Nov. 4, 2021 | Thursday Artist Talk | Amy J. Dyck

Listen to a local artist share her story of how art helped her through a crisis and became part of her healing. Amy J. Dyck will take listeners on an emotional journey as she tells the story of a sudden and painful crisis that landed her in a wheelchair in 2017. She used art to process her new life, build …

Sept. 9, 2021 | Thursday Artist Talk | Joseph P. Ghabi

Hear how a local artist combines painting and healing in his vivid paintings in this Thursday Artist Talk presented by Surrey Art Gallery Association. In 2017, at the age of fifty-five, Joseph P. Ghabi left the academic world of engineering and computer science to start painting. “If I can do it, so can you!” he quips. Since then, he has produced …

June 3, 2021 | Thursday Artist Talk Online | Barbie Warwick

Local artist Barbie Warwick challenges herself to draw on a daily basis. She shares her story, along with tips on approaching the blank page. A blank page can be intimidating. For years, Barbie Warwick carried a small sketchbook in her purse, wanting to be that person at a bus stop, park, or coffee shop, sketching the world around her. But …

May 6, 2021| Thursday Artist Talk Online|Susan Jessop

Local artist Susan Jessop shares her inspirations for her paper collage worlds that are filled with symbolic objects. Growing up in the United Kingdom and pursuing a career in museum education immersed Susan Jessop in historic objects and layered histories from an early age. This gave her an understanding and appreciation of the stories that objects can tell. These stories …

Apr. 1, 2021| Thursday Artist Talk Online|Broderick Wong

See why local artist Broderick Wong loves watercolour painting and learn some tips to improve your skills in this medium. Wong will share his approach to painting colour, explaining why it is such a great medium. This artist talk will include a full painting demonstration so viewers can see how he achieves texture and three-dimensionality using no extraneous materials—only water. …

Mar. 4, 2021| Thursday Artist Talk Online|Lalita Hamill

Join Lalita Hamill as she walks you through how to understand and appreciate paintings. Using a range of artworks, local artist Lalita Hamill wants to teach people how to assess and appreciate visual art. She will discuss several paintings (some well known and some not), including her own. Hamill says, “Visual art can remind us of what is important yet …

Feb. 4, 2021| Thursday Artist Talk Online|Deb Chaney

Abstract Painting for Personal Empowerment Deb Chaney is a contemporary abstract artist passionate about the relationship between art and healing. Her layered mixed media work is inspired by her inner spiritual journey to personal empowerment. In this talk, she will share specific approaches, practices, and mindsets of her painting process that she hopes will inspire you to see both painting …

Jan. 14, 2021| Thursday Artist Talk Online| Dizz McGruber

A Glitch Artist in a Fine Art World – Dizz McGruber Dizz McGruber is a glitch artist who uses audio processing programs and code editors to manipulate image data at a code level. Dizz uses his art to find beauty in what is flawed and hopefully invite the viewer to reflect on what is broken and what broken means. Dizz …

Dec 3, 2020 |Thursday Artist Talks Online – Revision

The Art of Recycling Ron Simmer, Yorke Graham, Bill Thomson, Lori Goldberg & Ralph Heading www.revision-theartofrecycling.com Ron Simmer searches for discards that have promise for sublime creations that will amaze, tickle, surprise us and give pause to think. He recycles materials from our consumer culture to create fanciful commentary on modern society. He attempts to take people back to their …

Nov. 5, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talks Online – Wendy Mould

Chuck Your Brushes & Pick Up a Pen! Can you imagine that drawing with a permanent black ink pen can be FUN!!  Wendy is ready to show you the joy of pen work. She will stretch your imagination as she demonstrates it versatility. Its more than a device to scribble a few notes. See the magic of sharp, black, lines …