A Gallery show by ArtSpring in conjunction with David Wisdom show, April 1
David Borrowman is a lifelong photographer. On Salt Spring, his home for 30 years, he chronicles the arts scene and messes around on the Arts Council, where he is generally tolerated. He also did a six year stint in local politics, but feels better now.
Artist. Activist. Agriculturalist.
Life is my muse!
Ahava Shira has been reimagining her relationships with the human and natural world for 30 years, as a writer, dancer, spoken word poet, storyteller, photographer and collage artist. Author of a book of poetry, a poetry CD and co-author of Writing Alone Together, a book about the transformative power of writing in a group, Ahava received her doctorate in Loving Inquiry in 2010 from UBC. Originally from Montreal, she has been happily ensconced on Salt Spring since 1999.
Connie Kuhns is an essayist, photographer and former music journalist. She was a finalist for National and Western Magazine awards, the LA Review and Prism International Non-fiction awards, and included as “notable” in the Best American Essay series. For 15 years, she was the producer and host of Rubymusic on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, and later, the host of the Rubymusicstage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Her photographs have illustrated her interviews and essays, album and CD covers and a series of mail-art postcards. Her first solo show, True Nature’s Child, was at Chernoff Fine Art in Vancouver. She is a regular participant in the Summer Slide Shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Sophia Burke is an emerging interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario. She uses photography, video, drawing and writing to look at themes of intimacy, identity and personal stories. Recent works include “All These Places Feel Like Home” at the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island in 2016. Other recent exhibitions include the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Finalists Exhibition (2015), a solo show at The Penticton Art Gallery (All About Boys, 2015). Sophia received her BFA from Concordia University in 2012.
Seth Berkowitz is a locally well known photographer, at least in his own mind. He captures a series of documentary style images to explore a concept, which he much prefers over landscape photography. His work has been exhibited extensively, if infrequently, on the island.
Amy co-curates Fault Line Projects on Salt Spring Island when she is not teaching elementary Montessori classes. Her painting, sculpture, performance and photo based work has been exhibited and collected widely. This current work comments on the rapid changes viewed from a commuter’s perspective bisecting a 40 kilometer stretch of residential properties.