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Check out what’s on in Prince Edward County! Get your daily, weekly, monthly dose of the arts through Artscene. It started as our monthly newsletter, grew into a half-hour radio program on 99.3FM, and is now an online event listing!

July

01Through
Nov 01

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Each summer Oeno Gallery adds new sculptures to its ever-expanding Sculpture Garden. Three acres of winding paths framed by wild grasses, sage and lavender provide a unique outdoor gallery for large scale artworks, abstract and figurative sculptures in steel, bronze and stone. To see a full list of works by Canadian and international artists that are part of this year’s outdoor exhibition, click here.

Oeno Gallery’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is open until November 1.

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Two sculptures featured in Oeno Gallery's Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: 2020 by R. Clarke Ellis (L) and A View from the North by Jason Kimes (R)
01Through
Aug 31

Little Red

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Byron

Like many little girls of her generation, Susan Wallis grew up reading the classic fairy tale, “Little Red Riding Hood.” 

Melt Studio & Gallery presents Little Red, an exhibition of paintings exploring the evolution of Little Red Riding Hood as an analogy of us all. From the naïve girl skipping through the woods to Grandma’s house with a basket in hand, to the adolescent, reflective and hesitant in anticipation of the arrival of the wolf, Wallis’ modern take on this classic tale in encaustic uses the Canadian landscape as the perfect backdrop, holding both a supporting and leading role in this dramatic tale of self-discovery.

Wallis has invited other artists and artisans to join her in this journey, including Jason Pettit, Andrea Piller, Rhonda Nolan, Bay Woodyard, Arlene Vandersloot, Amanda Keenan, Glen Wallis, Heather Munro, Kikki Carr and more. Stay tuned to see their interpretations of this classic fairytale come to life.

This exhibition opened June 18 and will run all summer long, with safety protocols in place.

Little Red
Melt Studio & Gallery presents Little Red, interpretations on the classic tale, Little Red Riding Hood
01Through
Sep 05

Waiting

ANDARA Gallery presents Waiting, a solo photography exhibition and book launch of new works by Tara Wilkinson.

Unable to travel due to the pandemic, Wilkinson traveled back through her photo archives, through three decades of images from over 25 countries. Looking through black and white images of daily life taken during several trips along Cuba’s north coast between 2014 and 2018, she found a common thread among these images: everyone was waiting – for food or medicine, for transportation, for someone to come home.

Drawing a correlation between the experience of some Cuban citizens pre-COVID and the universal experience we have all shared during this pandemic, Wilkinson was careful to strike a balance between individuals and crowds, children and seniors, friends and strangers – all waiting in different environments.

An accompanying photography book also titled Waiting, including additional photographs and stories, will be available to purchase at ANDARA Gallery. An audio tour will also be added to the exhibition to create an immersive experience for visitors, sharing behind-the-scenes commentary and details.

This exhibition is open virtually on ANDARA Gallery’s website and in-person beginning June 11.

Waiting
The Bouncer by Tara Wilkinson
01Through
Sep 21

Banners & Tree Stumps Art Tour

Visit Rhonda Nolan‘s property at 14 Duncan Street in Bloomfield for a curbside viewing of her fun and colourful banners and tree stumps, on display starting June 24 until the end of summer. Please text ahead at 613-403-3815 to also view Rhonda’s artwork inside the studio along with t-shirts, cards, books and more in the shop.

Banners & Tree Stumps Art Tour
Rhonda Nolan's Banners & Tree Stumps Art Tour, on view all summer long starting June 24
02Through
Aug 14

Peter Mennacher Memorial Show

Blizzmax Gallery is starting off their summer season with a memorial show featuring works by Peter Mennacher, who sadly passed away this past March. Peter co-owned and operated the gallery with his wife, Alice. The show will feature Peter’s many talents – etching, linocut, painting, wood carvings and sculptures.

Open Fridays and Saturdays 10-5pm throughout the summer, or open by chance/appointment. Please contact the gallery to arrange a visit. Located at 3071 County Road 13.

Peter Mennacher Memorial Show
Visit Blizzmax Gallery to see a show of works by Peter Mennacher
06Through 31

Housing Project

Sam Sakr presents a colourful collection of playful and stylized mixed media artwork in Housing Project, open July 6-31 at the Parrott Gallery. Sam’s art is created as an emotional expression reflecting time and place. Through his art he illustrates a personal narrative while also conveying themes of shared human experience.

Dates may be subject to change based on regulations outlined in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen the province.

Housing Project
Part of the Housing Project series by Sam Sakr, on view at the Parrott Gallery July 6-31
07Through 28

Online Summer Flamenco Classes

Reach your full potential while gaining strength, creativity and an understanding of what it takes to dance flamenco! Summer classes at Ritmo Flamenco will focus on all areas of flamenco technique in various online classes offered throughout the week from July 7-28. Each class will be a bit different to allow students to adapt to new exercises and movements from week to week. Registration is now open and classes are dependent on sufficient registration.

Each set of 4 week class sessions is $60. Register by e-transfer or Paypal to ritmoflamenco@hotmail.com.

More information can be found on Ritmo Flamenco’s website or by email.

Online Summer Flamenco Classes
Join Ritmo Flamenco for fun summer online Flamenco classes!
10Through
Aug 02

The County Collects

2gallery will reopen on July 10 with an exhibition to celebrate the County itself! They have invited 22 County collectors, artists, entrepreneurs and friends of the gallery to curate a very special group exhibition. Each guest curator chose a work that moves them, inspires them or challenges them, and tells us why. Visit in-person until August 2 – to view the curators’ selections and read their stories. Also available for online viewing at www.2gallery.ca.

Guest curators: Amy Bodman, Andrew Csafordi, Bobbi Dahlman, Krista Dalby, Miguel De Lemos, Nancy Evans, Andrew Gillingham, Christine Gillingham, Tom Howlett, James Killoch, Trish Krause, Terri Lipman, Sylvie Martel, David Mott, Ian Nelmes, Pam Patterson, Chrissy Poitras, Elizabeth Sanders, Alexandra Seay, Amy Shubert, Larry Tayler, and Kyle Topping.

Located at 256 Main Street, Picton.

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