Exhibitions at the Colborne Art Gallery
Rod Bergeron will be the featured artist showing a collection of drawings, paintings and three-dimensional works at the Colborne Art Gallery. The show titled, Landscapes: Real and Imagined will run from August 20 until September 25, 2016. This whimsical collection is...
Once again this year, the member artists of The Colborne Art Gallery are honoured to be opening up our beautiful Heritage Gallery to dozens of special guest artists in our 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. Opening reception and awards presentation with the artists present will be held on Saturday, July 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibition will run from July 9th to August 14th, 2016.
May 28 to July 3, 2016. Opening reception May 28, 2 to 4 PM. Occasionally a painting can stop me! This is what happened when I entered The Colborne Art Gallery’s Juried Show in 2014 to see Audrey Smith’s 60-inch-tall piece titled, “Vulnerable.” My response was visceral—because it was a life-sized painting of a young woman, sitting on a chair and baring her soul. The composition of the piece was dynamic. No wonder it won the Juror’s Prize that year!
Some of our community’s most creative ideas come from the minds and hands of our young people, but opportunities for youth to show their art to the public are few and far between. That’s why 11-year-old Zoe Bergeron was motivated to organize an exhibition for the youth of Northumberland County. Exhibition to be held May 28 to July 3, 2016. Opening reception May 28th, 2 to 4 PM.
By member artist Dorothy Siemens at The Colborne Art Gallery, April 16 – May 22. Opening Reception, Saturday April 16, 2016 form 2 to 4 PM.
Three Degrees of Separation: three artists working in clay, three unique expressions. Lindsay Anderson — pushing raku to its limits. Brenda Sullivan — birthing new beginnings through sculpture. Susan McDonald — exploring colour on clay. March 5 – April 10, 2016. Opening Reception, Saturday, March 12, 2016.
November 14 to December 20, 2015 – A Group Show by Member Artists of The Colborne Art Gallery. The group show, “Past, Present and Future” will make use of all four of the gallery’s rooms to sample each member artist’s work from the past and present, as well as some hints of what the future has in store for them, with respect to their imaginative endeavours.
October 3 to November 8, 2015 – Paintings by Irene Osborne. Osborne’s “Views from Here,” where “Here” signifies the heart, reveals an inner garden of creative exploration and artistic delights. In addition to the beautiful renderings of landscapes and the natural world for which she is known, this most recent collection contains many abstract pieces focusing on the creative journey.
Oct 3 to Nov 8, 2015 – Robot Home Movies is one part sci-fi, one part comedy and one part fun. I wanted to tell the story of three robots that come to life at the hands of a mad scientist. The robots go about the world in the most human-like ways. I am amused by the way they are accepted as human and I am amazed by the way human viewers feel compassion towards them, and the kindness and respect they inspire.
Aug 22 to Sep 27, 2015 – Vital Energy, the very force that gives us life, is a concept that humanity has grappled with since the beginnings of conscious thought. Is it something to be harnessed, subdued, and channelled for personal benefit, or is it best left to its own natural course? However it may be perceived, one thing remains certain: Vital Energy is central to creativity, in any form. For Charles Funnell, this energy is not only the focus of his thought, but the force behind his masterful achievements in metal and mixed media.