Authors Articles by Shannon Taylor

Articles by Shannon Taylor

Shannon Taylor
47 Articles
With her finger on the pulse of the Peterborough arts scene, Shannon Taylor is committed to keeping you up to date on all the latest news and trends. Shannon's interests range from audio visual installation to drawing and painting in her signature whimsical style. You may run into Shannon in the great outdoors, sketchbook in hand, or at a local art opening. Follow her on Twitter @shannonmichelet and on Instagram at @shannonmicheletaylor.
Garden gnomes lined up and ready to go into the kiln at the Art School of Peterborough. These gnomes were made in an online pottery workshop, which have become quite popular. The Art School is offering more online workshops being offered this fall. (Photo courtesy of Art School of Peterborough)

artNOW: Artists and galleries embrace digital as pandemic continues

Featuring Art School of Peterborough, Atelier Ludmila, Studio 201, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Wildewood Gallery, Kawartha Art Gallery, and more.
Peterborough illustrator Kathryn Durst at work on her mural in the alleyway of the Commerce Building in downtown Peterborough. The mural, commissioned by the First Friday Peterborough volunteer committee and Commerce Building owner Ashburnham Realty, will be celebrated from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020. (Photo: First Friday Peterborough / Facebook)

artNOW: Celebrate the First Friday Peterborough mural on September 4

Also featuring First Friday art crawl events, autumn studio tours, and upcoming exhibitions.
A detail from '#13 Hand-Made Barn' by Peter Large (graphite, coloured pencil and ink on Italian paper) from 'Traces', a collaboration with photographer Felicity Somerset that will be on display at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in January. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

artNOW – January 2020

Featuring Kameela Janan Rasheed, Jamilah Abu-Bakare, Jack Bush, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Sasha Opeiko, Felicity Somerset, Peter Large, and more.
Some beautiful handmade lanterns ready for the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Parade on Saturday, December 21st in downtown Peterborough. The parade will begin in early evening outside the Peterborough Public Library and proceed to Peterborough Square for a pantomime with live music. (Photo courtesy of Laurel Paluck)

artNOW – December 2019

Featuring First Friday art crawl, Artisan Fair, Finer Things Show & Sale, Focus Fair, Winter Solstice Lantern Parade, Erring at King George, 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)

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.
'Nervous System' by Michelle Bellemare, part of her "Enough, is enough, is enough" exhibit on display at the Art Gallery of Peterborough beginning October 5, 2019. (Photo: Isaac Applebaum)

artNOW – October 2019

Featuring Z'otz* Collective, Chris Ironside, Michelle Bellemare, Joan Zageris, It's All About Art, Artspace, First Friday Peterborough, and more.
A detail from the installation 'Bait' by Inuk sculptor Couzyn Van Heuvelen, on display at Artspace in Peterborough this September, with an opening reception on September 13th and an artist's talk on September 14th. (Photo courtesy of Artspace)

artNOW – September 2019

Featuring First Friday Peterborough, Artspace Al Fresco, Couzyn Van Heuvelen, Eugenie Fernandes, Kawartha and Apsley Autumn Studio Tours, Creative Hands on Festival, and more.
'#Nature', an installation by Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist and designer Sean Martindale that was part of a past Sunday Drive art project. This August, Sunday Drive is presenting its latest art project, 'Reunion', at a private farm near Lakefield. (Photo: Dustin Rabin / Sunday Drive Art Projects)

artNOW – August 2019

Featuring Sunday Drive's Reunion art project, Xiaojing Yan, Victor Vasarely, Finer Things Summer Show, Cynthia Fox, and the Kids Outdoor Art Festival.
Amanda McCavour's installation 'Memento' features a hanging array of poppies created by machine sewing onto fabric that dissolves in water. The exhibit is on display at Tte Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth this July. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

artNOW – July 2019

Featuring Miskwaa Art Studio & Outdoor Gallery, Amanda McCavour, Christian Morrisseau, Holly Edwards, Henry Melissa Gordon and Rocky Green, Sameer Farooq, Ron Benner, and more.
'Against the Grain', a work by legally blind and partially colour blind artist Lynda Todd. A show of her latest paintings will be on display at Paul's Art and Frame Gallery in June, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 8th. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

artNOW – June 2019

Featuring Art School of Peterborough, Peterborough Museum & Archives, Lynda Todd, Gillian Turnham and Michael Morritt, Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio, and Madderhouse Textile Studios.

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