Art Shows and Galleries Galore! - theHumm December 2018
Art Shows and Galleries Galore! - theHumm December 2018
By Miss Cellaneous
Open House at Carriageway
On Saturday, December 15, everyone is invited to Almonte’s Carriageway Studios for a very special open house. Located at the back of the carriageway that leads from Mill Street to the Barley Mow, this artists’ collective is a hive of activity — and home to a delicious new business!
Drop in from 10am to 5pm that day to meet resident artists. You’ll find wonderful works by Dawn Walker (who designs and creates pretty paper goods, note cards, gift tags, notebooks, calendars and prints, and will also give some letterpress demonstrations); Marie-France Gosselin (of L’Atelier Weaving Studio, who will be demonstrating weaving); Sarah Jaynes (of Mississippi NORTH, who will be painting and also displaying her prints, notecards and original art); and Meed Barnett (who creates hand-forged copper wearable art and framed watercolours and pastels). Christine Turnbull (of Turn Weft and Spin too) will demonstrate spinning on wheel and spindles, and you’ll find her hand-woven wall hangings, tapestries and wearable art, as well as Jeremy Ford’s pottery (JB FORD studio). Clare Carty, Carriageway’s newest addition, will be selling fresh cold-pressed juice and introducing her Little Mississippi Juice Company.
This multi-talented troupe will be joined by guest artists Pat Caffery (embroidery-based fibre art pieces), Penni Caffery (photography with embroidery), Megan Duffield of Duffield Design (locally-made sustainable clothing for women), Jay Ferrin of Studio Three Sevens (original paintings and prints), and Luc Lafontaire of Luna’s handmade creations (a selection of handmade wooden décor and kitchen gear, as well as handspun dyed yarns).
There will also be snacks, in addition to the fresh juice and all that wonderful locally-made art. For more information, find Carriageway Studios on Facebook.
Times Gone By Studio
Artists Brent McGillivray and Maureen Bennett have combined their unique styles to form the new Times Gone By Studio in Perth. They offer beautiful, original art works, and high quality prints.
A graduate of Architectural Technology at Algonquin College, Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art, and Printmaking at the Alberta College of Art, Brent McGillivray is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada who works as a set designer and art director in the film industry in Toronto. His website states that: “I record through photography many vanishing historic sites and graphics. These inspire me to create paintings of disappearing urban and rural artifacts.”
In 2014, after thirty years of working in quilting, stained and fused glass, Maureen Bennett broadened her “love of colour” through a new medium — painting with acrylic. She explains that: “Having spent time in Algonquin Highlands, Georgian Bay and Nova Scotia, each distinctive landscape greatly influenced my paintings.”
Find Times Gone By Studio at 48 Craig Street in Perth, or visit them online at timesgonebystudio.com .
Gallery 106 Pops Up in Arnprior
After driving by the vacant storefront at 106 John Street N. in Arnprior several times, artist Richard Gagne decided that it would be a great location for an art gallery. Richard approached well-known local artist Kevin Dodds and asked him if he would be interested in helping out, and Dodds agreed to curate and give Richard advice. Within three weeks the pair had attracted 35 artists (most of whom are from the Ottawa Valley area) to participate and share their art in a pop-up gallery in the two-storey space.
Richard says that they are starting with a two-month pop-up, but that they do have the option of continuing beyond the end of December. He adds: “we are getting requests daily from artists that want to be part of this gallery, but the walls got filled so fast that there is simply no more room.” All artists participating in the gallery also donate a percentage of all their sales to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Find out more at gallery106.ca .
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