About Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is where creativity comes alive! We are a community that offers an accessible and nurturing environment for expression and self exploration. Kaleidoscope provides everyone with opportunities to express themselves, helping participants realize their full and perhaps untapped creative potential. At Kaleidoscope everyone is an artist.

We all have a unique mark to make, come and make it with us!

Todd Marcoux working on a new painting

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Ray Moyer
January-February 2019
Art Reception: Tues, Feb 12th 1:30-2:30

Ray Moyer (b. 1938) joined the Art Studio in late 2016 when he joined the Community Day Program (CDP) at Sherbrooke. He attends the art studio two days a week. It is through his dedication and commitment to his practice, that he has developed a distinctive style. Ray has always appreciated art, but did not imagine himself being an artist. His first drawings were of horses and cattle, reflecting his appreciation of these animals. He has since produced dozens of drawings and paintings.
Ray is a courageous artist. This show illustrates his willingness to experiment and explore a variety of mediums, styles and subjects. He is not afraid to try new techniques. Seeking beauty in the everyday, Ray produces captivating works that playfully depict horses, prairie birds, bright flowers, and colorful abstracts. Ray paints for the challenge and joy of being able to express himself in a visual form. “It’s fun,” he says, “It’s something I can do for hours and hours.”
Ray was born in the town of Shaunavon and grew up in Rosetown, where he raised four children, three boys, and a daughter. For most of his life, Ray supported himself and his family by working a wide range of jobs from radio, to television, and construction. Ray’s work ethic shows in his art practice. In just two years, he has built an impressive portfolio as a self-taught artist.
In 2018, Ray participated in a group art show at STM (St. Thomas More) called,
Spirit of Saskatchewan.

Jeanne Nichol
Fritz and Panther, 2019
Coloured pencils
“They were such buddies. It would always surprise me you know. They would play fight all day long. They would cuddle up with each other. When Fritz came home with an injury, Panther sad with him and licked his wound. And when Fritz died, Panther was so sad and would look around the house for him.” – Jeanne

New work by Marjorie David

“Not only has the art program opened doors for the residents who were looking for something that would engage them, but it has also become a huge catalyst for change in many of their lives. We have brilliant staff and volunteers at Sherbrooke, and their commitment to creating opportunities for residents to thrive and flourish cannot be underestimated. Sherbrooke is rich with their efforts.”

Hung new work by Paul Sisetski in Kinsmen Village. “I bring color to a dark and withering planet.” Go check it out! This series is powerful

Hung new work by Paul Sisetski in Kinsmen Village. “I bring color to a dark and withering planet.” Go check it out! This series is powerful

Majorie David working on a new painting

Hung new work by Paul Sisetski in Kinsmen Village. Go check it out! This series, starting with “for” is inspired by a series of ribbons by @alanamoorestudio

ARTIST OF THE MONTH:
KEN UDELL.
October- November 2018.
Ken Udell (b. 1949) joined the Art Studio a year ago when he moved to Sherbrooke. Ken never thought he would be an artist. He saw himself as a sports guy. He played recreational hockey until he was 50s, and now he watches his grandchildren play. His other favourite sport to watch is soccer. But since moving to Sherbrooke, Ken works in the art studio five days a week, exploring different mediums including, drawing, acrylic painting and most recently, watercolour painting. Ken’s first pieces were of cattle, farm equipment and barns, reflecting the artist’s love of small farm living. His current watercolour paintings are eloquently simple and show a curiosity for the medium and subject. With their illustrative style, they each tell a story of Ken’s past, interests and other worlds.
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Ken is originally from Viscount, Saskatchewan. Ken farmed until 1985, then he started and managed David’s restaurant in Saskatoon. After five years, he sold the business and moved to Vancouver Island where he had a window covering business. Due to health conditions, Ken suddenly went blind and returned to Saskatoon to be around family and take care of his health.
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This year, Ken participated in Spirit of Saskatchewan, an art show at STM (St. Thomas More), and as a result, he sold one of his paintings of Simmental Cattle.
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“I never thought I’d be making art, it’s not hockey!”
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“I enjoy painting, it’s hard to describe- It’s a very relaxing and rewarding past time.”

Kelly MacDougall working on her most recent landscape

New work by Marjorie David

New work by Marjorie David

ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Donna Taniskishayinew
July-August 2018
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Donna Taniskishayinew was born in Saskatoon in 1973. Donna brings joy and enthusiasm to her art. Her images are a combination of memory and imagination. She always has many stories to share with us in the Art Studio. Donna primarily enjoys drawing with coloured pencils, markers, and pastels and has been experimenting with watercolour painting.
“I love art because it’s fun and makes me happy.”
“I like drawing houses, trees, the sun, animals and friends.”
“I like drawing stories of my life.”

Paul Sisetski and his good friend, Ken Udell at the opening reception at @artplacementgallery. Thanks for coming Ken! Ken also paints in the studio at Sherbrooke, and together they paint and tell inside jokes all day.