As a former school art specialist, Carla Leinweber created art using many different media. Then in 1997, she took a course in gourds and was hooked. Handworks Gallery is pleased to be hosting Carla’s first solo show during the month of May. Do come and see the beautiful and unique art possible using the lowly gourd.
35648 – 97 St.
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
“Carla Leinweber has been involved in art as far back as she can remember. Professionally Carla was an Art Specialist with the Calgary Board of Education prior to moving to Okanagan Falls, B.C. During her career Carla co-authored a published curriculum unit for the Alberta Fine Arts Council and Global Education and held the position of Visual Arts Representative for the Province of Alberta for 2 years representing the Alberta Teacher’s Association. Carla also served as a museum docent for the Glenbow Museum in Calgary for two years.
“Carla’s introduction to gourds began with ornamental gourds. She would buy them to use in her still life classes as they were so beautiful to draw. In 1997 Carla took a course under the instruction of artist Rhoda Forbes at the Grist Mill in Keremeos, BC and within hours, Carla was totally entranced with this new art form.