Thursday, July 28, 2011

In Praise of Older Women (Artists)

Interesting article at the Financial Times

Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Spirit of the Land" Exhibit at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

Mieke van Geest, OKWA member, is participating in  "Spirit of the Land " exhibit in Brockville.
Canadian artist Emily Carr wrote, " if spirit does not breathe through it is lifeless, dead, and voiceless the spirit must be felt so intensely that it has the power to call others in passing."
With this quote in mind, jurors for this year's fourth Annual Juried show chose the works of 42 artists who best represented this theme. The exhibition will be on view at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College from July 28 until September 8, 2011. 
Visitors will experience the presence of the life and energy of our land through the varied interpretations of each artist. From paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour to photography, sculpture, mixed media, serigraph prints and jewelry. All these works are of exceptional quality using both traditional materials and forms to contemporary approaches of material use. Occasionally some of the artworks involve abstract imagery. Each of these pieces carries with them their own uniqueness and originality which is part of the true creative spirit.

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm 
Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

About the Art Gallery 
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Michele LaRose at the Mill Street Gallery/Cafe

Michèle LaRose is a painter from Kingston who navigates the world of colour with gay abandon. Her lively pieces seek to add visual music to life and provide springboards to flights of imagination. Come and enjoy a cappuccino, look at original art, and dine on local, organic produce in the historic, scenic village-on-a-lake of Sydenham, just a 1/2 hour drive north of Kingston. Cafe/gallery is open for lunches Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30 and for dinner on Saturdays 5:30 to 9pm. (Reservations: (613) 376-1533.) Michèle’s exhibition is up from June 29 to August 27, 2011.  
4400 Mill Street, Sydenham, Ontario 
For more info about the artist see