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Marie Webb – Art Exhibit Opening Reception

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us at Evergreen House on Saturday, November 9th from 2pm to 4:30pm for the Opening of an Art Exhibition showcasing the works of Marie Webb!

The installation includes large mixed media pieces that will be on easels and the walls of the Red Parlour of Evergreen House. There will also be a silk kimono that showcases Marie Webb’s textile designs.

The Art Exhibition will be on Display until Mid-December.

Light refreshments will be available during the reception. We hope to see you there!

Unfamiliar with the artist? Read on Below:

Having had invitations to the Toronto International Film Festival and to the Emmys in L.A.; and having had six runway shows for her textiles and fashions; and having been the youngest woman to have had a solo show at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Marie Webb has been building an impressive resumé since she made her first charcoal drawing at the age of six months. But her visual ideas are developed through drawing and colour experiments. What you see here is a very small selection of the images her working processes produce.

Usually, success in any art assumes skills and a sense of genres and traditions. But the arts also evolve as much through serendipity and a willingness to take risks. Webb’s drawings and paintings, unchecked by rationality or aesthetic conventions, mirror the joy she receives from people and celebrations. She’s an art outlaw working through her own experiences of people, places, and community celebrations.

The book Magic in her Hands: The Art of Marie Webb[1] and the documentary of the same name[2], help to tell the story of a remarkable young woman and artist who has changed the lives of all who have worked with her.

[1] Dale Sheppard, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

[2] Dick Miller, CBC.


November 9, 2019
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