Tomorrow’s (December 1) General Meeting and New Member Voting has been cancelled to the winter storm forecast for Toronto. We will let the membership know what alternative arrangements will be made soon. Stay in and stay warm!
Ed Bartram, great Canadian artist and member of the Ontario Society of Artists since 1971, died on August 25th 2019. Ed has left an extraorinary legacy. It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell and thank you. Here we have included both the retrospective article written by Isabel Teotonio and the obituary published by the Toronto Star honouring his memory. We are proud to have had Ed as a member of our society for so many years. We wish his family and friends our sincere condolences.
The OSA proudly presents Masterworks, a curated collection of work by members OSA’s Western Hub.
Artists: Bruno Capolongo, Cathy Groulx, George Langbroek, James MacDougall, Janice Mason Steeves, Jesse Gledhill, John Maurer, Josy Britton, Lee Munn, Marg Peter, Marianne Reim, Peter Dusek, Radek Vizina, Robert Amirault & Steve Wilson.
I’m pleased to invite you to my upcoming exhibition opening, “The Natural Earth” on Sunday July 28, from 2-4 pm. The exhibition will be on display through to September 8, 2019 at The Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston, ON L9R 1E4
The Natural Earth – Opus I: Water is a celebration of water as the major tool in the shaping of life. Water contributes to the mechanical removal of soft and broken rocks and the scouring of ever deeper and wider lakes and rivers by glaciers. Plants and animal depend on clean, nourishing water for their livelihood. This exhibition also focuses on Water’s gift to the imagination through the play of light, shadow and reflection upon its surface – a gift that has inspired such artists as the painter Monet, and the pianist and composer, Claude Debussy.
The exhibition is open:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday and Monday: closed
More information can also be found online at https://gibsoncentre.com/exhibitions/the-natural-earth-Jul-2019
Hope you can make it!
At the Opening Reception for the New Members’ Exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, new member Cesar Forero and his dance partner did a performance piece for those in attendance. We are very happy to be able to share a video of this performace here. Make sure your sound is turned up so that you can hear the poetry as well as see the dance!
OSA member Emma Lau has started a new artist vlog on YouTube. The first installation is a very interesting view featuring abstract art, meditation, dogs and cats, all starting from a blank canvas. Check it out here !
This weekend is the last chance to see OSA member Janet Read’s exhibition at The Gallery at LE Shore in Thornbury.
Janet Read High Arctic Light: landscapes of consciousness Opening: Saturday March 30th, 2-4 pm, artist present Exhibition runs: Sat. March 30 – Sat. Apr.27, 2019 The Gallery at LE Shore, 173 Bruce St S,Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0(519)599-3681 http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca