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Artist produces contrasts of large oils and miniatures
Kanata Artists’ Studio Tour
This year John Mlacak has developed a great deal of his time creating large oil landscapes depicting waterfalls, streams, porch and patio flower gardens, and autumn woodlands shrouded in their first snow.
He has used rich, vibrant contrasts of colour to capture some of the grandeur of our natural setting. Mlacak is eager to show you these new paintings as well as his very popular miniatures during this year’s Studio Tour.
Mlacak is particularly pleased that Chapters in Kanata Centrum is featuring the work of the Studio Tour artists during the month of April.
Interested shoppers will be able to purchase art resource books which Chapters ordered from a list compiled by the “Tour” artists. Brochures will be available in the store and some of the artists will be giving demonstrations and entertaining in the fireplace area.
Mlacak is an award-winning artist and his work can be seen at his home gallery and studio by appointment. He also displays at regional galleries and art festivals throughout the year. After the Studio Tour, he has a solo show at the Atrium Gallery in Nepean – June 4 to July 21.
Visit Mlacak’s web site: www.igs.net/~mlacak/ to preview 50 to 70 paintings, many of which will be available for the Studio Tour.
John Mlacak is a full-time artist and has lived in Kanata since 1965. He has participated in the Kanata Artists’ Studio Tour since its inception in 1992 and looks forward to opening his home and studio to you on April 30, May 1 and 2. Remember to take the tour.
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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.