Saturday October 25, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.




Johnson is Hooked on exhibit

Comments

Estevan's Evelyn Johnson has an exhibit, Hooked, on display at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum's project space.

Evelyn Johnson's ability to create art through rug hangings has earned her an exhibit at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM).

Johnson, an Estevan resident who is a long-time supporter of the local arts community, was on hand for a reception at the EAGM on May 23. Three of her works are part of an exhibit, Hooked, that is on display on the EAGM's project space.

One of the rugs depicts her childhood in the Norquay area. Johnson, her mother and her sister are picking wild raspberries. Her brothers are also incorporated into the work.

Another one, titled Anything but Wool, includes ribbon, tinsel, lace, fur and bits of cloth. She wasn't allowed to use wool – a common material for rug hangings.

"It was what our instructor wanted us to do," said Johnson.

A third submission reflects an encounter that several family members had with a bear when she was young.

Each of the works took a long time and effort to create, she said.

Originally rug hangings involved torn old clothing, she said. Artists wouldn't use anything new, and they wouldn't waste any materials. 

And some people spend a lot of time dying the wool used in rug hangings so that it attains the desired colour, she said.

“You can create, and you can do it in different ways,” Johnson said.

When people study one of her rugs, they can see the different colours of green dye, she said.

Johnson is now working on one rug that is an old-time harvest threshing machine, with a team horses and a dog, and a rich background.

This isn't the first time that Hooked has been on display at the EAGM. Johnson submitted five of her rug hangings for the Estevan Arts Council's Adjudicated Art Show in 2012. She was one of two artists selected to apply to the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council's to have a touring exhibit. 

Hooked will remain at the project space until June 21.

 


Comments

Comments


NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Estevan Lifestyles welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus



About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media: www.glaciermedia.ca    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy

LOG IN



Lost your password?