North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Catherine Nicholls 'Spring Blossoms'

March 6, 2015
Catherine Nicholls is a painter, writer, teacher and quiltmaker. Inspired by words, stories and storytelling her work is developed through drawing, painting and mixed media in sketchbook. When working with textile, she uses discharge, dyeing, drawing, painting and printing - along with more traditional techniques.

March 17 - May 11, 2015
Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 24, 12:15 - 12:45pm

Please join Catherine as she discusses the inspiration and process behind her work.

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Spring Blossoms celebrates the end of an often long and gloomy winter. These symbols of change can bring a renewed sense of energy to the city. There is nothing as wonderful as fluffy pink clouds of cherry blossom and the restrained elegance of the magnolia lining the streets. These pieces are created to celebrate the blossoms - to showcase their fragility and beauty. The Japanese aesthetic of fragility and transience are inspirational to Catherine and suit the nature of spring blossoms in Vancouver. In several of the pieces, she has used white as a reminder of blossoms blooming despite a spring snow storm.

celebrates the end of an often long and gloomy winter. These symbols of change can bring a renewed sense of energy to the city. There is nothing as wonderful as fluffy pink clouds of cherry blossom and the restrained elegance of the magnolia lining the streets. These pieces are created to celebrate the blossoms - to showcase their fragility and beauty. The Japanese aesthetic of fragility and transience are inspirational to Catherine and suit the nature of spring blossoms in Vancouver. In several of the pieces, she has used white as a reminder of blossoms blooming despite a spring snow storm.

Catherine has exhibited in North America and Europe individually and as a member of siX, a group of textile artists based in the UK, and is one third of thr3fold journal, the journal of creative vision. Mettler Thread sponsors Catherine's work and select pieces tour Europe on an ongoing basis. Teaching forms a big part of her daily life, with workshops and an ongoing commitment as a tutor of City and Guilds courses in Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Sketchbooks.

www.ravensthread.com 

City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street l Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street l Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm

Contact: Stefanie Wysota, Exhibition Coordinator, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver l www.nvartscouncil.ca l 604.988.6844 l exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca

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