POETRY IN THE GALLERY

Join us August 25th for the final POETRY IN THE GALLERY evening of the summer. This month we are featuring the work of London, Ontario poet Joanne Stryker. Readings start at 7:30 in the Bainton Gallery. This is a free event.

Joanne Stryker is a London (Ontario) poet who lived for many years in Huron County, as well as in the U.K. Her poetry is published in anthologies and journals, and has won prizes in Canada and abroad.  AFTER, a sequence of mourning poems, was published in Wales and launched in York and London, England, in 2018. Current projects include three collections: The Swedish Death Purge; Here/After; and a series of love poems.

HOW FAR I’VE FALLEN exhibition

The Blyth Festival Art Gallery would like to extend an invitation to our next exhibition entitled “HOW FAR I’VE FALLEN” by local artist Kelly  Stevenson. The Show’s reception is August 19th at 6 pm with remarks happening at 6:30. The show runs through September 9th and is open during Blyth Festival box office hours.

Through a multi-disciplinary exhibit, entitled “HOW FAR I’VE FALLEN”, Stevenson uses the changing state of the rural landscape and experience to explore her own state of mind-one of living with severe and chronic mental illness. Finding a kinship with the abandoned and falling down buildings that fit the countryside, she explores if there is life and hope in the debris and darkness, and of life beyond illness, beyond the seemingly never ending falling apart.

Open Studio Program – Painting Outside the Lines with Michele Miller

Are you interested in the visual arts, but not sure how to hone your skills and improve your technique? Open Studio will be a opportunity for artists to receive one-on-one feedback, direction, inspiration  and answers for their art related questions. Develop your repertoire to better realize your vision!

Artists are encouraged to bring any artwork which they wish to receive feedback or help with. They are welcome to bring multiple paintings. The Open Studio in the museum will be a place to create and learn. Artists will work on their current projects and listen and learn from demos and the feedback that others in the group are receiving, benefitting from both one-on-one guidance and collaborative inspiration.

All ages welcome.

All mediums welcome (including, but not limited to: watercolour, oil, acrylic, sketching, pastel etc).

Open Art Sessions will be monthly at the Huron County Museum this fall. Some topics that will be highlighted for individual sessions include but will not be limited to: seeing; value; colour mixing; composition; edges; how to create more painterly/loose paintings; warm and cool colours etc.

$10 cost per session (to be paid to instructor directly)

To pre-register and guarantee a spot, email michelemargaretmiller [@] gmail.com

Artist Bio: Michele Miller is an accomplished oil and watercolour artist who has been showing her paintings across southern Ontario for over 17 years.  Light and mood are pivotal elements in her art. Looking to her surroundings for inspiration, she is frequently responding to the most ordinary of subject matter. Her body of work consists of a diverse range of subjects including portraits, buildings and interiors, landscapes, still life as well as animals.  Michele’s art work has won several awards. Additional accomplishments include a solo exhibit at the Blyth Bainton Gallery and being a past feature artist for the Alice Munro Festival. In 2020 she had a showing of her portraits with her Art In the Library community portrait program group at the Goderich Co-op Gallery. Michele’s Art In the Library Program continues to meet monthly at the Goderich Library and provides an opportunity for artists gather to share skills, demos and creativity.  She earned her Fine Art’s degree from the University of Guelph

 

Open Studio Program – Painting Outside the Lines with Michele Miller

Are you interested in the visual arts, but not sure how to hone your skills and improve your technique? Open Studio will be a opportunity for artists to receive one-on-one feedback, direction, inspiration  and answers for their art related questions. Develop your repertoire to better realize your vision!

Artists are encouraged to bring any artwork which they wish to receive feedback or help with. They are welcome to bring multiple paintings. The Open Studio in the museum will be a place to create and learn. Artists will work on their current projects and listen and learn from demos and the feedback that others in the group are receiving, benefitting from both one-on-one guidance and collaborative inspiration.

All ages welcome.

All mediums welcome (including, but not limited to: watercolour, oil, acrylic, sketching, pastel etc).

Open Art Sessions will be monthly at the Huron County Museum this fall. Some topics that will be highlighted for individual sessions include but will not be limited to: seeing; value; colour mixing; composition; edges; how to create more painterly/loose paintings; warm and cool colours etc.

$10 cost per session (to be paid to instructor directly)

To pre-register and guarantee a spot, email michelemargaretmiller [@] gmail.com

Artist Bio: Michele Miller is an accomplished oil and watercolour artist who has been showing her paintings across southern Ontario for over 17 years.  Light and mood are pivotal elements in her art. Looking to her surroundings for inspiration, she is frequently responding to the most ordinary of subject matter. Her body of work consists of a diverse range of subjects including portraits, buildings and interiors, landscapes, still life as well as animals.  Michele’s art work has won several awards. Additional accomplishments include a solo exhibit at the Blyth Bainton Gallery and being a past feature artist for the Alice Munro Festival. In 2020 she had a showing of her portraits with her Art In the Library community portrait program group at the Goderich Co-op Gallery. Michele’s Art In the Library Program continues to meet monthly at the Goderich Library and provides an opportunity for artists gather to share skills, demos and creativity.  She earned her Fine Art’s degree from the University of Guelph

 

POETRY IN THE GALLERY

This year the Blyth Festival Art Gallery is bringing together the spoken word and fine arts together as we host our inaugural POETRY IN THE GALLERY evenings in conjunction with our three professional shows.

All readings will start at 7:30pm in the Bainton Gallery.

July 28th will feature the poetry of Blair Trewartha. Blair Trewartha’s debut full-length collection of poetry, Easy Fix was published by Palimpsest Press in 2014 and shortlisted for the Relit Award. He is the author of three chapbooks: Break In (Cactus Press, 2010), Porcupine Burning (Baseline Press, 2012), and Human Energy (Anstruther Press, 2022). His poetry has appeared in Carousel, Prism, Event, Existere, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, and Prairie Fire Magazine. Blair was born and raised on a farm outside of Clinton, Ontario and now resides in London, Ontario.