We started the morning with the usual pre-hanging feelings of panic and despair. How could we possibly hang all these paintings, so different in size, colour and technique, into an attractive and cohesive show? But, as always, somehow it all worked out and we hope you will enjoy the show.
At the moment, it is an online show only, but we are hoping that by June 14, people will be allowed to visit the gallery in person. The gallery has not yet posted the online version of the show, but the URL will be posted here as soon as the show is published. Keep checking here for updates, and in the meantime, enjoy the photos from this morning. Click on the first photo to enjoy a slide show.
A masked, socially distanced meeting was carefully held on Tuesday. Members were delighted to see one another and some of the work that had been done during the latest lockdown. Too bad the blogger didn't take a photo of the work. That would have been more interesting. Sorry!
Sheila is having an online show and sent the information below:
Hosted by Artwrk
March 5 - 11, 2021
I've been painting up a storm over the past months and I am thrilled to announce that I will be showing some of my new work in an online exhibition hosted by Artwrk. The show will start March 5 and be available for you to view until March 11. The show will also feature fellow Brockville artists, Lynn McLean and Eda Brown. In the above images you can see some examples of the paintings to be shown in the exhibition. My focus has always been to create work that shows local subject matter and expresses a feeling of the moment. I will send you a pre-show access code just before the show opens to the public.
Please stay safe and warm,
We had our last meeting of the year today because, sadly, there will be no lovely Christmas lunch for us in December. However, we exchanged hand-made Christmas cards and marveled at each other's creativity, and Alison Storey, a new member, showed us how to make a print and let us play with her printing paraphernalia. In spite of all Covid 19 precautions, it was a very satisfying meeting.
What a glorious autumn day for what was probably our last plein air of the season. It was windy, and some paintings flew around, but unexpectedly warm and sunny, with a lovely lunch at Rapid Valley. Thanks so much to Helma for all the work she does to organize the group.
We had a great plein air day in Gananoque on Thursday. The weather was perfect, there was lots to paint, good company, and a delicious lunch at Anthony's across the street.
We are up and running at 1pm this afternoon! The Mallorytown Community Hall looks great with all the artwork. It's easy to get to - 76 Country Road 5 (1 km north of Exit 675 on Hwy 401). You can also get there easily from Hwy 2 or the Parkway if you prefer a more scenic route.