Visions and Perspectives
Artists Christine Newsome, Betty Meiszner, Dianne Hultgen, and Vicki Ray are exhibiting their current work at the O’Connor Group Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from May 18 to June 25, 2022.
The four women were brought together by Christine Newsome’s mixed media collage classes at Eldercollege. They were founding members of the Chilliwack Collage Collective and have continued to meet regularly to encourage and motivate each other.Christine Newsome continues to work with mixed media collage. She takes her inspiration from history and anthropology, layering colour, texture and image instinctively to create mystery and meaning.
Vicki Ray’s medium is also mixed media collage. She enjoys composition and simplicity, often with a dash of humour.
Betty Meiszner’s encaustics and mixed media pieces are informed by her childhood growing up in Chilliwack on the family farm….and by her passion for travel.
Diane Hultgren’s representational landscapes and still-lifes are drawn from her love of nature and sun-filled days growing up in the B.C.’s Okanagan.