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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Art show is on now - what a rush

Photos from our art show at the Denman Island Arts Centre.

Land, Sand, Sea and Sky: Textural Responses to Nature. Jean Cockburn and Pelka Wilstshire.
Pelka and me on opening night - we are so very happy and excited.
Jean explaining her art. 
Pelka's turn to talk.
The crowd. And it was crowded. We were thrilled to see so many people at the opening reception.

Jean's "Spring Lily Pads"
Jean's beach scenes.
Pelka's copper leaves.
Pelka's moss, pears, tree.
Pelka's pieces.
Jean's two full size quilts: "Midsummer Garden" and "Where the Ocean Meets the Shore"
Pelka's landscapes
Jean's "Where the Ocean Meets the Shore"

Jean's lily pads, "Red Leafed Roses", and Denman Point at Low Tide corner with table mats and crochet covered rocks.

Jean's "Denman Point at Low Tide" display
Pelka's corner with her "Faerie Bowls"

Jean's "Scott Bay" series: "Early Morning", "Mid-day". "Sunset"
Jean's "Mahonia Berries" series
Jean's "Dragonfly Summer" queen size quilt
Well, here we are! All the planning and creating and the big event has arrived. On Thursday, July 25, Pelka Wiltshire and I had the opening reception for our textile art show at the Denman Island Summer Art Gallery.
Land, Sand, Sea and Sky: Textural Responses to Nature was well attended by lots of local folks. Pelka and I were thrilled to see so many people there. We received lots of nice comments, and have sold a few pieces each, mostly to friends and family. It will be interesting to see if over the long weekend, the show runs July 26 to August 6, any strangers buy some of the art works.

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