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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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rolling hills studiotourThis weekend, why not celebrate Mother’s Day by taking part in the Annual Rolling Hills Studio Tour in Bethany, ON.

It’s a free, self-guided tour with the opportunity to visit art studios around Bethany where you can meet the artists and see demonstrations of unique range of art forms.

The Rolling Hills Studio Tour takes place in the beautiful rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes, a little over an hour away from Toronto.  The artists all live within a 30 minute drive of each other, making it that much easier to view the variety of their artwork.  The tour takes place on May 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and admission is free.

There are also nearby restaurants for family dining and a Bed and Breakfast to make it a full weekend trip.

Williams Design Studio

Williams Design Studio in Bethany, Ontario

Make sure you stop in to meet Beverley and Paul Williams of Williams Design Studio in Bethany!  2014 marks the 40th anniversary of their award-winning artwork in leather sculpture, masks and unique sculptural fountains and Beverley’s decorated gourd art

!Paul and Beverly WilliamsPaul and Beverly Williams in their Design Studio

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