PAGE 38 – KANATA KOURIER-STANDARD – APRIL 24, 1998
Arts & Entertainment
From rural Kanata to parts of Quebec
At the recent Ottawa Spring Home Show, award-winning artist John Mlacak was caught napping while his wife, Beth, tended his art display. Even artists need to rest while awaiting new inspiration.
This Saturday and Sunday will find Mlacak exhibiting his oil paintings at the National Capital Fine Arts Festival, Lansdowne Park. In preparation for the 7th Kanata Artists’ Studio Tour, Mlacak has painted his way across rural Kanata as well as the Petite Riviere Rouge, l’Estrie and Gatineau areas of Quebec.
Mlacak’s passion for painting en plein air and his love of bold, dramatic colors, contin ue to absorb his attention. His “First Snow Series” features rural Kanata and West Carleton during the first snowfall last October when the trees still held their autumn bril liance. These painting capture the yellows, oranges and reds against the warm light and cool shadows created by the heavy, new snow. Mlacak’s landscapes are available in miniature to traditional sizes.
Mlacak has participated in the Kanata Artists’ Studio Tour since its inception in 1992.