Studio H Canada is excited to welcome visual artist Melanie Billark to our international artist residency this year. Melanie was to start her residency in February 2021, but our plans were halted due to Covid-19 travel restrictions – but now she will be here for one month over Sept/Oct 2021! About the artist Melanie Billark … More Melanie Billark – Artist in Residence
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021Time: 2:00pmPlace: ONLINE, Zoom and Facebook Live Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada, and the largest late Cretaceous (75 million years ago) find in the world (so far). They say, “if you drop your hat and don’t find a fossil, then … More Under the Influence at Dinosaur Park -Artist Talk with Heidi Bergstrom
Dancer Kayla Henry, Photo by: Ashlene Nairn Join Studio H Canada International Artist Residency and Xchanges Artists’ Gallery and Studios online in this exciting FREE online event at Dance Days 2021! Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For Visual Artists of all Stages and Ages, life drawing with the moving form. Event … More Moving Forms: Life Drawing with Dancers, drawing moving bodies.
These days are about exploration and absorption. Hiking out with the guides and my guest Kelly is amazing – we are sweating like mad but thrilled and amazed at every turn. The staff are so knowledgeable – they ignite a passion for paleontology in everyone. Its all about bones, stones, hoodoos, heat and cactus. Doesn’t … More Under the Influence – Day 5-7
We are thrilled to welcome Nicole Melnicky as Artist-in-Residence to Studio H Canada. Nicole Melnicky is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Vancouver, BC. She is a current MFA student at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University with a focus in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design. Nicole received her BFA from Moore College … More Nicole Melnicky, Artist-in- Residence
I am going nuts with the bugs, disoriented being on my own for the first time (feeling a bit giddy), and the heat is amazing. We hike into an area to do some digging and I wander off a bit and find a place to sketch. Plein air is so tricky in this place. I … More Under the Influence – Day 4
Day 3 at Dinosaur Park is really about Dean and Sue de-camping and a leisurely walk around the camp. I check out the field station museum (buy some pottery of course and a DP patch) which is wonderfully air conditioned, the outdoor amphitheatre, the river and some nearby hoodoos. I get a quick sketch in … More Under the Influence – Day 3
by Heidi Bergstromre-post from NorthernWomen.org I wanted to contribute a blog to the Northern Women’s Art Collaborative (NWAC) about the Cowichan Tribe’s struggle with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 2010 over their intellectual property rights and the cultural appropriation of First Nations cultural expressions. I am from the west coast of British Columbia in Canada … More The Cowichan Women’s traditional sweaters, issues of intellectual property and cultural appropriation.
Life drawing is an art practice that is foundational for artists, especially in the early training days, at least when I was a student. When I was at the Toronto School of Art back in the early 80’s we had a wide variety of models of all shapes, sizes, and genders. I started life drawings … More Coming Back to Life – work in progress
A reblog from Northernwomen.org of my post about Heimilisiðnaðarsafnið / Textile Museum in Blönduós, northern Iceland. … More Traditional and Contemporary Textile Art in Northern Iceland — Northern Women Arts Collaborative