My sister-cousin-friend, Margy, and I headed down for our Love Art in Calgary Tour with Wendy Lees yesterday morning, after a nice casual start to the day. Wendy’s signature hot coffee and freshly baked coffee cake were waiting.
Our first experience was had at Framed on Fifth and a meeting with Hannah White. From the website, “Hannah is a University of Guelph graduate with a Fine Arts degree. Framed on Fifth’s owner Hannah White offers a high level of craftsmanship and an excellent eye for colour and proportion. She is an artist and stone carver with over 15 years experience in framing and design. She opened Framed on Fifth in March of 2011 at the location formerly known as Sheppard Fine Art Services.”
Representing local and emerging artists from as far away as Edmonton, there are regular exhibits and openings hosted in this location. There is an intimate feeling as you step into the space. Hannah shared this comfortable and warm feeling; likely the big draw to Framed on Fifth!
Presently on exhibit, Jane Newman’s work. She is a Banff artist who incorporates mixed media into most of her works, both sculptural and two dimensional collages. I was fascinated when I got home last evening, exploring Jane’s Blogspot and learning about her processes, artistically, in writing and in horticultural design. I encourage my readers to take a browse.
I really enjoy that this artist incorporates magical ‘finds’, both natural and person-made, into her works. The multi-dimensional aspects are very engaging. I particularly love the piece, all mothers. Thank you to Hannah for being so engaging and for giving us opportunity to explore a new space. I hope to make it down for some of the openings.