It wasn’t until Marlene Creates decided to ‘think oppositely’ that she found her niche. She graduated art school and did as many artists do: she got a studio and started working, hoping that one day she would forge herself the perfect identity. Destiny would prevail and a lucid understanding of her abilities and passions would begin to shape her art. In 1979 she started working with stones. She would carry them into her studio from the landscape and form paper casts around them. The stones were representative of power—a structure that is hardly weathered by the acts of the elements. The paper was a fragile and sensitive juxtaposition. She says it was an unorthodox yet simple thought that was a defining moment in her work. “One day I thought, instead of hauling all of these rocks into the studio, why don’t I just take the paper outside?” Creates told The…
An interview with poet and activist Andrea Gibson.
An open letter on the refugee crisis, from a Newfoundlander in Iraq.
Provocative new show challenges male-centric art and mainstream gallery curation.
Local literary journal Riddle Fence has much to celebrate – and to be celebrated for
The role of art in expressing the negative and positive impact of asteroids.
Lessons from the 4th International Space Arts Workshop.
The form and function of astro fashion
Satellites have many functions. Even artistic ones…
Brandon explores giving gifts that keep on giving, and growing, our communities and those around the world for this holiday season
Even in the era of big mining, traditional industries still play an important role
In a move that makes some of our province’s best crafts available year-round – and that makes it easier for craftsmen and women in all areas of our province to engage customers – the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador has launched an online gift shop. So if you couldn’t make it down to The Christmas Craft Fair this past weekend, fear not, because you can check out a lot of the items online. Visit the Craft Council website to start window shopping.
With the MV Captain Earl W. Winsor ferry being taken out of service Saturday morning for a scheduled refit, Fogo residents are steaming that the Winsor has been replaced by the MV Beaumont Hamel. Protestors aren’t satisfied with the Beaumont Hamel because they say it isn’t big enough to accommodate the traffic travelling to and from Fogo Island and Change Islands. “We’re trying to get our point across to government because they told us that there would be two ferries left in service before the Winsor left here. But the government sent the Beaumont Hamel only,” said protest organizer Maureen Lynch. Lynch stated that the Beaumont has only half of the deck capacity of their regular ferry, and just a third of the commercial traffic. Fogo has been an area of growing interest from tourists all over the world, recognized for not only its natural beauty but also as a…
A nationally recognized forensic sculptor
Wesley Harris, a west coast silversmith, presents a major exhibition