Blyth Festival Art Gallery to host five shows this season - April 4, 2019
The Blyth Festival Art Gallery celebrates its 44th year by continuing to present high quality artwork to Huron County residents as well as to visiting theatre-goers. There will be five exhibitions over a season that now runs from May to September.
The annual Student Show will feature amazing artwork from talented students in the Perth and Huron County secondary schools. It will open May 4 and run until May 16.
All artists, professionals and hobbyists are invited to submit their art for the annual Community Show, a non-juried (open) exhibition. Work for the show will be accepted at the gallery from 9 a.m. to noon on May 18. The exhibition opens that evening and will run until June 8th.
The gallery annually presents three exhibitions of professional level art. In the first, “Spirits Amongst Us”, opening on June 13, the extended family of Goderich artist Roman Turczyn presents a themed group showing in various media including paintings, digital photographs, metal, wood-working and jewelry. See this exhibition before it closes on July 20.
Next will be a fascinating exhibition in mixed media titled “Memories Mark Our Journey” by Walkerton artist, Debbie Schenk. There are messages in her work which evoke careful examination and interpretation by the viewer. The exhibition opening will be on July 26 and it runs until Aug. 18.
From Aug. 20 until the end of the season on Sept. 28, the viewing public will be treated to a show of ceramic pieces by Catherine Weir and paintings by Elizabeth McQueen. The pottery and paintings complement each other and have been created in close collaboration between the artists. The theme of “Heaven and Earth” is reflected in the presentation of abstract skyscapes and striking clay vessels.
All Blyth Festival Art Gallery exhibitions are organized by an enthusiastic group of volunteers and are displayed at the Bainton Gallery in the recently renovated Blyth Memorial Hall. The gallery is open the same hours as the Festival box office.
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.