Hey Kingston friends!
I'd like to personally invite you to check out a curated collection of my artwork at Crave Coffee House! The show is currently up and runs for the next several months. I couldn't be happier to have my work up at one of my favourite cafes in Kingston. Just ask them, I probably pay their rent in m&m cookies and cappuccinos every week. Do I have a problem? Probably. But it's there fault for making delicious cookies. Make sure to drop in, grab a cup of coffee and check out a collection of my all-time-favourite artworks from a range of different series including: World Maps, Portraits and more! All artwork was created by myself over the past couple years in studios across Canada including Calgary, Vernon, Picton and Kingston, I'm thrilled to be showing them here in Kingston. I hope you all enjoy the show. Thanks, as always, for your continued support! See more below...
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Thank you! Also, I'd like to send a big thank you to Crave Coffee House for hosting me!
At CRAVE, we are committed to providing the premier coffee house experience by serving only the finest coffees, teas, and freshly baked pastries. Whether it’s a cup of in-house roasted coffee on your way to work, Delicious waffles for breakfast, or a panini sandwich over a lunch meeting, you will find CRAVE to be not just a coffeehouse, but a space that invites you to stay, where ideas are shared and to catch up with an old friend by the fireplace.
CRAVE Coffee House & Bakery
166 Princess Street
HOURS: 7am-10pm Daily
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Danielle Folkerts is a contemporary visual artist and art educator based in Kingston, Ontario. Originally from central Alberta her formal education includes a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the Alberta College of Art + Design, majoring in Painting. Danielle has attended a number of artist residencies and workshops around Canada, and as far as Italy.
Her ongoing art practice explores modern and traditional approaches to art making and craft, while bouncing between acrylic mixed media paintings, minimalist watercolurs, and delicately woven and constructed fiber wall hangings.
trav·el : make a journey, typically of some length or abroad, to go from one place to another, to move or go from one place or point to another, to proceed or advance in any way.
ar·ti·san : a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
Travel is deeply rooted in her creative practice. Drawing inspiration from the rich colors, textures, patterns and impressions found in the the ocean, visiting coral reefs, walking through the jungle, and the mountains. Her work is a collection of real experiences, memories and feelings - and finding the moments that we crave, search for, and connect with. Her work is platform to discuss a multitude of subjects including local landscapes, ocean preservation, and art and colour therapy. Capturing snap-shot moments on camera while kayaking, scuba diving, or hiking - often find their way into the studio, and are incorporated and in a unique way. Translated through line, colour, texture, pattern and memory.
In addition to passionately pursing her studio practice, you can find Danielle attending local markets around Ontario and Alberta, and showcasing artwork in a number of venues and businesses with The Travelling Artisan. You can also catch her collaborating with makers online at @thetravellingartisan, working alongside local female entrepreneurs and organizing workshops and events at the Kingston Collective.
Danielle is currently focusing on developing, organizing and instructing unique private and public art classes with local schools, private groups, and community centers. Her primary workshop space is at The Kingston Collective, in Kingston, Ontario. To book a private group workshop, view upcoming classes or view previous classes see here.