March 10 (Saturday) - May 5 (Saturday)
Abstracted botanical life is invigorated through Ms. Hacker's interpretations on large canvases. Magically bright oils and metallic mixed media combine to create inspirational pieces that speak to the life
Abstracted botanical life is invigorated through Ms. Hacker’s interpretations on large canvases. Magically bright oils and metallic mixed media combine to create inspirational pieces that speak to the life cycle, daily meditations of growth and discovery.
Message from the Julia
At some point of my life I became interested in the way the world works outside of the context of human society. The study of the picture of the world fascinates me. In universal meaning we all exist on an equal footing with the flora and fauna. When a person enters into the “big” world, the scale, the ratio change. I stoped dismissing plants, growing at the side of the road. It is a whole different colourful world out there. The closer I get, more I discover. Colours, shapes looks like pieces of mosaic and at the same time all that chaos create a whole picture.While working on my almost abstract paintings-I meditate on intricacy of nature creations and feel humble with my attempt to share it.
My purpose is to engage the viewer, to draw out a sense of wonder and joy through the colours and textures of my work.
About the Artist
Julia Hacker is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of contemporary mixed media, acrylic paint, collage and illustration. Julia also offers her artwork for rent/sale to staging companies, real state agents and interior designers. email@example.com
Celebrate the opening of the exhibition! Friday March 23, 2018 | 6 – 8pm
March 10 (Saturday) - April 28 (Saturday)
Hooked rugs tell stories about events, people and communities. Besides their historical interest, they are visually compelling to audiences of all ages. They range from functional to decorative
Hooked rugs tell stories about events, people and communities. Besides their historical interest, they are visually compelling to audiences of all ages. They range from functional to decorative in use, and from primitive to modern in style.
The Aurora Cultural Centre is pleased to present an exhibition of over 100 traditional hooked rugs created by members of the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild.
Rug hooking is part of the folk culture in Canada. Traditional hooking uses a hand hook, similar in shape to a crochet hook, to form a looped pile from fabric strips or yarn. It began as a pioneer craft in the mid-19th century that was part of a tradition that reused and recycled fabrics, including sugar and potato sacks. Rug hooking has evolved into an art form using sophisticated patterns and materials, including wool, ribbon, yarn, pantyhose and t-shirts.
The Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild is one of the over sixty branches of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. Some local members have been hooking rugs for over forty years. The group includes rug hookers new to the craft, certified rug hooking teachers and rug hookers who have won awards of excellence for the skill and artistry used to make their hooked creations.
We invite you to a hands-on guided experience of traditional rug hooking with the artists from the Newmarket Guild on Wed March 14, 1 – 2:30 pm and Wed April 18, 6 – 7:30 pm.
Interview with Curator Clare Bolton and Members of the Guild: Auroran Newspaper, March 15, 2018