What Gifts are Best for Christmas? Buy original art

Penticton Art Gallery now has two pieces of mine for their pre-Christmas sale, I will be in a show at the Rotary Centre for the Arts for three days November 12th on, then the next week Gallery Vertigo is letting me have a show at the Kalamalka Campus. Summerland Art Gallery is holding a pre-Christmas sale of art cards and books which has motivated me to get producing again.

photograph of my hand shadow on a scrap book page

photograph of my hand shadow on a scrap book page

Hand made books are a real pleasure to create and I want to have three or four more ready for Gallery Vertigo’s book store.

This thursday I will be in the Rotary Centre for our First Thursday Open house. Last month 30 students from UBC attended and it was lovely to have a chance to meet the up and coming art teachers that will be inspiring students in the high schools and elmentary schools.

texture abounds in this piece for a CD cover

texture abounds in this piece for a CD cover

I am a featured artist in Homes for the Holidays and will be putting up the pieces that I created next week in the show home. All of those great photos I took one day last winter after a heavy snow fall should look great in this old fashioned christmas themed open house.

star gazer lily in my neighbours yard

star gazer lily in my neighbours yard

Meanwhile, I am organizing an all candidates meeting to get more interest in the election. Only 22% of citizens turned out at the last election and there seems to be a more prevasive kind of negative inertia in our town. People are quick to complain and critize but don’t go out to the cities open houses or respond to on line surveys. I guess it is human nature to have everything be alright until it seems to be all wrong. What about the place between?

Sutherland park after fresh snow

Sutherland park after fresh snow

Cold weather, art, politics. That is my life right now. Happy November.

Upcoming exhibits and monthly art crawl

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There are a lot of things happening in my life. Art shows are coming up. Pieces are selling. I am moving into the multi-media, non representational, abstract geometric realm with gusto. Several years of secretly working these images has given me the confidence to start putting them out there. The images originate from my childhood when I would close my eyes when hearing music and see shapes and colors dancing. Now they dance for all to see.







You are invited to the following local exhibits by artist Cherie Hanson, Studio 205.


From April until October the Artists@Work group invites the public to the First Thursday Art Crawl at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. from 4 pm until 7 pm the first Thursday of each of the six months from April until October. Free Food, music and a chance to visit with the participating artists makes this a must-attend event.


July 1, 7 pm to 8:30 pm Opening reception for “Retrospective: A Second Life,” one woman show in Rotary Centre for the Arts Galleria and Atrium, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, B.C.


August 28 – September 27,Study in Transposition,” multi-media/digital abstract art. Summerland Art Gallery, 9533 Main Street, Summerland. B.C. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 4 pm. Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4 pm. Opening reception to be announced.
The definition for Abstract art is art that departs significantly from natural appearances. Forms are modified or changed to varying degrees in order to emphasize certain qualities or content. Recognizable references to original appearances may be slight. The term is also used to describe art that is nonrepresentational. Artist Cherie Hanson begins with a photograph that holds meaning for her and abstracts it. The resulting image is bold, colorful and visually intense. Foreground, mid ground and background shifts as well as movement on the surface of the image create images which “dance on canvas”.


September, 2008, Bean Scene North, “Rivers of Europe,” Giclee/multi-media photography of the artist’s visit to Florence, Rome, London and Paris. A series of large images taken in winter 2007 of the Seine, Arno, Tiber and Thames.


“What a society deems important is enshrined in its art”
Harry Broudy

“By enriching every aspect of life, the arts contribute to the quality of life in every community.” David R. Goode


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