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HOMETOWN DREAM: Embarkation 10" x 20" x 1" Transposed Video Still oil, mixed media on wood panel
The series of mixed media work entitled HOMETOWN DREAM: GOODBYE include video stills from an original 16 mm family movie commissioned in 1943 by my grandmother on the occasion of her son's military embarkation. See the rest in the Art Gallery.
HOMETOWN DREAM: When the Sky Became the Sea: The Street Floated over the Train 16" x 20" x 1" oil, mixed media on wood panel
I dreamed that I stood outside the train station near the crossing. The dark sky rolled and heaved, changing vapour into water -- so much water that the town floated away. See the rest of the series in the Art Gallery.
JOHNSTON CANYON: MELT 07 8" x 13.5" oil, mixed media on board
This work is permeated with a sense of transition and transformation. Turbulent water becomes still, ice thaws, water vapourizes. My notions of stability and permanence tumble into the enthusiasm of spilling canyon waters, mellow in still pools and dissipates, lost to the air.See the rest of this series in the Art Gallery.
In both these series of work, the combination of photographically based imagery along with the manipulative immediacy of paint enables the subject and object to merge and transform from form to mirage resulting in a more profound art form.
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2014 "Hometown Dreams" Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2013 "Red Deer College Summer Series" Your Personal Vision & the Camera Lens" July 8-12, Red Deer, AB. Join me! Red Deer College Summer Series.
2013 "Celebrating Alberta" An Alberta Society of Artists Travelling Exhibition.
2013 - 2005 Artists and Education, Alberta Foundation for the Arts supports arts residency programs in Alberta schools through the Artists and Education project grant stream. The grant stream enables schools to bring professional Alberta artists into their classroom. I teach curriculum-based Digital Photography Residencies to schools including Valley Creek Middle School, Glendale, Earl Grey Elementary, Elbow Park, Woodlands, William Reid School, Varsity Acres and many others.
2012 "Hometown Dreams" on display now until after ARTWALK, September 15 at Master's Gallery Ltd. Calgary, AB
2012 "Artists' Choice" and "Passages" Lougheed House, Calgary, AB
2012 "Inspired by Travel" Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB
2012 25th Annual Celebration of the Arts Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer, AB
2011 "Canyon Melt" and "Transitions" Master's Gallery Ltd. Calgary, AB
2010 "Performance Painting" with Neil Cockburn and Linda Craddock in the Jack Singer Concert Hall, in the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts. The Mount Royal University Conservatory and its partners are delighted to host six days of world-class events. The concert was performed during the Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium. Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium.
2010 "Champions of Learning" promotes Adult Learning and Literacy in Calgary through the University of Calgary's Continuing Education. View my two part lecture on Autobiographical Photos and Mixed Media Photography on the Continuing Education's YouTube Channel.
2009 "Images & Reflections" From June 4 to June 27, 2009 the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts in Calgary, Alberta presents the exhibition and celebrates a successful Eastern European Tour. Opening Thursday June 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm.
2008 "A Tribute to Olivier Messiaen" (1908-1992) Performance Painting with Dame Gillian Weir, organist. Cantos Music Foundation Organ Area, University of Calgary Department of Fine Arts and ProArts Society, Calgary, Alberta.
“Without exception, my creative work is informed by the photograph -- memory and belief touched by the familial and personal photo archive. My photographic process involves a reality recorded, scrutinized, reassessed, negotiated and rearranged.”
Linda graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design then received a BFA in Drawing and MFA in Photography from the University of Calgary. Public exhibitions include the Glenbow Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and various artist-run centers. The Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Culture and Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography have collected her work.
Linda values Art Education and community involvement in the Visual Arts. She teaches with the Calgary Board of Education as an artist in residence, gives adult workshops in Digital Photography and teaches Visual Art Painting through private contractual arrangement. Her work is represented by Masters Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.
JOHNSTON CANYON: Waterfall Digital Photograph 2011.
TRANSITIONS: QE Highway overpass. Digital Photograph, 2010.