Date: Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Vancouver Coast & Mts
Craft Council of BC in partnership with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association are hosting three lectures this fall to celebrate Craft Year 2015. These lectures feature craft artists discussing how their work has been inspired by the shapes, the ethos and/or the products of the botanical world. Each evening will include an opportunity for those in attendance to interact with the artists and their work.
This lecture series is a fundraiser for the educational programs of the Craft Council and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Assoication.
September’s Lecture: From the Garden
Marina Georgiadis, Jan McLeod and Cease Wyss will present how they use botanicals in the creation of their craft. The artists will have their work for sale during the evening.
Cease is a media artist with close to 25 years experience in this field. She has produced various formats of media art, as well as being a mentor in her field for close to 15 years. She is also an ethno-botanist, traditionally trained in this field by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means to sharing knowledge.
Marina Georgiadis works in a variety of mediums, mainly fibre art and silver metal. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, she lived in Athens, Greece for many years where she received her training as a silversmith alongside European master goldsmiths. In 2009 she founded Vanti Designs. Later she settled in Vancouver, BC and inspired by the natural beauty of the Canadian West Coast she began exploring the ancient art of dyeing with natural dyes and plants and a process called eco printing. Marina uses natural fibres and leaves to capture nature’s beauty and create one of kind luxurious scarves with patterns and colors that are part of a dialogue with nature.
In 1983 after living and working for eighteen years as a potter in Terrace, BC, Jan came to Vancouver and set up a paper-making studio in the downtown core. Since then, she has worked daily at the business called Plant Papers, making and developing her own style of decorative paper made entirely from plants and blossoms. Custom work has always been an interest.
Jan has had the opportunity to work on some large projects spending several months creating one-of-a-kind site specific art works for hotels. From the start, Jan has offered a line of cards, books and small items to retailers. This has evolved over the years from a limited selection of cards and books in only natural coloured papers to a large selection in a variety of dyed and natural papers with an emphasis on theme cards.
When: September 22, 7-9 PM
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden (5151 Oak Street, Vancouver)
CCBC or VBGA members: $20 for each lecture each or 3/$50
Non-members: $25 each lecture or 3/$65
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