All That She Said

All That She Said

This year was the 4th annual women’s art show at Artspring. There were several returning artists and a few inspiring new ones. This year we exhibited paintings, poetry, collage, multi-media installation and film. After showing photographs last year, I showed...
Woman as Creator

Woman as Creator

As a collage artist, I often use fashion magazines, amongst others, as media for expression, elaboration, and embrace. Yes, I love fashion. I cherish how colours and patterns in my wardrobe allow me to transform my mood or celebrate features of the world I love; how...
Beauty in the Pieces

Beauty in the Pieces

A wondrous dream realized.    This joy of being.    Playful, mysterious and miraculous. A process of gestating, midwifing and birthing creativity in community. This exhibit allows women artists to devote ourselves to our creative gifts, while offering these precious...
Pieces of Her Story Art Exhibit

Pieces of Her Story Art Exhibit

3rd Annual Art Exhibit by students and alumni of Loving Inquiry.  Showing the creative process of ten Island women: Adele Storm, Linda Underwood, Selena Barwin, Norma Hoeppner, Helen Hinchliff, Sam Barlow, Charlene Wolff, Jane Mackenzie, Premilla Pillay and Dr. Ahava...
Loving is a Creative Act: Notes on a Festival

Loving is a Creative Act: Notes on a Festival

The five performers on the Artspring Stage  Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. —Clarissa Pinkola Estes I sit here in my studio, a few days after taking down...
Making of a Festival: Pieces of Her Story

Making of a Festival: Pieces of Her Story

and as I stitch my story together bit by bit a scar for each hard journey one stitch one stitch one stitch Jane Mackenzie Women owning our power and using it strategically and collaboratively is what our planet desperately needs. Marianne Williamson   I sit here and...
Opening to Your Creative Potential

Opening to Your Creative Potential

Gail Sjuberg, Salt Spring Driftwood. Last month, Centre for Loving Inquiry presented Pieces of Her Story: A Festival of Women’s Voices at ArtSpring. A multi-media exhibit and performance, the two-week festival showcased the artful and heartful collaborations of a...
Life’s minutia magnified in exhibit

Life’s minutia magnified in exhibit

  BY ELIZABETH NOLAN, Salt Spring DRIFTWOOD    Nov. 12, 2014 Salt Spring women who have spent the past year exploring their creative possibilities with the Centre for Loving Inquiry present some of their results at the Pieces of Her Story exhibition at ArtSpring this...