a solo exhibition of paintings
“FROM TREES TO SKY”
by Laara WilliamSen
International professional painter
and to meet the artist
on Sunday, December 11th between 2:00pm and 4:00 pm
The exhibition will run from December 9th, 2011 to January 5th, 2012
SMALL RITUALS COFFEE SOCIETY
1237 Johnston Road. White Rock, B.C. Canada
YAY! I am so excited that from December 9th, 2011 to January 5th, 2012,
I will be exhibiting at Small Rituals near my home in White Rock, B.C.
I hope you can come on December 11th between 2:00pm to 4:00pm!
During the “Meet the Artist Event”
I will be offering unframed portfolio drawings and paintings
for sale at ridiculously low prices!
And besides that, I would love to visit with you very much!
For further information please email me at email@example.com
or telephone 604 536 0139.
“FROM TREES TO SKY”
Solo exhibition of paintings by Laara WilliamSen
at Small Rituals Coffee Society
1237 Johnston Road, White Rock, B.C.
Opening December 11th, 2-4pm Runs December 9th to January 5th
The art work for the exhibition “From Trees to Sky” at Small Rituals Coffee Society was inspired by Laara WilliamSen’s fascination with our responses to the infinite movement, colors and textures within both our world and our universe. Of her painting she says, “Growing up in the country, I was fortunate to work and play in the forests and fields and to witness the changing seasons. That childhood inspiration has never left me and today I live next to parkland and near to the ocean so I am moved to transform my memories as well as my daily sights of nature onto the canvas.”
“My painting process also involves my belief. I have always been fascinated with people and how we relate to each other and I am aware of a Power Greater than myself that I believe connects us all. I sense deeply that we are all one heartbeat, one breath, one grand song! To incorporate some portion of this belief into my art works, as best I can, I meditate. Then I work in the moment and usually with my fingertips.”
“Although my intention is that the paintings in this exhibition may uplift and possibly bring a new sense of connectivity to the viewers, once I have completed a painting, I believe that the viewers are free to interpret the painting in their own way.”
At the age of 19 years, Laara was fortunate to study with the international artist, Robert E. Wood in both his New Westminster and North Vancouver, B.C. studios where he taught her the basics of oil painting. During her twenties, she painted as many as six paintings a day one on top of another on cardboard in her garage studio. Often, she painted nature from memory. At this time, she also began to sell her paintings on canvas from her home studio through personal referrals. Laara attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. and graduated in 1988 with a four year major in Interdisciplinary studies. During the past thirty-five years, she has had sixty-eight solo exhibitions and has been included in over seventy group exhibitions. Her art works are held in collections in Canada, the USA, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, China, Thailand and Australia.
“From Trees to Sky” a collection of her paintings featuring the Universe and also our Fraser Valley trees, is being shown at SMALL RITUALS COFFEE SOCIETY, 1237 Johnston Road, White Rock, B.C. from December 9th to January 5th. Meet the artist on Sunday, December 11th between 2 and 4pm when she will have unframed portfolio art works for sale as well. Call 604 536 0139 for information.
Contact Person Laara WilliamSen 604 536 0139.
#336 12882 26 Avenue South Surrey, B.C. V4P 1R9
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Laara WilliamSen Approximately one half of these exhibitions were for charity!
Recent exhibitions in 2011 include.
THE PEACE PROJECT at the
547 West 27th Street New York New York, U.S.A. December 2011 and other venues in 2012.
DRAWING CONNECTIONS, Paul Getty Foundation, Italy,
TREES FOR LIFE, Scotland,
TIKKUN OLAM COLLABORATION, Arizona, USA,
SYMBIOSE Summer Art Festival Breda De Stads Galerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda, The Netherlands, SMILES FOR CHILDREN, Charity Project, France and Poland,
ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany
In 2010 she exhibited at
CELEBRITY AUCTION, Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., Surrey, B.C. Canada,
MORGAN’S CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION, South Surrey, B.C. Canada,
THE TOWN HALL, Artists for Freedom, Bensdorf, Germany,
GALILEO MUSEUM, Artists for Freedom, Lennestad, Germany,
THE ARMORY EXHIBITION, Pasadena, California,U.S.A.,
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART, London, United Kingdom,
BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.,
The Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried,at the DIANE FARRIS GALLERY, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
RECENT AWARD 2011
THE PEACE PROJECT “PEACE RISES”, New York, NY, USA http://www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject
SELECTED ENTRY One of 150 international artists selected to exhibit
and one of 400 artists selected for publication of her Poem and Painting in the book PEACE RISES 2011
THE 2011 PEACE PROJECT gave 10,000 crutches to those in need in Sierra Leone
inside my eye
there is a place of infinite peace
through the mist rising in the light
of the new moon
we can dance
to the same ancient and future desires
we are the earth and the stars
one heartbeat, one breath, one song
we are peace rising
The original painting “Peace Rises” and the poem which are featured in this publication will be in the exhibition at Small Rituals Coffee Society!
For further information please contact Laara WilliamSen telephone 604 536 0139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her websites at http://laarawilliamsen.yolasite or https://laarawilliamsen.wordpress.com http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen
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