THE BEAUTY AND THE HORROR
Douglas Maclean in Memory of Ethel Maclean*
The Colborne Art Gallery
DEEP IN THE FOREST
Cramahe Mayor Mandy Martin
DEEP IN THE FOREST
Heather Stubbs in Memory of John Stubbs**
* The Ethel MacLean Memorial Prize for Artists – Juror’s Choice Award (2023 – 2033)
“I believe if I had to mention one feature of my personality, it would be a love of beauty in many forms,” wrote Ethel MacLean in her memoirs. “Oil painting has been a fulfilment of my final years.” As a young girl growing up on a farm, she dreamed of having free time to paint and read, but there were always babies to help care for, and weeds to clear, and chores to do. Money was scarce and pursuing art was considered a luxury beyond her means. She found other ways to be artistic, until, in the quiet years of widowhood, she finally had the time and resources.
** John Stubbs (1926 – 2021) – People’s Choice Award (2023 – 2033) $100
John Stubbs was one of the founding members of the Colborne Art Gallery in 1997. He studied at Ecole de Beaux Arts in Montreal, and had “a paint brush in his back pocket” for his whole life. A great admirer of Andrew Wyeth, John painted life-like realism in oil, egg tempera and dry-brush watercolour. In addition, he was very interested in Chinese philosophy, painting and calligraphy. He became an accomplished calligrapher – rare in a non-Chinese person – and even created his own translation of Lao Tzu’s “Tao Te Ching”, which he had studied for over 40 years.
Finalists for the 10th Annual Juried Show
now on display at the Gallery
Open Juried Art Show
JURIST: Olex Wlasenko
After completing his graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in the fall of 2000, Wlasenko worked as Assistant Curator at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in Oshawa, Ontario. There he organized over twenty photography exhibitions featuring vintage prints that document the historical development of his hometown of Oshawa.
Wlasenko has curated over 100 exhibitions, notably Broken Promises: Soviet Photography in the Age of Stalin at the MacLaren Art Centre, Vera Jacyk: Chysto, Chysto, Chysto at the RMG, Brendan Fernandes: Dada Afrika, Toni Latour: The Femme Project, Meryl McMaster: In Between Worlds and most recently Barry Ace: The Great Lakes at Station Gallery.
This year marks Olex’s 15th anniversary as Curator at Whitby’s public gallery.
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