Studio 113Resident Artist Co-op
Studio 113 is the gallery and workspace of Angela Bonten, Sarah Parsons and Lucie Parent. Oil and acrylic painting, charcoal drawing, fibre art and more can be found in this multi-artist studio/gallery.
Angela Bonten has a diverse artistic career. She is a graduate of both the fibre art and fine art programs of Grant MacEwan College. She has taught and exhibited extensively across Canada. Her work, like her life, is constantly changing and growing."I do not adhere to one style. I try to respond to where my inner artistic voice is leading me. I think my work reflects that." She is a painter, papermaker and textile artist.
Sarah Parsons was born in Warwickshire, England and began her career as an Artist in her late twenties. With a fun and happy undertone, Sarah's art often includes animals or bottoms! Her colour palette is bright and rich and she promotes recycling and reusing materials wherever possible.
Since moving to the Okanagan in 2003, Sarah has been very focused on her Artistic Career, exhibiting at galleries and special events and hosting workshops, classes and art camps. She is Event Coordinator for Papergirl Kelowna, has been an active participant in the Okanagan Arts Awards and is currently on the board of Directors for Cool Arts Society.
In 2012, Sarah's artwork adorned the covers of two books, 'Tales from the Red and Grey' and 'The Recipe for the Devine Soup', plus the front of the art catalogue 'New Mooners' show. In January 2013, Sarah published her first art Calendar conveying artwork from her 'Imagine' Series of Drawings.
Since Lucie can remember, she has always been interested in fabric arts—knitting, crocheting and sewing—all before the age of 10. In 1980, Lucie won first place for Canada in an international knitting contest. She spent many years creating unique garments for three yarn shops.
She has been an active Board member with Cool Arts Society for over seven years, volunteering to help with workshops and running a few in fibre arts to create quilts for the Cool Arts annual fundraiser.
Lucie became interested in fabric art sculpting in 2012 and earned her Paverpol teaching certificate the same year. She has since taken an advanced class to learn even more techniques.
When it comes to fabric art sculpture, Lucie likes to challenge herself to reuse materials such as electrical wire, t-shirts, foil and whatever else she can find. She then combines these with Paverpol, a textile hardener.