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Gallery benefactor honoured in exhibit of Canadian landscape artwork

2013-05-01
BROCKVILLE – St. Lawrence College is pleased to present “Painting the Canadian Landscape”, an exhibition of paintings by artists from the East Central Ontario Art Association at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus from May 3 to June 14, 2013. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
 
This exhibition honours Marianne van Silfhout, the gallery's generous benefactor. Marianne believed that wilderness adventure, education and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. With this in mind, gallery curator Marje Fletcher and the East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA) have assembled an exhibition of works by members reflecting the beauty and vastness of the Canadian landscape.
 
Many of the subjects in the exhibition were painted in the studio, while others were completed totally “en plein air”, creating an exhibition varied in colour, mood, and location and rich in subject matter.
 
Please join us at the gallery to enjoy the works of Charlie Spratt, Bruce Sherman, Barbara Brintnell, Janet Edwards, Shelley Beach, Kay Cartwright, Herbert Van der Staay, Karen Fox, Roger Sutcliffe, Barbara Holtz, Gertrude Sorensen, Marg Grothier, Josie Braden, Patricia Savoie, Pam Cunningham, Leigh Thompson, Diana Wakely, Alan Bain, Audrey Bain, Pat Hendry, Phil Wooding, Ron Murdoch, Janette O'Neil, Judi Myers, Carolyne Pascoe, Anne Barkley, Nancy McRae, Jenny Reid , Kathy Haycock, Michel Beaudoin, Valerie Russell, Pina Manoni-Rennick, Lucy Manley, Olga Szaranski, Maria Mask, Niki Mitz, Dwyene MacNabb, Sharon Taylor. 
 
Concurrently on display in the gallery foyer display cases is a collection of black and white landscape images of  Rod Muir's  “Creations of Time”.  Rod's landscapes reflect both the minutes and millennia of nature. In addition, you will see the  unique and original stained glass landscapes of Deborah Sherman.
 
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About the Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Arts program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.
 
About St. Lawrence College
With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.
 
Denise Wing
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