A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery


2011 03  uptown show


featuring Jane BayneDeborah Pryce and Julie Krahule

March 25 to May 16, 2011

This exhibition features the works by three artists from the Waterloo Region as they reflect on how art can create sanctuary, comment on sanctuary, and express the need for sanctuary in our lives.

About the Artists

Jane Bayne finds inspiration while walking through the paths of Shantz Park in Kitchener, near her home. Each season brings a new story to tell about the wetland area. Although Watercolour has been her media of choice for the past ten years, she is currently exploring Oils, Acrylics and Encaustic painting to express her love for these tranquil and protective areas.

Deborah Pryce’s reflections on the recent protests in North Africa and the Middle East have inspired her pieces for this show. Her current explorations in mixed media and an abstract approach allow her to express the wide variety of emotions felt when hearing the stories of people longing for sanctuary from the forces of oppression.

Julie Krahule creates unique botanical images by preserving and accentuating the breathtaking colours and textures of ephemeral leaves and flowers. She uses aspects of this medium, Leafscapes, in Horticultural Therapy, along with landscape and floral designs, thus melding her love of nature.