WOOD CUT PRINTS BY TED JOHNSTON AT THE NEPEAN CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE MAY-JUNE
Ted Johnston has mounted 20 of his wood and lino cut prints at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Road. Most of the prints focus on urban architecture abroad and at home in Ottawa but there are also whimsical personal representations.
The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 to 4:00, Sunday 9:30 to 7:00. The show will be on display through May and June.
Working from original photographs or designs, he has created a collection of prints of scenes ranging from Ottawa to a variety of foreign locations based on postings and travels. Two ‘works-in-progress’ are Ottawa-focused: The Streets of the City and Church Facades and Steeples. He has also created original sketches and representations of people, animals, and whimsical ideas.
Many are familiar with prints as records of by-gone scenes or events, before cameras were invented. By selecting contemporary scenes, however, Ted’s prints renew one’s perception of buildings, vistas or events that are normally lost through every day familiarity.