Life Goes On: Darlene and Tracy Fillion, mother and daughter, show ‘Textiles and Clay: Kindred Hands’ in Virtual Gallery

Potter Darlene Fillion and her daughter Tracy Fillion were originally scheduled to open an exhibition on May 2 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos titled “Textiles and Clay: Kindred Hands.”

With the gallery closed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Osoyoos Persists Life Goes On Virtual Gallery is featuring some of their work, just as last month we featured Focus 2020 from the Osoyoos Photography Club.

“Life Goes On” will feature art, music and other entertainment from the community in a safe, “virtual” way during the current pandemic.

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Darlene Fillion

Darlene Fillion in her studio

Darlene started studying pottery in 1992 at a community course with her daughter Tracy.  She fell in love with clay and continues taking courses and workshops from leading potters for the last 28 years. Darlene’s work is both whimsical and functional – she is forever exploring and playing with clay always open to creating new designs. Darlene normally sells her pottery in the Art Gallery Osoyoos and Adega On 45th Estate Winery.

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Tracy Fillion

Tracy Fillion

Tracy Fillion has a home studio near Nelson, B.C., where she operates We Are Stories, a textile company. She designs, cuts, prints and sews primarily eco and thoughtfully sourced materials. The goal of Tracy’s work is to provide consumers with ethically and environmentally conscious fashion alternatives, creating simple clothing with a clean aesthetic. Her intention and hope are for the wearer to experience clothing and an appreciation for hand-crafted garments in a different capacity.

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Author: Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.

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