Terri Whetstone and Kaashif Ghanie open at The Craig Gallery next week!

Main Gallery Artist Terri Whetstone
Call and Response: Collages and Paintings
at The Craig Gallery
Opening Wednesday, March 1st 7-9PM
Wine and Cheese – FREE EVENT All welcome!
Exhibit Dates March 1st – March 26.
The Craig Extension Artist Kaashif Ghanie
Ripple: Ceramics
Opening Wednesday, March 1st 7-9PM
All Welcome!
Exhibit Dates March 1st – March 26.
In March we welcome two phenomenal artists to The Craig,
Terri Whetstone, originally from Alberta, has staked a claim for herself in Nova Scotia’s Art Community since 1993. 

“I make paintings and collage artworks that amplify a vocabulary of forms and images that are
​ ​threaded through all my work. These are derived from my on-going research into the migration ​ ​of imagery and designs from the East to the West, and collide with my interest in a hybridity of ​ ​ideas from botany, post-apocalyptic film and literature, and music. The idea of “call and response” as a communal tradition and a method of communication and ​ ​ritual group participation can be found in cultures across the globe. I am using the idea of call​ ​and response metaphorically between the collective inspirational source of imagery in my​ ​artwork, myself as the artist, and the audience viewing the art.​”
In our Gallery Extension this month we welcome ceramics by Kaashif Ghanie and his works, Ripple, inspired by the creation of ceramic work to be used as a canvas, a vessel for additional communicative expression. Originally from Ontario, Kaas explores familial ties and cultural and religious elements of upbringing throughout his work.
​”​Raised in a Muslim family, I adhered to traditional religious values and my current practices investigate succinct personal connections within the vessels themselves stand in as reiterations of my intimate history.​”​
​”​The pottery wheel thrown platters that Ghanie will create will reconceive colour expectations associate to certain vegetation. A platters physical purpose is to serve and frame food [vegetation] but as a decorative purpose they are great for potters to use as a large canvas. Ghanie uses the platter as a canvas to create his compositions and has found a strong connection in the ceramic history of serving dishes. The landscapes themselves will have a sense of emptiness and a lack of humanoid presence. This is to allude to an aftermath of a possible carnage, evacuation or collapse of a society. This work will allow him to focus on the specific subject matter of landscape and in this case the re-imagining of it.“​
Two phenomenal exhibits for March in The Craig Gallery! We hope to see you all Opening Night!

Lee Cripps

Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
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