April 6, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
“Raw and Flawed”
Making art is a vulnerable process, fraught with doubts about worth and perfection. On April 6, Surrey-based artist Bev Ellis will share her artistic journey around this theme and how it is embodied in her current work.
Many of Ellis’s sculptures, paintings, and prints are based on trees. She says, “I’m a huge nature lover and my ideas circled around trees. I didn’t understand what that meant. I knew trees were different from one another, but I discovered it was their flaws that made them lovely.”
‘Gathering of the Flawed’ 11″ x 14″ monoprint on Rag paper
Learning to see beauty in imperfection is a key lesson in Ellis’s art and life. Join her for an inspiring talk where participants will have the opportunity to create with clay in a hands-on portion of the evening.
About the Artist:
Bev Ellis is an accomplished painter, mixed media artist, ceramic sculptor, and jewelry designer who studied Fine Arts at UCFV. She has exhibited her work throughout British Columbia, New York, and Nashville. Her jewelry line has sold in more than 36 stores across Canada and her artwork is sold at Crafthouse Gallery YVR, Crafthouse Gallery Granville Island, and at the White Rock Gallery. Ellis is an ArtStarts Artist, active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Craft Council of BC, and the BC Gallery of Ceramics.
‘Together For The Journey’ 11″ x 14″ monoprint on Rag paper
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided.
This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.