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Osi Cruz-Lahtinen

Artist’s Biography: Born in Mexico City and an Architect and Youth Minister by profession, Osi initiated her love for Art at an early age. She started to develop her painting skills during her Junior High years when her Art teacher recommended her to choose another option and told her she …

Gallery Artists

A collection of some of the artists and studios’ works featured at Different Strokes: Holly Burghardt Osi Cruz-Lahtinen Tammy Fischer Innovative Artisans Donna MacDonald Jana Milne Chris Murfit Alison Philpotts Dee Poisson Theresa Potter Tracy Proctor Lorene Runham Virginia Wilson

Upcoming Exhibitions

November 1-3 Friday, November 16th Join us for in store sales from 10:00am to 12:00pm Stop in for popcorn and live music.  Roll three dice for sales discounts. 5010 – 50th Avenue, Olds, Alberta For the month of December a percentage of all sales will be given to the Rotary …

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Featured Artist’s Series

August 10, 2011 Latest No Comments

September 8, 2011 

DIFFERENT STROKES ART GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT AN EVENING WITH JOAN BAILEY

OPEN HOUSE  5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

REFRESHMENTS AND HORS D’OEUVRES

Artist Statement

My artistic education has been self-directed relying on greatly on experimentation along with books, magazines, other artists and art related workshops.  I paint in acrylic and Acrylic, 48” x 30”mixed media on canvas with large brushes, painting knives and my hands.  Sometimes applied thickly and at times poured thinly, my paintings are impressionist, representational or abstract. Creating with paint is my way of investigating the mysteries and patterns of nature.  I like to explore silence, chaos, moments of beauty and decay, imagined and real.  I enjoy the process of building up and breaking down. I thrive on contrasts, shiny and dull, coarse and smooth, flat and textured, simple and complex, spontaneous or meditated.  I love texture and colour.

Featured Artist’s Series

July 4, 2011 Latest No Comments

July 7, 2011 

DIFFERENT STROKES ART GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE WORKS OF ARTIST ELSIE ARCHER AND AUTHOR MAXINE SPENCE

Open House, 5:00 – 8:00.  Stop in, have a refreshment and enjoy.

Elsie’s Artist Statement

When asked why she paints, Elsie will say “God put the desire within me, it is just part and parcel of who I am”. Her painting continues to show progress. Teaching art has further encouraged her to experiment. Her painting shows understanding, truthfulness, gentleness, and respect. It is somewhat fanciful, not quite realistic, and a bit whimsical. She regards her successes and failures as building blocks. Her view of life is very apparent in her paintings.

Statement from Maxine Spence’s book “Leaf”

“This time, when the winter winds began to blow, he watched the leaves begin their last dance and knew that holding on couldn’t make anything last forever.”

Find the Gallery

5010 – 50th Avenue Olds, Alberta 403.556.2233 differentstrokes@live.ca

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What’s Different about Different Strokes?

Different Strokes Art Gallery is committed to broadening the confines of what individuals think of when they hear the term "Gallery". We believe that art is not necessarily meant to be quiet and passive - a gallery should have the same passion for its exhibited artworks that the artists have for their own work. Different Strokes exhibits all forms of art by artists and artisans, mainly from Alberta, focusing on the artist and not just the art work. We welcome all art lovers to come in, be our guest, and appreciate the many different shapes, forms and sizes that art can take.

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Searching for an artist or a specific piece of art? Different Strokes Art Gallery loves a good challenge and will happily assist our guests find their favourite artist or artwork.