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From the stage to canvas

From the stage to canvas

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One of the paintings by Marjery Lambert, a former dancer who has become a painter. This one is called “After a stage rehearsal”. Photo submitted

September 30 thru to November 1 the Doris Crowston Gallery in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre is home to two exhibits:  Marjery Lambert’s, “Memories of a Dancer” and Franca Tesloveanu’s “Art Dolls, Celebrating Fashion History”.

Margery Lambert brings her love and past life as a professional dancer to a second life on canvas.  Former principal dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Lambert started painting in 2003 and was the recipient of the Klein Award (presented to those who have developed an artistic passion late in life) in 2010.  Margery’s paintings depict movement, emotion and mood through the body language of the classically trained ballet dancer.  She strives to share the memories of both the hard work and the great joy of the ballet dancer.

Since 2012 Franca Tesloveanu has turned a love of dolls, claywork, sculpture, fashion, sewing and re-purposing thrift store finds into the creation of her Historical Dolls.  Self-taught she is happiest when creating with needle and thread.  Her dolls range from Elizabeth 1st to Steam Punk.  Every aspect of her dolls from the dolls themselves to their clothing and accessories are created by Tesloveanu.  Her dolls have been featured in “Art Doll Quarterly”.

The opening night reception for this joint exhibit will be Wednesday, September 30th from 7-9pm.  The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre is located at the corner of Trail Ave. and Medusa St. in Sechelt.  Hours of operation are Wednesday – Saturday 11am-4pm and Sundays from 1-4pm.  For more information go to


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