*NEW* AiR – Artists in Residence At The Gallery
July and August 2015
Come in and see our members at work! Each week during the summer a different member will take up residency at The Mill Pond Gallery. Throughout the week they will be working in the gallery. You are welcome to come in and visit often to see the progress, and view completed work on the gallery walls. Each artist will end their week on Thursday evening with a gallery show coinciding with the Town of Richmond Hill’s Concert in the Park series.
Summer Gallery Hours – Tuesday to Sunday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, July 3 to Thursday, July 9
Encaustic painting is a process that uses beeswax in a molten form. Tools include equipment to melt the wax (irons, heat blowers), brushes, and incising or drawing tools. The process includes ordering and disordering intriguing textures, colours, contrasts, markings and translucent surfaces.
The benefits of using encaustic in art therapy will be demonstrated in the artwork; as Heather Hennick develops themes, images and textures to combat burnout and compassion fatigue.
Friday, July 3 to Thursday, July 9
During my week in residence I will be working on a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet of drywall to later be submitted to a very prestigious art show in Toronto,as an interactive installation piece
Friday, July 10 to Thursday, July 16
South African born Lesley Block reflects on her memories of Africa through her artwork using different papers, paints , beading and wax.She portrays her work in a creative, vibrant and colourful way, which depicts a country with passion and pain.Lesley is an intuitive artist. It comes from within and finds itself on the canvas.
Friday, July 10 to Thursday, July 23
Inspired by southern Ontario cottage country, I will be working on a large land/waterscape during my two week residency at the Mill Pond Gallery. Additionally, a portion of my current body of work “Echos of the Landscape” featuring vibrant waterscapes will be on display. Feel how I see the world. – andrea
Friday, July 17 to Thursday, July 23
I will be experimenting with representational abstract images, using acrylic paint on canvas. Landscapes, animal and still life images will be interpreted in unusual colours and design.
Take a complimentary print home when you visit the Gallery during the week
Friday, July 24 to Thursday, July 30
The artist, Anita Dhanjal will be displaying her new works of art. She has studied with artists in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. Her talent was discovered by Toller Cranston who received a painting created by Anita on his 65th birthday. She is combining natural preservation along with perspective techniques.
She will be exhibiting and engaging community participation workshops for children. Workshops will run on July 25 and 26 1 – 4 pm.
*NEW*Open RHGA Juried Exhibiton and Sale – Call for Entry
Monday, November 2, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Fall, the Richmond Hill Group of Artists are hosting their first Open Juried Exhibition and Sale. We are inviting submissions from all artists living in York Region. For the past 37 years the RHGA has held an Annual Juried Show for its members. We will use this experience to host a fabulous event for York Region artists!
Call for Entry
Monday Days 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come in and create in an informal and supportive environment. All members are welcome.
Daytime Coordinatior – Jette Cott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Evenings 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Still Life/Open Studio
All members are welcome. $10.00 fee for non-members.
Evening Coordinatior – Christine Lippa - email@example.com