Jan Kinna puts newspaper into the reduction bucket after his Raku pottery is taken out of the kiln

Forms and Visions at the Hope Arts Gallery

New backroom show focuses on pottery and paintings

The new backroom show at Hope Arts Gallery in August will showcase the work of three artists.

Raku pottery and acrylic paintings create an interesting and varied exhibit called Forms and Visions. Diane Ferguson and Jan Kinna are the experts in Raku pottery, which originated in Japan over 400 years ago.

Raku, translated, can mean either  “enjoyment, pleasure, contentment and happiness” or “happiness in chance.” The pottery when fired is unique and no two pieces can ever be exactly the same.

Acrylic paints were developed for artist use in the 1950s. They can be used as a watercolour or oil paint technique but once dry, they cant be lifted. They are very durable and versatile.

Rebecca Bisette has mastered this modern medium and has put together a collection of paintings for this exhibition. She is a full-time artist who creates explosions of thought, emotion and imagery featuring landscapes, florals  and contemporary visions.

An artist reception for Forms and Visions will be August 4 from 7-9 p.m.

Just Posted

Fire crews battling Laidlaw house fire

Neighbours say the family are safe, still unconfirmed by fire department

UPDATE: Man in mid-20s killed in targeted shooting in Abbotsford

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

Warm zone opens for Hope’s homeless population

Two men facing homelessness said they spend 50 hours per week outdoors

Fraser Health asking local taxpayers for millions more in health care capital funding

Health authority wants Fraser Valley taxpayers to triple annual contribution to 5.75 million

Busy first month for Hope’s extreme weather shelter

Two men, homeless, want warm spaces during day

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Hope hikers encounter wolf near Alexandra Bridge

Wolf sightings uncommon, number of wolves growing in B.C.: conservation officer

Hope drag racer pursuing perfection at the drag strip

Rick Limb’s mission: reliability and consistency

Mother struggles to make rent after robbery outside ER

Gofundme campaign started to cover costs

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Snowfall warning for Coquihalla

15 to 20 centimetres expected, Highway 1 still closed from rock slide

Letter: Hope churches come together for week of Christian unity

Dear Editor, Every year, between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25, Christians around… Continue reading

Most Read