Dancing in the New Year is the theme of the latest Rocanini Cafe Artist Series. Rocanini Coffee Roasters in Steveston hosts local artwork from established professional artists and emerging artists. Plan a trip out to historic Steveston, sip on fresh artisan coffee, and enjoy the fabulous creations of Therese Lydia Joseph and Marilynn Tebbit.
Therese Lydia Joseph, an award-winning artist, was born in Switzerland and now resides in North Vancouver.
"FACES" is a figurative/abstract series of portraits. I am passionate about drawing and painting faces and thoroughly enjoy seeing how personality and temperament come into being from an empty canvas. "FIGURES" I am always fascinated with portraying ladies caught in the moment in time. Although these moments might be sad, tough, unfair or undesired it is my aim to focus on the last flicker of hope, unseen beauty or strength that hides in the soul of my subjects. – "Hope is a waking dream." – Aristotle.
Marilynn Tebbit is a painter who has been 'arting' for about 34 years, though her university degree is not in art but in Education. She resides in Burnaby and has since 2005. Prior, she spent 5 months in Florida, 22 years in Calgary, 3 summers in Banff, 1 year in Waterloo, and 17 years in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie.
"I paint what hooks my emotion and poses a technical challenge. I create large and small canvases, and carry out many wishes on paper. I have also illustrated a children's book. My own favourite subjects include ballet, fashion, birds, architecture, and people. The emotional tone of my work is most commonly playfulness. I'm compelled to combine my subjects in unconventional compositions, ranging in size from 30 x 36 to 6 x 4. Pencil, pencil crayon, acrylic, charcoal pencil, chalk, and pastel are my mediums of choice."
As a part of the Rocanini Cafe Artist Series, Rocanini Coffee Roasters in Steveston hosts local artwork from established professional artists and emerging artists. Plan a trip out to historic Steveston, sip on fresh artisan coffee, and enjoy the fabulous creations of John Beatty and Dr. Ziad Jundi.
John Beatty moved to BC from Ontario in 1967 and now resides in Richmond. A retired teacher, John has completed over 800 oil and acrylic paintings primarily of West Coast and travel subject matter that have stimulated his interest because of their unique composition, their colour, and their contrasting light. His style could be described as representational with areas of impressionism and abstraction. He has exhibited his work at Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver and annually (for the past 20 years) at Yellow Point Lodge on Vancouver Island.
Dr. Ziad Jundi was born in Syria, studied Atomic physics and taught at various Middle Eastern Universities. He has shown his art in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, LA and Santa Fe. Twenty-five years ago, he retired to Vancouver and now devotes his time to painting.
To inquire about showing your artwork, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your profile and a link to your portfolio.
As the new kid on the block, we were thrilled to be on the Richmond Reviews' "The Best of Richmond 2012 Readers' Poll" in the "Best Coffee (Independent)" category. We hope to climb the list as more Richmondites discover us. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Thank you Lindsay Anderson for the nice feature (On Rocanini Coffee and Books) on Rocanini Coffee Roasters in Steveston! Lindsay took some wonderful photos and put together a nice writeup on our location in Steveston.
As Lindsay writes, "I like a coffee shop that’s big enough I don’t have to worry about finding a seat, but not so large that I’ll forever remain a stranger. I like savouries on offer but sweets even more, which I can dip into London fogs or spicy chai teas. I like when their music makes me sway, but doesn’t distracting me from my friends, writing, or book. And I love, love, LOVE when a coffee shop has local art on its walls."
After reading Lindsay's words, how can you not want to make a visit out to beautiful Steveston and see for yourself?
Rocanini celebrates international artist, Karen Lorena Parker, as she continues her romance with organic patterns of filtered light. Enjoy the community event with friends and join the live art auction. Karen Lorena Parker Art Posters available for sale
A chance to win a Framed Parker Print ($500 value) and a 2-hour art lesson!
Date: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Entrance: $10* (buy tickets online or in store)
*Event tickets include coffee, tea, snacks and a bag of fresh roasted coffee beans.
Support local artists and inspired education as proceeds go to Dream Indigo Educational Society.
Karen's continued exploration into the romantic organic patterns of light and the feelings we associate with being close to nature’s light are expressed in these luminscent tones of layered varnishes. www.karenlorenaparker.com