Patt Scrivenner’s No shortage of words was one of the pieces on display in The Short Show at the Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith.

The Waterfront’s Short Show on to Jan. 21

The exhibit celebrates all things short, which – it turns out – is a pretty long list.

Sherry BezansonFor the chronicle

There’s no shortage of ideas at the Waterfront Gallery, not since The Short Show went up Jan. 2. Running to Jan. 21, the exhibit celebrates all things short, which – it turns out – is a pretty long list.

Imagine short stops, being caught short, short-legged pets, the state of being short of cash, the consideration of all things that are short-lived, the short end of the stick, feeling short-circuited, or perhaps the sense that last summer felt too short…

Artists were challenged to interpret “short” and how it manifests in their lives or in their art, in a show sponsored by the Ladysmith Health Food Store.

Patt Scrivenner, an island artist with a studio in Parksville, was opening night speaker. A regular on display at the Waterfront, she’s a prolific, mixed-media artist who paints almost daily and hosts workshops.

She uses strong colour and design, creating vivid abstract paintings with rich tactile surfaces.

Scrivenner explained how her compositions are built up in layers and may include texture gels, text such as dictionary pages, altered photographs, handmade papers, old maps, sheet music and vintage papers.

The desire to create has been a strong passion in her life, Scrivenner said.  She has taken many art classes and found working experimentally and intuitively has allowed her emotional responses to guide her art.

Raised on a farm near Carrot River, in northern Saskatchewan, she exhibits a love of nature and solitude in her work.  As a child she spent many hours painting, drawing and doing crafts.

In 2014 she received her signature status (AFCA) with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

The Waterfront Gallery is operating on its winter schedule: Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. More info at ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

 

Just Posted

What does Ladysmith think about the increase in property taxes?

We asked Ladysmith residents how they feel about this year’s tax hike

Old police station development going ahead as “mixed-use” site

Fred Green hosted the second public consultation on what should be done about the decrepit building

LSS students ready to compete at district wide robotics competition

Students will showcase their engineering savvy with VEX robotics

Ladysmith hikes property taxes by 3.4 percent

Council approves 2019 budget that reflects the rising cost of materials and services

B.C. man’s failed bid to bar People’s Party name from byelection ends in $20k order

Federal judge shut down ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of party name in Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve investigating after sea lion found shot in the head

Animal is believed to have been killed somewhere between Ucluelet and Tofino

B.C. port workers set to strike on Monday in Vancouver

A strike at two container terminals would affect Canadian trade to Asia

Volunteers already rescuing fry from drying creekbeds around Cowichan Lake

It’s early but already salmon fry are being left high and dry

Prepare yourself for tick season, says Island Health official

2017 saw three reported cases of Lyme disease

So, they found ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’

Dave Tryon, now 72 and living in North Delta, will reunite with long-ago travelling friends in Monterrey, Calif.

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

Most Read