- November 17, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
November 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Admission: Free to attend. Please use the entrance at Carrall St.
Join artist Roxsane Tiernan at the Garden for the launch of her book, Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire. Roxsane will be doing a reading from her book, which will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
About the book
Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire is a poetry book by Roxsane Tiernan, a local multi-disciplinary artist. It is an illustrated collection of Roxsane’s poetry, reflecting on her personal journey, which has taken her to over 30 countries. She believes that each of us has infinite possibilities in making the world a better place to live; they may seem trivial, but they are invaluable. The essence of life in her poetry resonates with an endless variety of subjects in her artwork. In this book, Roxsane’s productions evoke the beauty of nature through the use of chigiri-e, a Japanese torn washii paper collage technique.
About the artist
Roxsane Tiernan was born and raised in the Greater Vancouver area. She attended UBC, studied Applied Art at Capilano College, completed a Bachelor of Education at SFU, and worked as an elementary school teacher until her retirement. Currently, she lives in Burnaby, where she is actively engaged in community life.
Roxsane has served as President of the Burnaby Artists Guild and is currently a member of many Greater Vancouver Artist Councils. She has worked in Mexico as Program Director for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Roxsane was also an international educator, teaching high school and marketing for school districts in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico.
She has studied and produced weaving, fabric design, and soft sculpture, before learning the techniques of Chigiri-e’ in Japan. Roxsane’s work can be found in private and corporate collections locally, nationally and internationally.