Thursday, February 16, 2012

John Hartman Presentation and Print Release

Learn more about the inspiration, process and work of a celebrated Canadian artist, as John Hartman gives a free, artist talk session on Wednesday March 7, 2012, 7pm - 9pm at the Artists for Kids Gallery, 810 West 21st Street in North Vancouver. His work, entitled “Vancouver” is the latest acquisition in the acclaimed Artists for Kids collection. In addition, he has created an original print, and its sales support Artists for Kids unique artist and teacher-led programs.
In 2003, Hartman began to paint aerial views of cities as living organisms. These paintings made up the exhibition and book Cities that toured Canada and internationally from 2007 to 2009. His Vancouver work is part of this series.
“Bodies of water have a beautiful quality of reflected light that contrasts with the density of urban areas. The shorelines, buildings and roadways reveal the shapes and juxtapositions of the natural and man made,” Hartman says.
In addition to being one of our artist patrons, John Hartman is dedicating his time to sharing his insight. On March 6, the day prior to his talk, a dozen teams consisting of a student and his or her teacher will spend the afternoon with John, exploring the skills and techniques of effective printmaking.

His stunning, original limited-edition print is now available for sale. The sale of these prints support the next generation of artists through the work of Artists for Kids. Other original prints are also available for sale. Please visit for details.

Be sure to attend this Artists Voice presentation, and discover the spirit of contemporary Canadian art, as seen through the eyes of John Hartman.

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