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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Lauren Ko: The Art of Pies

You may already have heard of Lauren Ko, the maker of pies that are works of art.  But if you have not, she is a current sensation, on Instagram, on TV, in podcasts and live on the web. She’s a master of pie art, and her creations are […]

In Medias Res

Lonsdale Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of new work by Montreal artist Patrice Charbonneau, known for his rich tactile semi-abstract paintings that explore personal narratives, everyday lived spaces, and built environments.  ‘In Medias Res’ is Latin for ‘into the middle of things`.

Quick Hits: Trinkets

Chloe French creates these beaded necklaces from her village of Kake, in southeast Alaska.  “My grandmother is Tlingit and I am named after her: Sk.wein,” French says.  “We are of the Eagle Moiety, Tsaagweidi Clan (Killer Whale Seal Clan) and Yaax Aan Kowtl Tsexi Hit (The House that Anchors the Village).”

Kirsty Templeton Davidge

Kirsty Templeton Davidge is a figurative painter rooted in the practice of noticing details – hands, clothing, body language. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2015 and was awarded numerous scholarships as well as nominations for both painting and […]

Quick Hits: Art of the Cane

A collection of scrimshaw walking canes sold for a total of $45,110 at a British auction in the last few weeks. Antique marine ivory and baleen canes such as the ones offered by Sworders typically were worked by American and European sailors as gifts for loved ones, or […]