Canadian Cities and Viking Pottery is a joint exhibit with Karin H. Melzer and Andrew A. Melzer featuring their two disciplines of pottery and painting. The show is on exhibit at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre and runs until November 25th.
The Viking pottery is the art of Karin who also works in the mediums of textiles, painting and writing. She loves folk art and is inspired by her beautiful surroundings in nature. There is a deep love for the magical and her Scandinavian heritage (Swedish/Norwegian), which has influenced her work strongly.
Karin was educated in art in Switzerland and at Cornish School for the Allied Arts in Seattle. She has taught art in California and PEI. Karin has exhibited in Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum and at Barnsdall Art Center. She had a solo show at the Guild in Charlottetown, as well as numerous gallery showings including Parks Canada, MacNaught History Centre, and Eptek Art and Culture Centre.
For the joint show, Andrew, who is a composer, record producer, writer and painter, has created the collection, Canadian Cities compromised of thirteen, 16 X 24 acrylic paintings on canvas. They are maps of one city from each province and territory in the oppositional geometric style. The cities are Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Montreal, Saskatoon, St John’s, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Iqaluit, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. This will be Andrew’s second art exhibit, the first being at The Guild in February of 2021.