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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!

February

01Through
May 31

Walking with Thunder

Inspired by the dynamic, linear landscape of the PEC Millennium Trail, and in partnership with Tourism Industry Association Ontario and The County of Prince Edward (future partners to come), ====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture presents WALKING WITH THUNDER by Conrad Beaubien, and JOIN OUR HERD! by The Department of Illumination. Through the changing seasons until spring, this project will unfold on the western section of the 46Km Millennium Trail, carved out of the landscape in the early 1800s to link farmers to larger markets. Follow the storytelling @derailart as it unfolds over the next 6 months. Or, see you on the trail!

Walking with Thunder
WALKING WITH THUNDER by Conrad Beaubien / Image credit Natalie Stone, 2020
01Through 28

Winter Tonic

Oeno Gallery presents Winter Tonic. The artists in this exhibition draw attention to the art of form. Using blocks of colour, expressive line, texture, light, juxtapositions of scale, and raw materiality like glass frit and bronze, each artist champions the formal vocabulary of their medium in a novel way.

Click here to view photos and a walk-through video from the exhibition.

Artists featured in this exhibition include Adam Cohen, Kenneth Emig, Aron Hill, Julie Himel, Burton Kramer, Jana Osterman, Scott Pattinson, P. Roch Smith, and Cheryl Wilson Smith.

Winter Tonic
Biomorphic triptych by Jana Osterman, cast Winterstone with integrated bronze, patinated
01Through
Mar 31

Wind & Water Writing Contest

The 3rd annual Wind & Water Writing Contest is back! Over the past two years, we’ve covered themes such as Exploring and Memory, and this year, in light of our challenging times, we’re looking for submissions that examine the concept of Unity. Interpret the theme in unique, exciting and creative ways. Unite threads on a literary loom, tether emotions in a poetic stanza, or bond characters through tantalizing plot lines.

Surprise us, delight us, but above all, be brave and send in your creative writing by March 31, 2021! Contest is open to residents of the Quinte region.

01Through 28

Heartscapes

Andrew Csafordi introduces his latest collection of encaustic paintings – Heartscapes: Exploring the Colourful Landscapes of the Human Heart

During these challenging times, Csafordi felt called to explore the landscape of the human heart, to convey a rollercoaster of emotions coursing through imaginary terrains. Through his latest collection, colour overcomes the dark, love overcomes fear, and the resulting Heartscapes inspire hope and connectivity. “We are all explorers,” he says, adding, “… if we ask questions, listen and follow our heart.”

Through Heartscapes, Csafordi explores the use of lush brushstrokes, layers of encaustic paint and other materials. Through his energetically sketched lines and assemblages full of splatters of colours, he has created a collection of heart paintings that are simple, yet complex, and full of life.

Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown, this exhibition and sale will take place online from January 23 – February 28. When the lockdown is lifted, the exhibition can be viewed and sales can be made in person at ANDARA Gallery. All safety protocols will be in place.

 

Heartscapes
All the Pieces of Love Changed My Heart for Good by Andrew Csafordi, encaustic & mixed media, 2021, 38” x 36” © Andrew Csafordi, ANDARA Gallery.
01Through
Apr 10

2021 Expressions

The Quinte Arts Council is pleased to announced that entry for the 2021 Expressions Biennial Juried Show and Sale is now open! Expressions features artists and artisans from throughout the Quinte region and is open to both members and non-members of QAC. The exhibition will take place at the Parrott Gallery in Belleville from May 6 – June 3, 2021. This year’s theme is re-imagine.

Registration deadline is April 10. Click here to learn more.

2021 Expressions
QAC presents: 2021 Expressions, Biennial Juried Art Show & Sale
04Through
Mar 17

Two Women, Two Perspectives

The Parrott Gallery presents Two Women, Two Perspectives, an online exhibition running from February 4 until March 17. Part one of this exhibition features the work of Belleville artist Aileen Cherry (1895-1958). Cherry painted throughout her lifetime, yet her talent was only discovered years after her death.

Two Women, Two Perspectives
Two Women, Two Perspectives at the Parrott Gallery
08Through
Mar 08

Spring Sentiments: A Reflection of Art in Isolation

The Parrott Gallery and guest curator Jessica Turner invite Quinte area artists of all disciplines to submit their artwork to the show Spring Sentiments: A Reflection of Art in Isolation.

The deadline for entry is Monday, March 8th, and the fee is $15.00 for up to two entries. Entry forms are available here. The online exhibition will run from April 1–29, 2021. In-gallery exhibition dates will be confirmed at a later date.

Spring Sentiments: A Reflection of Art in Isolation
Spring Sentiments: A Reflection of Art in Isolation by the Parrott Gallery
19Through
Mar 31

Smalls \\ Redux

2gallery marks its post-lockdown reopening with a reignition of their successful Smalls show to recognize and celebrate the dedication of front-line healthcare workers in the County. Featuring 50+ affordable small format works of various mediums by many 2gallery artists, 15% of all sales will be donated to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital’s Back the Build Fund to build a new hospital to serve both residents and visitors to the County.

2gallery is now open Fridays through Sundays, 11am to 5pm. Call 613-920-2000 or write to info@2gallery.ca to book a private appointment.

This exhibition runs in-person until March 31st and included works can be found on 2gallery’s website.

Smalls \\ Redux

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