2017 45th Annual Fall Show
Leonard Cohen, Rick Mercer, Wayne Gretzky, Emily Carr, Joni Mitchell, The Tragically Hip, Buffy Saint Marie, Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Don Cherry, Maud Lewis are just few personalities that many of us admire or revere as purely Canadian. They are among just a few that will make up the all Canadian cast of at least 45 icons that Burnstown sculptor has chosen to portray in clay for his show this fall.
Highlights of the show will include the iconic beauty of Canada's wilderness and milestone events like Chris Hadfield tethered to the Canadarm space shuttle suspended over planet earth. Another work captures the magic and colour of Cirque du Soleil depicting the strength and grace of the human form.
Well known for rendering a vast array of custom works since the 1970's, this 2017 show marks a milestone of creative energy in his 45 year career as a full time artist sculptor. His show is an event that reveals his most creative conceptual ideas presented in a cohesive body of work.
His kiln-fired hand sculpted wall plaques in clay relief are as unique and diverse as we are as a people. Beautifully rugged and resilient as our own Canadian landscape; his evocative works withstand the test of time becoming truly iconic.
“Canadian Icons” celebrates Canada's 150 th and opens at Richards fog run studio at Bittersweet Gallery in Burnstown September 30 with a vernissage from 2 til 8 pm and will continue to October 9 daily from 11 to 5. Richard will give an artist's talk September 30 at 3 and 7pm and again at 3pm on Saturday, October 7.