Swank Deu-lux!

SWANK Deu-lux!An evening to celebrate Homebase Studios 2nd year anniversary. Join us in dinner jackets and heels for a silent art auction, wine + appies, music and take in the sunset from our rooftop patio presented by Squamish Community Radio and live music by Step Twelve.

Seven creatives. One Space. One Community.

Stan Matwychuk
Laurel Terlesky
Amber Butler
Kevin Su
Sanaz Busink
Zoe Evamy
Nate Smith (The Vacuum).

For more information go to homebasestudios.ca

#203 – 37760 2nd Ave, Squamish BC

Sketch Night!

Sketch Night! June 7, 2012Homebase studios is pleased to present another Sketch Night!

Thursday, June 7, 7pm (doors at 6:30, drawing starts promptly at 7pm)

Bring your pencils and papers to Homebase Studios and relax in a chill atmosphere while a costumed model strikes poses, and you try your hand at life drawing. All abilities welcome – this is a fun, supportive and comfortable environment.

featuring the lovely Krista Dutton

Doors at 6:30, drawing starts promptly at 7pm.facilitated by local artist Laurel Terlesky

call 604.771.4425 if you need directions

RSVP so we will have enough chairs, wine and extra supplies on hand.

“We Love this Stuff so Much…” exhibit at the Lynn Valley Public Library presented by the North Vancouver Arts Council

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to present

District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library
1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

Apr 25-June 19, 2012
Opening Reception:  Sat, Apr 28, 2:00-4:00pm

Laurel Terlesky
Through a surrealist pop culture approach to portraits, Laurel explores our dependency on electricity and power and the future
of sustainable energy practices.  Created on large canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol she presents electricity as part of the human sense of self.
After travelling through the United States, tapping into the touch-and-go atmosphere of pop culture from New York to San Francisco as well as footing through a handful of Canadian cities from Montreal to Vancouver, Laurel made her home in Squamish, BC. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Painting from the University of Victoria in 1999 and has been actively creating and contributing to the artistic community in which she surrounds herself.

District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library,
1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Mon-Fri 9am–9pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12-5pm

North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC 604.988.6844    www.nvartscouncil.ca

State of the ART – TWSSF

Opening night – Friday April, 13th, 8pm

TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival is all about the riding, the free concerts, the nightlife and for the discerning palate, the art. At State of the Art, all pillars of the WSSF come together to provide a platform for mountain town inspiration.
There are no rules and this is not a paint-inside-the-lines event. Sub-cultures and anti-movements are celebrated and portrayed in gritty and thought-provoking mediums. Invited artists come from far and wide to create a community of urban street and snow ingenuity, and push the boundaries of the State of the Art. There’s no entry fee, and you can stroll around the Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, immerse yourself in artistic talent, rub shoulders with the who’s who of the creative world and even pick up a one-of-a-kind piece for yourself.
State of the ART Opening Party, 8pm, Free
See what happens when fashion and art collide. Live painting on live models to create the ART-pocalypse Collection – the last word in wearable art.
Live painting by TJ Schneider for Lifetime Collective
Live painting by Olga Cuttell for Prior Skis & Snowboards
Whistler Arts Council present ‘Artists in Wonderland’. Live art daily plus your chance to create a masterpiece on the digital graffiti wall (Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15).

A few new works inspired by water will be on display at the festival this year. Giclee prints will be available from my series “We love this stuff so much…” at the SOA store.

Come by and say hi to me while I live paint during the festival at the Whistler Telus Conference Center – Wednesday April 18 2  – 6pm and during Intersection from 8pm on.

Paint Your TOMS

Tuesday April 10 3-5:30pm
Join me at Fetish Shoes on Cleveland St in downtown Squamish on April 10th 2012 to paint your TOMS shoes from 3-5:30pm!

TOMS is a truly amazing company, you can go online at onedaywithoutshoes.com to discover and learn about the TOMS movement. TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a child in need every time a purchase is made all over the world. Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every single day. TOMS is providing these children with shoes in order to give them opportunity and a chance to live a healthy normal life. GO TOMS!

The Proof – Whistler is Awesome Feature

Whistler is Awesome just posted this feature:


The Proof: Laurel Terlesky

March 6, 2012

Laurel Terlesky is more than an artist – she’s a visual architect representing our current relationship to nature, ourselves, modern behaviors, and that in which we are environmentally dependent on for source. There’s a beautiful struggle shown in her work – The striking of a fluidity in the inter-dependence of the modern world and our most natural state. By plugging in we can become unplugged, and she displays there’s a fine balance between the two. We are in need of the contemporary tools of electronics and media to communicate our ideas, but in the process, as a society, this disconnection can be the very demise of us. Terlesky’ s images tell the tale that unplugging from nature can leave us in a desperate state, but by plugging into it with partnership strikes the cord of true connection. ~Kate Power, founder, Fleet Jewelry. (Fleetjewelry.com)

laurel terlesky, artist, whistler, the proof, whistler arts council

The Photos

01 I like to start my day by living near the boundary. A snowfall the night before makes for an especially wonderful morning.

02 My two beauties share some loving with me throughout the day… morning cuddles are the best! (Keecha (Kitten in Ukrainian, a lynx point Siamese.) and Tigger-tronics (earned her nickname because she likes to hang out near speakers when electronic music is on. Tried recording her purr once and turned that into some electronic sounds).

03 Creativity gets underway daily at my studio on 2nd Ave in downtown Squamish.

04 Things are constantly changing in the studio – keeps me inspired!

05 Homebase Studios is next door to my space – it’s a shared space with resident artists Stan Matwychuk, Kevin Su, Amber Butler and Sanaz Busink. We hold events and workshops here. Drop by anytime!

06 Getting new works together exploring themes around water. This subject will be my focus for the next two years as I complete my MFA degree where I will be combining my new media & painting practices for some new pieces.

07 I live in such a beautiful place – where the water meets the mountains. In the afternoons I take a short break for a walk or run around Nexen beach.

08 The best days are when I finish off with a class at The Yoga Studio. Some of my favourite yoga teachers make their magic here. Thanks Sarah, Lydia and Chris.

The Questions

What neighbourhood do you live in?
Squamish (more precisely Garibaldi Highlands)

What do you do and where?
Artist: Painting, Drawing and New Media. I also freelance mainly in motion graphics for tv & film, and also website & print design. I also teach new media at BCIT in Vancouver. Most days I can be found at my studio #204 37760 2nd Ave Squamish. Stop by any time for a visit.

What are you working on?
Getting a few things ready for some upcoming exhibitions. Starting to experiment on some new works combining projection and painted surfaces. Also gearing up to start my MFA this summer which will take me to Berlin and New York a few times over the next couple of years.

Where can we find your work?
Until the end of March at Raw Canvas in Yaletown (1046 Hamilton St., Vancouver), mid-April until mid-June at the Lynn Valley Main Library (North Vancouver) and hopefully State of the Art, (although that isn’t confirmed yet – fingers crossed!). Lastly, always at my studio and on my website: laurelterlesky.ca

The Space In Between art exhibit

I’m really excited to be part of a fabulous group art exhibit exploring the concept of “The Space In Between” in Vancouver which is opening on Friday, October 7th!  Please join us for wine and refreshments…

Please RSVP to:  http://bit.ly/thespaceinbetween                   See you there!

follow the exhibit thru Atta Glanz on  Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/attaglanz
you can also view the invitation on-line at http://attaglanz.ca/eng/thespaceinbetween.html


Join me in Whistler this Friday for the World Premiere of the Sherpas latest film: All.I.Can. There is an art exhibition component to the film release night in the foyer of the Telus Conference Center. I’m hanging a few of my new paintings. There is also a sustainability conference in the afternoon. See you there!


Colour Theory & Basic Painting Skills Workshop

I will be teaching a colour theory & basic painting skills workshop at my Squamish studio on Monday August 29 at 6:30pm.  We’ll go over how colours interact with each other and look at ways that colour can inform your perception of a painting.  Also we’ll touch on a few painting skills and apply what we’ve learned to a painting.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Give me a call at 604.771.4425 if you are interested in attending. Or if you prefer to type, shoot me an email at laurel@laurelterlesky.ca.

This workshop is intended for beginners and those with a bit of painting experience.

Pique News Magazine Cover

Another illustrated cover for the Pique News Magazine based in Whistler. The cover is for the feature story “The rise of Squamish culture”. Read it here.

If you can name all Squamish art based references in the tornado on this Pique cover when you drop by my studio I promise a small token of appreciation for your radness.