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My Daytrip to Medalta Potteries to visit Mynthia McDaniel by Annika ClennanAs a lover of pottery I have been keen to visit Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat for some time. Opportunity knocked when one of Bluerock Gallery's ceramic artists, Mynthia McDaniel, shared that she was going to do a 2-month...

June 26, 2018  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

This is a story of innocence.  And courage.  And possibly chutzpa.  And a LOT of hard work!  Here we are (Chris Weingarth and Karen Gimbel) in 2010, just before we made a big leap in our lives. We were happily living in the downstairs of Karen's parents' house in Calgary. Karen...

May 28, 2018  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

Loss and impermanence have been kaleidoscoping through my mind lately.  I hear so many stories about losses from many of you, and there have been several people in my immediate and extended family who have died in the last few months.  Some of these people have been artists at Bluerock Gallery.  There was local artist...

May 10, 2018  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

There is something magical about functional art - work that looks beautiful but also serves a purpose beyond the aesthetic.   If the piece is something you can use, and is something you interact with regularly, it becomes a part of your life in a much deeper way.   Dallas Gara makes...

January 03, 2018  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

The work of Brittney Tough warrants double takes. At first glance, her vibrant photo realistic paintings do not lend themselves to the medium in which they were created in.  This makes them a bit of a trick on the eye. “I typically paint in watercolour and most people know my...

December 14, 2017  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

When looking at pottery created by Darlene Swan, the first element to strike the senses is her use of colour. Unique in her own right, Darlene is one of only a few in this region to utilize the technique of ‘majolica’. If you are unfamiliar with the term, don’t fret,...

November 29, 2017  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

Expressionistic is a formal descriptor that Cindy Delpart uses to describe her work, but for those who have experienced her paintings, connective might speak a little more to the emotions she makes available. Cindy produces the kind of art that reveals itself the longer you look at it.  Beautiful at...

November 23, 2017  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

If you look around you and identify just how many items in your immediate proximity involve some sort of fibre art, you will notice that there are many. We might not actively notice it all of the time, because fibres are so interwoven with our daily experience.   It is in...

November 14, 2017  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

Good pottery is an argument between form and function.  When done well, there is an intricate balance in the way it flows not only in its purpose, but also in its aesthetic.  When the two harmonize, you get something along the lines of the work produced out of Neil Liske’s...

November 06, 2017  Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

 ‘Bossy’ - that was the word Jana Milne used to describe her paintings when confronted regarding the beautiful vibrancy that is so unique to her rather vast and diverse collection of work.    The word is suiting because the contrast within her pieces literally commands your attention.  Demanding and elegant, her...

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