Valda Zobens: Perilous Journey & Threads and Memories | March 2 - 20
Opening: March 3, 6:30-9:30 pm
Meet the Artists: March 13, 2-5 pm
“Perilous Journey” series
Exposure to daily world news has inspired the artist to represent migrants from many lands in their desperate but hopeful travels towards re-settlement in new countries. Some of her paintings are supported by media images. The artist’s previous works has been influenced by her travels; however the “Perilous Journey” series is the artist’s direct response to the refugee crisis of today.
50% of sales from “Perilous Journey” series will be donated to St Leonard’s Refugee Sponsorship program.
“Threads and Memories” series
In the last three summers, the artist has been studying monoprinting at Fleming College in Haliburton, ON. In this particular series the artist explores the relationship between colour and shape. Each monoprint is a one of a kind artwork, although images can be similar.
About the artist:
Valda Zobens, AOCAD.
The artist is a graduate of OCAD, a member of Don Valley Art Club and of the “Latvis” Society of Artists in Canada.
Over the years, she has exhibited in various galleries and group shows in Toronto and her paintings are in the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga and in the “Global Center for Latvian Art” in Cesis.