Colours of Nature, Art on the Riverside, Canadiana & More! - theHumm June 2019
Colours of Nature, Art on the Riverside, Canadiana & More! - theHumm June 2019
By Miss Cellaneous
Colours of Nature at Strévé Design Studio
You are invited to come and enjoy Colours of Nature — works by Canadian artist Linda Banfalvi at Strévé Design Studio and Gallery in Perth, from June 17 to July 13. There will be an opening vernissage on Sunday, June 23 from 1–3pm, and Linda will also be there on Sunday, July 7 from 1–3pm to paint at the gallery. Come and see the artist at work and discuss the paintings on display.
This collection of paintings depicts the beauty in nature. The use of bold colour and strong composition in Linda’s representational abstract landscape and floral paintings will take you to a place of peace and happiness. Through this body of work, the artist wishes to share how she sees this exciting and inspiring world. There is much to marvel at if you take the time to look. Linda works with acrylics, mixed media, and oil and cold wax. You will see paintings on canvas, cradled wood panel, and on watercolour paper mounted on cradled wood panel and varnished. Some paintings are large scale and invite the viewer into the image, whereas smaller works give a glimpse of a moment in time. All the paintings have a lively use of colour and texture that unifies them as one artist’s view of nature. There will also be several collaborations of Linda’s paintings with her son Chris Banfalvi’s metal sculptures, which together create unique works of art. For more details, visit lindabanfalvi.com or strevedesign.com .
“Silversmith” — a Clarification
Burnstown artist David Ivens writes: “I am a silversmith: that does not mean that I only work with silver, nor does it make me a jeweller; in fact I am not a jeweller.
“I work with hammers and other tools, to transform (mostly) sheet metal into things like teapots, trays, vases, sculptures… A silversmith works with non-ferrous metals, but this does not mean I do not work with ferrous metals, because I need to make my tools out of ferrous metals. I normally use silver solders to join pieces together, but common welding and brazing are also used. I sometimes work with bar stock rather than sheet metal; we call this forging. I forge solid items like spoons, knives, forks, handles, bangles, bracelets, beads (whoops slipped into making jewellery!).
“I make castings, I cast ingots, I forge ingots, and those ingots can be forged into sheets. It is easier/cheaper to buy prepared sheet metals. Sometimes I take different kinds of sheet metal, heat them together until they join into a solid block, then I hammer it back out until it is the thickness of one of the original sheets. I take parts of it away so you can see all the different metals. I can then hammer it into a hollow form so it will hold liquid, or join it with other fabricated sections to make a vessel with a purpose. I then sand, polish and patina it to take all those hammer marks away so you cannot discern how it was made. Some of the pieces might need to have a hinge or some need extra material for support, some need insulation, or ventilation, or they are designed for some practical use. I think that’s fun, and I would love for you to come and be a part of the fun in my studio workshop.”
CANADIANA Continues in Almonte
Combining immersive landscapes with intriguing sculpture, the CANADIANA exhibition continues at Almonte’s Sivarulrasa Gallery until June 30. Curated by Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, the show brings together works by artists George Horan (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Karen Haines (Edmonton, Alberta), Barbara Gamble (Ottawa, Ontario), and Deborah Arnold (Almonte, Ontario).
Based in Newfoundland and Labrador, artist George Horan’s work is inspired by the rugged terrain of the Newfoundland coastal landscape. The passion of Alberta-based artist Karen Haines is plein air painting, inspired by the landscape with its changing light and ephemeral qualities. Traveling throughout Alberta, and contending with all the challenges of painting outdoors, her work vibrates with energy, capturing direct light, reflected light and diffuse overcast light. Refined over three decades, Ottawa-based artist Barbara Gamble’s oil painting process involves the multi-layering of coloured waxes to create luminous surfaces. Her immersive 5 ft x 7 ft painting Gatineau Forest is one of the central works in the show. Almonte-based sculptor Deborah Arnold has been sculpting stone for three decades, drawn to its innate strength and grace. Her latest work, Oracle, combining glass, stone, and steel stands guard at the entrance to the show. Visit sivarulrasa.com for more information.
Art on the Riverside
A show of art works by Carleton Place High School students will take place on June 14 from 6–9pm. The art show will be held at CPHS, which is located at 215 Lake Avenue West. All of the participating students have agreed to give proceeds to CHEO this year. They are charging a $5 fee to all those 13 and older. The students will be providing snacks, and are also holding a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. For more information about the show, please contact the art teacher, Mr. Troy Smith, at the school (257–2720) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Summer Fibrations at MVTM
On Saturday, June 22, Out Of The Box fibre artists are returning to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum with another exciting display of fibre art. Over 150 individual pieces will be on display in a wonderful collection called Summer Fibrations. The centrepiece of the show will focus on eight beautiful Summer Colours. You will be intrigued by them as well as by independent pieces — all of which will showcase unique and innovative uses of fibre and cloth. Be inspired by the colour, texture and techniques employed by these artists!
This exhibit runs until July 6. The Textile Museum is located at 3 Rosamond Street East in Almonte, and you can find more details at mvtm.ca .
Arts Circle Exhibition at MERA
The members of the MERA Arts Circle will be holding a vernissage of their recent paintings at the Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners on Saturday, June 1 from 11am to 1pm. The exhibition will continue until June 30. Check meraschoolhouse.org for times when the doors are open for viewing.
A number of the paintings will be for sale, with part of the proceeds going to MERA to support the ongoing operation of the organization. But do come just to see what they have accomplished this year.
The MERA Arts Circle is a collection of amateur painters who meet regularly to take mini-workshops, share information and techniques, and support one another in their many artistic endeavours. The group meets on Friday mornings, and new members with any level of art experience are welcome to join them. There is no fee to join, but is open only to MERA members, which is $50 a year for an individual membership. This membership also allows you to partake of the many other programs at MERA including pottery, stained glass and fibre arts.
So please come out to the McDonalds Corners Farmers’ Market at MERA, and visit the opening of this exhibition. Most of the artists will be present to celebrate with you the joy that is the artist’s life. MERA is located at 974 Conc 9A Dalhousie in McDonalds Corners.
Rideau Lakes Studio Tour
The 21st annual Rideau Lakes Studio Tour will be celebrated on June 29 and 30 in the Rideau Lakes district, concentrated around the villages of Portland, Newboro and Chaffey’s Locks. It features paintings, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewellery for your home and garden. Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm each day. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you. For more information, please visit rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com or call 272-3630.
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