I have always been fascinated by the mysterious potential that metals have to offer and the opportunity of transforming their original properties in order to stretch the scope of what can be achieved.
What is particularly distinctive about my body of work is its structural form, created to deliberately play with negative and positive space. My jewellery designs testify to the textural dynamic and technical approach within my practice, seeming to have evolved organically, taking on an industrial influence. The varied interplay of colours and textures creates distinctive contrasts, evoking vividness of exquisite dimensions, which are rich, bold and engaging.
My objective has always been to transfer my emotions, creative passion and risk taking into my jewellery in an expressive way to arrive at exciting jewellery forms that elicit awe and inspiration, and personalize them in order to give my work a distinctive character.
"PERCUSSION" - BROOCH
Copper, sterling silver, brass, watch parts, found objects from Canada and Mexico, image on photographic paper.
Dr. Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner present:
"Something from Nothing" Art Show and Sale - Nouveau Gallery
Please join us and see the works of Wilf Perreault, Vic Cicansky, Lorne Beug, Melody Armstrong
and many more at the “Something From Nothing” Art Show and Sale.
The show's central theme is to discover
new life for materials destined to become nothing more than waste –
simply put, to create a new future. One better and more hopeful than
the one that previously existed.
The sale will help make possible the visit of members of the Recycled Orchestra from Paraguay. I hope you will take this opportunity to come and check out the art created for this occasion, if not at the opening on March 22nd then on the 23rd or 24th.
This project is about the innate quality that art in all its forms brings to our society. We believe passionately, that art, something that has been around since the beginning of time and considered to be one of the very foundations upon which our existence is based, is so close to being considered a luxury - or worse - redundant. Yet in third world countries like Paraguay it is the foundation for hope, for learning and for a better more positive future. We believe that, like in Paraguay, if our community can embrace art and culture, in all its forms, it too can begin to understand its healing powers. As a community we will seek out our similarities and work towards a joint future, not one that focuses on accommodating our differences but accepting those differences.
The entire project, over the course of this past year has reached out to arts organizations within the community to come on board to support the importance of the arts as a change agent on the path to reconciliation and to a stronger more viable community.
Annual Salon Show & Sale
March 14 to April 26
Opening reception: March 14 7 to 9pm
Our Annual Salon Show and Sale features over 300 original works by more than 100 members from across the province.
With over 100 artists and makers, this well-loved AGR tradition is not only a great chance for artists of all levels to show their work to the public, it's also a fundraiser for the gallery with all work for sale. You'll find painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, jewellery and more! Best of all, you'll know that your purchase goes towards supporting local makers as well as to support programming at Art Gallery of Regina.
Represented by Assiniboia Gallery at 2266 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Assiniboia Gallery showcases a wide selection of Melody’s Jewellery and will accommodate custom jewellery designs.