Among the 393 works, we noticed some recurring and favorite themes. Many artists created works about their surroundings, urban and rural; many highlighted the beauty in nature; some were an ode to the cutest critters, both domestic and wild. There's such a variety.
In today's post, we thought we'd highlight some pieces that focus right here, right now, on the city we live in: Halifax. If you're reading this, you survived January (even if it wasn't fully painless), and give yourself an extra pat on the back if you have gotten this far through a Maritime winter. We have so much love for Halifax, but the winters sure can be tough.
Here are a few pieces to remind you of what life looks like here in the summer (four more months-ish...has anyone else started a summer countdown?)
|Wenxiu Ji, Sunday Afternoon, Ink and Acrylic on Canvas|
|Wenxiu Ji, 4" x 5", Blue Corner, Ink and Acrylic on Canvas|
We think Yoko White is brilliant with her "tropical" takeover over of Halifax scenes. Imagine Barrington St. or Government House being taken over by colorful blooms, or St. Paul's Anglican Church boasting palm trees at its entrance?!
|Yoko White, 4" x 5", Barrington St., Caligraphy Ink, Embroidery Floss on Cotton|
|Yoko White, 4" x 5", Government House, Caligraphy Ink, Embroidery Floss on Cotton|
|Yoko White, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Caligraphy Ink, Embroidery Floss on Cotton|
We love how a few artists created such nostalgia for the mundane, everyday scenes of life in Halifax, from colorful neighborhood intersections, to small neighborhood shops. Many pieces feel like snapshots from a commute to or from work.
|Lindsay Hicks, 4' x 5', The Inner Light, Oil on Wood Panel|
|Lindsay Hicks, 4" x 5", Before the Dawn, Oil on Wood Panel|
|Dominic Lajeunesse, North & Agricola, Oil on Wood|
|Jan Davison, 4" x 5", LF Bakery, Acrylic on Wood Panel|
|Catherine Bagnell Styles, South Park, Acrylic and Ink on Paper, Mounted|
If you haven't made it down to the gallery yet to see the show, you still have a couple weeks left! In the meantime, you can view all the works online HERE. We're trying our best to keep the album updated with what has sold...and as you can see, pieces are selling fast. Take a browse!:)