JAMmed studio


Lines & Places
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Lines & Places

Art Show by Jessica A. McVicker & Tracey Bryant

On December 8th and 9th come and Join Jessica A. Mcvicker and Tracey Bryant for their Art Show entitled “Lines and Places”. “Lines and Places” describes the artists use of lines within their work and also their prominent use of the Northern location.

“I am really excited to be showing my work with Tracey Bryant. We both have very distinct styles. Tracey’s work is very organic and microscopic while my work is more macro, exposing a broader environment. She uses a lot of texture and I use broad lines. Sometimes our art is completely opposite but somehow it is also all about place.

Tracey's Work is a rich tapestry of the organic and the surreal. her tactile Northern environments are awe inspiring and extremely difficult to resist touching. Her work is full of appreciation for nature's smallest but richest gifts." - Jessica A. McVicker

"Jessica’s work is about life in a small northern town. Her paintings of streets and back yard places reflect the true character of a small town as they are of ordinary everyday scenes and places - what we take for granted but once gone we would miss.” - Tracey Bryant

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Rekindling Fires, A Show & Sale  of Artwork byTracey Bryant
May
5
to May 9

Rekindling Fires, A Show & Sale of Artwork byTracey Bryant

Dates: Show & Sale opens May 5th, 6th, & 9th

Times: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall lower level (across from Gourmet Cup)

What Tracey Bryant has to say about her artwork:

My work is driven by experimentation. I work with acrylic mediums that excite or inspire me such as iridescent, interference paints, texture and pourable mediums. My paintings are composed of many layers of textures and glazes to create a rich sense of depth, atmosphere and mood.
This body of work reflects my love of the rugged and fragile northern landscape. It explores themes of destruction and the revival of the spirit. The forces of nature and weather at work in my images are metaphors for subconscious issues of the heart and mind. I enjoy playing with juxtapositions of the literal and the metaphorical, for my work to occupy the space between abstract and reality.  
With my art I want to evoke a memory, a feeling, or place and to connect the viewer on a deep level, to a place where only they can go. 

 "Endorphin", one of the paintings by Tracey Bryant that will be exhibited in the upcoming show at JAMmed studio. 

"Endorphin", one of the paintings by Tracey Bryant that will be exhibited in the upcoming show at JAMmed studio. 

 "Pyrrole-Orange" another painting by Tracey Bryant that will be on display starting May 5th. 

"Pyrrole-Orange" another painting by Tracey Bryant that will be on display starting May 5th. 

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 A Year of Light, an Art Show & Sale by Pierre Emmanuel Chaillon
Apr
21
to Apr 25

 A Year of Light, an Art Show & Sale by Pierre Emmanuel Chaillon

Dates and Times: Show & Sale opens April 21st, 22nd, & 25th 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Limited showing of Pierre’s work continues till April 29th

Location: JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall lower level (across from Gourmet Cup)

About "A year of light" and the Artist
I moved in Fort Smith a year and half ago. When people ask me why I love the north so much the first word that comes to my mind is light.

As a biologist and photographer I worked in places all over the world. Very few of those places offered such amazing light as the North. From the never-ending sunsets of winter to the northern lights that brighten the night, the lights of the north always offer something new to discover. Every day, light changes and slightly modifies the landscape, carving shadows and coloring nature. There are no simple days when we open ourselves to the impermanence and the beauty of light.

I spent my first year in the Northwest Territories chasing the lights during the coldest dark nights of winter to the warmest day of summer. I have never gotten tired of it.  This exhibit and sale is trying to answer a simple question: why I fell in love with the north.  

 A picture taken on one of those magical nights by Pierre. 

A picture taken on one of those magical nights by Pierre. 

 A picture of the photographer, Pierre Emmanuel Chaillon.

A picture of the photographer, Pierre Emmanuel Chaillon.

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Isa, A Show about Ice by Karen McKinley
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Isa, A Show about Ice by Karen McKinley

Dates and Times: Show & Sale opens March 3rd, 4th, & 7th, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Limited showing of Karen’s work continues till March 31st
Location: JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall lower level (across from Gourmet Cup)

This March in the spirit of the Snow Castle festival Karen McKinley is showing off her artistic photographs of ice at JAMmed studio.

Here is what Karen has to say about her work:

Cold and ice has always fascinated me.
It's hypnotic being on the land in the grip of winter, where all you hear is your own heart beating and the only motion is the occasional breeze and your breath turning to frost on your face.
I named this show after the ancient Nordic practice of casting runes, which are stones carved with symbols to predict the future and communicate with the gods and forces of nature.
In runes the Isa symbol means stillness, or stasis. It was believed ice could trap energy and bring life to a standstill. It also represents focus. I've spent countless hours staring through my viewfinder waiting for the perfect moment, whether that be a change in light, angle or motion. In the split second it takes to hit the shutter there are long periods of patience and stillness leading up to it, just me and my subject.
Photography is about stopping time, freezing a moment into a physical memory. Not all of these images are about winter, they are about preservation of what I see around me so I can bring that perspective to you, and hopefully a greater understanding of the physical world around us.

Find out more about Karen and her photography by checking out her online gallery and shop, her Facebook page and/or her twitter account.

 One of Karen's artistic photos of ice.

One of Karen's artistic photos of ice.

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Show & Sale of Artwork by Lynne Zentner
Feb
3
to Feb 7

Show & Sale of Artwork by Lynne Zentner

Show & Sale opens February 3rd, 4th, & 7th 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Limited showing of Zentner’s work continues till February 27th

Starting on February 3rd JAMmed studio will be featuring Lynne Zentner, A formidable and lovely artist who has a collection of acrylic artwork to show off. You will love her subtle use of colour and her sensitivity to details. 

Here is what Lynne has to say about herself and her work:

About 36 years ago, I fell in love with watercolours and decided I needed to learn how to paint. After winning “Best in Show” at my first juried exhibition with The Ottawa Watercolour Society, I was on my way.  This led to a fun-filled 15-year career in Ottawa as a background artist for animated films and Saturday morning cartoons.

Previous exhibits in Yellowknife include a very successful three-person art show and sale at Gallery on 47th in February, 2014. Many of my paintings have been on exhibit in and around the Ottawa area prior to my move to Yellowknife in 2008.

I am presently working in acrylics; painting what inspires me - the subtle moods and exhilarating beauty of Nature. My intention is that the paintings in this exhibit reflect this love and my hope is that they will inspire you too.  The subject matter is taken from the NWT as well as from Ontario and Quebec (my second home).

 A lovely painting by Lynne Zentner entitled "Poetry

A lovely painting by Lynne Zentner entitled "Poetry

 Another one of her lovely paintings called "Road to Nowhere"

Another one of her lovely paintings called "Road to Nowhere"

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Old Town Glassworks “Trash to Treasure” Art Show & Sale
Jan
13
to Jan 17

Old Town Glassworks “Trash to Treasure” Art Show & Sale

Dates & Times: Friday January 13th, Saturday January 14th & Tuesday, January 17th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
(Exhibit showcasing Old Town Glassworks Continues Tues - Sat, 10am - 5:30pm till January 30th.)

What's it about?: Ever wonder how discarded glass can become beautiful and functional pieces of art?
The “Trash to Treasure” art show enlightens us with an array of original recycled glass creations crafted by talented northern artisans!

The exhibit features functional art such as bowls, lampshades, vases, candle holders, and soap dispensers. These pieces are lovingly hand cut, polished, and then etched with unique northern designs.

 Old Town Glassworks' stenciled glasses.

Old Town Glassworks' stenciled glasses.

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An Art Exhibit by Amélie Duval
Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

An Art Exhibit by Amélie Duval

JAMmed studio is very happy to present An Art Exhibit by Amélie Duval.When: Show

When: Opening - 3-6 pm, Saturday, November 5th
Show Continues 10-5:30 pm, Tuesday - Saturday till November 30th

Where: JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall (across from Gourmet Cup)

What's it about?: This series of work by Amélie Duval plays with the notion of pixilation, by using magazine cutouts to create scenes of flora and fauna.

"From a young age, I fell completely in love with the arts. Starting with painting, I became inspired to pursue different areas of art. I ventured to Quebec’s Eastern Townships to attend Bishop University’s Fine Arts program."

Much of her studio time at the University was spent experimenting with sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing to explore ways in which she could represent surrealistic imagery in her work.

She has recently returned to her vibrant Yellowknife hometown and balances studio time with new motherhood. 

Come to the YK Centre and see Amélie's work and enjoy the refreshments!

 Amélie Duval's "The Fox"

Amélie Duval's "The Fox"

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New and Exciting Location
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

New and Exciting Location

On November 5th JAMmed studio will be even more accessible in its new downtown location!

As of November 5th JAMmed studio is moving to a new location: the YK Centre Mall. JAMmed studio will be situated in a cozy place downstairs in the mall across from Gourmet Cup. This little studio is actually bigger than the JAMmed studio's current location and is super accessible to people during lunchtime and after work. We'll be able to have different kinds of classes during lunch and we'll have more room to stretch out and be comfortable while learning about art during the after hours for JAMmed studio's art classes and workshops.

Amélie Duval will also be the first artist (aside from Jessica A. McVicker) to be presented in this new location. On Saturday, November 5th come join use between 3-6pm for her opening show.

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A Painting Exhibit by Diane Boudreau
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

A Painting Exhibit by Diane Boudreau

JAMmed studio is proud to present Diane Boudreau, a local Yellowknife artist.

On Thursday evening from 6pm-9pm we will be having an opening for Diane's beautiful work at our JAMmed Studio location, 3806 Bretzlaff Drive (Next to the gallery of the Midnight Sun). Come down and meet the artist and see her work.

The show will continue for another two days during JAMmed studio's regular hours: 12pm-5pm Friday and Saturday.

Diane Boudreau has been an artist à Yellowknife since 2000. She was born in Valleyfield, Québec and has a background in environmental design and biology.
“I worked in architecture for 15 years then I quit to create my own job as an artist.
Every year I go to 2-3 communities (I have gone to 22 communities now) with a grant from NWT Arts Council to give workshops. In the communities I teach how to paint fish, birds and berries.
I have been doing murals in Yellowknife of giant berries and birds on the sides of buildings. For my next project I will be painting local insects.
In the summer I have an outdoor shop where I cut out and paint on plywood. When I do art I am always thinking about the environment and use recycled materials.”

“Diane is an incredible artist who is always experimenting and expanding her horizons. She uses bright colours and powerful patterns in her work.”
-Jessica A. McVicker, artist
“She combines her scientific knowledge of the natural world with her artistic abilities. She has made a substantial contribution to communities throughout the north during a sixteen-year-period and her work continues to evolve.”
-Jazmine Gardner, illustrator and designer
 Diane Boudreau's Fish done on cutout plywood.

Diane Boudreau's Fish done on cutout plywood.

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“Light of Sound” A Photography exhibit by Casey Koyczan
Sep
2
6:00 PM18:00

“Light of Sound” A Photography exhibit by Casey Koyczan

"Light of Sound"

A Photography exhibit by Casey Koyczan

Casey Koyczan has been taking photographs since the age of 7 years old, as it was his first artistic medium.  Throughout childhood and teenage years he has experimented with different cameras and film to feed the interest of image results through numerous possibilities of technology and processing.  When the transition of digital photography took place, he continued to push the boundaries of what these cameras were capable of by implementing the unorthodox methods that he has learned in the past.

For the last 4 years he has photographed the sights and energy of musicians at concerts and intimate performances throughout various locations in Western Canada.  As an avid musician, he is able to understand and anticipate when the key moments in a song take place.  His photographs are a collection of both documentation photography, that display a straight-forward representation of the musician or band, and experimental photography that captures the musicians through an abstract journey of time, light and movement.

This exhibit displays the passion, dedication, and hard work that these musicians have put forth in order to play the music that they love; they open themselves up and bare their creative souls to a crowd in an effort to intrigue, excite, and fascinate the viewer.

The opening day will be Sept 2nd from 6pm-9pm and the show will run until sept 30th.

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Fort Smith Summer Splash Festival
Aug
6
to Aug 7

Fort Smith Summer Splash Festival

JAMmed Studio will be closed Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th due to the Fort Smith Summer Splash Festival.

Jessica A. McVicker will be traveling to Fort Smith with all her painting equipment to teach an En plein Air Workshop to the lucky residents of Fort Smith. The workshop is on Sunday, August 7th. She will also be showing her work at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre for the weekend and participating in the Summer Splash arts market held on Saturday, August 6th.

En Plein Air Workshop With Jessica A. McVicker

 

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Jul
5
to Aug 31

Daily Workshops Starting July 5th, 6-9pm, Tues - Friday

JAMmed studio has Summer classes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Painting Workshop

Price: $60 for 3 hours
Dates & Times: 6pm - 9pm every Thursday and Friday.
Location: 3806 Bretzlaff Drive (JAMmed Studio next to the Gallery of the Midnight Sun).
Registration: You can come to our JAMmed Studio Location, register Online at

jammedstudio.com, or phone at 867-446-1818.
We will have a lot of fun learning about paint with emphasis on colour theory. All levels from beginners to intermediates are welcome. In the end you will have your very own 8x10” masterpiece.   

Print Making Workshop

Price: $60 for 3 hours
Dates & Times: 6pm - 9pm every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Location: 3806 Bretzlaff Drive (JAMmed Studio next to the Gallery of the Midnight Sun).
Registration: You can come to our JAMmed Studio Location, register Online at j

ammedstudio.com, or phone at 867-446-1818.
In this class we will be discovering the beauty of lino block print making. All levels from beginner to intermediates are welcome. You will take home your very own block print which you can use to make more prints at home.

 

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