Thursday, June 14, 2012

Capacity Crowd this Evening at Let's Talk Art

A capacity crowd of art aficionados filled the main hall at Patrick John Mills Gallery this evening for the fourth in the Let's Talk Art series that started two months ago.

This evening, Joa Keur explained his trajectory into the world of art and how he shifted from doing metal sculpture to working with multi-media, and how his spiritual and environmental-concern sides affect his work.

James Fletcher spoke about his foray into using porcelain slip to create a series he calls, Under the Covers, and spoke about how he made his first bronze sculpture which several people in the audience interpreted to be the tree of life with people scrambling over one another to get to the top.

Joa Keur explaining his technique used on an early work.
James Fletcher started and completed this sculpture, as yet to be named, over the past week.

James Fletcher, left, and Joa Keur fielded many questions from the animated audience.

Joa Keur in front of his art and holding his art.

James Fletcher, his first bronze sculpture above,
his art in front of him, and holding one of his
Under the Covers pieces.

Back yard stage is complete.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your Friends: Reply and Forward

If you received the message from Patrick John Mills Gallery about the upcoming Let's Talk Art but the photos didn't show up, simply hit Reply or Forward and you'll see them then.

Many items arrive in one's email box and the graphic component is missing. Pretending to reply or to forward the message corrects this.

Good luck!

See you on Thursday, June 14 for Let's Talk Art.

People are entranced!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Coming This Thursday, Let's Talk Art

PATRICK JOHN MILLS GALLERY in the Heart of Hintonburg, Ottawa, ON 613 729-0406


NAKED! What did you say? I said, NAKED! Oh, I thought you said Naked. I did say NAKED!
The gallery's monthly show for June is called NAKED NAKED NAKED.
As owner, Patrick John Mills says, it's not necessarily about flesh and nudity. It is about the baring of one's artistic soul, about showing and telling all.
NAKED NAKED NAKED's successful vernissage was the first Thursday of the month and it is being followed by our second Thursday of the month event, Let's Talk Art .
Featured artists will be sculptor, James Fletcher, and multi-media artist, Joa Keur.
Sculptor James Fletcher is formerly from Ottawa but he now lives and sculpts in Vancouver, BC. There are more than 30 sculptures on display and one in the front yard of the gallery which he started last week and will be completing over this week.
Joa Keur is a multi-media master of colour and texture. Hie works are three-dimensional, many of them encrusted with mica and fibres and other items which makes you continually want to ask, "That's beautiful! What is it and how did you do that?
Meet these two remarkable artists on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
A question/answer session follows their presentations.
Additional information:

James Fletcher Carves in Front of Patrick John Mills' Gallery

James Fletcher discusses his sculpting technique.

Bronze sculpture by James Fletcher.

Multi-media art by Joa Keur

You won't want to miss this exciting event at Patrick John Mills Gallery. Two artists up front at once.
Let's Talk Art Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:00 pm sharp until 8:00 pm
Afterwards, you are welcome to tour the gallery and talk to the owner and to other artists who will be in attendance.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!