Stellar Summer Art Events - theHumm July 2019
Stellar Summer Art Events - theHumm July 2019
By Miss Cellaneous
The Four Brushes’ Début
Looking for some new local talent in the art world? Why not come out and meet Dawn Fortin, Barbara Jordan, Linda Svarckopf and Christine Martin — The Four Brushes Fine Art Group.
Dawn is the group’s adventuress; she loves to experiment with different media, creating unusual textures and effects. Barbara has a rare eye for light and composition that adds interesting depths and shadows to her art featuring acrylics and dyes. Linda finds inspiration all around her, but especially in Mother Nature, with her mastery of acrylics. Christine is a free spirit who embraces the nature of inks and dyes, allowing their unique qualities to blend with her loose painting style.
The Four Brushes will be débuting their unique collection of art on Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 6pm at Bowness Farm, located at 2610 Scotch Line (just 1km south of Perth). All four artists will be on-site to meet with you and will have painting stations set up in the loft for you to see their art in progress.
The Four Brushes art will also be featured in the Window Art Gallery in Kingston for the month of August at 647 Princess and Victoria Street.
Wandering BrushArrives at Elgin Art Gallery
Ever wonder what a brush does besides apply paint to paper or canvas? Well, it can wander — as in travel. David Gilmore, a Kingston artist with a “wandering brush”, will share his work with the public at the Elgin Art Gallery, located at 3 Main Street in Elgin, ON, from June 20 until August 10. Gallery owner Tamas Brummer has allocated the entire upper floor to thirty of David’s original works. All paintings in watercolour and acrylic media will be for sale. The show is being organized to coincide with the annual Elgin Days celebration and to cater to the influx of summer visitors.
David started painting as a child after experiencing the pleasure of putting coloured marks on paper. He enjoyed art throughout his career as an engineer, and on his retirement in 2005 he ramped up his painting activities a notch, focusing on watercolour and, later, acrylic works. During his working life he was assigned to Taiwan, Korea, France and England. Time only allowed occasional painting, but these locations gave him the inspiration to try new subjects and to come under the tutelage of some world-class teachers. These included UK teachers Mike Chaplin (RWS), Brian Ryder (ROI), and Ian King.
During three winters spent in Switzerland he was invited to have two shows with Klein Gallerei Mueller in Altdorf. In 2011 he was the first foreigner to have his design used for the badge of the Altdorf, Switzerland annual carnival. In Canada, David had solo shows at Studio22 and Domino Theatre (both in Kingston), the Studio Theatre in Perth and the Mill Street Café in Sydenham. He has studied with Ontario artists such as Don McCallum, Ted Zuber, Stephen Rothwell and Doug Mays.
David has been a member of Rideau Lakes Artists Association for the past seven years and helps run the monthly speaker program there. He has also participated in numerous group shows; particularly, in Artisans’ Alley (Kingston), the Brockville Arts Centre, Brock Street Gallery (Perth), Art in the Barn, Paint the Summer, the Rideau Valley Art Festival and the Kingston School of Art Summer Show.
Sundance Call to Artists
Registration is now open for the 13th annual Sundance Artisan Show! The show welcomes about 3000 visitors on Labour Day Weekend at the hub of cottage country in Maberly, Ontario, about an hour west of Ottawa. It gives forty artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell high-quality craft and art over a period of three days in a park-like setting along the banks of the Fall River. Live music and refreshments add a festive feel to the event, and encourage guests to stay a while. Parking is free, and 65% of the booths have already been sold to returning artists! Request a submission package by emailing SundanceArtisanShow@gmail.com , or visit sundancestudio.ca for more details.
By — Paul Joyce
It’s that time of year again, when the rattle of expensive metal is heard coming from car trunks and when spouses disappear for hours at a time, reappearing with sunburns, bug bites, and either smiles, scowls, or looks of quiet resignation.
Yes, it’s golf season.
For the final show of its 2018/19 series of plays, Studio Theatre Perth presents The Ladies’ Foursome, a Norm Foster comedy that will make you love the game, even if you, well, currently hate your game.
From folk-rock powerhouses to a third-generation country star, the 2019 Stewart Park Festival line-up is set to be an unforgettable one.
The Small Glories and Kelly Prescott are just some of the names performing at the 28th annual festival taking place in Perth from July 19–21. Festival goers will also get to see Connie Kaldor, Élage Diouf, Shakura S’Aida, Keith Glass and Andy Irvine on stage.
After months of crafting the line-up, Artistic Director James Keelaghan says he’s th......
A House of Good Taste - theHumm July 2019
By Sebastian Weetabix
Like many things related to food (or at least food in our part of the world), the term “restaurant” originated in France. It originally applied to the fare (it was “restorative”), but by the 17th century it had come to mean an establishment where one could eat a meal and pay for it. Eating “out” as a common practice for common folk has its roots in travel and the need for refreshment en route. Those who provided it were, rightly, termed restorers or restaurateurs. Their establishments came......
The Arresting Art of Fred Fowler - theHumm July 2019
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
It’s invigorating to meet someone who challenges your subconscious prejudices. I was surprised to learn that Fred Fowler, outgoing President of the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, is a retired Toronto cop. There’s absolutely no reason an ex-cop can’t be a good artist, yet meeting him and seeing his eclectic art definitely expanded my awareness of the influence the mass media has on our preconceptions.
Acrylics, watercolours, oils, monotypes, photographs — Fowler wor......
Who doesn’t enjoy looking at other people’s homes and gardens? What better way to spend a summer day and get inspired!
On Saturday, July 27 from 10am to 5pm you’ll be able to tour seven of Almonte’s most interesting homes and three outstanding gardens. The tour is a fundraiser for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and the extension of Almonte’s popular Riverwalk.
In the 1890s Almonte was a thriving mill town. Its six textile mills employed most of the town’s residents, with the ......
By — Pippa Norman is graduating from ADHS this year and will be going on to pursue a Bachelor of Journalism at Carleton University next fall
Whoever coined the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” must have done so after attending a rehearsal for one of Almonte & District High School Drama Club’s plays. The village being Almonte, and the child being the play.
If you were to attend one of the rehearsals yourself, you would feel as if madness had descended upon you. Student actors fervidly run lines; community volunteers sew seams, drill screws and climb ladders; and director Jennifer Sheffield barrels around the room......
This year’s Ottawa Valley Midsummer HerbFest is being held on Sunday, July 28 from 9am to 4pm — rain or shine. The location is the Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens in White Lake, just an ho......
Festival of Small Halls 2019 Celebrating Big Canadian Music in Beloved Small Places - theHumm July 2019
More halls — check. Big music — check. Magical moments and musical memories — you betcha.
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls plants inspired, decorated and mind-blowing artists into rural h......
By Susie Osler
There is a frantic energy to this time of year. The explosion of growth and green coupled with the energy and warmth of sunshine leads to a commensurate output of manic gardening energy that seem......
By — Angie Arendt is the Director of Big Stone House: a Center for Courageous Living in Almonte <bigstonehouse.ca>
It was the middle of August and the middle of the day. The sun was shining bright, the dog was attempting to cool down on the tile floor, and I was chopping watermelon in the kitchen when the doo......
An interactive theatre experience that celebrates the Great White North and pokes fun at Canadian stereotypes will hit the stage in the nation’s capital for the summer.
The Oh Canada Eh? Din......
From Under the Umbrella Tree to Sleeping Rough… Valley Puppeteers Return to Music and Beyond - theHumm July 2019
Last July, the opera Sleeping Rough premiered at Ottawa’s Music and Beyond festival to standing ovations and critical acclaim. Composed by jazz guitarist Roddy Ellias and with a libretto by poet/......
By — Jeff Mills
Every now and then there are five actual Wednesdays in July, and 2019 is one of those years. The friends of Augusta Street Park are gearing up for their wonderful little music festival “5 Wednesd......
Sep 1 - Oct 30 Transition: Ginny Fobert, Judi Miller, Dayle VanAlstine
Sep 24 - Oct 24 Private Art Collection
Oct 19 Doug van der Horden
Oct 21 Jazz Night w/Spencer Evans
Oct 23 Jeff Callery
Oct 23 - 24 Red Trillium Studio Tour
Oct 26 Bon Evans & Dave Bull
Oct 28 Al Lerman
Oct 29 Matt Dickson
- Keith Busher — Art Advocate & Provocateur, Gallery Owner and Curator
- Romp, Stomp & Chomp! Thanksgiving Art Tour in Mississippi Mills
- One Day Only Open Studio Art by Catherine Orfald and Rita Redner
- More Music at MERA!
- From Quiet to Concerts Almonte in Concert Returns to Old Town Hall This Fall
- Leave the Leaves (and other counter-intuitive suggestions)
- Rural Root Goes Fishing! The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
- Fall Colours Walk at Blueberry Mountain
- Red Trillium Fall Tour
- Pumpkins-Plus in Perth Ghost Walks, Pumpkin Carving and More!