Libbey Griffith & Christa Kotiesen

2010-04-13, from Centre Uplands

Sherbrooke – The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is proud to present an exhibition showcasing the works of Libbey Griffith and Christa Kotiesen. The public is invited to meet the artists at a Vernissage from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25th at Uplands, 9 Speid Street in Sherbrooke.

 

Libbey Griffith


Libbey Griffith does oil paintings, occasionally a mural, and takes commissions in art work and restoring art work. Her paintings are done from sketches and photographs so the images are figurative and naturalistic though gestural and not photo-realistic.

 

“I love the activity of painting, not that it is easy for me but rather it is a challenge which keeps me interested. For this exhibit I have worked with the compositional concern of ‘figure and ground’, in this case, more specifically, the combination of portrait and landscape. I think I have a couple of successes and the rest of the canvasses reveal the problems I have come across. I hope the show proves worthwhile and interesting to visitors. My grandfather, Frank Libbey’s woodwork will be showcased upstairs and the two exhibits (mine in combination with Christa Kotiesen) will open at the same time.”

 

Christa Kotiesen


Most of Christa Kotiesen’s artistic endeavours have centered mainly on symbolist-type images using either acrylic paint or print-making techniques. In 2008, Christa was introduced to the work of a local artist who creates with soft pastels and she became intrigued with the possibilities of the medium. The timing was fortuitous since Kotiesen had also recently begun to sketch the wonderful scenery of the townships.

 

Exploring these two variables, landscape and pastel, she continues to be charmed by their possibilities. Kotiesen is excited by the beauty around her and the dramatic effects produced by light, season and time of day, and she is challenged by this very versatile yet also somewhat awkward medium. Christa’s objective is to capture the splendour and the changing moods of the natural environment.

 

Opening hours


Uplands is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The Centre is located at 9 Speid Street in the Borough of Lennoxville (Sherbrooke). The Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society’s new exhibit, Frank Libbey and the art of woodworking will be opening upstairs on April 25th.

 

Libbey Griffith and Christa Kotiesen will run until June 6th, 2010.

 


Source:

Nancy Robert
Director
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
Tel: (819) 564-0409
uplands@uplands.ca
www.uplands.ca


 
 

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