Tim-dignamCecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

COLBORNE - Members of the Colborne Art Gallery have issued the invitation to spend Culture Days with them.
 
This cross-Canada volunteer movement to raise awareness and engagement by all Canadians in the arts is being celebrated in many ways on Sept. 28 and 29 (which you can explore at http://culturedays.ca).
 
In Colborne, gallery members have planned two days of activities to get everyone involved in the creative process.
 
On Saturday, Jillian Roos-Markowitz will lead the way with three afternoon experiences, with all supplies provided.
 
• Intuitive drawing from 1 to 2 p.m. — Intuitive drawing comes from deep within, using such items as a flower or a stone to stimulate our mind. Using the lines and marks of the object, we draw with closed eyes to get in touch with the creative side of our brain, and magical things can happen.
 
• Mono printing from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Working on a small plexiglass plate with water-colour crayon helps us explore colour, line and shape to release a new design that can be quite a surprise.
 
• Lino-block printing from 4 to 5 p.m. — With special knives to cut through the soft linoleum on these blocks, and printing inks in glorious colours, wonderful prints take shape.
 
On Sunday, from 3 to 4 p.m., drop in for an artist's chat on the occasion of the final day of Tim Dignam's exhibit. Dignam will conduct and record a performance piece using text and performers, and will be available to answer any questions about the process and ideas behind his work.
 
The Colborne gallery is locateed at 51 King St. E. in Colborne.