“Murder at the Dart” Crow and Raven artwork by Lee Cripps feat. Ceramics by Susan Paczek at The Dart Gallery


Please join us on Thursday, July 14th, 7PM at The Dart Gallery to open a show of my latest work at The Dart Gallery, Murder at the Dart!

The Exhibit will feature an ecclectic body of two and three dimensional works by myself with ceramics featured by Artist Susan Paczek. This recent work of mine explores figures through Crow and Raven subject matter – body language and expression, as well as myth, legends politics and the compulsion that grows from superstition.

I’ve always been intrigued by Crows. Memories of my Mother (my Great-
Grandmother, who raised me from infancy) speaking of them  a great deal throughout my childhood in relation to myth, superstitions and storytelling. She was an incredibly superstitious and intuitive woman, and handed down the intrigue of ‘magic’ to me from an early age.

Crows and Ravens are magical. Their jet black colour, the rustle of their wings on a silent morning, their mystery. My belief is that they exist on the edge of our reality, skirting dimensions unknown to our lowly perceptions. The crow’s wings are singed black from dipping them in the ether of the
afterlife. They are the messengers.

The Dart Gallery
127 Portland Street Dartmouth, NS
Opening Reception July 14, 7-9PM, ALL WELCOME!
Exhibit dates July 14 – 28, 2016

Thank you,
Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.” Haile Selassie