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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!

December

01Through
Jan 07

Turn but a Stone

The title of Bert Jenkins’ landscape photography exhibition, Turn but a Stone, is derived from Francis Thompson’s strange 1907 poem In No Strange Land, and the lines, The angels keep their secret places; / Turn but a stone and start a wing! The exhibition comprises sixteen landscapes (one is strictly speaking more of a mental landscape), some taken in or around Prince Edward County and the remainder farther afield, some of small wildernesses in wild weather, and others the remoteness that surrounds dawn. It starts from the proposition that whereas a graphic artist confronted with a blank canvas synthesizes (and thereby has a degree of control over) the final image, a photographer confronted with the chaos of nature must find the elements of art within that chaos. Colour complements, composition, opposition, line, shape, texture, tone and hue have to be found and the final product is one of reduction, not synthesis.

Exhibition is on now until January 7, 2021 at the Parrott Gallery 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville.

Turn but a Stone
Cressy Arctic photograph by Bert Jenkins
01Through
Jan 07

Terry Veevers – As I See It

The Parrott Gallery presents the first solo exhibition by Prince Edward County resident Terry Veevers on now until January 7, 2021.

After completing an MA in Economics at McMaster University, Terry Veevers built a farm business training competitive carriage driving horses and beginner show jumpers. His business included designing and manufacturing horse drawn vehicles and restoring antique carriages; running equestrian clinics; and private coaching. In addition, he used his skills in blacksmithing and wheelwrighting to create unique anthropomorphic sculptures from “found” objects among his discarded farm equipment parts.

Veevers now focuses his creativity on painting and printmaking. His current practice centres on expressive portraiture, rural landscapes and more recently, normative still lives. His art has been shown at Blizzmax Gallery, Art in the County, Artistic Inklings, and The County Museums.

The Parrott Gallery is located at 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville.

Terry Veevers – As I See It
Contemplation by Terry Veevers
01Through 06

Small Gems

Hatch Gallery presents Small Gems, a seasonal exhibition featuring smaller works that pack a really big punch! 


Headlining this group exhibition of one of a kind, original works will be a very special mixed media series, created exclusively for the gallery by one of Canada’s pioneering abstractionists, Tony Urquhart.

 On display along with Urquhart’s exquisite works, discover a variety of smaller paintings by senior abstract artists such as Ann Clarke, Daniel Solomon, Paul Sloggett and Paul Kelly.

 This one of a kind, holiday season show is all about variety. From bold to subtle, there’s is something for everyone to see.

Opening reception is on November 1 from 1-4PM. The exhibition runs until December 6 on weekends from 12-4PM at 8 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Small Gems
Organic Gesture by Tony Urquhart
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 23

ODE to JOY

The ODE to JOY Art Show and Sale features a new collection of paintings and photographs by encaustic painter Andrew Csafordi and fine art photographer Tara Wilkinson that capture colourful, joyful moments. For this show, Tara turned her focus to the County for inspirational photographs, while Andrew opened up his sketchbooks where drawings and ideas were waiting to come to life. Wanting to photograph and paint with more joyous colours in these times of difficulty and stress, Tara and Andrew explored a multitude of images and directions, creating works that they hope will bring as much joy as they felt while making them.

The ODE to JOY Art Show and Sale runs from November 1 (online) and November 7 (in the Gallery) to December 23, 2020, from 11-5PM Daily. Festive Experiences run from November 14 to December 23, 2020, from 11-4PM daily. For more details, visit: andaragallery.com/ODE to JOY!

ANDARA Gallery is located at 54 Wilson Road, Bloomfield.

ODE to JOY
ANDARA Gallery- ODE to JOY, 2020
01Through 23

Holiday Photo in the Barn

After weeks of preparation, ANDARA Gallery is excited to announce a new ODE to JOY Festive Experience they’re calling “Holiday Photo in the Barn” … a safe way to get some fresh air, have fun and create memories for the holiday season! Their century-old barn is decked out for the holidays with a stunning 15-foot Christmas tree from Denmar Farms and festive seating area (with socially distanced seating options to keep everyone safe)! Bring a small group (max. 8 persons) of family and/or friends for a socially distanced holiday photo! You supply your own camera phone(s). They’ll wear gloves to compose and take the photo for you in exchange for a donation to the PECM Hospital Foundation’s “Back The Build” campaign! Reservations are required (call 613-393-1572) to confirm your group’s photo time. Dress warm and festive, wear comfortable shoes as you will need to walk from the parking area to the barn – and ensure your camera phone(s) are charged up before arrival. “Holiday Photo in the Barn” is available by reservation between 11 AM and 4 PM from November 14 to December 23. Learn more here.

ANDARA Gallery is located at 54 Wilson Road, Bloomfield.

Holiday Photo in the Barn
ANDARA Gallery- Holiday Photo in the Barn
01Through 21

The Smalls Show

2gallery is pleased to announce their first annual Smalls Show – a selection of affordable works in smaller formats, works on paper, and unframed works – perfect for the upcoming season of gift giving. On now until December 21, this show will feature 75+ works of drawing, painting, photography, prints, glass and mixed media.

Located at 256 Main Street, the gallery will be open late on December 19 from 4 to 9pm, to participate in the Picton Main Street “Spirit in the Square” celebration.

The Smalls Show
Vivid by John Visser, oil on canvas, 18” x 18”
01Through 06

Connectivity

Oeno Gallery presents Connectivity, new works by multidisciplinary artist Alice Teichert, on now until December 6. The gallery is currently closed to the public until December 21, but you can see a virtual tour of the exhibition by clicking here.

Ever responsive to her environment Teichert has translated her time in isolation into a meditative new series of paintings through which she riffs on notions of connectivity. Her painterly line, like the smooth, continuous, oscillations of the sine wave, propagates throughout this series connecting each painting to a harmonious whole. Sometimes it undulates through the horizon line of the painting and at other times the sine is a glowing circular orb – the universe at a distance as though through a telescope. Sine is line and sine is circle: we are all connected, and what we experience depends on our perspective, is the message.

Connectivity
Approach by Alice Teichert

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