The Mill Pond Gallery
314 Mill Street,
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 4B5
905 770 7449

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Upcoming Events

 

*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 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Anita Dhanjal – Nature and Surrealism in Abstract FormA_Dhanjal

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Heather Hennick – Circle of Energy with EncausticH_Hennick

Friday, July 24 to Thursday, July 30

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Katie Argyle – Explorations, Part 1Katie_A_HS

Friday, July 31 to Thursday, August 6

My week long residency will focus on two projects: large scale painting and large scale printmaking, with spontaneous side projects and artistic exploration as the spirit moves me. Mine will be a eclectic week of art-making.
In addition, I am eager to work on canvases which are larger than I can accommodate in my small studio space. These works will be semi-abstract, symbolic, surreal and spontaneous as I will wait for my intuition to guide me at to their subject matter as the time for my residency dawns. Other large scale paintings will be on display.
One project is very planned and the other very loose. Come see what’s happening during my week in residence.

 
 

Michelle Richards-Clermont – The Mysteries of WomenM_RC_2

Friday, August 7  to Thursday, August 13

Sexy, confident, crazy, loving, emotional, frightening, shy, giving, caring… the list could be 1,000’s of words long. Men have been trying to figure us out since the beginning of time; we have been keeping him on his toes ever since!
I will be continuing to work on a series of large & small scale drawings and paintings that portray these mysteries without revealing our secrets. The exhibit will be on display in December 2015 at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts with an opening reception Thursday, December 10.

 
 
 
 

Rosie Sherman RSherman_1

Friday, August 7 to Thursday, August 13

For many years I self taught, studying other artists, and developing my own style, but I really had no knowledge of right or wrong. For the last 6 years I have taken many courses and workshops. My favorite medium is acrylic, except when I’m doing portraitS, then I use oils because of the ease of blending. My recent pieces reflect beautiful landscapes of places I’ve travelled to, or women in scenes that tell a story. My goal is to maintain my own style, but achieve more realism in my work. My winters are spent in Florida where I study at the Boca Museum of Art.

 

Greg Chiykowski – Art and TravelGreg_C_1

Friday, August 14 to Thursday, August 20

One of Greg’s passions is travel to interesting destinations, and his other passion is his art, so it seemed reasonable to combine the two. During the week Greg will be working in a variety of mediums, including pencil, watercolour and pastel as he tries to capture the spirit and place of the many fascinating destinations that he has had the opportunity to visit.

 
 

*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

 

Weekly Events

 

Monday Open StudioStill_Life_OS

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 - jettecott@gmail.com

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 -  christinalippa@yahoo.com

Please check the Calendar of Events for Paint-In dates