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.

Smoke & Flame-Wood Fired & Shino Ceramics

In the Mino region of Japan lie rich deposits of a clay suitable for making durable domestic pottery. Traditionally fired in wood-burning kilns, the smoky atmosphere and drifting firewood ash inside the kiln, combined to give the pottery its distinctive colours; bone, orange, grey and black, often with a gorgeous pewter lustre and ripples texture. Smoke & Flame features 8 Ontario potters who have dedicated much of their careers to exploring this fascinating Japanese technique.

Show runs: July 21st-August 12th, 2023

Reception: July 21st, 2023 @ 6pm


National Historic Places Day

The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol is once again participating in National Historic Places Days! Join us in celebrating our historic sites by enjoying free admission on Sunday, July 9. We will also be offering fun family activities at both the Museum and Gaol.

This year’s event celebrates the five senses. All are welcome to join us for these events that celebrate sound and taste.

Gaol: Enjoy live music in the courtyard with the Bayfield Ukulele Society (1:30pm & 2:15 pm) and Elise Puska of Huron Harp School (3pm & 3:45pm). Games in the courtyard will also be available all day. And don’t forget to take a selfie to enter National Historic Places’ Days Photo Contest for your chance to win $1,000. Selfie stations will be available, including selfies with our ‘last prisoner’!

Museum: Join us for an ice cream social and tastings of local products from Taste of Huron and Eat Local Huron! Free ice cream while supplies last. Kids activities will include Make-Your-Own-Glasses, just like our founding curator J. H. Neill. Use your creations to take selfies to enter the  National Historic Places Days’ Photo Contest for your chance to win $1,000!