Hooper Studios Gallery
Hooper Studios Gallery over the years, has represented many amazing local visual artists and craftspeople (pottery, jewelry, woodworking, fibre art and more) with changing shows May to December.
The gallery is the space in which Kathy’s husband John Hooper, carved his sculptures. He designed the building and with much help from family and friends built it. John worked on many of his major pieces after the studio was built. The bronze of Terry Fox, (in Ottawa, on Parliament Hill) the “Flying in.” for Toronto and many others. It was always interesting to go there with huge pieces of Mahogany lying around being laminated together, tools being sharpened and the smell of oil and glue. He was such a brilliant man with such an imagination and sense always, of who he was and what he wanted to do. It is a lovely space with good natural lighting and windows that overlook the beautiful valley of the Kennebecasis river. After John’s death in 2006 it remained empty and a rather sad space for the next few years and then in 2009 after some renovations we opened it as a gallery.
We are changing things up this year! We are stepping back and taking some breathing room. Sue wants to get back to her own art making and continue her focus with study and teaching Eden Energy wellness, art and creativity. Kathy too wants to have more time in her beloved garden and her studio. Sue and Kathy and friends, will continue to show and sell their work through the Gallery. Hooper Studios Gallery will be open by chance or appointment starting in May. We have decided that The Gallery will not be open every Saturday through the spring, summer, fall season as it has been. We will open at the studio for a spring session, May-June and a fall session, October-November with some classes and workshops happening in Art and Energy Wellness. Sue will be offering the children kids art and nature camps in the summer. Sue and Kathy along with many other artists will be part of the Kings County Studio Tour, June 17th and 18th and they are excited to be once again part of the Bloomin Artists that will be July 15th and 16th. Tandi continues with I Live with Art, Art Rentals and Sales.
Tandi and I Live With Art
Need Art in your home or place of business? Feeling like you cannot afford to have good art but would like to support local artists? Not sure whether the piece will work for you? Would you like to try out different mediums of art?
Tandi is the youngest daughter of Kathy and John Hooper and sister to Sue and founder of Handworks Gallery in Saint John in 1992. Tandi ran the gallery, with business partner Kate Kerr, until 2002. Tandi’s new business venture, I Live with Art, is an on-line art rental and sales gallery featuring the work of local artists. Renting art allows you to have beautiful, New Brunswick art on your walls for as little as $15 a month!
Hooper Studios will continue to have for sale original art, sculpture, paintings, fabulous prints and notecards by Sue and Kathy Hooper. We will be continuing to support local artists and plan some POP Up shows to watch out for! For more information contact Tandi @ 640-0205 or visit www.ilivewithart.ca or Sue @ 650-3333 or visit www.artathooperstudios.ca.
To view more of Sue and Kathy’s work click below.