Blyth Festival Art Gallery unveils 2019 schedule

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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 4th and run until May 16th.

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 9am to noon on May 18th. 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 13th, 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 20th!

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 that evoke careful examination and interpretation by the viewer. The exhibition opening will be on July 26th and it runs until August 18th.

From August 20th until the end of the season on September 28th 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 Community Hall. The Gallery is open the same hours as the Festival Theatre Box Office.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

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Photo: “Do You Hear the Cranes Flying?”, Digital Composition by Roman Turczyn