Posts Tagged ‘Gallery’

Some experiences leave an indelible mark, one that you carry with you through the years.  We’re heading back to George Sawchuk’s Wacky Woods in our running photoblog series “Two Toads in Wonderland” where we found a treasure-trove of pieces of interpretive art on display deep in the forests of Vancouver Island. Many of the pieces […]

Art is highly subjective, what is beautiful to one person may not be so to someone else.  Techniques, methods and meanings maybe controversial or obvious to some, yet not to others.  There are as many opinions out there on a particular piece as there are art lovers.  This is one of the things that makes […]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, they always say.  In this case, eating this particular apple could also have the unintended side effect of a visit to a dentist.  Not exactly what you’d expect from your fruit, now, is it? We’re heading back into the woods today to continue our adventure together exploring […]

You just never know what to expect around the next corner.  The creed “sometimes art imitates life” comes to mind as we take in the various pieces on display and try to understand their deeper meaning.  Some are obvious, some are much less so.  But at the end of the day, the entire collection is […]

Wandering deep in the Wacky Woods, the sense of wonder began to take second seat to a sense of curiosity.  It seemed every corner that we passed led to yet another section of items and artifacts that were beyond imagination.  The message that George Sawchuk was trying to share with his audience became clearer and […]

You could venture into the forest a thousand times and never see anything like this.  And the further you go, the more you realize you’ve uncovered something completely profound.  Is it a statement on modern civilization, is it a political message, is it one of Canada’s best kept secrets?  It’s all these things.  And more. […]

The best kept secrets are right out in the open.  My only regret is not discovering this fabulous exhibit sooner while George was still alive. Today marks the beginning of a new photoblog series, “Two Toads in Wonderland” that finds us on an adventure together exploring the vast George Sawchuk Outdoor Art Exhibit, also known […]

One of the very best parts of living on the West Coast of Canada is our heritage.  Sure, Canada is a new country in terms of the world, but before North America was found and settled our lands were inhabited for centuries, and these coast dwellers have left behind a rich and colorful heritage for […]

Two Toads at a Fine Arts Show; we blended right in, I am sure you can imagine.  The artwork posted at the exhibition was extremely diverse, created by a truly gifted group of local artists to the Cowichan Valley.  Mrs. Toad and myself had the best time getting to know some of these wonderful folks […]

Today’s post is a very special one for me.  As most of our regular readers know, we were at the 41st Annual Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural & Conference Centre from April 6th to April 10th, 2011.  It was one of the most important and profound events of my life, next […]