I’m having an AFFAIR!

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by Karen Phillips Curran

An Affair of the Arts……..in Burnstown June 26-27 (with fabulous music on the 25th…..)
There will be sooo much going on…
Now one of the artists of Burnstown, Karen Phillips Curran has been creating art since the 70’s. Her career spans several incarnations. A watercolourist at heart, she translates this tender medium with curiosity and conviction. As an artist seeking the monumental, her work ranges in size from 2 square inches to hundreds of square feet, even thousands at a time. A long time theatrical set painter at Canada’s National Arts Centre, her technical repertoire gathers steam, carrying her work to new dimensions. Her latest work there plays a part in the inauguration of a brand new sculpture of Oscar Peterson by Ruth Abernathy, on the corner of Elgin Street in front of the NAC itself.

Karen’s floor-cloths of natural settings; brooks, streams, wood and grasslands, are as playful as they are intense. She does them to your specifications.

Dynamic acrylics of dappled light have carried through in her new Tree series. They are an extension of her sun dappled, textured walls that are represented in hotels and homes in various countries.

This year in the gallery, framed paper quilts by mixed media artist Katherine Harriott will be available. Kathy is a conceptually creative Bermudian artist.

Joyce Morris is a print-maker, of the traditional sort. This year she is showing her collographs at Riverstones Gallery. They are the perfect complement to the space.

You can see all this and much more in downtown Burnstown, at our annual Burnstown Affair of the Arts. The village will be alive with music at the Old SchoolHouse Stage on Friday, June 25th, and full of all the arts on Saturday and Sunday June 26-27.