Saturday, July 26, 2008

Reclaimed Memories / Ltd Edition Catalog Available

Yuri Arajs: Reclaimed Memories
Limited Edition wooden box set
Signed & numbered edition of 54 sets

Each set includes 21 folded full color pages with two views of each piece, framed and unframed, printed on heavy stock glossy paper, a forward page written by Robyne Robinson, as well as a description/acknowledgements/dedication page, both printed on vellum. The pages are wrapped with a red fabric band with ends hand dipped in liquid rubber. The entire set is housed in a custom pine wooden box measuring 6.75” x 9.75” x 2.25”. Each box is adorned with a reclaimed, hand cut, metal plate that has been screen printed in white.

* Please allow for variations as some materials are found and lots of elements have been created by hand.

Price: $300

To purchase a catalog, please contact Yuri Arajs at

The entire exhibition can also be viewed on-line at:

Friday, July 18, 2008

21st Annual Moss Street Paint-In / July 19

I've been to this event a few times and it is really amazing. Thousands of people, good music, and a beer garden. How can you go wrong?
So this is my first year participating in it. If you are in the neighborhood, you need to stop by, look at some of my new paintings and say hi.

Here is the vital information:
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street

Saturday, July 19, 2008
Paint-In: 12noon - 4:00 pm
Food & Beverage Garden: 12noon - 9:00 pm
Dancing to Kumbia: 4:00pm - 9:00 pm

Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event is coming of age by celebrating its 21st Anniversary. To help continue its promotion of local artists, TD Canada Trust has become the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s title sponsor.

The Paint-In is a community outreach initiative featuring over 100 invited professional and emerging artists from Victoria and surrounding areas. Artists display and produce their work on Moss Street between Fort Street and Dallas Road. The Paint-In is a free and fun-filled community-based art awareness and education event that sees 30,000 visitors and receives support from the City of Victoria.

Visitors to the event have the opportunity to meet with an enormous variety of artists and learn about their work and techniques. Ultimately, the event allows local artists access to a receptive audience while encouraging an appreciation of the arts among the visitors. Over 200 volunteers and participating artists dedicate more than 3,800 hours to make this exceptional community event possible.