Friday, May 15, 2015

Active Artspace 2015..



Oh how I would love to tell you that I had painted this wonderful floral, but no.. I can only wish! On Saturday we went to Activ Artspace 2015. An exhibition of  artwork created by people living with disabilities. The work above titled 'Bunch of Flowers' by Roslyn Burns who paints exclusively with her left foot while seated in her armchair with the support of her mentor, is the centerpiece of the exhibition auction, some lucky person will be going home with a treasure! There are over 50 pieces of original art in the exhibition, below just a few..


For the first time this year due to popular demand the exhibition has added a photography category and if I had only been a little earlier I might have been in time to snap up this fun, quirky shot titled 'Divas' taken by Warren Wells, just look at those legs :) someone beat me to it! The exhibition will run until the 17th May, so worth a visit. Well here we are Friday once more, seriously before we know it's going to be ... no I won't say it :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..



32 comments:

  1. I buy little calenders from artists who have that type of disabilities and have to use the feet or toes to paint but really they have a talent all the time. Don'you think.


    The art is so pretty the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. These are terrific, particularly when you realize who painted them!! What a wonderful exhibit and opportunity for those with disabilities!! And how wonderful that they've been given the opportunity to express and share their talent!! Thanks for sharing these, Grace!! Have a beautiful weekend!!

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  3. I also wish that I had talent to paint, I even have trouble with walls. The last one is a hoot! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. These are all so wonderful, Grace!

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  5. I really like the cleverness in the last one, very striking too. They sure have amazing talent and are gifted artists, disabilities don't get in their way.

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  6. Bunch, and the golden one with giraffes! What a burst of joy and optimism


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  7. Wow, there is some fantastic work here. I don't think I could paint anything near as nice with both hands. Love the photo. Those are some pretty saucy "ladies".

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  8. Love the Divas, very clever. Lovely art work. I can draw but I wish I could paint. Have a good thing that's nearly here! :-)

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  9. Beautiful work, especially that first one. It is amazing!

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  10. I have to agree with Lois absolutely wonderful work especially the first piece. What a challenge we can only stand and admire...

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  11. That third shot is hilarious.

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  12. Can we vote? I'll have the zebra head but if not, the giraffes. Thanks.

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  13. Gosh Grace it looks like that some very talented artists were featured in this exhibition. The detail in that zebra is amazing.

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  14. Vaude.. the last image is so cool.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Hugs

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  15. The floral painting is magical. I'm amazed at how talented some people are - especially painting with disabilities!

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  16. I love the idea and especially the last pic, Grace :-)

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  17. Beautiful art, love the flowers and the zebra, but I find myself smiling at the Divas, well caught indeed!

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  18. I love the top painting, and the others are also very pretty and artistic pleasing.
    The last one is FUNNY and made me smile:)

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  19. Happy Friday Grace, I'm always impressed with artists with disabilities...years and years and years ago I saw a photo/article about an artist who painted with her brush in her teeth and I'm thinking OK I"ve got two hands so what the heck is my excuse :) Love the "Divas" photo :)

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  20. Such nice things to see there, that last photo is so funny, they are all men aren't they?

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  21. Oh, i really thought that you had painted this wonderful floral, Grace !

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  22. Looks like a good show! I enjoy art shows.

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  23. Great place for candid pics!!

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  24. Très belle exposition et bravo aux artistes, la photo est super !

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  25. Beautiful!

    My mother once had a painting done of her horse by an artist who painted with his foot. It was amazing!

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