The Art Gallery of Golden is preparing for a new show titled Hic et Ubique: Here and Everywhere, that will highlight the art work of Christine Silvia Hoeppner starting on March 30, with an artist’s reception from 3 to 5 p.m on that date.
Hoeppner grew up in Calgary but does have a long connection to Golden.
“My parents currently live in Golden. For about 15 years it has been my back and forth place in summer and weekends,” she said.
On her website Hoeppner explains that she paints anything from landscapes to portraits, on anything from canvas to glass.
“I like the diversity of not being confined to just one medium. Often I incorporate paper and wire, photos, buttons, belts, and other strange and fun found objects into my passion for creating. Primarily I work with acrylic and oil paint, but have dabbled with watercolours, fabric paint, and a style of art called batik, which is popular in Indonesia.”
Currently a university student, Hoeppner said she now likes to work in a variety of styles that she has developed over the years.
“As long as I can remember I’ve been painting and drawing. It’s just something I have always done and hopefully will be able to continue to do. Throughout high school I took as many art classes as it was possible to take. I don’t think I did much else other then art. It was only in university I started taking black and white film photography, which I enjoy and want to integrate more into my paintings,” she said.
She also explained where her inspiration comes from.
“Anywhere I have been, people I meet, my surroundings (from being in an art filled community, my house, friends, literature I read). Anything that is of interest and different from the ordinary is what I take inspiration from.”
The show will run from March 30 to April 23 at the Art Gallery of Golden.