Monday, June 9, 2014

Spring 2014!

Spring is finally here and the Galliott Studio crew are supper excited! We have bands lined up for every Sunday in July, Artist talks, new author readings and more!!

We started this season off with an Artist show of resent works by Kristen Oravec.
Kristen (or Kris as we know her) is a working visual artist, geologist and parks naturalist here in Gros Morne National Park.  Her show " This Particular Silence"  went up on the 30th of May and will be up until the 13th of June. We would like to thank everyone that came out to help use celebrate the opening! 

"Each place holds its own mood and silences. Bonne Bay and the neighboring Tablelands has its own particular silence that lingers in your belly long after you have left, a cool and reserved quietude. This cool stillness, which reveals no secrets, seeps slowly into ancient houses here, as slowly weather becoming more part of the land then artifact. 

I attempt to evoke that sense of cool quietude which one finds here through paint, the most fluid and silent of mediums. Hot colours are tamed and cooled by the use of strong horizontals. The use of restricted palettes and strong horizontals allow the viewer to settle into the sense of unpeopled silence, a place without cell phones, deadlines and iPads, an edge of reality where the soul and the land meet."
                                                                                                                   -Kristen Oravec

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