Spring Brings a Fresh Collection to the Alton Mill, March 21 – April 22
Caledon, ON – Headwaters Arts presents Perspectives, works by regional artists in a new group show at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. The four-week exhibit, on display from Wednesday, March 21 to Sunday, April 22, 2018, showcases both two and three-dimensional artwork by artists including John Ashbourne, Val Ashbourne, Henny Dagenais, Lawrence Kristian, Joanne Lomas, Marlene Madole, Patty Maher, Ruth Maude, Martina Skuce, Suzanne Walsh, and Helen Wehrstein. The Opening Reception for Perspectives is Saturday, March 24 from 1 to 4pm; all are welcome to attend.
The scheduled exhibit comes on the heels of another vibrant group collection in the 2018 gallery season, showing a nuanced depth of talent within the membership. Headwaters Arts president Bridget Wilson remarks that the shows are curated by a committee of member jurors, and works are selected with colour and cohesion in mind. Wilson frames the theme of this show in a global context, noting that Perspectives can equally refer to the changing of the seasons, or more tumultuous events happening at home and around the world. Headwaters Arts encourages its artists to take risks, and step outside of their comfort zone to develop new and vivid artistic works.
Perspectives offers artwork from artists familiar to the Headwaters Arts Gallery and visitors can expect to see more imaginative Suzanne Walsh paintings and Lawrence Kristian’s wood creations while also welcoming fresh talent into the space. Patty Maher, a fine art photographer from Caledon, is a first time exhibitor with Headwaters Arts. Maher’s evocative photographs exist in a liminal space between the real and otherworldly and aim to “disrupt the boundaries,”while inviting viewers to bring their own experiences to the interpretation of her work. Wilson comments that the influx of new members to Headwaters Arts over the past few years is essential to continued success and creative growth, and members such as Maher bring original qualities and a “new look” to the gallery.
The Headwaters Arts Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, between 10am and 5pm; admission to the gallery is free. For more information, visit Headwaters Arts online, or follow the arts group on Facebook.