They have arrived and are well received! These beautiful littles Miracles, lovingly created by local artists. Come to the gallery for those special gifts. Opened Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Gallery will be closing Sat. Dec. 20. 4pm. Artists are asked to pick up there unsold work by that time. If this is a problem after Jan. 5 you may make other arrangments at Northern Edge Algonquin (across the hall) at 705 386-1595
Two very gifted photo artists will be on display in South River . Wendy MacCrimmon of wMac Photography is a local artist specializing in Family and Wedding photography. She will have Christmas packages available, along with gift certificates year round. Visit the Blue Canoe Gallery Hallway to catch a rare glimpse of her portfolio. Show opens November 28 until the end of January. http://www.wmacphotography.com/
Kate Hood of KHI Photography is a Freelance Photographer inspired by love stories and driven by creativity. Hood will be telling a story of "Community and Theatre" in small town Ontario, by taking a photo journalistic approach to all her projects. Small or large---family, wedding or abstract her work tells a story and captures the essences of her subjects. http://http://www.katehoodinc.com/
Our Winters in Near North Ontario Art Show opened October 24th. One of the artists participating including North Bay Stained Glass artist Norma Sanders with Trapped Glass. Show runs until November 21st. Next show "Miniature Miracles and Gifts" opens November 28 to Dec. 23
Colours of Harvest & Fall & For the Love of Horses opens this month. All Artists welcome to participate, Group Show, any or all mediums accepted, 2D or 3D, this includes clay, found material, fabric, photography, photo transfer, wood, glass, watercolour, pen & ink, magic marker, acrylic, oils, pastel, crayon, colour pencil, or anything that creates that special piece. Please come out to the opening to show your support of the arts in South River!!! More info? call 705 498-2202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is invited to the next art show that opens Thurs. August 28 at 7:pm. at 100 Ottawa Ave. in South River.
Our last show, Legendary Landscapes was very successful and well received by partrons with 18 artists participated. Thank you to all that participated.
To show support for the arts you can sponsor an art show at the Blue Canoe Gallery. Call Alana at 498-2202 or 382-5864 to get the particulars, or e-mail from this blog. Your contribution helps with advertizing the event, posters & treats at the opening.
Guest Heather Sinnott from Sault Saint Marie will be showing her landscapes in the Hallway at 100 Ottawa Ave. an extention of the Gallery, from August 15 to Sept 23. Heather ran many of the workshops at the South River Festival of Arts this year as well as previous years. Thank you Heather for your contribution to the arts in South River.
Opening Thurs. July 31 at 7:pm Participating artists: Jane Bonnell, J. David Murphy, Jennifer Daniels, Ingrid O'Gorman, Liz Trolove, Lawrence Nickles, Beverley Hawksley, Marg Cunningham, Wendy MacCrimmon, Alana Boyd, Doreen Wood, Bobby Haviland, Marion Morris, Mary Ann Miners, Lise King, Arleen Brandes and Andy Kerr. This is a great lineup of Local Landscape artists from the Almaguin Region. Please plan to attend! 705 498-2202 for info. Show runs until Sat. August 23.
This is a big show and I want everyone to have lots of time to prepare. In My Father's, Father's Time: Historical Near North. Content of anything that is pre 1950 or older. All mediums accepted. Deadline for submissions is August 23. Show opens Thurs. August 28 at 7:pm Call Alana with your entries, if you are participating. 498-2202 Don't forget the South River Festival of Arts August 7 to10 www.southriverarts.com Great line-up of entertainment. Check out this site! There is some last minute items of interest. Please stay tuned!
Our landscape in the Algonquin area is renowned and many artists seek out these awe inspiring scenes. Lets make this a show worthy of it's Legendary statis that began with the Group of Seven since the turn of the 19 century. All mediums considered. Call Alana early and let her know amount and size of work to be entered. This show is on during the South River Festival of Arts Aug. 7 to 10 www.southriverarts.com
Heads-up for August "In My Father, Father's Time: Historical Near North" All artwork must have something historical from pre 1950 or older. Buildings, people, vehicles, machinery and so on...
Art Show Opens July 3rd at 7:pm Deadline for artists to submit work is June 28 by 4:pm. Call Alana Boyd Arts Coordinator 705-498-2202
Press Release June 2008
Why are Local artists talking Climate Change in South River Ontario?
We know, the Climate is Changing. Everyone’s talking these days about pollution, fossil fuel prices, depleting rain forests, the ozone has a big hole and melting glaciers are making the water levels higher. The earth is evolving and everyone living here seems to know there are some big changes happening to animals and the health of the planet. So where do we go from here? Are we evolving as we should? Are we worried about a future that we don’t have control over? What is our part in the health of this “Gem that spins in the vast Openness?” Is it that our collective consciousness is becoming aware of the changes that are coming? There are many questions and few answers. Awareness of our surroundings is very important. Artists are keen on observing details of what is happening around us, then create visual displays recording this information in our artwork. We show appreciation for all that is good, we provoke emotion with our art, we show the love for our planet, the flora and fauna, the weather, the landscape and it’s conditions and record the past lives of our ancestors. All these topics are being brought to awareness at the Blue Canoe Gallery in South River this summer. This community gallery gives an opportunity to local artists to show their renditions of what they have observed. Art depicts our culture, our homes, our lives and this peaceful mission now, is to share this artwork with the public. Please come join us for these monthly themed art shows at the Blue Canoe Gallery in South River. Climate Change: Weathering the Storm opens July 3rd at 7:pm at 100 Ottawa Ave. South River, then “Legendary Landscapes: Algonquin and Area” opens July 31st and “In My Fathers, Fathers Time: Historical Near North” opens Thurs. August 27th at 7:pm. Our gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm. For the long weekend in August & at the South River Festival of Arts the following week will include Sunday openings. The Festival starts August 7th through to Sunday August 10th. There is a line up of acoustic music venues at Tom Thomson Park, along with family workshops and many other events. For more information on the festival http://www.southriverarts.com/ and to contact the Blue Canoe Galleryor South River Arts Festival Office call Alana Boyd, Arts Coordinator at 705 498-2202 or email@example.com Visit our BLOG at http://www.bluecanoegallery.blogspot.com/ to keep informed on art shows and workshops. For more info on Climate Change check out http://www.climatecafe.org/