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Artist celebrates anniversary

Russ Morland was influenced by underground, graffiti artists. He is celebrating his one-year anniversary in business with an art show at his gallery on Wesley Street Saturday (Dec. 1) from 7-11 p.m. - Rachel Stern Photo
Russ Morland was influenced by underground, graffiti artists. He is celebrating his one-year anniversary in business with an art show at his gallery on Wesley Street Saturday (Dec. 1) from 7-11 p.m.
— image credit: Rachel Stern Photo

Artist Russ Morland likes to hear people’s responses to his work.

He describes his pieces as almost still frame animation. People often create their own stories about the characters.

“My pieces are supposed to be fun,” he said. Morland was influenced by underground, street and graffiti artists.

In his youth he drew inspiration from Picasso, ‘60s animation and aboriginal art from Australia. Morland said he didn’t consciously set out to become an artist. He is a tattoo artist and painter.

“I just like to create things,” he said.

Morland is celebrating the first anniversary of his business the Electric Umbrella Tattoo and Gallery with a Lurk Art Show Saturday (Dec. 1) from 7-11 p.m. at the gallery, located at 4-321 Wesley Street. It features DJ music and prizes.

“It’s free to enter and for all ages,” he said. “Come and have a good time.”

Morland’s work will be on display during the event; however, he also shows other artists’ work throughout the year. He has many artists from Vancouver Island University.

For more information please go to the Electric Umbella’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/theelectricumbrella.

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