ARTIST RETURNS HOME FOR EXHIBIT
It is with great pleasure that Hilary Rice announces a major offering of her artwork at an exhibition titled "Landscapes of the Soul", to be held at the Gallery on the Lake, near Buckhorn, . The exhibit opens Saturday, September 6th and ends September 26th.
When Hilary Rice (née Lucy) left her family's Peterborough home 28 years ago, she was known in the area as a musician. Rice has moved several times since, living in locations across this vast country - from BC to her current residence in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Together with all these changes has come a shift in focus for her creative passion – Hilary is now working full time as an artist. First known for her art quilt patterns, which are sold internationally, Hilary has since developed a distinctive style in her textile and multi-media based art.
This exhibit reflects much of artist Hilary Rice's sense of the world, inspired by nature and her spiritual journey. Through the manipulation of fibres, plastics, metals and experimentation of surface design techniques, Hilary explores her own questions as they relate to her spirituality. "Being able to immerse myself in the mystery of the creative process has evolved into a documented personal journey, a journey towards the mystery of the holy. To seek something that is not tangible - imagined, yet wholeheartedly felt to exist, and to have the power to facilitate its reality, is a wonderful gift," says Hilary.
Hilary describes the work as "…a modern fused tapestry, often with flowing lines, creating a calm feeling. Other pieces are dramatic and vibrant. Layers of visual depth and interest draw the viewer in, to reveal fine detailing. There is always something new to be seen, or imagined to be seen. Each additional element brings the piece to life."
Hilary's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in private and liturgical collections across Canada. Her work has received several national awards, including the prestigious Award of Excellence at the Grand National Show held in Kitchener-Waterloo each year. Rice travels across Canada presenting workshops that teach the extensive list of techniques used in her work.
You are invited to meet Hilary at the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 6th from 1 to 4 pm. Hilary will be pleased to discuss her new work with you then as well as the following day - Sunday, September 7th, from 1 to 4 pm.