ghost Riders" 24X24", resides in a private collection
Note the ghost bees adn the DNA spiral
Art that honours the earth, its flora and fauna
© D. Putman, "Dancing Tree, Magnolia', 36x48", acrylic on canvas
Celebrating Earth Day and Dreamscapes
,Come by the White Rock Library, one of my favourite places, if you can on Friday, April 21 or Saturday-Earth Day April 22. I will be there from 11am-4pm available to chat about art, flora and fauna, classes, or share a dream! Master Artists in the Library- Deborah Putman
White Rock Library -15342 Buena Vista
White Rock, BC
Artworks and art cards are available for purchase.
Thanks to the library staff and Friends of the Library who make this community connection possible.
Despite the crazy weather here in Surrey, BC, during the installation of the Spiritual Journey exhibiton, we did manage to do this interview. Thanks to Rishma Johal for her interest and the ZeeTV team for putting the documentation of the event together.
Kwantlen Polytech University artist talk about "The Spiritual Journey" installation cancelled tonight due to weather.
Thursday February 9, 2017
Kwantlen Polytech University, Surrey Campus is closed today. All events have been cancelled due to weather conditions.
Unfortunately the Interfaith Event tonight is cancelled, which means my talk about the Spiritual Journey installation is cancelled, possibly it will be rescheduled in a week or two but the installation will be de-installed tomorrow morning, Friday Feb 10.
If a new date for the talk becomes available I will post it here. My apologies for any inconvenience. Thanks to all who came to view the exhibition.
Creativity is essential and innate to life. Each moment we create our story. Each moment we choose the quality of our journey. Collage can be an a threshold to our creative world, It can be a window to view our health, wholistic balance, meet our intuitive self, or simply relax as we replenish ourselves through the focus of creative play..
Searching for a way to open this door in a comfortable and easily accessible form for the enjoyment of students, my 'Intuitive Collage' series was born.
If you would like to join me in the fun, please write via the Contact Page or by write to my email here for information on upcoming classes on Saturday afternoons in February.
Please register by January 31
DRAWING CLASSES begin Feb 4, 2017
February 4-25, Saturday Mornings
This session includes four 2 hour classes
BASICS of DRAWING
Saturday mornings 9:30-11:30
Learn about perspective, shading and drawing form
Experience classic to contemporary methods.
Drawing deepens your perception and connection to the world around you as skill develops.
Please email here for more information and for
registration by Jan. 31
The year has come full circle at the PLOT/ Medicine Wheel Project. as we near the Winter Solstice on Dec 21, 2016. come join us as we begin a the Newton Senior's Centre.
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
DECEMBER 21, 2016 3-6PM
Newton Seniors Centre 13775 70 Ave, Surrey
3 - 3:30 pm: Come to create a simple lantern to take with you to the Medicine Wheel.
3:30/3:45: Lantern Procession and Ceremony
(Newton Medicine Wheel at the PLOT garden (weather permitting)
4:30-6pm: Return to Newton Senior Centre for potluck snacks, readings, songs, visiting
Hello, I am a visual artist, writer, seeker of "Beauty" in the everyday, social justice and appreciator of the natural world.