Whimsical art on display at Java Express

Lisa Goudy
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Summefest C.A.F.E. Series A Touch of Whimsy art exhibit is on display at Gallery@23MainStreet at Java Express. Pictured are three works by Allison Brandt Malinski titled (left to right): Blue Dragon, Untitled and Robot. All of those works were made with recycled fabrics appliquéd with cotton thread.

The art on the walls at Java Express is a little bit quirky.

The latest Summerfest C.A.F.E. (Culture and Art Fundraising Exhibition) Series, put on by Summerfest Arts Corporation and Gallery@23MainStreet, called A Touch of Whimsy, began on Nov. 16 and will run until Jan. 4. The artist reception will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Java Express.

“This is the first group show that’s themed that we have,” said co-ordinator Jean Bell. “This time of year ... whimsy’s kind of an aspect of (art) that we all enjoy and that’s kind of why I brought it together.”

The series features themed exhibitions of emerging artists in the region. The current exhibit features 11 artists, several of which are members of the Moose Jaw Art Guild.

The featured artists are Beth Crabb, Bronwyn Schuster, Dylan Kardash, Charlene Douglas, Andrew Meredith, Karen Peterman, Lee Fast, Cindy Perreault, Allison Brandt Malinski, Rhonda Wandler and Bell. The exhibit includes pottery, needle-felted sculptures, paintings, sketchings and fibre art.

“Fibre art is like quilted art. There’s a beautiful dragon and then there’s a robot, which is such whimsical as all get out,” said Bell. “It’s really pretty if you get a chance to go in and see it. It’s kind of fun.”

For more information, see Saturday's edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Summerfest Arts, A Touch, Moose Jaw Art Guild Times-Herald

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  • Lindsay
    November 24, 2012 - 21:09

    What a great gift to make homes more beautiful with great art! So much better for little ones rooms than overpriced photocopies. Original art to inspire young minds!!