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Free Public Artist Demo with Artist Elizabeth Burritt

Elizabeth Burritt, 2012, paper, ink, gouache, acrylic, 43 x 33 cm.Saturday, June 29, 2013 – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cypress Hills Visitor Centre, 33 Lake View Drive, Elkwater

Sweetened Condensed: Tales of Wit, Wisdom and Wonder
An exhibition featuring illustrations and illustrated ceramics, each based on an evocative one-line story.

Exhibition runs June 28 to July 28, 2013

Elizabeth Burritt will be at the Visitor Centre from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 offering a hands-on demonstration based on the exhibition theme of bridging storytelling, illustration and painting. Visitors are invited to stop by and watch as a piece is created. The demonstration will include the process of working with ink and gouache on paper and the artist will be available to answer questions. Elizabeth is an artist and designer whose practice includes ceramics, illustration, jewellery and graphic design. Her illustration work is line-based and incorporates gouache, collage and digital mark-making while her ceramics are primarily unglazed porcelain pieces that feature decorations rendered in ceramic pigment and permanently high-fired onto the surfaces. Originally from Ontario, she now lives in Medicine Hat with her husband and two daughters.

Sweetened Condensed is a series of illustrations and illustrated ceramics by Elizabeth Burritt based on a selection of one-line stories, each by a different writer. The project explores narratives that are restricted in length and convey only the most basic information, thereby leaving space for interpretation and exploration. The stories were solicited from friends and strangers with the promise that those who penned the selections for the final project would receive prints of the illustrations in return for their efforts.

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