Vases & Sunflowers: An Exhibition of Paintings, Fibre & Glass by Colin Whitebread and Kirsty Naray
Mar 1-23, 2019, Artist’s Reception Saturday Mar 16, 1-3 pm, Everyone welcome. Drop in for Kirstay Naray Demonstrations Sat Mar 9 & Wed Mar 13, 11-4
Colin Whitebread has been painting since a young age and then starting in 2000 made yearly trips to Cuernavaca, Mexico, and fell in love with the colourful and passionate art of the south. Colour and acrylics become a dominant aspect of his work.
Kirsty Naray has been a glass bead maker since 1992 and in the past few years has been working with fibre as well. She often combines weaving, felted fibre, embroidery and hand-made glass into gorgeous vessels and wall pieces. Her whimsical work celebrates the joy of colour.
Life Unfolded: The Power of Pastels – an exhibition of work by Susan Typert
Feb 2 – 23, 2019, Opening Reception Saturday Feb 2, 1-3 pm, Everyone welcome
“Life Unfolded” is about capturing the purity of a moment. Susan Typert unleashes the power of pastels to freeze-frame daily life to uncover the remarkable and the profound. Detail gives way to passion and energy as blossoms, boxers and brew masters take the stage. Here is a colourist’s take on landscape, portraiture, nature and floral work. Much of the work is derived from local scenes and establishments throughout Uxbridge, Wellington, Port Hope, Port Perry and Kingston. Susan Typert is an award-winning artist who works from her studio in Whitby, Ontario. Susan holds Master Pastelist status with Pastel Artists of Canada.
I strive to be painterly and impressionistic with a touch of colourist in my work. Capturing the energy and essence of the moment is just as critical to me as capturing the light. Pushing the traditional boundaries of pastels by seeing the potential compositions in a broad range of subjects, I hope to extend the frontiers through both subject matter and application.
Reflections on Ireland – an Exhibition of photography by Lois Child
January 4 – 26, 2019, Opening Reception Sat. January 5, 1-3 pm. Everyone welcome.
Lois Child is a Canadian photographer living in Whitby Ontario with her husband Richard.They spend part of each year in Ireland where he grew up. Now retired from The Hospital for Sick Children, Lois can devote more time to expressing herself through photography and exploring a new creative outlet through Acrylic Pouring. A lifelong interest in photography developed through scientific imaging and travel photography has been nurtured recently in the Oshawa Camera Club. Her work was accepted to the PRAC Juried Photography show in 2018 and has been available for sale at the Imagine That Gallery in Whitby. She has held two photography shows in her Whitby home which is a converted former Roman Catholic church where she does some of her own printing. Her prints are found in private collections in Calgary, Ontario and Ireland. Lois also shares some of her images through her website loislens.com.
As a visitor to Ireland Lois is very aware of the quality of light that can change in moments and chase across the land or sea before your eyes. Something she can only describe as “Irish Light”. Privileged to return through the years and experience the many different areas of the island, which change in character in small distances but are always many shades of green, her photography attempts to capture or suggest the ephemeral nature of that light. The abundance of water lends itself to the creation of reflections in many surfaces, from dewdrops to the mighty rivers like the Shannon. Walking the Shannon Blueways, the beaches of the North and South, the streets of Dublin, or paddling in kayaks, water gives back a vision enhanced by its surface and movement. Of particular fascination is the altered nature of the reflections of reeds and plants along the river banks and the perfect mirror of still moments. The shifting play of light and shadow on this ancient land and its modern life draws the viewer in.This collection of images are themselves a reflection of her discovery of the beauty and character of Ireland .