Pop-up Gallery for Art Walk Artists

The artists of the K-W Central Art Walk are hosting a pop-up gallery at the Odeon Gallery in the Princess Twin, starting this Friday. You’re invited to the gala reception on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 P.M. Come on out and see some great art at a great Waterloo institution.
Also, there’s probably popcorn involved.
Check us out on Facebook! See a great sample of what’s to come this October!

2017 Bio – Esther Devries-Lasby

Media: Pottery

Working in clay for many years, Esther produces a wide range of functional items. Inspiration comes from the textures found in nature and the techniques applied to quilting and fibre arts. Esther fires pots in both oxidized and reduction atmospheres producing a lively colourful range of pots that are a pleasure to use everyday.
At the art walk this year, you will again be able to contribute to a community pot.


2017 Bio – Elvan H Suzer

Media: Acrylics, Paverpol (for sculpture), Oil color, Drawing

Elvan is a local artist and who shares her love for art through teaching. She has a studio located in Waterloo where she teaches acrylic and sculpture to non-artists from age 8 to 78. It’s her desire to show to people that art is not only a result, but it is also a process. She believes this process can awaken a person’s inner world and help spur out-of-the-box thinking.
She is experienced on many diverse art forms, including acrylic paintings, oil paintings, Encaustic (beeswax + oil colour), mixed media and sculpture (Paverpol – fabric sculpture) and Turkish Art called “EBRU”.


2017 Bio – Adrienne Zoe

Media: photography

Adrienne Zoe is a fine art photographer and bird photographer. Her signature creative photographs that look like abstract art of paintings are the result of her exploration into various methods manipulation, such as use of filters and reflective materials during shooting as well as digital manipulation during post-processing.
A nature lover, Adrienne has a portfolio of birds and nature.
An artist at Uptown Gallery Waterloo since November 2015, she presents new photographic art with each new show every two months. She has taken workshops from master photographers Sharon Milstein and Leona Isaak, and photography courses at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey.
She is a member of Grand River Imaging and Photography Society, Canadian Association for Photographic Art, Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists, and Button Factory Arts.
Her works have appeared in local and international juried exhibitions. Together with her photographer husband, Jonathan Sau, she has received the 2017 Curator’s Choice Award from Button Factory Arts which awards a Button Factory Arts solo show in 2018.


2017 Bio – Jessica Clayman

Studio: KW Artists’ Co-op
Media: Acrylic, Polymer, Wood, Stained-Glass, Textiles, Crystal, etc.
Website: www.twilightrabbit.com

Jessica Clayman is an Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator who can’t remain occupied long enough to stick to one medium. As a Multi-Crafter, there is a plethora of interesting items she’s contributed to the arts including but not limited to: apparel, jewelry, painting, toys, and games. Although her focus inevitably varies, she’s always dedicated to the project at hand. An example of her dedication is two completed Tarot decks at seventy-eight cards each. Her current focus is her online store. She resides in Kitchener with her ever-supportive husband Jonathan and their cat Sonja.


2017 Bio – Caroline Keogh

Studio: KW Artists’ Co-op
Media: Acrylics, Mixed Media

Caroline is a landscape painter on wood panels (mostly of her own photos from Ireland and Canada). She recently produced a series of owl portraits with permission from photographers. She has Visual Arts Specialist certification and is a full-time teacher. Caroline is continuously taking courses to explore painting methods, colour, and various mediums. She has mixed media work and is playing with encaustic art (using heated beeswax) for smaller pieces for sale. As a member of the K W Artists’ Co-op, her sanctuary for joyful creating artwork, Caroline is gearing up to become a full time artist upon retirement.


2017 Bio – ManChoi Chow

Media: Photography
Website: www.manchoi-chow-photographer.com

He credits the talent of his Grandfather and passion of his father for photography, and remaining open minded, he has enjoyed his eclectic meanderings in the world of photography and printmaking: through landscapes, nature, portraiture, still life or life events. Many comment on his works’ “Zen” quality and appeal. He considers his emerging artistic avocation a progressive culmination of his profession as an educator, pastor, and spiritual healer. Discovering creative connections between art, photography, and healing is “re-creational” and great fun for ManChoi.


2017 Bio – Sarah Granskou

Media: Hand felting and upcycling
Website: www.sarahgranskou.com

Sarah Granskou discovered felting when exploring mediums for creating puppets for her performances. But it didn’t stop there; Sarah has been creating felted hats, clothing, accessories, slippers, play mats and cat caves. For the modest budget and imaginative puppeteer, she has lots of fun making trolls out of re-purposed mittens and household items.