The Colborne Art Gallery invites you to a group show with Christine Benson, Bill Rowland, & Janita Wiersma, and gallery artists.  Please join us for the opening and to meet Christine, Bill and Janita on Saturday, September 26th from 2 – 4 pm at the Gallery.  The show will be on through November 8th, 2009.
Christine Benson, Bill Rowland, Janita Wiersma
Port Hope artist Christine Benson’s works reflect the tensions of living in a technology-oriented world, and the solace that can be found in nature and the rural landscape.  Her prints show a fine attention to detail as well as an interest in combining high contrast designs with subtle inclusions of hand sewn elements, delicate embroidery, collage and distinctive papers.
Bill Rowland’s work uses functional forms in stoneware and porcelain clays.  The stoneware clay gives darker earth-tone colour values, while porcelain clay gives brighter glazes against the white clay.  All pieces are salt glaze fired which gives the work a textured and pebbled surface.
Janita Wiersma’s recent work explores the potential of lines to evoke the feeling of a space defined by its edges and how an emptiness can seem to be infinitely full.  She is inspired by the sense of expanse that comes from standing at the edge of a precipice or an open field in the moonlight.