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Posted: February 19, 2020

Better Together: The perfectly imperfect world as we see it

Patina Rainbows (work by SecretArt)

The Cranbrook Arts Council is thrilled to have SecretArts as the featured artist this month.

As the featured artist, their breathtaking, almost abstract take on the world will be showcased for all to see down at the Baker Street Location. Catherine and Jack Moes are the creative masterminds behind SecretArts and they find joy in creating together and engaging in “the hunt” for unique materials, subjects and composition.  Inspiration for their art emanates from back alleys, abandoned buildings, windows, doors, of the beautiful Kootenays – and all her mountains, skies, trees and wildlife.

Their vision is revealed through reclaimed metal and wood sculpture, photography, 3D collage, acrylic and line painting, assemblage art and encaustic pieces.

A Cranbrook Arts customer called their work “Wonderfully abstract, with a mix of rustic and urban influences.” Another customer said of their work, “with a mixture of rust, photography, and colour they stand out as unique pieces that would accent any home.”

Their show ‘Better Together: The Perfectly Imperfect World As We See It’ runs from March 3-28 and their opening reception is on Saturday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. at 1013 Baker Street.

In the workshop world at 1401 Art Space (1401 5th Street North) Tots on Tuesdays will continue until Spring Break. They meet every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Melissa and Chris have new activities for your preschoolers every week. A perfect getaway for both kids and parents alike!

Quiet your mind and appreciate the simple moments that bring you joy! Join Nicole as she guides you to paint intuitively while learning techniques in mindfulness. Mindful Makers: Intuitive Watercolour and Wellness Workshop is running on February 29 from 1-5 p.m.

Experiment with Alcohol Ink and Yupo paper, while learning various techniques: embossing, resist, air compressor and painting. Alcohol Ink Technique Samplers March 11, 12:30-3 p.m.

March 14 will be a full day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. filled with Design, Develop, and Delight – Altered Book Techniques with Sonya Proctor. Learn new some fun techniques to design, develop & delight in your new altered book! Learn layering techniques that become a chunky book!

For all you wet felters…Barb Guillian has a Felted Bowl class on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring Break Art Camp takes place March 23 – 27. Our two instructors have a busy program of art activities ready for two age groups.

Morning sessions for six to nine-year-olds will take place from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Nine to 13-year-olds from 1:30–4 p.m.

Our instructors have a series of interactive and fun art experiences planned. Students will be exploring the elements of contrast, working on some two and three dimensional relief work. A multimedia project, print making and art games will round out the week. We invite your children to come and unleash their inner artist.  Register at 1013 Baker St.

Lead image: Catherine and Jack Moes. Images submitted

Collage (work by SecretArt)

Cranbrook and District Arts Council


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