We have art on our walls for the month of September by local artist Carrie Harper! Carrie Harper is a mixed Media artist living in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Come down to the Streaming Cafe to see her works in person!
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
~Art is not the pieces we make or sell but our bravery to tell a story that no other can tell~
I remember the first time I said “artist” in relationship to myself. I puked up alittle of my lunch as the word left my mouth. It’s a funny thing, it felt like a brag or ego trip. I went home that night and thought about the power I attached to my vocation. If I was a plumber or a lawyer I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have had the same bile flavour as ‘Artist’. I believe that being an artist, working as someone who imagines and subsequently makes from imaginings, requires courage. I’ve never thought of myself as a brave person because I think I wished for more courage. It’s a relative thing and I realize that I am courageous though I have experienced turmoil and joy in my life. I am a student of all things Art and Spirituality, I hold dear that those two things are one and the same. I have the courage and surprisingly, the humility to call myself an artist, now, and my closest relationships are with artists so in 2013 I started heART school. I named it, created it and operate it out of a desire to perpetuate learning through creativity, collaboration and connectivity.
I studied at The Alberta College of Art and Design in the early 1990’s and discovered my own language of creativity above all else. I’m a mixed media painter who uses collage, paint, drawing and unexpected mediums. As my life is in constant flux and reformation so is my process that is reflected in my paintings. I know for sure that I will dream up and execute ideas until I’m one day unable and I will share openly my ways of an abundant life in the arts.Art as I know it is the story of human connection and the way we come together around those things. “Our digital devices have become a definer of our identities much like cars did in the last century. I see art as being part of that definition. Lately, I have been getting my art onto many people’s devices in my local area and would love to extend it out into the world.”