Nancy Roberts & her Glass Sculptures at Passport to the Arts in the Garden, Show & Sale Naested Studio & Garden, 1124-15th Street N.W. Calgary Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00 - 4:00 Nancy Roberts, sculptor…As Picasso once said “I am always doing what I...
Nancy Roberts & her Glass Sculptures at Passport to the Arts in the Garden, Show & Sale, Sunday, September 9, 2018
Midnight Yoga for Alcholoics will be performing at Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show and Sale, Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2:00 - 4:00. “Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics” – a musical group with Kirk Miles and Cennth Sinclair, will be performing from 2:00 – 4:00 on the main...
Sharon London with her hand-made cards will be returning to Passport to the Arts Show and Sale, Sept. 9, 2018
Sharon London, card maker, has always loved Japanese paper and spotting an origami kimono in a paper art shop started her hobby as a paper artist. Moving from Japanese inspired cards to mixed media has been a fun journey. Inspiration and knowledge come from working...
Tammy Watt, a Calgary painter, works predominately with acrylic paint and takes pleasure in the challenges of design fundamentals and colour relationships. Her work is displayed in private and public spaces in Canada and the United States.
Valerie Walker will be returning to Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show and Sale, Sept. 09, 2018
Valerie Walker is a self-published author of "TheAdventures of Hedley the Hedgehog" series as well as two juvenile time-travel novels, "Mystery in the Attic", and "The Quest for Kananaskis”. Her latest book "Looks Can Kill"is an adult/Young adult adventure thriller...
Dr. Margot McKinnon, is a inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, personal mentor and author. Her latest book called “The Exquisiteness of Being Human: The body, mind, spirit, soul dominance theory”. Are you ready to learn how to recover your spiritual self? Come...
Linda Calder, is a photographer who is presently creating photo-based serigraphs. Linda enjoys the art process of serigraphy because of its intensity, complexity and creativity. She especially appreciates that each piece is hand-pulled and unique.
Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show and Sale, Alison Bakken & Barb Bell will be returning, Sept. 9,2018
Barb Bell,is a painter and potter, inspired by the flora and fauna in her Bearberry acreage. She creates her pottery, paintings & collages in her meditative two-story art studio overlooking the valley. Alison Bakken, is stain glass artist. When she is not creating...
Join Irene Naested at Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show and Sale, Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 10:00-4:00 at Naested Studio, 1124 -15th Street N.W. Calgary. Irene Naested is a visual artist, published author and director of Art, Nature & Meditation. Irene...
Beth Everest, is a writer and jeweller artist based in Calgary. Her silver work has appeared in galleries such as The Red Door and The Rubaiyat. Her book of poems, Silent Sister: the mastectomy poems, (2016) Frontenac House Press has received much recognition. Beth...
Joanne Morcom is a Calgary poet who has published four poetry collections.
She also contributes to poetry journals and anthologies.
Like Ocean Waves: Tanka Poems
is her most recent poetry collection.
At “Art in the Garden Show” – Susanne Heaton – Faeryologist, will be showing and selling her book and reading “Faery Cards”.
The show and sale will be held on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, from 10:00 – 4:00, in the Naested Garden and Studio, 1124 – 15th Street N.W. Calgary. Ab. Susanne will be among 30 artists, authors & musicians exhibiting and selling their work.
Susanne Heaton, Susanne the Sunshine Faery will be selling her award-winning children’s book, The ABC Field Guide to Faeries which has inspiring reminders of respect for self, others and the environment. Susanne will also be offering faery readings as she is a certified faeryologist through Doreen Virtue. She looks forward to connecting with your inner child and the faery energy! an award winning children’s author, inspirational speaker and FUNraiser.www.motivatedbynature.com
as with the sunflower
look to the sun
as it rises to begin
a new day
Beth Everest, is a writer and jeweller based in Calgary. Her silver work has appeared in galleries such as The Red Door and The Rubaiyat, she has a new book of poems, Silent Sister: the mastectomy poems, (2016) Frontenac House Press.
Beth will be exhibiting and selling her silver work and books at the Art in the Garden Show and Sale, Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 10:00 – 4:00 in the Naested Studio, 1124 – 15th Street. N.W.
Kirk Miles, (Hamlet Enterprises, Clown, Poet, Musician, Manager of Inside Out Theatre). Hamlet the Clown will be at Art in the Garden Show and Sale, Sept. 10, 2017, in Naested’s Garden, 1124 – 15th Street. N.W. Calgary. Hamlet the Clown has an all ages show at 11 am, with pass the hat admission, so plan to come early! Balloon sculptures will be available all day for a small donation!
email@example.com. www.hamlettheclown.com. www.midnightyogaforalcoholics.com
Art in the Garden, September 10, 2017 — Thirty local artists, authors and musicians will be exhibiting and selling their work on Sunday, September 10, from 10:00 to 4:00 – in the garden, on the large deck, and in the Naested Studio and garage, at 1124-15 Street N.W. Calgary. The artists and authors include: Alisha Alibhai (essential oil) Krista Anger (jewelry), Jessica Anger (hand-died silk scarfs) Alison Bakken (stained-glass), Barb Bell (painter & potter), Sandra Coats (tea-leaf reader), Beth Everest (poet & jewelry), Susanne Heaton (author & faeryologist), Stephanie Hrehirchuck (author, children’s books), Munira Jiwa & Susan Lenox (Qigong teachers), Beverly Kelly (painter), Sharon London (card-maker), Wendy McIvor (potter), Kirk Miles (clown, poet, musician) Joanne Morcom (poet), Irene Naested (artist, author), Lara Peters (potter), David Peyto (author), Connie Ptasinski (painter & ceramic), Roberta Ress (author, poet), Donna Russell (fabric artist), Catherine & Christie Simmons (authors & songwriter), Valerie Walker (author, children’s & Y.A.), and Tammy Watt (painter).
The musical groups include:
“The Fragments” will start to perform at 12:00, (www.thefragments.ca)
“My Son Ted” will start to perform at 2:00 (URL is www.tirnanogtheband.ca)
Sunnyside Art Supplies, your friendly neighbourhood art store. Run by artists for artists who are passionate about art supplies will be at this event selling their fine art supplies. www.sunnysideartsupplies.com
More about this event and more about the artists, authors and musicians will be posted over the next couple of weeks at: www.irenenaested.com
Alberta Skies through Paint, Print, Poetry & Prose, (2016),
editors Vivian Hansen & Irene Naested,
Published with the assistance of Alexandra Writers Society and Blitz Printing, Calgary, Alberta.
Print and Poem by Irene Naested
Closed for the Season
fallen snow fence
cold north wind
soft snow flakes
cover dull dirt green stalks
crisp from morning frost
Payne’s grey sky
closed for the season
The Single Onion presents readers from the Alberta Skies collection, which was created through a course at the Alexandra Writers Society. As well, we will have a reading by Ottawa poet Monty Reid.
WHEN: Thursday, April 20th, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 100 – 1302 4th St. SW (shelflifebooks.ca)
Alberta Skies is a collection created from a course offered through the Alexandra Writers Society, co-led by Vivian Hansen and Irene Naested. The following nine contributors will be present to share their poetry:
Krista Anger is finally calling herself an artist — one who works in words, wool, paint, and photographs to explore the world she finds around her, bringing moments of peace and joy to her work to share with others.
Vivian Hansen has published nonfiction, fiction and poetry. A Bitter Mood of Clouds (Frontenac House, 2013) and Leylines of My Flesh (Touchwood, 2002) are her first full-length poetry collections. Vivian teaches creative writing, and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. A Tincture of Sunlight is forthcoming from Frontenac House.
Natalie Matsui is a Calgary poet, dancer, and teacher who writes to ground herself in the whirlwind of identity that is her life. When she is not writing poetry, she can often be found simply staring at the Alberta sky.
Dr. Irene Naested, Professor Emerita, is a visual artist and author, whose published works focus primarily on the teaching of art. For twenty years, she worked for the CBE as an art teacher and department head, as well as being a curriculum leader of fine and performing arts. As well, Irene taught at Mount Royal University for twenty years, concluding her career as Chair of the Department of Education and a Full Professor.
Catherine Niven is the author of A Fine Daughter and several short stories. She is interested in cultivating creativity in its many forms. Mother of three children, caretaker of 600 spruce trees and two dogs, she is considering keeping two pounds of bees. Meanwhile, a second novel brews.
Carol Parchewsky’s writing has a strong connection with art. Her first novel was inspired by a painting by Atanas Chongarov. She enjoys writing fiction for adults and children. She is currently working on a middle-grade fantasy-adventure trilogy.
Lori D. Roadhouse is a seasoned Calgary writer and poet. Her work has been published in a variety of anthologies, magazines, newsletters, websites, and CDs. She has been a featured reader at poetry and spoken word events, and on radio programs.
Christie Simmons is a writer, songwriter, poet, sister, mother, recreational cyclist, and enthusiastic consumer of wine. She performs regularly with her musical group, My Son Ted. Through her business, Bespoke Chronicles, Christie writes and designs keep-sake books for individuals and families seeking to chronicle their life stories and adventures.
Mary Vlooswyk is a Dental Hygienist with a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies, mother of five sons, and grandmother of three. She posted a poem daily for a year, and the result was ScribbleDartsFromtheHeart.com. She has had Haiku published in Haiku Canada Anthologies, and she is currently working on her first book of poetry.
***A special thanks to Christie Simmons for letting us use her monoprint & watercolour image “Un-dis-skies-d” for our poster this month.***
Single Onion usually happens the third Thursday of the month, ten times a year. Our event schedule can always be found at: www.singleonion.com.
I spent last week in Cabo San Lucas at an all inclusive. Lovely week, only to return to Calgary to -29 degrees and lots of snow. Needless to say I suffered from “Climate Change”.
New Year, 2017 Resolution:
“I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” (Van Gogh)
“Give me books, fruit, French wine, fine weather, a little music” (Keats) — “& Art Making” (Naested)
“Give me books, fruit, wine, fine weather, a little music, poetry, & art making. That is enough” – (altered by Naested)