© 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
Hello, I am a visual artist, writer, seeker of "Beauty" in the everyday, social justice and appreciator of the natural world.