Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sept 22, 23, 29, 30, Oct 6 & 7 - Silver Creek Arts Open Studio

Six Headwaters artists present an eclectic collection of contemporary art in an historic setting. The studio and new display area in the barn are situated at Silver Creek Farm, an idyllic, historic setting which contrasts in an exciting way with the contemporary aesthetic of many of the works for sale at the Open Studio. This combination of respect for tradition and a 21st Century point of view resonates in all the artwork in the show. 

Guest artist Rosemary Molesworth draws on imagery from archaic sources to produce decorative, functional pottery with a modern, graphic edge. The subjects of Gail Prussky's paintings are often animals and children, but her palette and perspective are anything but sentimental. Susan Powell's pure watercolour landscape paintings lead us into the woods in a very different way. And this year Sue is working on a new series of nudes. Hugh Russel's bronze sculptures explore movement and moments in time, each piece telling its own story. He will also show a few whimsical wooden pieces. The show will also feature Ian Sinclair's hand-crafted furniture. Made of local rescued wood and inspired by the rustic 19th Century Adirondack style, the finished pieces have a non-traditional, sculptural look. Lastly, Diana Hillman's evocative oil paintings depict glimpses of the landscape as most of us see it; through the ready-made picture frame of the car window.

When you visit the Open Studio be sure to take a look at the century-old gingko tree in front of the house. As an added bonus this year Silver Creek artists are taking part in Culture Days with fun activities and demonstrations including:

Rock Paper Scissors - Making Marks on Paper
September 29
Artists Diana Hillman, Rosemary Molesworth, Susan Powell and Gail Prussky will help you make unique art works, using found objects such as rocks, twigs, tools or keys with paint or printer's ink on a variety of papers. This drop-in messy activity is open to all ages but geared to those over the age of eight.

Hugh Russel Sculpture Demo and Workshop
September 30
We're all EARS. The EYES have it. Make a joyful NOSE.
Drop in and watch master sculptor Hugh Russel demonstrate how he creates a portrait in clay. Then you'll have a chance to make your own ear, nose or eyeball.

September 22, 23, 29, 30, October 6, 7, 10 am - 5 pm
Silver Creek Arts Open Studio

The studio is located at 16849 Kennedy Road, Caledon.  For more information: 519-927-5639 or

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