New Artwork Celebrating Youth Brightens Commercial Alley

Artist Eliska Liska’s installation, “Feeling Fuzzy Inside”, is now on display in Commercial Alley.

Now in its 10th year, Commercial Alley – located on the west wall of the Youth Empowerment Society building on the 500 Block of Yates Street – showcases local artists in this outdoor public space, in order to add colour and vitality to this area.

Eliska’s submission “Feeling Fuzzy Inside” was selected through a juried Call to Artists for emerging artists and artist teams. Her vision is to recognize young people and their passions that can move mountains. The four activities that Eliska has chosen to portray are music, thoughts and words, movement and art. Each panel is connected by neutral-coloured backgrounds, linear figurative drawings and bursts of colour.

Originally from the Czech Republic, Eliska spent five years touring around Europe and Mexico, leaving a trail of murals behind her. She works in many different mediums, including painting, pottery, printing, drawing, digital illustration, felting and murals. She completed her Master's degree in Contemporary Art and New Media from Ostrava University in 2008, and now lives in Victoria. She runs Full Sink Pottery, which produces unique and whimsical hand-painted pottery products, and works as an art designer and teacher for the McTavish Academy of Art.

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