Resident Artists @ Lotus and LIVE ART per day
Our resident artists are literally the H'ART of the gallery. They volunteer their time to keep the gallery running and organise artistic events for the local community. They are not only an asset to the gallery, they are the artistic leaders in the community. Their philosophy is to step outside the box and make art personable. Their way of doing this is by inviting the community to participate in their live art demonstrations, artistic events and help the community grow through artistic means. They are all about diversifying the art world and pushing the limits of their artistic mediums.
In our society, it's a challenge to make a living as a an artist, especially young artists who already face gender, race or economic obstacles, but the beauty of art it has no such limits and these artists really exemplify this. They believe in doing what they love and appreciate all your support.
Lotus is strong supporter of live art, progression of creativity and parties. Our resident artists create live art at the gallery everyday and offer artistic workshops to support these values and help build a creative community. Hop in, on any given day of the week and you will leave inspired by not only the art on exhibition, but the presence of professional artists in the gallery. Our resident artists are commited to showing you what happens behind the scenes of an art piece! Come see different artists, thier techniques, thier way of being , learn about a variety of mediums at work and enjoy the vibes !
You will leave inspired and Uplifted that you are supporting local artists in your community!
Artist and Gallery Curator
During the summer months, Mariam is busy planning future exhibits on Mondays and doing live art around the city at various city festivals and art walks.
If you have any questions about your submission, please book an appointment and she can be available to meet with you at lotus on Mondays between 2-5pm. More about Mariam is available on the about us page of this website.
Resident Visual Artist Fridays 12- 4 pm
Nature in context and as struggle: Our relationship with nature, our love of it, and our attempt to control it.
Growing up in central Edmonton, I was strongly influenced by my urban environment; first and foremost, the people, the streets, and the buildings. When visiting outside of the city, I had to reconcile on all levels, my urban experience with my rural experience and since I can only look at the world through the eyes of someone who was raised in the city, that is the context I bring to my paintings,
Both my Urban and Rural Landscapes represent my expression of the idea that the city is where our attempt at control over nature manifests itself on a day to day basis. In most urban settings, there is very little that is “natural”. My rural landscapes represent more of the natural world but usually include at least one aspect of human intervention.
My portraits and figure paintings try to explore our very complex relationship with, and very complex attempt to control, our own nature. It was originally in the city that I came to see the simple and profound dignity in almost every human endeavor and this is the idea that I try to convey.
My Nature series emphasizes the idea that the viewer’s context is equally as important as the artist’s. As with most human endeavors, there are more than one point of view and I leave it up to the viewer to decide from which point of view they want to interpret these paintings.
If I put brush to canvas and capture, even approximately, what my mind sees when I look onto this world. Then and only then, do I consider myself successful
nt Visual Artist Fridays 12- 4 pm
Resident Visual Artist Saturdays 12- 4 pm
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On Saturday nights Mariam Qureshi is also there from 7-9pm.
Resident Visual Artist Sundays 12- 4 pm
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