Time running out to imagine this

Sally Mann
Sally Mann's work is known to make people smile.
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Time is running out and your last chance to check out the February display at Duncan’s Imagine That!

Until Feb. 28, the downtown artist’s co-operative features textile artist Lesley Comassar, painter Antoinette Hérivel and multi-media artist Sally Mann.

Mann is described in a media release as “whimsical” and someone who is likely to make people smile, as with the piece at right.

I’ve always been interested in form and structure which is why I like to build things,” she said. “As with my recent mermaid and elephant sculptures, I’ve learned through trial and error that having a strong underlying structure is the most important part of the process.”

Comassar embellishes her work with buttons, beads and ribbons and loves to simplify.

“Joy, calm, despair — every day of our lives is charged with these emotions,” she said. “I distill these everyday feelings to their most basic elements and present the central images in my art in vibrant colors and geometric shapes. My art is meant to depict the extraordinary in the ordinary and to show our common experiences in uncommon ways.”

Hérivel, meanwhile, considers herself to be a narrative painter, exploring balance and connection between past and present, memory, observation and imagination.

“I like the contrast of working in traditional painting styles, and experimental serendipitous drawings and painting from memory and imagination.”

The 251 Craig St. outlet is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-748-6776 for more information.

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