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The Sound of Silence descends on Oxygen Art Centre

Deborah Loxam-Kohl, left, and form studies in felted wool. Photo credits: Deborah Loxam-Kohl

Deborah Loxam-Kohl - The Sound of … (silence)

Artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre (to Feb. 10, 2011)

 

By Fiona Brown

Deborah Loxam-Kohl is artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre through to Feb. 10, 2011 where she is exploring the use of felted wool forms to construct a large-scale sculptural installation with the working title The Sound of… (silence).

The project emerged out of Loxam-Kohl’s growing awareness of and sensitivity to noise and experiments with introducing the prospect of silence back into the built environment.

Using low-relief sculptural forms and the natural sound-dampening qualities of wool, the work engages at both an aesthetic level as well as altering the acoustic qualities of a space having high ceilings and concrete floors. 

Loxam-Kohl is the inventor of the form felting machine and process, which she is applying in the making of the work.

 

Upcoming events:

Open studio: Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 5-9 p.m.

Stop by to see the work-in-progress and speak with the artist.

Artist’s talk: Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Residency closing party, viewing of completed work: Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

Open for viewing: Sat, Feb. 12 and Sun, Feb. 13.

 

Oxygen Art Centre is located at #3, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance beside Colour Your World). Call 250-352-6322 for more info or check out the website at www.oxygenartcentre.org.

 

3-D form felting workshop (intermediate)

Two-day intensive workshop teaches basic techniques for felting in-the-round.

• Slocan Valley Threads Guild on Sat/Sun, Feb 26/27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Info available from Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008 or www.rdck.bc.ca.

• Oxygen Art Centre on Sat/Sun, March 26/27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Info available from Selkirk College Continuing Ed at 1-866-301-6601 or www. selkirk.ca.