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Foyer Gallery gets framed


Squamish Public Library Foyer Gallery April 5 to May 9

Fran Solar

Special to The Chief

The 'Art Quilt' is a new artistic medium developed over the last 30 years. Unlike the traditional bed quilt from which they have grown, art quilts are primarily works of visual art, to be hung on gallery walls rather than cover beds. Most have the same basic structure as a traditional quilt, but are intentionally non-functional, made to tell a story, make a statement, or simply dazzle the eye.

Vivian Zuba, whose spectacular art quilts are on display in the Foyer gallery until May 9, says: "I am a watcher, observing people and finding beauty in the color and texture of skin, in the play of light from natural and man made sources. Light through leaves, from neon signs, traffic lights, or the glow of moonlight. Light lays patterns and textures that enhance personality.

The medium that best describes these moments for her is cloth. Like skin, cloth's very commonness allows for the exploration of beauty, capturing the many elements that make up the fabric of life."

The picture frames on display are the result of this years "It's a Frame-up" Foyer Gallery silent auction fundraiser. Simple unfinished wood mirror frames were given out to artists and the public, who then glued, painted, nailed, embellished, or rebuilt them etc in their most ingenious, creative ways.

There will be a silent auction and reception on Sunday, May 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. Come in, make a bid and take one home for Mother's Day. All proceeds benefit the Foyer Gallery.

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