The Craft Project

Whitehorse Star Covers Faces

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On Friday the Whitehorse Star put together an article about the Faces exhibit.  I thought I would share it with you here:

Faces pushes Whitehorse artist to face her own creative fears

Mixed media artist Amber Church, whose show Faces continues in the Yukon Arts Centre’s Community Gallery, hopes it will inspire others to draw.

Mixed media artist Amber Church, whose show Faces continues in the Yukon Arts Centre’s Community Gallery, hopes it will inspire others to draw.

“The idea for the show came from the fact that I was intimidated by drawing faces,” Church said.

“I think a lot of people are; we spend so much of our lives looking at human faces that when it comes to capturing them in art, we are naturally more critical of the results than we are of other subjects.

“I decided I had to push myself to get past that, so I decided to create 100 faces in as many different media as I could think of.”

The resulting body of work is as broad as possible; from polymer clay and wire, to pencil and ink, to collage and acrylic, to manga and steampunk, and as many other styles in-between that she could think up.

Church hopes the work will encourage others who are intimidated by drawing faces to give it a try in the exhibit’s guest books.

She also hopes that by creating space directly in the exhibit for others to experiment, she can help facilitate that first step for visitors of the exhibit.

The show, which opened last Friday evening as part of an art crawl, continues until Oct. 26.

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