Exhibiting my Fraser River Series paintings on a sunny Saturday, September 24, 2011 for the 8th Annual 'Artists on the River' celebration at the Quay in New Westminster was great fun!
It is a celebration of the arts to the riverfront in conjunction with the opening of the Discovery Centre's new Heart of the Fraser exhibit in 2011. Featured above is a picture of Anthony Hollenstein engaging with local art lovers and artists on opening night of this two day event held at the Westminster Quay waterfront inside the Discovery Centre.
Anthony participated in the 2011 New Westminster Cultural Crawl, Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, again featured at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in beautiful New Westminster, B.C.
It was a blast! I never stop hearing,"Wow, I've never seen anything like it before!" And then the questions start, "How do you do it?"
Film shoot with Tim Chung of Shaw Cable TV
Art launch inspires creation of 3 curiosities...
Royal City Record features NWA Group!
Julie MacLellan from The Record did the New West Art Group proud with a very insightful and comprehensive article on the founding of the NWA, the passion of the artists dedicated to it's success and the Art Launch event. Featured in her article were Andrea Fergusson, Anthony Hollenstein and Shelly Rothenburger.
The NWA, an artist-run, non-profit group was designed to celebrate, support, encourage and promote visual artists in the community. Its official launch with the exhibition Feb. 11 to 13 at River Market was a great success. The under-$100 theme was chosen to make the exhibition as inclusive as possible.
Celebrating arts and culture in Queensborough during November was a great chance to show my Fraser River Series and my "Hollenstyle" method of painting. The raking light was fabulous and the people were left in awe! I really enjoyed it too!
Canadian Federation of Artists
My 'Pink Flowers' painting from my Fraser River Series was accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists' 2010 international juried competition 'Painting on the Edge'.
Well over 600 participated with only 52 chosen.
Participating in the 2010 New Westminster Cultural Crawl by exhibiting at the Fraser River Discovery Centre Saturday August 7, 2010 was a great ceremonial beginning for me. Making it worth my salt I showed all of my 10 Fraser River paintings plus 8 more delectables!
Prior to the showing in the 2010 New Westminster Cultural Crawl a very descriptive write-up in the New West Newsleader newspaper, August 6th edition, was generously written.
Inspired by a Royal City
Local artist Anthony Hollenstein's work as part of the Cultural Crawl August 2010
By Sean Kolenko
Local artist Anthony Hollenstein is always on the hunt for new inspiration and a new scene to paint. When he discovered the beach underneath the Skytrain bridge that looks back on New Westminster, he said he had to commit the scene to canvas.
"As a painter, the past has so many romantic connotations " said Hollenstein, a Royal City resident since 2004. " And the Fraser River and New Westminster have so much of that kind of character. It really makes this one of the best places to paint."
Hollenstein's love of the Fraser River produced a 10-painting series, highlighting different aspects of the river, that will be on display during this year's New Westminster Cultural Crawl.
The series, he said, is a melding of impressionist and post-impressionist styles, which makes for a colourful and layered visual experience.
For instance, in the aforementioned painting, called "Under the SkyTrain Bridge", each piece of the landscape comes forward until the closest element - in this case a log- feels as though it is right in your face.
Hollenstein's 10-painting collection on the Fraser River will be on display at the Fraser River Discovery Centre at 788 Quayside Dr. on Aug. 7, 2010, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Hollenstein Art Gallery in Carleton Place, Ontario hosts art showings by appointment. Call or write today to learn more.