Jeanne Kollée

McNally Art Studios - July 31/2015

 

Finally completed the tear down of the old lockers and shelves in our studio space at the Old McNally School. It took about a month to complete all the work and painting and this week we were able to start hanging the art work. Looks great! This is not a commercial gallery or open to the public, but a terrific space to hang our completed works outside our studio doors!

 



Rick hanging and measuring!

 



Two hundred feet of hanging space. A hanging system was designed by going on the internet to best utilize the hallways with minimum nails in the walls. No nails!

 



Far end of the north exit, my studio door is next to the first painting.


SIGNAGE FOR OUR NEW STUDIO SPACE

June 30, 2015

 

The McNally Community Association has permitted our Artist's Group, The McNally Art Studios to put a sign on the side of the old McNally School. This school as of last fall has partically been converted to artist's studio spaces. Classrooms have been converted, some divided in half, and some whole classrooms are now the homes of local artists. The other half of the school remains  for the use of the community to use as a venue for various functions and as rental for other parties, such as birthday's etc.

 



With a little help from our neighbour across the road, who happens to be a contractor.

 



Done in 30 minutes! Now people won't get lost in the country! 

 

Very soon, there will be lights installed over the two signs. Especially good at night!


PENCIL DRAWINGS

 

These two images are from  Day 8 and 9. They are from my vintage collection of Corning Ware - Blue Corn Flower. 

 



Salt Shaker

 

 



Coffee Mug




Blue Moon - 5 x 7 inches oil on canvas

 

 



Solar Angels - 5 x 7 inches oil on canvas


 

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

 

My day today. At the Opening Ceremonies of the Lethbridge Military Museum at the Lethbridge Armouries. The commissioned painting I did many years ago was donated and presented to the museum by Retired Colonel Kilford (who originally commissioned the work) this afternoon. Thank you, Chris. It has found a great home ( after 20 years of travel) and will be on display permanently.

 

 



"The Gunners of Lethbridge"


"Abstract Exhibition"

March 24th  - April 5th 2015

Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery

1241 Cartwright Street - Granville Island

Vancouver BC

 

If anyone from Lethbridge or surrounding area is travelling to Vancouver during this time period, drop into the Federation Gallery and take in this group exhibit.

 



"Pond Scum" - by Jeanne Kollee


Well it has been an interesting year. I had to move studio spaces 3 times in one year. Moved from a heritage building, an old fire hall basement space, to an upstairs space above a book store to a two room small space above a silk screen shop, to my present location, NcNally School.

 

McNally school was built in 1945, has hard wood flooring throughout, a gym, a lab etc. and about six classrooms that have been converted to studio spaces for artists. Some spaces are half classroom size and some are full classroom size. The basement consists of the west wing which are stained glass artisians and the east wing a single artist with a huge space. The upper level west wing conists of about 7 studio spaces with a common area for clean up and socialising. McNally School is in the county of Lethbridge and is about 8 kilometers out of the city.The country side is so peaceful and picturesque. It is truly "Artists Heaven".

 



Studio space I share with my husband - a full classroom facing west.


 

Old lab - now our common area.

 

 



View from my window facing south west - new exra large house, not typical of surrounding farm houses


NEWS!  

 

My website (link) is now listed on The Federation of Canadian Artists website under "Artist's Sites" (Active Member). Check out their site. www.artists.ca


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