May 5 – October 22
In a series of nine exhibitions from May to October 2017, The Stone School Gallery brings together artists and artisans from the Outaouais and Ottawa Valley region and beyond.
The exhibitions at the newly renovated Stone School Gallery feature such divergent mediums as mixed media, drawing, printmaking, pottery, painting, glass, collage, encaustic, stone sculpture, silk, paper art and photography.
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A Dance with Entropy
Cheryl Dolan & Glen Hartle
There is energy in the world that permeates everything and is present everywhere. Our exhibit will posit photography as a positive energy for the arts and propose that the medium is under duress from various sources whereby the entropy of photography is in danger.
The Artistry of
Carine De Pauw
I transform leaflets, advertisements and newspapers into papier-mâché which I use to construct panels and objects. I paint upon them, capturing the viewer’s eye, and thereby create a freeze-frame upon which the soul lights up and proceeds towards open-mindedness.
The Pontiac Artists’ Studio Tour in collaboration with the municipality of Portage-du-Fort is opening the doors of the Stone School on Mill Street to give you a sneak preview of what you will see during the 28th edition of the Tour along with other activities during the 2017 season. Visit this historic building and feast your eyes on some exciting new works.
Pontiac Artists’ Studio Tour 2017
Visit 2 artists at the Stone School Gallery and 10 more at their studios.
Linda Bergeron Baril
Oil, watercolour, acrylic www.lindabbaril.net
Rosemary (Hynes) Driscoll
Fused glass, watercolour, pastels, printmaking
The natural process of erosion gives shape to elements in nature. Erosion is needed to maintain balance and is nature’s way of regenerating itself. This fascinating phenomenon also helps us grasp the shortness of our own existence.
Using a new medium that I call “Phytrail” I have created works that combine the transparency of glass and polycarbonate with the vegetative world, mainly in a potpourri of colors, shapes and textures. Nuances, contrasts and luminosity: everything contributes to the extension of nature.
Bring on Tenderness
Lucie Bertrand , encaustic
Louise Cormier acrylic, mixed media
André Guindon stone sculpture
Using words, flowers, wind, colour and stone, three visual artists bring their work and passion together under the theme of tenderness. The flourishing of a moment of generosity, abundance and gentleness; the blossoming of something invisible and precious that is deep and soothing to the soul; be it memories, a smiling child, a caress, a moment of humanity, a presence.
Layers of Legacy, In the Year One-Fifty of the Dominion
Glen Hartle, photography
Valerie Bridgeman, pottery, book arts
Nothing is less two-dimensional than the very personal understanding of legacy. This inter-generational, seemingly at odds, union of form offers a perspective both jarring and symbiotic.
Dam Art: ‘My Canada’
Cheryl Dolan Acrylic / photography
Dale Shutt Painting on Silk / printmaking
Diana Wakely watercolour
Glen Hartle photography
Jill Alexander acrylic
Louise Guay printmaking
Valerie Bridgeman printmaking
Sharon Morgan, acrylic
Valeriya Khomar, acrylic
Jeanne McTiernan stained glass
This year, to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration, this annual exhibition of members’ work will focus on the artists’ sense of what it means to be Canadian.
A Panoramic view of Life
A three-woman show depicting life as interpreted via snapshots in time. Jill Alexander, working in textured acrylics, and Diana Wakley, in watercolors, capture the essence of select photographic works of Bonnie Zimmerling.