Newsletter #188: January, 2021
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The January Newsletter comprises of two main themes; a new Exhibition to explore an extraordinary place, and the release of workshop dates for 2021. Please enjoy!
The Chilcotin Ark I: the first in a series of Exhibitions
There is a quiet light
that shines in every heart.
Though it is always secretly there,
It draws no attention to itself.
It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty,
our desire to seek possibility,
and our hearts to love life.
– John O’Donohue
Experiencing the breakup of an ice-age landscape
The words that drive my creative process are beauty, imagination and possibility. They feed each other, and me, in the search for artistic expression and the quest to live a meaningful life.
When I was exploring and photographing for The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: A Photographer’s Journey, I had the immense good fortune of meeting Dave Neads, a dedicated and conscientious explorer who told me about the Chilcotin Ark. From that moment on, I realized I was exploring an extraordinarily unique place on the planet, and through the art of photography and publishing, I had the vehicles to tell its story to the world.
Hiking into the core of the Rainbow Volcano
The words imagination and possibility took on new meaning for me. Through the arts of photography and storytelling, I wanted to express the importance of intact landscapes. I wanted to say something about our land, our country, our world. I feel it is only through awareness and understanding that we will treat the land, our very first beauty, with integrity and respect.
This Newsletter introduces the new exhibition ‘Chilcotin Ark’; it is an attempt to explain what it is, and it introduces you to its beauty and biodiversity. In subsequent Chilcotin Ark Exhibitions, I will share my experiences and provide an in-depth look at the Ark and its uniqueness on the planet.
In the tiny turquoise lake in the foreground, we were witnessing the last chapter of the disappearing glacier in the distance.
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2-Day and 7-Day Workshops for 2021
Informative, Inspirational, Challenging & Creative
Artistic Expression: A Workshop in Photography as Art
A small fir forest alongside Rita’s garden
Location: Workshops are held at the Chris Harris Gallery at 105 Mile (near 100 Mile House) in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia. The studio gallery, a straw bale construction, is set amidst aspen trees, and a bird watching conservancy. Rita’s wild garden and homemade culinary-art will keep everyone nourished both physically and spiritually.
Number of participants: Between 7 and 10 depending on Covid compliancy.
Registration: Registration is open upon receipt of this January, 2021 Newsletter #188 and are on a first come – first serve basis. Details for registration are on my website.
July 10-11, 2021
July 24-25, 2021
$315./per. Including tax (includes Rita’s homemade snacks and lunches)
A small aspen grove alongside Rita’s garden
The Workshop: Artistic Expression: A Workshop in Photography as Art
Art is expression; expression is language; art is the language of expression.
Through illustrated talks on art and photography, discussion, in-the-field art projects, and collaborative evaluation sessions, you will discover new ways to interpret familiar realities and create, unique and never-before-seen expressions, using exclusively ‘in-camera’ techniques.
In-the-field assignments will centre around representational, expressionist, and abstract styles of image making.
By reviewing my website portfolios, you will gain an insight into these 3 major styles of photographic expression. By expanding your overall awareness of creative possibilities, the goal is for each participant to leave the workshop feeling excited about developing a more personal and articulate photographic language of expression.
‘Develop Your Creative Vision’ on Gabriola Island and near Bella Coola’
May 3-10, 2021 Gabriola Island (full)
June 21-28, 2021 Tallheo Cannery near Bella Coola (full)
September 8-15, 2021 Gabriola Island (spaces available)
Both locations offer magnificent west coast settings in which to study visual design and unique expression; to take your photography to an entirely new place.
The workshops are hosted at The Haven on Gabriola Island and the Tallheo Cannery on the central coast. Both are welcoming retreats where a plethora of photographic opportunities await you.
Dennis Ducklow and I have taught these workshops for several years in which we approach photography as an art form.
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See you next month!