Mia Weinberg has an eye for dead things… and that is a good thing. She’s our Eastside Culture Crawl artist of the day (according to me)

Mia Weinberg has an eye for dead things… and that is a good thing. She find wings of insects, dried flowers from the garden, leaves of trees and makes them extraordinarily beautiful. Mia Wienberg is my Eastside Culture Crawl Artist Of The Day. I found out earlier this week that she has turned some of her work into coasters… functional art. So, I bought two sets! Cool. Check her out at  424 – 1000 Parker Street.

(Full disclosure on my artist of the day today… she is a friend. Became a friend from the Eastside Culture Crawl though. I have a few of her pieces which I proudly hang in my living room – and she always makes sure they are hung straight!)

Mia believes there is potential in the microscopic to reawaken us and bring us face to face with something we too often forget: that life on this earth is full of wonder, full of mystery. Her hope is that her work will help the viewer become re-enchanted by the truly marvellous in the everyday. She is inspired by the delicate details that reside in the groves, gardens and architectures of the smallest corners of our world. She often chooses to work with botanical specimens that are in the process of decay because especially in their passage through death, they lead to regeneration, new beginnings, and exhibit extraordinary beauty.

Born in London, England, Mia Weinberg left a career in industrial manufacturing, and moved to Vancouver in 1987. Mia graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 1994, subsequently her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. In 2002, Mia participated in a collaborative residency at the The Banff Centre (Alberta) that resulted in the acquisition of her work by the Walter Phillips Gallery. In 2004 Mia was awarded an Earthwatch fellowship to participate in an archeological project in Washington State. In the same year Weinberg joined D’or Art Consultants as an artist and art consultant. In 2007, Mia was awarded a public art commission for the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, it was unveiled in June 2009. In November 2008 Mia’s image “Atlin II” received the Director’s Selection Award from The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mia’s work will also be included in the Edmonton “Streetscapes” public art project: part of the 2009 Alberta Avenue revitalization.

To learn more about all the artists, find maps of the buildings and all sorts of great things about the Eastside Culture Crawl, check out http://www.eastsideculturecrawl.com


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