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The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour features the work of over 30 artists from Peterborough and County.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough joins forces with local artists, inviting you to explore the visual arts and crafts including visiting where the artists live and work.

Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a wide range of arts and crafts, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, wood, fibre, metal and printmaking. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to all locations.

The tour is broken into 3 geographical areas including the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough and Lakefield.

There are too many artists to outline individually here – and getting to see all of them may also be challenging – but no matter who you choose to see, you will not be disappointed.

Here are just a few highlights:

Christy Haldane combines glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. She melts and fuses reclaimed window glass to create simple forms that highlight the fundamental qualities of the glass.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/christy-haldane/ 

David Hickey is best known for his metal work depicting the landscape of the Kawarthas. He manipulates rigid hardened metal into a fluid form, similar to how nature transforms the harshness of landscapes.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/david-hickey/ 

Stephanie Ford Forrester works in silks, batiks and hand dyed or painted textiles. Her travels in Europe, Afghanistan, and India, combined with unusual living experiences have all contributed to her artistic practice.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/stephanie-ford-forrester/

You can view all of the artists and see a sample of their work at https://agp.on.ca/events/kawartha-autumn-studio-tour/.

A map of all of the locations can be found at https://agp.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/47744_AGP_KAST-2018_maps_prf1.pdf.

A number of locations are wheelchair accessible including:

  • Studio 3 featuring Bill Reddick
  • Studio 10, Leanne Baird
  • Studio 17a, Gail West
  • Studio 17b, Frank DiDomizio
  • Studio 19, Peter Rotter
  • Studio 23, David Hickey
  • Studio 29, Lucy Manley

For more information contact the Art Gallery of Peterborough:

Phone: 705 743 9179
Toll Free: 1 855 738 3755

 

 

 

 

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Galerie Q, an art gallery less than one-year-old, has become a destination for both the local community and tourists who find themselves in Cavan. The gallery is a showcase for contemporary and current Canadian masters as well as many talented and emerging artists

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The Q stands for Quebec. Most of the artists are French Canadian Masters, many of whom have achieved the designation of RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.)

Artists have been emerging from the province of Quebec since the arrival of the French settlers from Europe. They provide a distinctive voice in Canada’s artistic landscape. Artists such as Ginet Leblond who paints her memories of small French Canadian towns and the Coureurs de Bois, the voyagers who explored and settled Quebec. And the Bedard brothers, Gilles and Pierre, whose works include the scenery of the urban landscape, colourful florals, owls and old-world scenes.

There are also exhibitions from other Canadian artists, such as the current one featuring Allen Sapp’s work. Allen is a Canadian Cree artist who is widely known throughout the country and internationally. His paintings represent life on the Northern Plains as well as depicting the culture of the Cree people.

A look at Galerie Q’s website will provide a thorough list of the artists and samples of their work. It is easy to see that the description of “serious art for serious collectors and investors” is well stated.

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Art exhibitions will be designed to not only generate curiosity, provide a look back at history, but also provoke public debate of cultural and social issues.

The gallery has recently welcomed Valerie Kent as the Director of Education. Valerie is a professional artist, journalist, educator and art adjudicator. Her work is known internationally – we are very fortunate to have her as part of our local community.

Galerie Q is more than an art gallery. Located in the original first post office for the area, Galerie Q is a partnership between Canadian artists and the public. It is a not for profit social enterprise. Profits generated will be used to fund ongoing activities at the gallery.

Address: 1521 County Road 10, Cavan, L0A 1C0

Phone: 705-944-888

Email: info@galerie-q.com

Hours: The gallery is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and open the rest of the week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

You can go to the website at www.galerie-q.com and sign up for their newsletter.

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