Welcome to The Art Corner
Southcentre knows how important it is to create opportunities for people to connect with each other and with the local talent in our community. In an effort to continue creating these opportunities we’re proud to present The Art Corner!
The Art Corner is a space curated by local artist Jessica Armas to help you experience and celebrate the YYC arts community. Southcentre guests will be invited to connect with their favourite local artist by tagging the artist and using the hashtag #SouthcentreArt 🎨
Check out The Art Corner on the upper level across from Oak & Tonic!
Meet The Artists
Jessica Armas Noda
Jessica is the person behind JessAN Creations. She is a passionate artist and teacher, originally from Cuba. She best expresses her creativity and feelings through the canvas.
Born and raised in Calgary, Janice has completed degrees at the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Fine Arts, Psychology and Interior Design. Her artwork reflects the joy, passion and love for creating.
Viviana was inspired to create from a very young age, she was specifically interested in art and drawing. After a 20 hiatus from painting she began creating again in 2016. Her fascination with nature and animals continuously drives her creativity.
Keith is a visual artist living in Calgary, Alberta. He takes inspiration from the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies, teeming with wildlife year-round. His creativity was kindled by his parents who gave him the book “The Art of Robert Bateman” in the mid 80’s.
Tay is a full-time freelance artist based out of Calgary. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Design program at the Alberta University of the Arts, she works in both distinct and diverse art styles. She makes each painting come to life by layering various colours, glitters and textures.
Terry is a Calgary artist who creates large, flowing abstract dreamscapes, reminiscent of a fabulous garden, mountain retreat or a tropical vacation. Terry has been an artist all of her life and first began selling her art in 2013.
Susen is a born and raised Calgarian. The time she spent on the farm, exploring the mountains, and traveling Europe inspired her to fill the sketchbooks she always carried with her. As an only child, Susen developed a rich imagination which she expressed through story writing and sketching.
Rachelle loves the freedom of expression that creating art give her. To sit in her studio contemplating subject, colour, composition, and line feels like a child exploring something new. She likes to remind herself that the time she has to create is a gift.
Tamara is a First Nation artist based in Calgary. She has always been drawn to designing and creating art. Her work starts with an idea, a feeling or a story. She draws her images by hand, capturing the emotion in the lines and exploring the reality with colours.
Kelsy is a self-taught fiber artist living in Calgary, AB. Kelsy is the owner of Kelsy Renee Studio where she creates macramé fiber art, with her own bohemian style. Kelsy’s inspiration comes from her family heritage, nature and music.
Art in Motion
Interested in seeing the artists in action? The Art Corner will feature live painting in which our featured artists will create masterpieces live. Live painting sessions will take place during mall hours.
See below for Live Painting dates:
- August 13th – Tay Odynski
- August 14th – Viviana Pacheco
- August 15th – Jessica Armas Noda & Tamara Shepherd
- August 20th – Jessica Armas Noda
- August 21st – Terry Kruse
- August 22nd – Susen Falk-Kiez
- August 25th – Janice Mather
- August 27th – Janice Mather
- August 28th – Keith Andrews
- August 29th – Keith Andrews
Stay tuned for more dates!