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New Acrylic Student

May 30, 2012
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Daniel is teaching acrylics and pointilism.  For more information, please contact us at harmonyhopes@rogers.com.  This is a painting by Ione a student currently being taught by Daniel.

Daniel's Student

In Rememberance

November 5, 2011
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As we remember on November 11th I decided I would share one of our mixed media wall hangings.  “Poppies” was constructed by hand painting the poppies and appliquing them on the hand dyed background. Finished off with hand quilting the background.    The blossoms were just too flat so my dear HH partner to the rescue.  He performed his technique of pointillism putting a different rememberance story on each of the flowers. 

Mark your Calendar for the Harmony Hopes Art & Crafts Sale

September 21, 2011
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Matices de Latinoamerica Shows 3 Pieces by Daniel

September 14, 2011
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We are pleased to announce that three of Daniel’s paintings were juried and will appear in the exhibition starting September 19 – September 29th.  All are welcome to attend the Vernissage on September 20, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Our Thanks to Smilin’ Jack

August 27, 2011
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And so we say, so long Smilin’ Jack and may we learn day by day to live by your words.  Thank you for being an inspiration.

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.

And we’ll change the world”.

All my very best,
Jack Layton

Victor’s visit to Cal Pipil 2011

June 5, 2011
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This year, the proceeds from our art work went to the music program which Victor started in 2008.  The following are some pictures when he visited “Youth House” and presented the four new Guitars.  The kids were anxious to perform for him.

Victor’s Visit Home 2011

April 8, 2011
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One thing Harmony Hopes wanted to do while Victor was home visiting was to contribute towards the music program at Cal Pipil.  Last evening on Facebook this is what they posted..

More pictures to come when Victor returns!

World Refugee Week 2010

June 18, 2010

Arriving at National Archives for the World Refugee Week, Victor was pleasantly surprised to see that Sherry Tompalski a very talented artist had done a collage of Victor.  Day two of this 5 day event was hosted by Jayne Stoyles, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) and emceed by Jessica Solomon who worked as a war crimes lawyer for the UN when she decided to come home to Canada and pursue a career in comedy. Frankly, she thought it was time to get serious. (Yes, Victor and I weren’t sure if we should laugh or gasp; and laugh we did when later we enjoyed a chat with her.)  At this event Victor shared a piece of poetry he wrote in English, a couple of songs in English and a song which he wrote in Spanish.  We will be adding a link to YouTube of his performance.

World Refugee Week

June 11, 2010

The passion of Victor Fuentes. Photo by Mike Levin.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4qZHoD62TI

http://www.unfolding.ca/index.php/refugee-art-and-victor-fuentes-fight

www.voicesofrefugees.net

Angels win some recognition!!!!

June 8, 2010

Weekly e-quilt contest:  Faith and Gratitude

“Congratulations to Carin Vogelzang and Penny Globe for winning last week’s Faith and Gratitude quilt contest. They will each receive one of Mary Tatem’s new books Quilt of Joy or Quilt of Faith. “

Thanks to those whose votes made this happen and thanks to the sweet angels who continue to make me smile every time I look at this  quilt.