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Rural Connections (Lynda Cunningham & David Greaves) May 6- May 31, 2014

Biography

Lynda Cunningham was born in Scarborough, Ontario where her affinity for animals and art quickly became apparent. A move in her early teens to the countryside north of Toronto nurtured her love for rural living. Lynda’s artwork and love of rural living are easily combined with raising her family on her farm near Sunderland, Ontario. With no formal art training, her menagerie of animals is a constant theme in her work.

Lynda shows regularly in southern Ontario, including the Buckhorn Art Festival, Uxbridge Studio Tour and the Fall Art Sale at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario. Lynda is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists

 

David Greaves was born in Yorkshire, England. He attended Art School where he graduated in graphic design. After arriving in Canada, David worked in several commercial art studios before opening his own design firm.

Although basically a self-taught watercolourist, David’s work was influenced by England’s, John Yardley and the late John Blockley. David has had several group and one man shows in Scarborough, Markham, Millbrook, Mississauga, Kleinburg and Wellington, Ontario. His paintings hang in many private and corporate collections, including the DuPont Foundation. Despite a reverence for old rural buildings, David’s paintings also reflect landscapes, seascapes and florals. A subtle use of palette and light infuses David’s work with a serene and inviting ambience.

David works out of his studio home near Cannington, Ontario.

Artist Statement

Lynda Cunningham

Artist Statement:

Natural settings inspire my paintings, the timbers and fieldstone of a barn, horses in harness and sheep in the winter looking for some extra warmth.

I am fascinated with the contrast of light and dark, how the late winter sun streaming in an open barn door illuminates steam that is rising from an ewes back and the shadows from a harness dance across a horse’s gleaming coat.

The main focus of my art is horses. The first time I saw horses plowing, I felt like I had come home. I realized that I was witnessing a partnership that went back centuries. I admire the amount of skill and patience needed by both the teamsters and their teams. I truly believe working the land with horses is an art and the admiration that I have for those who choose to follow this way of life is reflected in my paintings.

My barn is my muse. For over a century it has withstood wind and rain, sheltered animals and the hay to feed them. When I enter, the sheep call out and the horses wait for their grain and I am content with the knowledge that something of our rural past is still valued on my farm.

David Greaves

Artist Statement:

“Like many artists I labored to find my own style. Eventually my style found me but even now I am constantly experimenting with new colours and techniques. Some of these processes are intriguingly unpredictable with results that range from surprising to unsatisfying to exhilarating. I would rather take a gamble and accept the consequences than be timid and compromise a painting. I relish the spontaneity of watercolours as a medium. When I come across a scene that speaks to me, I tend to rough out a quick sketch on the spot and then take it home to refine and develop it into a painting back in my studio.”


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Breakthrough Creations – Dale Sutton (March 4 – April 26, 2014)

 

 

Dale Sutton’s passion for fibre and form morphs yet again.  Her wall hangings and quilts have always showcased both her love of nature and her talents with colour, texture and composition.

She will now be displaying her unique felted vessels.  They are layered with colours, beading, found objects, and unexpected discoveries, making them all distinctive pieces of art.

Dale’s show will also include some of her dyed silk and hand-crafted shawls, which, juxtaposed against the vessels, create lovely contrasts in colour and form.

 

 


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Art & Artifacts of India (Ann Louise Smith) – April 1 – April 26, 2014

Biography

Artist and author, Ann Louise Smith had dreams of becoming an artist many years ago even though she had not touched a brush to canvas.

Ann Louise began painting in 1995 when, after retiring, she joined an oil painting class in Florida. Since moving to Lindsay in 1998 she went on to try painting in watercolours as well as taking art classes through The Lindsay Gallery and travelling to P.E.I. for classes in watercolours and acrylics.

For several years Ann Louise has been extremely busy compiling a book about her Uncle,

Dr. Walter G. Anderson M.D., experiences during WW11, entitled “Canadian Missionary POW on the Death Railway” with the book being launched here in Lindsay in April 2009.

Ann Louise has found her speaking engagements throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes over the past five years to be very rewarding and looks forward to sharing her paintings and family treasurers with The Lindsay Gallery

 

Artist Statement

“My uncle, Dr. Walter G. Anderson M.D. and my mother Marion were both born and raised in India by their parents in the early 1900’s.

Uncle Walter earned his B.A. and M.D. at the University of Toronto during 1924 to 1934. In 1937 Uncle Walter’s dream of following in his parent’s footsteps came true when the United Church of Canada as a Medical Missionary, a position that Walter filled for the next 39 years, appointed him to India.

During World War ll however, Uncle Walter was inscripted by the British Indian Army and consequently taken prisoner by the Japanese for 3 ½ years on the Burma/Thailand Railway attending to the sick and wounded.

My art depicts scenes of India taken from my grandparent’s photos found buried in trunks for 57 years.”


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Heart & Soul Amulet Jewellery – Heather Hill Gibson (Jan 7 – March 1, 2014)

 

Heather Hill Gibson developed much of her intuitive knowledge by communing with nature and using the Tarot symbols to gain deeper insights. She completed a study program at Lily Dale, a Spiritual Centre in New York states, and hold certificates in Grief Bereavement and Counseling from Durham College. Heather’s background is in Marketing and Advertising and for over 10 years, successfully blended her entrepreneurial and intuitive skills to create positive business results.

Artist’s Statement:

“Combining my love of jewellery and receiving intuitive messages for each creation, makes them more like an Amulet with a healing message of intention.” I started designing and creating my own unique pieces. Then friends, clients and strangers approached me to make similar adornments for them. Eventually I was asked to display one of a kind art in the Green Goose Gallery, Uxbridge and Chic Thrills, an upscale women’s shop in Stouffville.”

Amulets have been used since ancient times with the intention for healing, to manifest love, wealth and also used for protection. All pieces are one-of-kind intuited with healing properties or a healing message. Most pieces contain a Swarovski crystals and/or semi-precious stones and usually silver or silver plate findings. Jewellery repair and custom changes to any piece of work can be done upon request. There is a three month warranty on closures. 


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Art in the Family (Eddie, Jeremy, Callum and Griffin Le Page) – Feb 4 – March 1, 2014

ART IN THE FAMILY

Eddie Le Page, Jeremy Le Page, Callum & Griffin Le Page

 February 4 to March 1, 2014

 Opening Reception

Saturday February 8 at 2 pm

Artist’s Statement

The Art in the Family Show is to show this love of art and the bond it creates in the family.

Artists Biography

Eddie Le Page has been painting for over 40 years.

His son Jeremy Le Page has painted for over a decade and owned and operated Native Focus Art & Craft Store in Port Perry for 9 years. Jeremy’s sons, 6-year-old Callum and 3-year-old Griffin, love to draw and paint with their dad and with their grandfather Eddie.

Eddie Le Page

Jeremy Le Page

Callum Le Page

Griffin Le Page


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10th Annual Secondary School Students Show

10th Annual Secondary School Students Juried Show

A Celebration of Budding Talent and the Visual Arts Programs that Foster it.

Juror: Gordon Wilson, SCA

January 7 – February 1

 

 

Helene Baker Memorial Award for Highest Achievement – $100

Butterfly at Midnight - Dan Tennier- Grade 12 LCVI

 

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Rhoda Humphreys Memorial Award  - $100

for a City of Kawartha Lakes Student who is going on to post-secondary studies in the visual arts.

Queen of Clubs? Elise Butler – Grade 11 I.E. Weldon

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Senior Award – The Creative Sense of Balance and Composition Award $50

Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 18

Concrete Triangle - Brock Jones – Grade 11 LCVI

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Junior Award – The Creative Sense of Balance and Composition Award $50

 Sponsored by Holsag Canada

Faux Stained Glass - Emily Castilloux – Grade 9 St. Thomas Aquinas

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Senior Award – Technical Skill and Use of Colour Award $50

Sponsored by Holsag Canada

Jelly Fish - Rachel Carley – Grade 12 LCVI 

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Junior Award – The Technical Skill and Use of Colour Award – $50

Sponsored by Holsag Canada 

Untitled - Stephanie Ralston – Grade 10 I.E. Weldon

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Senior Award – The Interpretation of Personal Vision Award  $50

Sponsored by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

Queen of Clubs? Elise Butler- Grade 11 I.E. Weldon

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Junior Award – The Interpretation of Personal Vision Award  $50

Sponsored by Holsag Canada

Aboriginal Art - Keianna Clifton – Grade 9 I.E. Weldon

 

TWO JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDSof $50

 

Senior Award – Juror’s Choice Award  $50

Sponsored by the Victoria County Studio Tour Artists

Concrete Triangle - Brock Jones- Grade 11 LCVI

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Junior Award – Juror’s Choice Award $50

Sponsored by the Kawartha Arts Festival 

Self-Portrait - Desirae Quinlan – Grade 10 I.E. Weldon

 

SIX HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS OF $50

 

Senior Award – Honourable Mention $50

Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion

Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67

Eryn- Bethany Pethick – Grade 11 LCVI

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Senior Award – Honourable Mention $50

Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion

Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67

Metamorphosis - Dan Tennier- Grade 12 LCVI

 

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Junior Award – Honourable Mention  $50

Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion

Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67

Seth - Shelby Brown- Grade 9 I.E. Weldon

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Junior Award – Honourable Mention  $50

Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion

Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67

Untitled - Bobbi Williams– Grade 10 I.E. Weldon

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Senior Award -  Honourable Mention  $50

Sponsored by Harry and Susan Taylor

Mr. Skateboard - Nicole Triggs– Grade 11 LCVI

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Junior Award- Honourable Mention $50

Sponsored by The Optimists’ Club of Lindsay

You cannot look up an idea - Madeline Fleming – Grade 10 I.E. Weldon

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City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library Purchase Award of $250

The City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library Purchase Award of $250 will be presented to the student whose artwork is judged to promote the importance of literacy, reading, or to have a literary theme.  The award-winning work will be added to the art collection display in the Lindsay Public Library.  In accepting the Award, the student gives the artwork and rights to reproduce it to the Library. 

Oliver to Miku -Jarvis Bruce- Grade 12 LCVI


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Members Christmas Show (November 19 – December 20)

Members Christmas Show and Sale

Original Works of Art by our Artist Members. Perfect for gift giving for any special occasion.

November 19 – December 20, 2013

Exhibit Patrons

Garry James – ScotiaMcLeo

TD Mutual Funds/TD Asset Management

In this exhibit only, items purchased will NOT have to be left on display until the end of the exhibit.

If an item is sold, the buyer can take it home at the moment of purchase.

The Lindsay Gallery would like to thank their 48 member artists who participated in this year’s Members Christmas Show and Sale, showcasing their talents across a broad range of media.

We hope everyone will enjoy this wonderful show and consider art as a unique and original gift at this special time of year.

 

The Gallery Showcase for the month of December was a part of the annual Members Christmas Show.

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