The Comox Valley Art Gallery welcomes artist, curator and dancer Cathy Stoyko on Oct. 15, when she will facilitate a mixed media art workshop in conjunction with the exhibit: The Significant Dream Project.
You are invited to participate and create art based on your significant dreams, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the gallery’s Studio. The cost of the workshop is a sliding scale from $15 to $25.
In the fall of 2010, on Mail Art websites and forums, Stoyko posted the mail art project Significant Dream and invited people to participate via flyers, snail mail, e-mail, and postings. The project itself and her art blog were inspired by a ‘significant dream’ that she had had in 2007.
Approximately 77 artists from around the globe have sent in about 100 dreams, which are now installed in the CVAG George Sawchuk Gallery until Nov. 5.
Along with postcard sized art, there are two ‘dream’ related zines and an incredible letter sized collage.
“One of the interesting observations I have made after seeing all of the art work people have sent is the honesty in dreams,” Stoyko said. ‘It is one of the beautiful things about dreaming, our ego isn’t involved in the same way.
“Another inspiring aspect about dreams is that anything is possible and that is a good reminder to carry over into our waking lives, the surrealist know this well.”
Stoyko operated the Abbey Gallery in Cumberland from 2004 to 2007.
For the past 15 years she’s been active in the local arts community as an artist, dancer, choreographer, mask maker, costume designer, event organizer/producer and curator. She also organizes collaborative and correspondence art projects and cabaret/performance art events.
Pre-registration is required and there are only 12 spaces in this workshop, so call early to ensure your seat. This workshop is for ages 12 to adult.
Contact the CVAG in person at 580 Duncan Ave or 250-338-6211 by phone to register.
— Comox Valley Art Gallery