Author Archives: Susan Johnson

Congratulations, Kim!

October Hail

October Hail

This lovely oil painting by Kim Johnston was selected from many works for this year’s Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk juried Show at Elora Art Centre. It didn’t win a prize but it was up against some pretty stiff competition! If you would like to see more of Kim’s work, come to Eight Dimensions, our inaugural show at Studio 404 in Guelph (at 404 York Road, between Victoria Road and Stevenson), over the weekend of May 2,3 and 4. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Friday evening. See you there!

Susan Strachan Johnson has been on Retreat

…. At the Creativity Centre, La Grange, Texas. She has been working on painted art quilts for Eight Dimensions, and she will have several works in the same theme: Animals in Camouflage. It’s not finished yet, but here’s a work in process. Don’t miss our show, over the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4, 2014, at Studio 404, 404 York Road, Guelph, Ontario. For more information, call Gail Root at 519 856 4143, or Susan at 519 856 2364.  See you there!

lion looking at me

Kim’s Work Included in Elora Art Centre Show

Kim Johnston has work in the Harris Gallery, Elora Arts Centre, Elora, Ontario, until April 6,  2014, along with Francis Baker, Sharron  Begg, Mary Helps and Peter Skoggard. This show will be in conjunction with Mediated Landscapes which is showing at the same dates in the Minarovich Gallery (Colin Carney, Lida Risacher-Copp, Barry McCarthy and Alex McLeod). Don’t miss the Panel Discussion and exhibition tour with the artists and Curator, Phil Irish!


Alex McLeod, Stonehenge Candy Mountain (detail)

Latest News from Members!

Our members have been very busy! First of all, don’t miss the opening of the latest show by Connections Fibre Artists, titled Celebrating the Group of Seven, which includes work by our own Helen Hughes. It runs from April 5 to June 8 at Wellington  County Museum, and the opening reception is on  Friday April 4th, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Connections show, April to June

Show poster

If you want to see a spectacular Tom Thomson type work in textile, don’t miss this piece by Helen. The Museum charges a nominal entrance fee during regular daily open hours, but no fee is charged the evening of the opening. So that’s a good time to go!
Another show, which involves work by Helen, Deb and Leslie, will open this week of March 24th, at the Boathouse on Gordon St in Guelph, and it will be up until the first week of June. This show represents current art of the Studio Tour membership.
Just longing for Spring? Seen any robins? Well, they’re coming! Here is a lovely watercolour by Kim Johnston, which is currently included in her solo show in the main lobby of Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, as part of Art in Public Places (organized by the Elora Arts Council.) Kim’s work will be there until the end of April.

Robin's Nest, K Johnston

Watch this space!