IN THE GALLERY
Open to the public: Saturday, December 2 at 12:00 pm
The Under 200 exhibition is an important fundraiser for the Lake Country Art Gallery and a celebration of our gallery members. The annual Under 200 exhibition includes over 400 pieces and most artwork is priced under $200. You are invited to support local art, find the perfect gift, take home an original art card, and more!
This year we unveil the exhibition with an Artist Preview evening, an exclusive Front of the Line event, and the Night Market, which takes place Friday, December 15 from 4-8pm.
Outside the gallery
The Transformation of everything including the kitchen sink
Meet, Mend, Make occurred on October 14th 2023. It was a day of reflection and action on Climate. As part of the event community members were invited to create a climate themed sculpture.
The sculpture began as a conversation about climate and consumerism, the group that came together were inspired by the materials on hand. A large sink, some natural materials and man-made materials. The concept that came together was that our capitalistic culture of consuming was being sucked into the whirlpool of the sink and then transformed into a return to the natural environment. Taking only what we need and leaving the rest.
Those viewing the work are encouraged to ponder consumer culture? How can we transform as humans to an equilibrium where the more than human world is valued and given as many rights as our own?
Artists and contributions included, Suzanne C, Junko, Paul L, Eddie B, Katherine, Joanne, Shauna, Alison B, Pippa DV and many more comments and ideas that helped guide the work.
Medium: Burnt Wood
Artist: Paulette Deyholos
Like many of us I both love and fear fire. We cook with it, heat with it, even draw with charcoal produced by it. Yet as a teenager my house burned down and nothing was saved, yet my experience will be different from someone whose house was lost in our fires this year. Sculpting with wood lets the wood tell its own story: the history of the trees comes out in the knots, joints and cracks. It shows in areas that burn faster or not as well. I like the mysterious patterns that are created by fire. Burning wood is a centuries-old Japanese technique (Shou sugi ban) of wood preservation. Humans have been shaped as much by fire as they have shaped things with fire. Burning this sculpture simplifies the colour, so the shapes become more important, the texture becomes more interesting and the piece has a richer, more dramatic impact. I try to communicate the beauties of the world especially when they don’t have the typical aesthetic we think of when we say something is burned. If we burn dinner we throw it out. If a forest burns we can’t wait for it to grow back. Thus, this piece is about finding the beauty in the aftermath of a fire.
Join us for....
THE NIGHT MARKET
Looking for original, artisanal crafted goods or one-of-a-kind artwork? Mark your calendars for The Night Market hosted at Lake Country Art Gallery. There will be local artisan vendors, artworks priced under $200, door prizes, a holiday-themed photo booth, and more!
Under 200 Art Sales
Admission by Donation
10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd.
Friday, December 15, 2023
4:00pm to 8:00pm
AFTER SCHOOL ART
Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Join art educator Brock Gratz for After School Art at the Lake Country Art House. All supplies included.
Brock is local artist educator that teaches over 20 different disciplines.
November 8 to December 13
Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Members: $120 / Non-members: $145
OPEN STUDIO FRIDAYS
Join artist instructor Tina Siddiqui in guided practice with a focus on drawing, painting, and mixed media.
December 1, 8
Fridays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Members: $60 / Non-Members: $85