I wanted to share some of the opening night photos from Friday Night. It was such an amazing night. I was so happy to see friends and fellow artists, derby girls, and also meet new and interesting people. Seeing the Madonna and Child Project up in that space was incredibly gratifying. The Muir Gallery is perfect for my series, partly because it's a small and intimate gallery with seperate rooms to wander into. I think it helps to make the view feel like they're a part of the experience, included into each mother's story as they wander around.
Photographer Ron Pogue also took some amazing photographs of the evening. I think they really captured something of the atmosphere and feeling of the show.
Photos Courtesy of Ron Pogue
One of the best parts of the night was when I got to meet one of my models! I had met her once before very briefly when I had a table at the Bellies Birth and Babies festival in Courtenay, but most of our correspondence was by internet. Carla Voyager lives all the way up north in Kingcomb Inlet, but took the trip down with her whole family- her husband and four kids, just to see her portrait in my show. Best moment ever was getting a photo of her and her (much bigger) baby beside my portrait.
My exhibit will be up at the Muir Gallery until the 25th of June. I will be giving an artist talk on the story behind the Madonna and Child Project on June 18th, at 1:00pm. Please stop by and see it!
6/8/2011 12:49:14 pm
Congratulations Kate. What a great accomplishment! I love keeping up with your work via FB and your homepage. I am assuming your project is now done. That is too bad, I was hoping the photos I sent you about 2 years ago of Lena and I would have made it into your collection! Oh well...keep up the amazing work!
11/1/2011 02:42:54 am
7/30/2012 09:20:33 pm
This blog is fantastic sharing the amazing creativity of artists. It is very rare that we love the such art works by heart. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
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A blog on art, roller derby and life.
I'm an artist and mother of two in Courtenay, BC. I've completed a project called the "Madonna and Child Project," and I'm now working on a series of roller derby inspired drawings. In my spare time I play roller derby with the Brick House Betties.