BEAR - CIPOLLA, COLE, LEMAY, MARTIN

Includes Susie Cipolla, Richard Cole, Robert Lemay, Sarah Martin
Saturday March 3, 2 - 5 pm

Showing Susan Kun

BEAR - CIPOLLA, COLE, LEMAY, MARTIN

Presenting both established and emerging artists in this exhibition Canada House Gallery offers a diverse glimpse at a loved and revered subject – BEAR. Situated in Canada’s First National Park and a World UNESCO Heritage site, we adore all that makes our place sacred, and that includes our wildlife. Bears represent the whole of nature, and we cherish their safety, their habitat, their future.

Richard Cole and Robert Lemay have been anchor artists at CHG for years, yet the BEAR is a relatively new subject for them. We are pleased to welcome emerging artists, Susie Cipolla & Sarah Martin to the gallery and our collectors and show how BEAR inspires them in their work.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards WildSmart; a program of the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, a non-profit charitable organization. Established in 2005, WildSmart is a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions. Their goal is to develop a coordinated approach to education/outreach programs and help support direct management activities that will aid in increasing public safety and enjoyment as well as contribute towards sustainable wildlife populations.

The funds that you will be donating to WildSmart will be used to recruit and train new volunteers for their Wildlife Ambassador Program. Come meet Nick de Ruyter, WildSmart Education and Outreach Coordinator, at the reception.

No artwork is currently available for display online.

Professionally trained in my home country of Hungary, my goldsmith career truly began after immigrating to Canada in 1986. Working in Vancouver in all areas of the jewellery trade at sophisticated jewellery companies has taught me a lot about the importance of fine details. For 14 years I worked with Rudi Peet in Canmore, Alberta and in 2007 Susan Kun Jewellery Design was born. Simple, modern designs made with quality materials sums up what I like to do. In 2008 my earrings won an award in the Excellence in Design competition in the Canadian Diamonds category. My main motivation is to create a piece of jewellery that people truly love.

Exhibitions

2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Design Event, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011 Design Event, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

Awards

2015 Canadian Diamond Excellence Awards - First Runner Up
2012 Canadian Jewellers Magazine Excellence in Design Awards - 1st place in the Canadian Diamonds category
2010 Canadian Jewellers Magazine Excellence in Design Awards - 2nd place in the Canadian Diamonds category
2008 Canadian Jewellers Magazine Excellence in Design Awards - 1st place in the Canadian Diamonds category