Artist Reg Davidson to hold talk, workshop

  • Mar. 27, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by Alicia Embree-The Haida Gwaii Arts Council is pleased to announce two upcoming events related to the All Islands Art Show. Thursday March 29, don’t miss internationally acclaimed Haida artist Reg Davidson’s artist’s talk at 7 pm at the Skidegate Museum. Reg will discuss his career as an artist and his involvement in the resurgence of Haida art on Haida Gwaii. Reg will also be announcing the All Island Art Show Awards of Merit that night. This event is free and open to everyone.Heather Ramsay is organizing the annual “Textured” event which will take place on Thursday April 5 at 7 pm. This is a great opportunity for local wordsmiths to reflect upon the artworks on display in this years art show and to share their own language based artistic endeavors. The final culminating event for this year’s art show will take place on Sunday April 15 when Reg Davidson will lead an interactive workshop entitled An Irregular Shape Inside a Regular Shape. In this workshop he will teach the basic elements of design. The idea for this workshop came out of a conversation Sandra Price had with Reg a few years ago. She was intrigued by how Haida designs seemed to fit their frames so beautifully as evidenced by the drums, blankets, canvases canoes etc that they were made for. By contrast, traditional landscapes, portraits etc are cut off at the edges, not designed for their frame. She was curious to learn how to better fit the design to the frame and this workshop will help her, and many others to learn!As Reg explains, the first step in art making is good design. Many people want to learn to carve or paint but forget to put this foundational aspect of the process first. This part of the artistic journey is far less expensive and intensive and lays the groundwork for all kinds of other art making. This applies equally to all artists and artistic endeavors. This workshop is open to all adults. This workshop will take place at the Kaay Center. Registration is $50, and the Haida Gwaii Arts Council will offer two scholarships. For information about the scholarship and to register, contact Sandra Price at 559-8949 or sandra_maria_price@yahoo.ca. The only supplies needed are a sketchbook and pencil. Erasers are optional. All other materials will be provided. Hope you can make it out for these exciting events.

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