artNOW – November 2019

Featuring Julie Sperling, Amanda McCavour, Holly Edwards, Victoria Wallace, fundraisers at the Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth and Art School of Peterborough, and more

A detail of Amanda McCavour's 'Pink Field, Blue Fog' (2011-2019, thread/machine embroidery) on display at the Art Gallery of Northumberland beginning November 2, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. (Photo courtesy of Art Gallery of Northumberland)
A detail of Amanda McCavour's 'Pink Field, Blue Fog' (2011-2019, thread/machine embroidery) on display at the Art Gallery of Northumberland beginning November 2, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. (Photo courtesy of Art Gallery of Northumberland)

This November, art abounds with mosaics by Julie Sperling at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden, a textile-based installation by Amanda McCavour at the Art Gallery of Northumberland, and fundraisers at the Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth and the Art School of Peterborough.

There is an ode to Inuit art produced by the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative on display at the Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls, and a First Friday coming up in downtown Peterborough including Victoria Wallace’s new studio space open to the public, abstract paintings by Holly Edwards at Atelier Ludmila, and new work by Paul Oldham and Joe Stable at Acme Art and Sailboat Company. There is also a colourful painting show by Cathy Ogrodnik at Black Honey.

There are also a number of craft shows and sales happening at this time of year, so keep your eyes peeled for festive posters and flyers advertising these events.

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A detail of one of Julie Sperling's mosaic pieces, on display at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden. (Photo courtesy of the Agnes Jamieson Gallery)
A detail of one of Julie Sperling’s mosaic pieces, on display at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden. (Photo courtesy of the Agnes Jamieson Gallery)

‘By Our Own Hands’ by Julie Sperling explores a range of themes related to the Anthropocene — the geologic era we are now experiencing, during which human activity has been the dominant influence on the climate and the environment.

Julie has created 10 mosaics reflecting different aspects of the Anthropocene. Her work explores environment, science, and policy through mosaic and, in doing so, deals with environmental concerns and educates the viewer.

The show opened on October 24th and will be on display until December 21st. For more information about the artist and her work, visit sperlingmosaics.com.

The Agnes Jamieson Gallery is located at 176 Bobcaygeon Road in Minden. For more information, call 705-286-3763 or visit mindenhills.ca/agnes-jamieson-art-gallery/.

 

Amanda McCavour's 'Pink Field, Blue Fog' (2011-2019, thread/machine embroidery) on display at the Art Gallery of Northumberland beginning November 2, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. (Photo courtesy of Art Gallery of Northumberland)
Amanda McCavour’s ‘Pink Field, Blue Fog’ (2011-2019, thread/machine embroidery) on display at the Art Gallery of Northumberland beginning November 2, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. (Photo courtesy of Art Gallery of Northumberland)

Textile artist Amanda McCavour is known for her installation work. This installation, ‘Pink Field Blue Fog’, turns the gallery into a neon field of pink with a blue fog above — all created from string sewn with a machine into forms of flowers and water droplets, as one might see them through the lens of a camera.

It is an imaginative and magical take on a field of flowers on a foggy day. Suspended from the ceiling with string, the installation floats in the air, and creates many different visual effects as it is viewed from different angles.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 1 p.m. and the exhibit will run until Sunday, January 5th.

The Art Gallery of Northumberland is located at on the third floor of the west wing of Victoria Hall (55 King St. W., Cobourg). Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit www.artgalleryofnorthumberland.com.

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The Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth annual fundraiser on November 16 hosted by Jeanne Beker

"A Night for Ah!" on November 16, 2019 is a fundraiser for the Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth. (Poster: Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth)
“A Night for Ah!” on November 16, 2019 is a fundraiser for the Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth. (Poster: Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth)

On Saturday, November 16th, the Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth is putting on “A Night for Ah!”, their annual fundraiser at the Warkworth Town Hall.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the festivities — including music and live and silent auctions — will commence at 7:30 p.m. The evening will be hosted by journalist, media personality, and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker.

Tickets are only $30 (available at various locations in Warkworth, see the poster) and include a free drink, the show, and the auctions. The Warkworth Town Hall is located at 40 Main Street in Warkworth.

Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth is located at 35 Church Street in downtown Warkworth. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit ahcentre.ca.

 

'Lazy Duck' by Saila Pitaloosie, one of the members of the  West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. (Photo courtesy of the Colborne Street Gallery)
‘Lazy Duck’ by Saila Pitaloosie, one of the members of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. (Photo courtesy of the Colborne Street Gallery)

This exhibit at Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls, which opened on October 18th, honours the 60th anniversary of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.

Over the last 60 years, printmakers from the North have left an indelible mark in the annals of Canadian art, and are now known around the world for their striking work. Inuit printmaker Ashevak Kenojuak may be the best known of these seminal printmakers. This cooperative in Cape Dorset has become internationally recognized and is now known as Kinngait Studios. The studio remains the longest-running print studio in Canada.

The exhibit is on display until Thursday, January 2nd.

Colborne Street Gallery is located at 44 Colborne Street in Fenelon Falls. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information about the space or upcoming exhibits, visit colbornegallery.ca, email info@colbornegallery.ca, or call 705-887-0997.

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The Art School of Peterborough presents ‘Squared’ art show and sale

The 'Squared' fundraiser takes place during November at the Art School of Peterborough. (Poster courtesy of Art School of Peterborough)
The ‘Squared’ fundraiser takes place during November at the Art School of Peterborough. (Poster courtesy of Art School of Peterborough)

It is time for ‘Squared’, the Art School of Peterborough and Launch Gallery’s annual 50/50 fundraiser.

This show is, as the title suggests, made up entirely of square pieces made by artists, instructors, and students affiliated with the Art School.

Half of the proceeds from the show and sale will go towards programming at the school, while the other half will go to the artists.

This is a great way to get a few unique Christmas gifts while supporting the arts community.

The opening reception will be on Friday, November 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the First Friday Art Crawl, and the show and sale continues until Saturday, November 30th.

The Launch gallery is located at the Art School of Peterborough (174A Charlotte Street, Peterborough). Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit artschoolptbo.org/launch/ or call 705-742-3221.

 

Atelier Ludmila presents ‘Folding In’ by Holly Edwards and Acme Art and Sailboat Co. presents new work by Paul Oldham and Joe Stable

One of the abstract works by Holly Edwards on display at Atelier Ludmila. (Photo courtesy of Atelier Ludmila)
One of the abstract works by Holly Edwards on display at Atelier Ludmila. (Photo courtesy of Atelier Ludmila)

Created during Holly Edwards’ recent residency in Newfoundland, ‘Folding In’ reflects an exploration of the rocky shores and outcrops that define the landscape of this eastern province.

During her residency, Holly spent her time examining these features and was drawn to the soft folds that presented themselves hewn from stone along the rocky shorelines. These forms became the focus of this body of work.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 1st from 6 to 11 p.m. in conjunction with the First Friday Art Crawl.

Acme Art and Sailboat Company, which is just up the stairs, will feature new work by Paul Oldham and Joe Stable in the Copper Closet opening on the same evening.

Atelier Ludmila and Acme Art and Sailboat Company are both located in the Commerce Building (129 1/2 Hunter St. W., Peterborough), with Atelier Ludmila on the second floor and Acme on the third floor. For more information about Atelier Ludmila, visit atelierludmila.com and, for more information about Acme Art and Sailboat Company, visit Acme’s Facebook page.

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Victoria Wallace opens her studio space in Peterborough to the public

Victoria Wallace's shared studio space at 280 Perry Street in Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Wallace)
Victoria Wallace’s shared studio space at 280 Perry Street in Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Wallace)

Artist Victoria Wallace is opening her shared studio space in Peterborough to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 1st in conjunction with the First Friday Art Crawl.

There will be live music by local band Chic’n Pot Pi beginning at 7:30 p.m. and a festive atmosphere!

Victoria plans on running some classes from the space, which she shares with fellow artists Marcia Watt and José Miguel Hernàndez.

For more information about upcoming events and classes, follow Victoria on Facebook.

Victoria’s shared studio space is is located at 280 Perry St., Unit 10A (two and a half blocks west of the Art Gallery of Peterborough).

 

‘Poppies’ by Cathy Ogrodnik on display at Black Honey in downtown Peterborough

Some of Cathy Ogrodnik's work in her 'Poppies' exhibit at Black Honey. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Some of Cathy Ogrodnik’s work in her ‘Poppies’ exhibit at Black Honey. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

This November, Black Honey is showing ‘Poppies’, a series of bright colourful paintings by Cathy Ogrodnik.

In this fun show, abstracted depictions of poppies create colourful designs and patterns. Stop in and have a coffee and a sweet treat while you look at the art.

‘Poppies’ will be on display until Sunday, November 24th.

For more information, follow Cathy Ogrodnik Studio on Facebook and Instagram.

Black Honey Dessert and Coffee House is located at 221 Hunter Street West in downtown Peterborough.

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