During the beautiful month of October Opeyemi Olukotun, Arts Mosaic’s gallery assistant, hopes the public will stop in to the Station to view the work of a Brandon artist. The opening reception for Douglas Broland’s display is on Friday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. But his work will be on display all month.
“We are extremely excited to host the solo exhibition of Douglas Brolund in the gallery,” says Opeyemi, “We welcome everyone to come to experience the beautiful landscape scenery of this amazing artist. It is a good time to meet the artist, engage with the art on display and have fun celebrating this local artist!”
Brolund is an academic artist who started drawing in a one-room school near Swan River, Manitoba in the late 1940s.
He says, “I have tried to improve my “gift” over the course of many years whenever possible, and now with the world view that the internet affords, one can see the work of artists from all continents and cultures and appreciate the art that enriches us all.
“My small contribution of academic work has always focused on landscape painting and figurative sculpture. I particularly enjoy plein air painting.
"Clay sculpture occupied my time over some five years which resulted in donations to local public libraries of bas-relief plaques and portraits of many famous Canadians like Tom Thompson, Emily Carr and Ernest Thomson Seton.”
Life is busy at Arts Mosaic's Station. Art classes for kids and teens are ongoing. “The first week of class was an amazing experience for the students. We did drawings and painted with watercolours,” says Opeyemi. Classes will explore many more artistic mediums this month.
The Community Wings project is completed and on display. Opeyemi invites, “Come get selfies with it.”
With Halloween on the way, you may want to check out what the Costume Closet has to rent. They are open Monday and Thursday afternoons, or make your appointment to pick out your costume.
The Chess Club invites players to bring their own board or share with a friend for a game. They play in the late afternoon on Fridays. “All skill levels are welcome!”