Thursday, November 29, 2012

vernissage : HELENE LACELLE at Carmen's Veranda DEC.11

LOCAL & NATIONAL ARTIST, HELENE LACELLE, OPENING AT CARMEN's VERANDA 11 December

Opening Dec.11, 2012 6:30 to 9:00pm :::::: Show runs until Jan.31, 2013

Carmen's Veranda 1169 Bank St, Ottawa

CARMEN's VERANDA is once again supporting community art with a new art opening by HELENE LACELLE on 11 December 2012. LACELLE is a lifelong artist who is represented by various galleries in Toronto, St John, Fredericton, Philadelphia and Huston. She has shown frequently in national and local restaurant/galleries as well as in Ottawa's KARSH MASON gallery and has won several awards in drawing and painting.

She describes her present style as Primitive Naive. LACELLE says, 'She tries to capture joy.' in her work. Her 'ladies in waiting' as I would describe them, look very much like folkart but with such skill and layers of glazed foundations that they surpass what we conventionally think of as 'folk art'. Lacelle recently returned from a very successful showing and sale of her original art at Toronto's 'QueenWestARTcrawl' - an event where hundreds of artists are juried and the best are selected to represent the event.

LACELLE will be showing a variety of her art styles covering several years of creation - for example, her very unique 'ART BLOCKS', large gouache paintings and collages some recently completed specially for the CARMEN's VERANDA exhibit. She keeps her prices reasonable starting at $25. so that those visitors considering original art as a Xmas gift will not have to dig too deeply into their pockets to purchase local art from a very skilled creator. 'I prefer to show my work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and certainly Carmen's provides that.'

Also LACELLE produces and hosts the ONE&ONLY art/craft Fair - an annual event held in mid November where 50 artist/crafters and hundreds of visitors view local art at the Ottawa Community Centre in Sandy Hill.

Carmen Letourneau and her staff put out an incredible opening night free gourmet nibblies - cash bar.

LACELLE"s show opens 11 December 2012 from 6:30p.m. to 9 p.m.
at CARMEN's VERANDA, 1169 Bank Street, Ottawa 613 730 9829 and ALL ARE WELCOME

Show runs from Dec.11 to Jan.31, 2013