A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery




Expressions of Warmth

Featuring Sophie DrouinDiane Eastham and Melissa Kristensen-Smith.


Expressions of Warmth's opening reception is Friday, May 9th from 5 to 7 pm.

The show runs from May 7th to July 15th, 2014. 


This new show allows each artist to present her unique take on warmth, be it expressed through colour, texture or context. Perfect timing as the temperature rises and the heat of summer approaches! Enjoy all this show has to offer including colourful mosaics, photographic wonders on reclaimed wood and abstract landscapes constructed in hand-painted fibre art.


Sophie Drouin creates mosaic pieces are centred around the seasons. Focusing on the aspect of organic change, as well as cycles of life and decay.  The fragmentation of mosaic and the smoothness of encaustic are used for this portrayal.

Diane Eastham is a multimedia artist who explores metaphoric and metaphysical landscapes. She works with acrylics and stitch on cotton and canvas to share her joy in colour and texture. Though abstract, her work often reflects environmental concerns such as global warming and the melting of the polar ice-caps.

Melissa Kristensen-Smith is a photographic artist who seeks to capture people and cultures from unique perspectives.  The warmth and vibrancy of these images is enhanced by the texture of the reclaimed wood on which she prints her work.