CHRISTMAS MINIATURE GROUP SHOW 2022
DECEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 24, 2022
Wallace Galleries in Calgary, Alberta
Wallace Galleries Exhibition
Laycock and Zasadny
October 29 - November 16, 2022
Oct 29th, 2:00 - 5:00pm
MAIN FLOOR, 500 - 5TH AVENUE SW
Creativity in the Ordinary
with Fran Dogterom and Diana Zasadny
Showing at the Yates Memorial Centre
until October 22, 2022
1002 - 4th Avenue South
Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed weekends and holidays
Free Admission, Accessible
Fran Dogterom and I put together an exhibit in Lethbridge of our recent crafting collaboration. It is a sample of some of the things we made and a chance to share it with the community. If you are in town, come have a look!
Early in 2020 I was visiting my Aunt Fran Dogterom in Taber, a few months after my mother passed away. Muriel (Zasadny) and Fran were great friends and the death was a hard time for many of our family members.
We were discussing our creative activities, that being Fran’s quilting and my painting projects. In passing, I mentioned someone I know was making homemade cards for seniors during the Covid lockdowns. My aunt told me I would be inheriting her vast collection of art supplies and we could begin using them to make cards too.
For the next year, we met on Friday afternoons to create cards. We made dozens of cards using simple patterns and lots of inspiration. We gave away about 120 cards to the seniors and many others to friends and family. This collections shows a variety of the cards we made, with the addition of more complex cards Fran created in workshops.
Card making engages the imagination and can be as simple or as complex as one wishes, from basic collages to elaborate pop ups. They can be made with recycled materials such as used wrapping paper or the finest Japanese papers. While this is not “serious art”, there is value in stretching the imagination. Everyone has the potential to create, some may be primitive or sophisticated. It is a project that is relaxing for the mind and soul. I’m grateful to have this time with my aunt and look forward to starting the next batch!
I would like to sincerely thank the Yates, Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge and Casa Gallery for the opportunity to share this with the community.
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All images copyright © 2022 of Diana Zasadny Artist