Discover the Magic of Mixed Media & Pottery at Galerie Old Chelsea! 🌟

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July 21, 2023
August 9, 2023
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Art enthusiasts, pottery admirers, and all-around creative souls! If you're looking to immerse yourself in a world of artistic wonder, Galerie Old Chelsea in charming Chelsea, Quebec, has just the treat for you. From July 21 to August 9, 2023, get ready to feast your eyes on the mesmerizing creations of two beloved local artists, Pat Carbonneau and Lucy Willemsen, in an exhibition that promises to spark joy, curiosity, and a touch of whimsy.

Pat Carbonneau: A Journey Through Mixed Media

Let's dive into the captivating realm of Pat Carbonneau, a multi-talented artist who weaves a vibrant tapestry of mixed-media masterpieces. Throughout her artistic career, Pat has fearlessly experimented with various mediums, from oil and acrylic to sumi-e brush painting, watercolour, and collage. But her true passion lies in the enchanting world of mixed media, encaustics, and collage, where she skillfully crafts contemporary art through abstraction.

Pat's artwork is more than just beautiful aesthetics; it's a profound expression of the human experience, encompassing both personal and universal themes. As she aptly puts it, "I don't always know why I choose a certain subject or colour, but I believe there is a connection with our shared inner world that comes into being through the act of creative expression."

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Lucy Willemsen: The Potter Extraordinaire

Step into the whimsical world of Lucy Willemsen, a gifted artist who breathes life into clay and creates functional pottery with an irresistible touch of joy. Drawing on her vast experience in various media, Lucy expertly fuses her artistic journey into her clay creations. The result? Pottery that resembles the delicate beauty of birch bark, adorned with delightful birds and animals that transform each piece into a work of functional art.

Lucy's pottery reflects her profound appreciation for the wonders of nature, inspired by the abundance of birds around her forested home by the lake. Her creations embody the magic of each season, capturing the essence of the natural world in stunning, realistic shapes and textures. As Lucy puts it, "To see an owl, is a wonderful gift. Each season has its magic, and I open my eyes to all of it, to draw inspiration."

The Vernissage: Where Art and Artists Unite!

Don't miss out on the highlight of the exhibition – the Vernissage! Join Pat Carbonneau and Lucy Willemsen on Sunday, July 23, from 1 to 4 pm, as they bring their artistic brilliance to life and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts. You'll have the unique opportunity to delve into the creative minds behind these mesmerizing artworks, gaining insight into their artistic processes and the stories that inspire them.

But the excitement doesn't end there! The artists will grace the gallery on July 30 and August 9, from 1 to 4 pm, giving you more chances to bask in their creative presence.

20223 Upcoming Exhibitions: A Feast for Future Art Adventures

As the Mixed Media & Pottery exhibition comes to a close, Galerie Old Chelsea doesn't slow down its artistic endeavours. Get ready for a series of upcoming exhibitions that promise to captivate your imagination and stir your soul:

  • 🗓️ August 11 to August 30 - Judi Miller: Step into the enigmatic world of a brilliant artist's mind.
  • 🗓️ September 1 to September 20 - Brian Turner: Prepare for an exploration of colour and light.
  • 🗓️ September 22 to October 11 - Karen Wynne Mackay: Discover the magic of storytelling through art.
  • 🗓️ October 13 to November 1 - Marianne Feaver: Lose yourself in the ethereal beauty of her creations.
  • 🗓️ November 3 to November 22 - Beth McCubbin: Embark on an artistic journey filled with wonder and introspection.
  • 🗓️ November and December - Christmas Market: Embrace the holiday spirit with delightful artisanal treasures.

So mark your calendars, gather your art-loving friends, and embark on a delightful adventure through the captivating exhibitions at Galerie Old Chelsea. Each visit promises to be a unique experience, offering a glimpse into the hearts and minds of talented artists who infuse their creations with love, passion, and boundless creativity.

Unleash Your Creativity: Support Local Artists at Galerie Old Chelsea!

Art has the remarkable power to touch our souls, spark inspiration, and foster a sense of connection. By supporting local artists like Pat Carbonneau and Lucy Willemsen, you not only enrich your own life but also contribute to the vibrant artistic community. Galerie Old Chelsea welcomes you with open arms and an array of artistic wonders that await your discovery.

So, whether you're an art connoisseur or a casual admirer, come and immerse yourself in the world of Mixed Media & Pottery. Let the colours dance, the shapes come alive, and the pottery tell its tales of nature's enchantment. Let's celebrate art, creativity, and the profound connection we share with the artist's soul. See you there!