Life begins anew in spring, a fitting time to present our 2020 exhibition titled “Renewal”.
The exhibition and sale of new works takes place from May 1 to 29, 2020, at Kloepfer Gallery in downtown Guelph, Ontario. The public is invited to an opening reception with artists present, on Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Participating artists in this year’s show are: Judy French (oil); Carol Hughes (watercolour); Kim Johnston (water media, pastel and oils); Jean Loney (glass mosaic); Gail Root (oils and chalk pastel); M. Anne Smith (textile and fibre arts); plus new members Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden (woven tapestry); and Heather Wood (glass and mixed media).
A Land for All Seasons is the title for our 2017 exhibition, which takes place February 5 – March 5, 2017 at Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario. Opening reception is Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The show is a collection of celebratory images of Canada, revealing an exuberant use of colour and a love for landscape. The styles range from realism to abstraction, and reflect the different ways each artist honours the peace, the openness, and the freedoms of this country.
Participating artists are: Deborah Dryden (encaustic), Carol Hughes (watercolour), Kim Johnston (oils, watercolour and pastel), Mary Karavos (paper collage), Jean Loney (mosaic), Leslie Miles (soft pastels and mixed media), Gail Root (oils and chalk pastel), and Susan Strachan Johnson (fibre mixed media).
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!
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.
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.