|Organizer||Salt Spring Arts Council|
|Date||April 16th - May 2nd|
|Start Time||11:00 am|
|Event Length||5:00 pm|
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) could not be more thrilled to present this year’s 14th Annual Spring Art Show - formerly the Easter Art Show - April 16 to May 2, 2021. This year’s Spring Art Show is ‘Cave Chanting, A Ronald T. Crawford Retrospective’, curated by Rosalie Matchett.
Crawford’s paintings and stone sculptures are displayed in private and public collections, including the large wall piece, Once Upon a Time, at the entrance to the Salt Spring Library, and the Standing Stone Circle, also commonly known as The Baba’s, a landmark large stone installation at the Stonehouse B&B along Fulford Ganges Road.
Crawford has also been a longstanding catalyst for the visual arts on Salt Spring. He was one of the original organizers for Art Night, a past chair of the Salt Spring Arts Council and is the founding director of the Salt Spring National Art Prize.
When visual artist Rosalie Matchett, took on the role of Curator for the retrospective, she was keen to create a catalogue for the show, “This way I could really get to know Ron’s work and include pieces that were no longer on the island. I choose the piece Cave Chanting as the title for the retrospective because it is a mid-career painting that touches on many of the themes in Ron’s work; his use of pattern to create structure, his suggestion of expanded space and geological forms and the allusion to a mythic narrative that occurs in many of his pieces.”
A limited number of catalogues of Crawford’s work will be for sale at the show.
Inspired by Crawford’s retrospective, the Spring Art Show will include a diverse selection of adapted public programs:
April 16 - May 2 -- Youth Exhibition - "Art Not Apart 2021", Annex Gallery
April 16 - September 20 -- Art on the Hall Murals by Judy Chappus, Cathie Grindler, Rosie Schinners & Murray Siple
April 23 -- Artist's Talk - "I am not a Landscape Painter" - Ron Crawford
April 24 -- Kids Workshop - "Collage Garden" by Rosie Schinners
April 27 -- Artists Talk - "The Nature of Creativity" Ron Crawford, Janaki Larsen & Klee Larsen Crawford
May 1 -- Kids Workshop - "Rock Painting for Kids" by Cathie Grindler
The show runs from April 16 – May 2, daily at Mahon Hall. Full details: https://ssartscouncil.com/eas2021/