As part of our promotion of the visual and literary arts, the Arts Council hosts individual artists' work in our office space at Suite 110, 4818 50 Avenue. Visual art hangs on the walls and changes every 10 weeks; local writers’ books are on our shelves. Come and have a peek! Call for appointment to view - 403-348-2787.
The Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present Sally Towers-Sybblis' artwork in the office until July 2019.
Sally Towers-Sybblis - Artist Statement
I find true joy in creating anything from scratch! Lately I have been drawn to collaged images. I print decorative papers off my Gelli Plate. These printed papers are then cut and used to collage with. I find it interesting to craft a personality of an animal in a simple whimsical way. Each animal has its own unique character. Some of these images are made into greeting cards. You can find these cards and other designs of mine for sale at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre gift shop.
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time artist, calligrapher, and educator from Red Deer, Alberta. She believes the ritualistic practice of art not only nurtures the human spirit, it breaks down barriers and strengthens relationships.
In her classes, students are challenged to find their own inner artist by unleasing their innate capacity to create. her teaching style is one that inspires and evokes joy through the process of creating.
Her journey to become an artists began at Grant MacEwan University where she studied Fibre Arts and Visual Communications. Upon graduating, she landed a job as a window dresser and display specialist at the downtown Hudson's Bay store in Edmonton. It wasn't until she moved to Red Deer and had her two children that she found her true calling. A friend introduced her to the Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer and her passion for painting and lettering arts was ignited.
Sally's desire to become an artist has been dramatically influenced by witnessing her father's 17 year affliction with Alzheimer's disease. She realized just how precious time was. She talks about this in her co-authored self-published book, "The Circle Club - A journey of hope and healing." May of her beautiful paintings are featured throughout. Her work has also been featured in several magazines including "The Lettering Arts Review." To learn more about Sally or purchase her book, visit her website at www.sallytowerssybblis.com.
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