in your #staycation celebration check out John MacCallum's Outdoor Exhibition at 33 York Street, downtown St. John's starting Sunday August 16, 2020.
John's art is beautifully expressed LARGE, so a street sized exhibition is just the right fit to contain this man's COVID-19 creation. he's be around from 2 to 4 on Sunday, August 16 for a social distance chat. people are invited for a walk-by view. the work will be on display for a little longer.
rather than out-of-the-box, there is no box for John MacCallum, a woodworker and visual artist with a big, creative approach. « why not use the best aspects of different styles and ideas from different times and places, and blend them together to make something really unique, beautiful, practical and meaningful… that’s what I’ve been trying to do for the past 25 years. » John uses a mixture of traditional and modern styles and techniques for his art work, and one-of-a-kind furniture and woodworks. John has a Masters degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
inspired by a life-long fascination with materials and a strong interest in representational art, he reflects through his work on family, nature and social justice. out of a mix of traditional media, construction material and eclectic, recycled items, he creates meaningful and cutting-edge works of art.
as with his painting, his furniture and woodwork combine contemporary style with classical construction techniques learnt through formal training in Boston, Massachusetts. working with every client to tailor his work to their personal tastes and requirements, John creates truly custom-made, heirloom-quality pieces. John’s creative edge and twenty years of experience allow him to design and build a variety of wooden objects from the best quality furniture to beautiful exterior doors and unique carvings. he is also skilled at the restoration of the decorative, historical features of downtown St. John’s houses.