Annie Abdalla & Lucy Doheny at Uplands
UplandsCultural and Heritage Center is pleased to exhibit Annie Abdalla & Lucy Doheny. The public is invited to meet the artists at a vernissage on Sunday, August 28th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Uplands, 9 Speid Street in the borough of Lennoxville (Sherbrooke). Annie Abdalla
Born in Sherbrooke and raised in Coaticook, Painter, Annie Abdalla has been exploring the “egg” shape for many years now, characterizing the process as, “an ongoing and deepening dialogue […] investigations shaped by contemplative practices that cultivate the ability to perceive with fresh eyes each time”.
In the artist’s own words, she describes this series: Callipygian as “Fat bottoms, curvaceous delights”, advising viewers that these are, “open to a multitude of readings: hope, expectation, female shapes, or even the feminine propensity for creation. They hold the promise of something to come, the mystery of possibility yet to be realized. Or they could make a yummy lunch”.
Abdalla now lives in Prospect Village, Nova Scotia with regular long stays in Sherbrooke. Her work has been shown in Canada, the US and Iceland. She works in a variety of mediums in both two and three dimensions. Lucy Doheny
A native of Lennoxville, Lucy Doheny learned to make pottery at Champlain College Lennoxville in the late 1970s under the tutelage of Dean Mullavey who remains her mentor. Her work is recognized, not only by its themes, (irises, dragonflies and morning glories being some of the most popular), but by its aesthetic. The Potter has always had a natural ability for throwing pots and a finesse in maneuvering the potter’s wheel, “My style of throwing is very thin and fine, giving my pots a delicate feel, much like porcelain”.
Influenced by the things that are most close to her heart, she garner inspiration from the gardens which surround her studio, and playfully incorporates her daughter’s name in each piece: “Since her birth in 1992, I have incorporated [her] name into the decoration of every pot I’ve made. Find the Mimi!”
Doheny has exhibited throughout the East Coast in Canada and the US.