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Photo of Carrie Carbol Carrie Carbol

Carrie is an Edmonton-born artist and silversmith and founded Two Carrots Studio in 2015.  Working alongside three other artists in Strathearn, her artistic practice shifts between jewelry and small sculptural pieces. Her tabletop art is an extension of her jewelry work, incorporating copper, silver, bronze, vitreous enamels, wood, stone, and found objects.

Her career in metals started with a simple evening class many years ago.…

Photo of Carroll Charest Carroll Charest Interim Exhibitions Director

Carroll is a fine artist who creates and shows her works in the greater Edmonton area.  Carroll experienced many art fields while attending Alberta College of Art & Design from regular painting and drawing to sculpture, glass blowing, metalsmithing, and jewelry making, graduating from their 4-year Diploma Program with distinction by winning the Heritage Travel Scholarship Award in 1988 & 1989.…

Photo of Tania Garner-Tomas Tania Garner-Tomas
Photo of Zazo Hajdu † Zazo Hajdu,

Lajos “Zazo” Hajdu †

May 17, 1940 – February 27, 2021

Zazo passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of February 27, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Gabriella.

Zazo was born in Nyiregyháza, Hungary. He attained a Masters Degree in Agrology Engineering with a Specialized Masters Degree in Animal Sciences from the Agrology University of Gödöllõ, Hungary, and a Degree in Fine Arts from Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta.…

Photo of Keith Kobylka Keith Kobylka

Keith Kobylka was born and raised in Edmonton. He discovered his love of art early, attending Harry Ainlay High School, and attended ACAD in Calgary. After college he began working as a newsroom illustrator for the Edmonton Journal later transitioning to graphic/layout artist at the newspaper. Recently embarking on the process of sculpting, Keith is continuing to learn and develop his various mediums and is excited to explore this new creative venture.

Photo of Wes Leonard Wes Leonard

Wes Leonard is a journeyman machinist by day and a metal artist by night based out of Spruce Grove, Alberta. He is a self taught welder specializing in welded and stainless steel, cast bronze, and cast aluminum.

Some of Wes’ work can be seen at Rowles and Company Ltd in Edmonton.

Photo of Sharon Moore-Foster Sharon Moore-Foster

I love to learn and am lucky enough to be surrounded by many friends and family members who celebrate and encourage that learning as well as assist with the more pragmatic details of life. Thank you all very much. Art is a process, as is life. You acquire new bits of information and integrate them with the old, as well as sur- render to the present with a bizarre sense of, “Okay, let’s go.” I communicate through various media: The steel is raw, unfinished strong industrial material.…

Photo of Shawn Olander Shawn Olander Interim Director – Workshops, Newsletter

I grew up in Ft. McMurray in the 70’s, when there was not a lot to do. My father took us to a secret spot in the woods to observe the bears. We did this often. Our entertainment was the wildlife, and I developed a love for bears that will last a lifetime.

I sculpt bears from clay because of the great memories I have of the bears I loved in the wild and it brings back fond memories of my childhood

I experiment with different types of clays, glazes and techniques.…

Photo of Herman H Poulin Herman H Poulin Members at Large

Close to four decades of public art, Herman has touched people, communities and schools by promoting his talent.

Born in 1950, and second child in a family of eleven, he was born in Quebec and in 1953, his family moved to St. Edouard (County of St. Paul). In 1977, he established his family business (HuB Designs) by making concrete and cedar signs, golf furniture, bronze monuments, sculptures and awards.…

Photo of Dan Wiebe Dan Wiebe

Growing up on the prairies I always had creative juices running through my veins. To my parents dismay I became an expert with cardboard and my Dad’s supply of masking tape. My artistic journey would take a delay however as I enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in the Navy on Submarines. Following my Honourable Discharge from the military my childhood dreams were realize when I attended Art School at Red Deer College in 1988-1990 and engaged on a life long adventure.…