YWCA Intuitive Painting Night

Peterborough is an amazing community. I am reminded of this often, even more so when I see everyone come together for an incredible cause.
A week ago today I hosted an Intuitive Painting night at the Silver Bean Cafe in support of the YWCA Peterborough/Haliburton. I witnessed a group of women come together to create and was amazed by their creative spirits. To be surrounded with women from a variety of different backgrounds coming together in support of the YWCA was a beautiful thing.
I enjoyed watching their strength as they put paint to canvas and were supportive of one another.
From this event we were able to raise $550 to give to the YWCA, I am very grateful for everyone who came to this event to help make this possible.
It was the best way to finalize a month of creative giving from our YWCA Bean Up Series.

Take a sneak peak below to see the evening’s adventures and final creations.
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Meet The Makers – besttrip.tv

12091440_10153606573144694_7207708946124888244_oThis past fall I had the privilege of having Lynn Elmhirst from besttrip.tv join me in the studio to film a special segment titled “Meet The Makers”.
Lynn and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism have created a wonderful series featuring various makers in the Peterborough community and highlighting their creativity.
Please take a look and step inside my studio.

 

“Maker Brianna Gosselin explains to Lynn Elmhirst of BestTrip.TV how not to be afraid of the unknown to create intuitive art

One of my favourite views in Peterborough is the contemporary Art Gallery on the shore of Little Lake in the heart of the city. It is not only aesthetically wonderful, it also hints at a facet of a city perhaps better known in the past for hockey culture and its world record-holding historic Lift Lock. The Art Gallery is there in bright, contemporary splendor in an otherwise traditional park setting. You know it’s there, but it still never fails to make you catch your breath and look twice.

There’s a core of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas community of artists and Makers that is just like that gallery. It embraces the modern, the experimental, and the risk-taking, still inspired by the region’s truly splendid natural setting. So exploring the community’s art scene produces unexpected gems.

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Mixed media artist Briana Gosselin embodies that spirit. Identified as one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 artists, she’s an intuitive artist, a modern approach to creating art without being intent on knowing what the finished product will look like. To Brianna, it’s about looking at the world differently and allowing changing energies to guide the Maker – not a preconceived notion of what something should be or how a concept should be delivered on canvas.

Liberating, but also a bit scary, right? Brianna compares the adult art classes she teaches to therapy and finds it therapeutic herself.

But it’s an approach to art that Brianna finds suited to her artistic expression and even to her studio’s location in the heart of Peterborough’s historic downtown, with both 150 year-old trees and quiet courtyards and the pedestrian energy of the street outside.

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“Nature inspires me but I find people fuel my creativity. I need to be able to around people, I love to be interacting with them and feeling the energy that comes off them.

“When people come in to see me it’s fantastic, they’re already downtown, they’re already out doing cafes, enjoying the shops, they get to add me to their list of errands, I become part of their daily lives. It helps me to paint, and it’s so great having people come to the studio to visit. A lot of time people want to come see artists in the studio, and with me here, it’s not a big deal, I’m right here as they’re passing. Even if it’s a mess, they love it!””

Air. Land. Water. – A collection of art.

January 12 – February 22
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Come explore Brianna Gosselin’s most recent body of work at black honey between January 12 until February 22.
Pieces featured will depict the connecting relationship between air, land and water along with the spirtual impression they leave on us.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, January 22 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, featuring delicious treats from black honey.

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“Meet the Makers”

I had a wonderful morning in the studio with special guest Lynn Elmhirst (Executive Producer from BG_Lynn-Elmhirst-7529Influence Entertainment).

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism is engaging TV & Travel Journalist Lynn Elmhirst to create a series of 6 short videos on “Meet the Makers” featuring artisans in our region.
It is an honour to be included with such a fantastic line up of artists they have in store for you.
Release date for this exciting project is set for November, stay tuned for some great videos coming your way!