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Exhibit showcases “untapped” creativity of emerging artists

2014-03-07, 3:55 PM

BROCKVILLE – St. Lawrence College is pleased to present the third annual “untapped” art show, Untapped 3: The Art of Now, at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus from March 7 to April 11, 2014. The Untapped show displays the work of emerging artists who have not completed formal training in the visual arts. For many of the exhibiting artists, Untapped is their first chance to showcase their art to the community in a gallery.

The Untapped opening reception will take place Saturday, March 8 from 1:00 to 3:00pm, where artists will be presented with bursaries and awards totaling $1,000. Visitors  can expect to see two and three dimensional art in a variety of mediums including photography, acrylic, oil, watercolour, graphite and mixed media designs. 

Artwork included in this exhibit was selected by a volunteer jury of local artists who examined the submissions based on formal elements of art including, but not limited to, line, composition, colour, subject matter and overall skill demonstrated. More than 70 pieces of art will be on display by emerging artists from Brockville, Prescott, Kingston and Cornwall, including local high school students from St. Mary Catholic High School, TISS and BCI.

“It’s an honour for us to launch our third annual art show for aspiring artists, Untapped 3: The Art of Now. Each year I’m extremely impressed by the exceptional calibre of the artwork we receive,” said Andrew Hamilton, Professor and Visual & Creative Arts – Fine Arts Program Coordinator. “Our role here at St. Lawrence College in Brockville is to reach out, promote and support these aspiring artists through our Fine Arts Program. With prizes and bursaries totaling $1,000, we hope to provide even more incentive to make this Untapped show the most successful event to date.”

Exhibiting artists include: Adelle Leonard, Amber Tat, Anneka Perry, Audrey Martin, Brigitte Lalonde, Brittany  Bourdon, Cameron Donsberger, Celine Hardy, Clara Torode, Daniel Lamothe, Dante Russell, Domenica Howley, Emily Severson, Even Henry, Hailie Phillips, Jade Thompson, Jessara Long, Jonah Pruner, Kara Bush, Kyle Enright, Lauren Mantha, Lindsay Hudson, Mallory Phillips, Maria Libunao, Maya Saringan, Jennessa Envoy, Mike Laking, Nathan Gonyou, Nesse McCartney, Noah Pruner, Nwadiuto Eheh, Rachel de Koon, Randi Kerr, Sarah Lumsden, Sophie Tzekakis, Tanya Henriquez Desbarats, Tracy Schruder, Victoria Beck, and Zach Boucher.

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Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm
Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  

About the Art 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 College 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
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261
dwing@sl.on.ca