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Creative Page: collection of artwork, and photography from the UFV community

This collection of artwork, photography, and writing showcases the unique talents and culture of UFV’s artistic community.

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Print Edition: March 12, 2014

This collection of artwork, photography, and writing showcases the unique talents and culture of UFV’s artistic community.
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Title: Eurhythmic

Artist: Alisha Deddens

Medium: Oil on canvas

Date: 2013

“How do you respond to the harmony of rhythm and music, the very thing that fills up silence and has the ability to speak to the soul? Can you portray the fluidity of movement that comes with music and rhythm? The symbiotic relationship between art and music is not something new in the discourse of art history. The artist has the ability to stir the same touching emotions as music does, the ability to inspire and challenge the status quo.”

Title: Connor

Artist: Michelle Auton

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Date: 2010

“This work is a portrait of my son and is part of a series where I interviewed subjects about how they are willing to allow themselves to be portrayed. I have situated individuals in portraits that they could tolerate and focused on their individualism and the process of paint. I want my viewer to take from this work an appreciation for distinctiveness both of the human condition and the treatment of paint.”

Title: Portrait of a Family

Artist: Ashleigh Miller

Medium: Water-based oils on canvas

Date: 2013

“No longer are we bound to physical interactions as our world evolves into digital consumption.”

Title: Portrait of Connection

Artist: Ashleigh Miller

Medium: Acrylic and water-based oils on canvas

Date: 2014

“I was highly inspired by the constant need to be connected to people through technology. Even in the presence of friends, the chirping cell phone takes precedence over the physical being.”

Title: Innocent Scapegoat

Artist: Alisha Deddens

Medium: Oil on canvas

Date: 2014

“I was inspired to create this piece when reading an article in the Footprint Press called “The Raccoons in the Neighborhood.” In this article the author suggests that we too easily blame raccoons for the cause of the mischief that happens in our suburban neighborhoods when in actual fact raccoons are docile and only retaliate when they feel threatened. It is this new perspective at looking at these relatively harmless animals that I think is worth considering.”

Title: Calming Chamomile

Artist: Kelsey McHattie-Simpson

Medium: Large format photography

“With this project I wanted to show the power nature has over individuals. Nature can be both amazingly beautiful and terrifying at the same time, a complete juxtaposition. The strength and capability nature possesses is a force never to be reckoned with; it can be the wind in your hair on a sunny day while you sail along the sea, and it can be the forceful strength that shoves you effortlessly far beneath the depths of the ocean while stuck amidst a horrible storm.”

Title: Earl Grey Morning

Artist: Kelsey McHattie-Simpson

Medium: Large format photography

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