On the cusp of this solstice: A Night of Poetry at One Sky
A signing and reading by past Poet Laureates Thomas Leduc and Kim Fahner.
Born on March 13,1987, Isaac was Born in Rotterdam to two parents with very different cultural backgrounds and a unique family situation. At an early age in life he made his way in to an foster family, and lost most first hand cultural influences. His mother, an Indigenous Native American adopted out from Canada, was an Anishinaabe child pushed out by the system and it’s agenda with the Aboriginal nations. His Father is from Cabo Verde. He resides in Holland currently, and has made this European country his home. After sailing across the world as a sailor for an oil company, Isaac grew up in the outskirts of Rotterdam exploring the urban city life from his mid teens. He was exposed to art trough graffiti, art class and graphic design school. In this oppressive alien society, he worked himself through by drawing his vision on this world. His artscapes were most times an escape from reality. Coping with problems arising from his ethnic background, he focused on political and social awareness. Ever since then he never went to far from the drawing board, his canvas workstation or his back pack full of spray paint and serious passion.
Odinamaad (Point of turning wind) Isaäc Narciso Weber B.A.
Owner Operator Nishiin Art Gallery and Nishiin Print Sudbury.
Artist, Facilitator, Community Helper.
Odinamaad created a permanent mural within One Sky in June of 2017.
For me, creating is a beautiful and meditative dance, one that weaves me gracefully through the tension of control and the softening of release. The flow of my artwork helps me better embrace the flow of my life. I’m never quite sure how a piece will end up. The paint is controllable only to a point and even when I love how things are progressing, the details may just drift right off the side during the drying process. So, I start again. Mixing, layering, dripping and dribbling. The ebb and flow of the art further refined and made beautiful with flame. Fire is my paintbrush and reminds me often that the fires I’m dealing with in life, are the ones that most refine and beautify me.
Casey was born and raised in beautiful Northern Ontario and currently resides in the charming village of Elora. She has been creating art and thinking outside the box for most of her life, but in 2015, to better process the heartbreak of her work with women experiencing homelessness and addictions, Casey chose to pursue art more seriously as a means of self-reflection and growth. Embracing the flow of her art, has allowed Casey to connect, accept and heal. Casey uses epoxy resin tinted with acrylics, oils, inks and pigments to create her work. Many of her pieces contain over four layers of tinted resin and take upwards of two weeks to complete. Her art is unique, vibrant and reveals a wonderful complexity and depth.
Jason Ramcharan was born and raised in Toronto, then enjoyed being an academia brat whose family moved around Canada and the US as his father accepted positions at different universities. Jason studied at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and later George Brown College in Toronto.
He has always had a desire to understand the way things work, but his specific interest in the way the universe works was first inspired by Carl Sagan's Cosmos, then by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. It was through Hawking that Jason was introduced to the work of other seminal physicists like Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrodinger, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and David Bohm, among others. Jason currently resides in Sudbury, Ontario, and does freelance web and graphic design in addition to his artistic practice.
"The exploration of ideas surrounding physics, cosmology, consciousness, and perception is the primary motivation behind my creative impulse. I do not create art in series. If a series of works is a novel, my pieces represent an anthology of short stories.”
"In the last year. I have explored, created, and have challenged myself. I have opened the door to new thinking.
It began with a six day canoe trip Grace and Nellie Lake in Killarney. My inspiration cam from painting on the Rock that Franklin Carmichael made famous over looking Grace Lake, and seeing Lawren Harris' abstract painting at McMichael Art Gallery. I also visited the site where Tom Thomson's cabin was on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.
At this exhibit, you will witness two sides of my art. Landscapes and wildlife, with the addition of my newest explorations in Geometric and Pop Art." ~Martin Kotyluk
Carenie is a Empathic contemporary painter who resides in Northern Ontario surrounded by inspiring waterscapes, family and friends.
Her personal style involves the layering of translucent paints and mixed media which creates emotional depth through layers both real and imagined.
Carenie facilitates small group “Women’s Art Retreats” in her Whitefish studio.
I find myself loosening the rules that bind my freedom to painterly achievement. Pallet knives, sheer fabric and metal leaf allow a more direct expression of my emotions onto the canvas. My work is colourful, bold, daring and passionate.
Facebook: Carenie Little
In my artwork I am currently exploring abstraction in Watercolour and Mixed Media (although I enjoy more realistic painting from time to time). My abstracts are largely intuitive and often start with a favourite colour, a shape or a line which needs to speak to me before I move on to the next step. I discovered the beauty of introducing metals, mainly copper in its various forms as seen in this collection. Thus, the title for this exhibit: “Touched by Copper”
I am largely self-taught and have been an active member of the Sudbury Art Club since 2000 when I retired from teaching. I have participated in many workshops with leaders such as Brian Atyeo, Ivan Wheale, John David Anderson, Linda Finn and many others who have been invaluable for learning about and experimenting with a variety of techniques and mediums. For me, inspiration comes from many sources; the rocky northern landscape, reading, travels and visits to galleries in North America and Europe, my imagination and of course our local resource base of metals.
Kim McKibbon is an award winning, mixed media artist whose work has been constantly evolving. Her paintings in acrylic are infused with vibrant colours, a free flowing style and a love for the immediacy of first impressions. Her collages are intricate and layered requiring patience, skillfulness and proficiency with this challenging medium. Kim's vibrant art fills the walls of her Artworks Studio in downtown Sudbury, which she opens for the many Art Crawls held throughout the year.
Born and raised in Sudbury, she has a deep connection and feeling for the northern landscape. Her artwork reflects this shared relationship with places that evoke feelings, memories and meaning. Her love of travel has given Kim another avenue for inspiration, which she loves to share and take others along on the journey. She is proud to be a working artist, always wanting to push her own limits and challenge expectations. At heart she is very much an experimenter... combining deliberate intention with free flowing intuition. Both of these aspects can be found in her paintings and in her collaged pieces.
Throughout the years, this prolific artist has been involved in many art shows... 14 solo shows, about 50 large and small group shows as well as many juried exhibitions. Her work has been featured many times in the Sudbury Star, Northern Life and even a CBC radio interview about her solo collage exhibit "Paper Palette". In 2017 she was invited by the Art Gallery of Sudbury to be the featured, artist at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Her work is collected and enjoyed by many enthusiasts. At the present time Kim is sharing more of her photography and continues to work on her Northern Landscape series.
Judy Martin is an artist working primarily in hand stitched textiles.
She holds an HBFA (chancellor’s medal) from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and a BA in Embroidered Textiles from Middlesex University in London England. A two-time Quilt National exhibitor, with recent solo exhibitions at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (2013), Art Gallery of Sudbury (2014) and the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto (2017) she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Lynn Goodwin Borgman Award for Surface Design at Quilt National 2017 and has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Judy Martin has received recognition for her work in several books, most recently Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art by Claire Wellesley Smith and Art Quilts International: Abstract and Geometric by Martha Sielman.
Her work is included in many private and public collections such as the Thunder Bay Art Gallery collection, the Art Gallery of Sudbury collection, Cambridge Galleries’ Fibre Art collection and the Canada Council Art Bank. She has exhibited internationally at Quilt National, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and Visions in the USA, Le Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork in Europe and International Quilt Week in Japan. Festivals that this artist has been part of include the World of Threads (Oakville Ontario) and the International Quilt Festival in Houston and Chicago.
Martin’s popular blog, Judy’s Journal, connects this artist from her home on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Canada to a wide audience around the world.