Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Colour

The bright colours of summer are in full bloom at Village Studios. New work by Kate Hyde and Thomas Aitken highlight the whimsy of the summer clothes line. Susan Belyea's Smartie coloured wine cups will make any glass of wine sing and artists Amelie Lucier and Julien Mongeau of AJ Glass & Ceramics Studios in Montreal make cooking a pleasure with their line of kitchen vessels. Shown here are their mortar & pestle, a variety of oil containers and an orange glass and wood salt pig.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Glenn Elliott's House of Cards

Local sculptor, Glenn Elliott, has turned his hand to the card table and has created a deck of oversized playing cards out of mild steel with picture overlays. Using very small earth magnets the cards can be assembled into a variety of sculptural works based on traditional House of Cards patterns. The pictures above show some of the designs Glenn has created but the possibilities are endless. You can create your own House of Cards sculptures at home using the steel deck of cards, supplied earth magnets and hinges and a helpful book with a number of patterns. It is a perfect interactive art work!