This week we are only open for four days, as Good Friday is a holiday. But in those four days we have the second half of our Spring Break Camp, a new exhibition in the Program Room, a Poetry Open Mic and a Murder!
But first, take note that we have something eggciting for Easter Saturday.
Egg Hunt! (Sat 10:30am)
To kick off weekly Saturday ToddlerTimes (10:30 – 11:00), join us for a special Easter ToddlerTime at the Library. Perfect for ages 3 and under, but older children are more than welcome as well. Rabbit stories, an Easter egg hunt, and if we’re lucky, the Easter bunny herself may stop by!
Program Room Exhibition | Interpretations II
League 181 was established in 2013 by a small group of experienced painters. The central idea was that they would benefit by painting together in a group, both by discussion of the craft and by observation of one and other. Generally members meet weekly and devote the day to painting.
The library will host an April exhibition of the groups current work entitled ” Interpretations II” which stems from the League’s first initiative of painting from the same reference photograph. The basic idea was to compare and contrast the range of interpretations each artist made of the same subject. There were few rules: elements of the image could be eliminated, re-arranged or duplicated, or new elements could be introduced – the objective was to see how to make the strongest painting possible from the starting image. It didn’t matter if the image quality was poor, or if one didn’t like the subject matter; make a good painting anyway!
This activity was facilitated each week by having one member chose the image, which was then distributed to the others a couple of days before getting together. That image was painted in whichever style, medium and size that suited each individual artist and the interpretation they had planned. Before work began, each painter described their thoughts on composition and style. The others could draw ideas or change their pre-conceived direction out of this discussion. The completed paintings were then returned the next week for discussion.
This led to the first Interpretations exhibition. The success of both the idea and that show inspired a repeat performance! The current show in the library program room running from April 1st to 30th with a public talk on April 8th at 6:00 pm illustrates the diversity of work emerging from round two. In each case the original reference photograph is displayed, together with a selection of completed paintings.
League 181 members in this exhibition are:
- Peter Eyles
- Don Hodgins, AFCA
- Herb Otto
- Wendy Wickland
- Dulcy Wilson
Murder! (Wed 6:30pm)
If you’re feeling sleuthy, charitable or just looking for an opportunity to be a little foolish on the first of April, remember to get your tickets for our Murder Mystery Fundraiser.
Poetry Open Mic | Rowan Percy (Thu 6:45)
Rowan Percy enjoys the conversation with listeners that live poetry provides. She writes “Poems are codes for experience. Cards of connection. Poetry is a ‘no holds barred’ medium for expressing the joy and darkness of living.”
Rowan has given a number of well-received readings on Salt Spring, including at ArtSpring for Pride. Her work has appeared in collections of poetry and in magazines in the UK and Canada since the 70’s and in 2010, her chapbook “Body of Silence” was published.
Rowan also writes fiction, is an LGBTQ activist, a student of Zen and a counsellor.
For further information about these and other upcoming events see our online events calendar.