The Art by the Water exhibit and sale is back for its 13th edition on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club. Admission is free.
Bring added warmth into your home with the purchase of an original painting. The exhibit and sale offers a wide variety of styles, including modern abstracts, classic realism, watercolour, and mixed media. A percentage of the sales and the contents of the donation jar will benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, with sincere and deep appreciation of all healthcare workers and staff everywhere.
Hospitals need our help now more than ever before.
Art comes from the heart.
“Our mission is to paint to our heart’s content, share our artworks with the public through exhibitions while also contributing to a worthy cause,” stated artist Aud’rey Riley. “Putting paint on a canvas and expressing oneself is very gratifying. Thus, it is a proud moment when the last stroke of paint is applied to the canvas and the final signature marks the completion of the artwork.”
Art by the Water has heart and visitors are often touched by the work the artists put into the exhibit to make it a welcoming event. People are encouraged to browse at their leisure and enjoy the art and the ambience the artists have lovingly created.
Art lovers have come from far and wide outside the West Island area, including West End Montreal, Laval, the Eastern Townships, the Laurentians, and even Ontario.
The two-day event is held rain or shine, inside the charming 200-year-old fieldstone building, outside under the large, elegant tent, as well as on the very large, covered veranda. “So, whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered,” said Riley.
Every year, to add more interest and variety to the show, three guest artists are invited to participate with the group. This year, Beatrice Cluney, Johanne Turgeon, and Ginette Parizeau bring a wealth of talent and stunning art to the exhibit.
Beatrice paints in an exquisite classic style and has also expanded to using a palette knife, creating amazing art. Johanne is known for her unique whimsical house paintings and has recently delved into other styles as well. Ginette is an interior designer with a well-known Montreal home builder. She has a great eye for detail which reflects in her striking watercolour paintings.
All of the participating artists in the group offer a wide variety of art to suit everyone’s style, from the beginner to the more serious collector. Affordable art can be had for gift giving, the home or office.
Recently, more time has been spent inside our homes. Perhaps it is a time to change the decor, move things around and experiment with new ideas of a focal wall of art.
“I would be very happy to help with ideas of different ways to hang art,” said Riley, who has always been very interested in home decor. Gone are the days of hanging one painting over the sofa.
The artists extend a warm welcome to all. Discover the quaint Beaconsfield Yacht Club and see the clubhouse transformed into a two-day art gallery. Boating and social memberships are offered with or without a boat. Adult sailing courses are also available. For information call David at 514-695-1272.
The Yacht Club is located at 26 Lakeshore Road in Beaconsfield. H9W 4H3
— Art by the Water
BlackburnNews.com – Blyth Festival Art Gallery reopens – BlackburnNews.com
Blyth Festival Art Gallery reopens
May 16, 2022 5:18am
After a two year hiatus, art will once again hang on the walls of the Bainton Gallery at Blyth Memorial Hall.
The art at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery is to complement the four plays presented by the Theatre Festival on its outdoor Harvest Stage.
The summer’s Community Art Show will run from June 1 to September 24.
President of the Gallery Committee, Carl Stevenson, says art needs to be felt to be experienced, to be emotionally connected to the viewer.
Area artists interested in participating in the non-juried exhibition can get more information by accessing the Gallery’s Facebook page, or email email@example.com.
All of the art showcased will be available for purchase.
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Anna Binta Diallo
Binta Diallo is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist who investigates memory and nostalgia to create unexpected narratives around identity. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally.
Hawkins works primarily in moving image and installation. Her work centres around the ways that images, gestures and language are circulated and transformed online as well as the impact of technology on the intimate spheres of daily life.
Kang has exhibited at numerous galleries around the world. These include the New Museum, SculptureCenter, Helena Anrather Gallery, Interstate Projects and CUE Art Foundation, all in New York City; The Power Plant, Franz Kaka, Cooper Cole and Gallery TPW, all in Toronto; and Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran and Projet Pangée in Montreal.
Schwebel has become known for practicing a particularly direct form of situation-based institutional critique, undertaken through performances, withdrawals, delegated transactions and impostors.
Sergile works primarily with archives, including texts and books reflecting the post-colonial period from 1950 to the present day. Her artistic practice aims at understanding and rewriting the history of Black communities — more specifically, the history of women and marginalized peoples, through weaving.
Williams, ᐅᑌᒥᐣ, is Anishinaabe and a member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation community. He is currently working in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. He has a multidisciplinary and often collaborative practice that is centred around sculptural beadwork. Williams is also the 2021 recipient of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Canadian Art.
Find out more about Concordia’s Department of Studio Arts.
Find out more about the Sobey Art Award.
Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick holds henna art demonstration – CBC.ca
Much has changed since Madhu Verma, the founder of the Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick, first came to the province in 1963 as a young Indian bride.
Verma said she faced racism regularly when she first came to Canada.
Back then, when she wore cultural clothing — such as Kurtis — her looks would elicit unwelcoming glares.
Verma said: “They would stop me and say, ‘Oh. When did you come here? Why are you here?'”
But times are changing.
“I sometimes tell people that I am the first imported bride in North America … now things are very different. We are really enjoying with so many new immigrants, the new friends.”
Now Verma is proud to look out at a room filled with people from different backgrounds and watch them eagerly learn about her culture.
The Asian Heritage Society is putting on several events in honour of Asian Heritage month, including one in Fredericton on Saturday that allowed people to discover the intricacies of henna art.
Henna — also known as mehndi in Hindi and Urdu — is a maroon dye created from the leaves of the henna tree. The dye is used to create intricate floral designs that can last up to 20 days.
The origin of the designs dates back as far as 6,000 years and is traditionally done during special events in South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African cultures.
Priyanka Panwar came to New Brunswick seven years ago.
She is part of the society and has been helping put on events like this demonstration.
For her, the passion for henna came when she won a contest in university for her henna art.
Later, she spent six hours perfecting the henna tattoos on her hands and feet for her wedding. Marriage ceremonies aren’t the only special occasions where it’s used.
“I normally do it every year during Karva Chauth, it is a day when we ladies keep fast in our Hindu religion for our husbands to have a long life.”
For both Panwar, and especially for Verma, educating people about why they might see henna patterns adorning some people’s skin, goes hand in hand with trying to create more understanding and tolerance between cultures.
“The message we want to give is to make new friends, have communication, go visit, see other programs and also talk to us,” Verma said.
“If you want to ask any question about Asian culture we want to have a conversation with you.”
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