Director, Rob Mabee, is warm, good humoured and smart! Stepping into the intimate world of Axis Contemporary Art Gallery is like stepping into a place of discovery. Welcome to explore and ask questions, a person can always learn things from Rob. As Art Central winds down in its vibrant life and its unique vision, Axis continues to open its doors and educate the public. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share in another unique opportunity for the sake of loving art! Thanks, Rob.
On this visit, there were a couple of things I really noticed and enjoyed. Norah Borden’s piece, The Kite Unfurls was beautiful! I captured a quick photo of my friend, Lauraine, in front of the piece…for me both the art and the person describe the very same thing. Tell me if I’m wrong.
The thing is…on a Love Art in Calgary Tour, we stop midway through the tour and enjoy a lovely lunch together and given that friend, Jennifer, was not there to enjoy a La Fleur, Lauraine stepped in and shared in a celebratory martini with me at Murrieta’s this time around. Wendy Lees strategically plans the order of our day so that we can walk to the next location. And this weekend in Calgary, the weather was extraordinary!
I enjoyed learning about Lisa Brawn’s work…her technique and subject matter. As Rob talked about her prolific practice and the pleasure she has in carving, I felt I understood and appreciated the act of making art, through her experience. I encourage my readers to spend some time exploring her website and reading Lisa’s blog! Some very ‘yummy’ projects and inspirations are archived there.
Of course, I am always drawn to one painting in particular when I check out the ‘stuff’ at Axis…that being a painting by Audrey Mabee. Conversation with Diva is both full of fun and vibrant with colour. I like both!