When Pigs Fly – Artists on Elgin September Exhibit
September 1 - September 30
Artists on Elgin is proud to announce that their exhibit for the month of September will comprise of the work created by mixed media artist, Brigitte Bere in her exhibition titled, ‘When Pigs Fly’.
It is said that when you ponder accomplishing something generally taken to be impossible, that it will only happen ‘when pigs fly’. The saying is telling us that is impossible or makes us ask ‘will happen and will I be able to do it’. At the most extreme, we think ‘it will never happen for me’. There is this idea then of the bridging between the possible and the impossible. This always intrigued Brigitte to the point where all she wanted to do was to take the saying literally. Therefore, her pigs can fly and they always will. These clay pieces are magical, and their magic is expressed in their vibrancy and lifelike demeanor. Flocks of pigs have been seen flying over the landscapes Brigitte paints with alcohol inks, and likewise her felted landscapes. This collection simply says ‘if you thought it wasn’t possible you just didn’t know pigs can fly!’.
Brigitte Bere lives and gathers much of her inspiration from the Northeastern Ontario. Receiving award from number groups and associations including, Cavalcade of Colour, Sudbury Craft and Arts Foundation, Art in the Park and the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is currently represented by Artists on Elgin in Sudbury and Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island.
Artists on Elgin welcomes the public to an afternoon reception that will explore the bridge between the possible and impossible with Brigitte Bere. “Fly my little piggies!” The exhibit will run from September 4-September 28 with the afternoon reception being held on Saturday September 8 from 1pm-4pm.