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Old routines and new traditions at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery – Belleville Intelligencer

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September is an exciting time of new beginnings. It is like January without the snow! Back to work, back to school, back to old routines and new traditions. We here at the Parrott Gallery are hoping that you will include us in your schedule whether that means coming in to view the changing art exhibitions, or shopping for unique gifts.

The Parrott Gallery Shop is once again filled with original artwork and hand-crafted objects that will fit every budget. We have jewellery, pottery, glass-work, woodworking, stained glass, silk and felted accessories and so much more. Each item in our shop could be that original, one of a kind gift for your hard to please person and don’t forget that every purchase helps support local artists.

Lisa Ferguson has recently filled up our card rack with more of her beautiful cards and prints. Additionally, her new reproductions are currently accompanied by an exhibition of original illustrations in our Corridor Gallery. Now you have the option to view and purchase her irresistible original artwork as well.

Our latest Manly MacDonald exhibition in Gallery 3 includes many of MacDonald’s seascapes and ship paintings, not his usual subjects, but equally pleasing to view. We are also currently promoting our Manly MacDonald reproductions which are available to purchase only through the Parrott Gallery. Options include choosing a “made-to-order” reprint of your favourite painting or our “ready-made” prints like a card for $4 or a matted 16 x 20 inch print for $60. These high quality reproductions are affordable and quick and easy to order and purchase through our Gallery Shop.

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The exhibitions in Galleries 1 and 2 continue until September eighteenth. As if a room full of Tom Ashbourne’s sculpture isn’t enough to satisfy, he has accompanied his work with a large selection of paintings by County Artists from his own personal collection. “County Artist, County Art” is available to view on our website, but is well worth the visit up Library’s third floor Gallery. Linda Mazur-Jack’s show of two and three dimensional artwork is an experience that can only be viewed in person. “Memento: Alzheimer’s, a Personal Journey” shows an emotional glimpse into this artist’s life and has evoked emotional responses in many viewers already. We hope that many more people will make it in to view these two wonderful shows.

Autumn in the Parrott Gallery is going to be full of colour and hopefully music as well! Upcoming shows will include mixed media artwork by local artists Jy Chiperzak and Larraine Milligan and also an exhibition of paintings by Philippa Faulkner and Aileen Cherry. On September twenty-fifth, James Reid will be performing with his band in the Library Courtyard in association with Porchfest. Later this Fall we hope to be able to return to in-house programming including the Quinte Mozart Festivals, Armchair Traveller Talks and maybe even Opening Receptions. Like the rest of Canada we are

planning and hoping and we are certainly ready to move forward safely into old routines and new traditions.

Wendy Rayson-Kerr is the Acting Curator of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery located on the third floor of the Belleville Public Library bellevillelibrary.ca

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Art Beat: Coast artist heads to show in New York City – Coast Reporter

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Roberts Creek artist Kandice Keith is on the U.S. East Coast this week to show her nature-inspired paintings at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, Thursday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 26. “It’s a really amazing opportunity,” Keith said in an interview. “I’m very fortunate.” Keith was set to go to the twice-yearly fair in March 2020, but the outbreak of COVID-19 put an end to that plan. “This is a make-up for that show,” Keith said. She’s also slated to return to the NYC fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion next March. You can see some of Keith’s vivid and luminous work currently on display at the Gumboot Café.

Oktoberfest

Anna Lumiere, Grant Olsen, and Coast String Fiddlers are among the performers featured at Oktoberfest, which has been on all week in downtown Sechelt until Friday, Sept. 24. A full rundown of acts and events can be found at secheltdowntown.com. Celebrations move to Rockwood Lodge on from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, where more live music is planned. Prizes for best lederhosen and beer stein.

Raincheck

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park had planned an opening reception last Saturday for its new, juried exhibition, A Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process. The reception has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scent and Soul

You can meet Rohanna Goodwin Smith, author of Scent and Soul: The Extraordinary Power of the Sense of Smell, at One Flower One Leaf Gallery on Marine Drive in Gibsons, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Live Music

Peter Van plays a solo show on piano at the Clubhouse Restaurant in Pender Harbour on Friday Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Then, for a $5 cover on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. you can hear the Steve Hinton Band.

The Howesounders host a Friday night jam session at Roberts Creek Legion on Sept. 24, starting at 7 p.m. Sign up at the door to book some solo- or group stage-time. On Saturday, Sept. 25, there’s a Jeevious/Jaggs Jambouree, where members of the Jeevious family and a few players from Vancouver’s Staggers and Jaggs will shake things up for a few hours, starting at 7 p.m. Jim Foster is at the Backeddy Resort and Marina in Egmont, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Banditry Cider on Pratt Road in Gibsons is staging its first Apple Festival on Sunday Sept. 26, with a lot of family-friendly frivolity starting at 11 a.m. The band The Burying Ground plays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Let us know about your event by email at arts@coastreporter.net.

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Aging, Art and the Modern Elder opens at the 1401 Gallery | Cranbrook – E-Know.ca

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Aging, Art and the Modern Elder opens at the 1401 Gallery 

Aging, Art and the Modern Elder opens at the 1401 Gallery  this Friday, September 24  at 12:30 p.m.

The show will run until October 24 and the gallery is open every weekend, Fridays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Entry is free although Cranbrook Arts welcomes donations towards their exterior renovation fund.

This project is from 16 artists belonging to North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artists. All the artists are seniors and through their art they wish to educate the general community about aging, elderhood and ageism.

This project aims to promote a reconceptualization of aging and highlight the opportunities inherent in the new longevity. These artists hope to help change society’s attitude toward aging and mortality from one of disease or condition to be dreaded to one of challenges, opportunities and joys.

Each artist is interviewed in an accompanying video which will also be running in the gallery.

If you have not yet visited the new 1401 Gallery, we invite you to do so.

Cranbrook and District Arts Council 

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First Annual Art in the Park on Sept. 18 in Massey – Sault Star

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Aside from the detailed planning and organizing of an outdoor event such as the upcoming Art in The Park at the Mouth Park in Massey, event organizers are tasked with many other jobs. Jobs including setting a date for the event, getting the word out to the public, and perhaps most important of all, finding, booking and scheduling artists to perform at the event.

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This is no easy task. Yet the newly formed Friends of the Mouth group has tackled the job and is all set with performers, artists and performers scheduled for the first annual Art in The Park. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11 am till 2 pm.

Art in The Park is organized by Jayson Stewart and volunteers from the Friends of the Park. Stewart is confident this event will be held annually in the early fall each year.

Several artists are scheduled to appear at this first annual event in Massey. However, Stewart is leaving the door open for others to take part.

“You don’t have to be a scheduled artist to create art at our event. Bring your sketchbook or paints, write poetry, read a book, knit something… be a part of the creative fun,” he says.

Scheduled performers include: tie-dye artist Amanda Robinson, potter May Cameron, Poet Charlie Smith, poet Jacqueline Denis, painter Mary Dillen, painter John Gaudrffeau, Jody Blackwell (crochet and knit hats), Theresa Minten (painter), Quilts of Velour (quilters), musician Paul Disale, Jayson Stewart (painter and fairy doors), Massey Movement and Dance, and Beth Cassidy singer/guitarist. Stewart is inviting all to attend this event.

“We would love to see you at Mouth Park for the first annual Art in The Park Day where you get to enjoy live music while watching local artists create all sorts of artwork, or just bring your swim trunks and enjoy a day at the beach.”

Those who attend Art in The Park are asked to observe all COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing, wearing a mask if you can’t social distance, and limit yourself to a group of no more than five people around an artist or musician.

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Stewart is excited to have so many artists participate in the Art in the Park Day.

“Anyone can come out and watch the artists do what they do best, but they’re also welcome to bring their own sketchbooks, easels or just a chair or picnic blanket and create their own art.”

Stewart is putting out an invitation to high school students to visit the Art in Park on Saturday.

“If any high school students join us that day and do some art in the park with us, they can earn community service hours.”

Interested artists and musical performers can email Friends of the Mouth friendsofmouthpark@gmail.com. Updates on the event may be found on the Friends of the Mouth website, https://www.mouthpark.com/events/artinthepark2021

The long-range forecast for that day is sunshine with a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius.

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