Tuesday, April 4, 2017

GET CRACKING: Ukrainian Eggs by Ruby Boutilier just in time for Easter!

Artists live amoung us. They are everywhere and being creative in so many different ways and using a variety of mediums. Ruby Boutilier's day job is speaking to students considering enrollment at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design(NSCAD University) but when she's not doing that you can find her collaborating on short films or making painstakingly gorgeous traditional and fun "sci-fi geeky" works of art, ukrainian egg style. EGGS and dye and wax are her mediums!

The official name for this style of work is call pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

Ruby has brought us quite a great selection of works- no two are ever the same! Pick up a unique egg for just $35 . They look great to keep out throughout the year- not just at Easter time. She does hand-paint some eggs at times, but really enjoys the challenges and vibrancy achieved with this historical technique.   

RUBY will be here at the gallery working on some eggs in various stages, so pop by on Saturday, April 14th from 1:30-3:30pm
Love this picture! Eggs hanging to dry over Ruby Boutilier's  kitchen sink/studio!
 HOP by and gather an egg or two from Ruby or other Spring treasures by our gallery artists! 
We have some great cards and NEW BOOKMARKS  by Jodie Hansen perfect to tuck inside an Easter Basket!