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Weather, Water and Wood art exhibit featured at Marianne van Silfhout Gallery


Discover and explore the works of artists Claudia and Eric Deskin in their new exhibition entitled, Weather, Water and Wood, at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery at St. Lawrence College, Brockville campus. The exhibition opens Monday, August 16 and runs until Saturday, September 18.

Claudia’s beautiful and passionate drawings feature the trees in the forest. Her artistic expression has infinite possibilities when used with her techniques and perception of weather, light and seasons. Using mostly locally grown hardwoods, Eric’s fascination and pure artistic ability with wood is revealed in his beautiful bowls, platters and segmented vessels. Eric and Claudia are from Brockville, but have recently relocated to Vankleek Hill, Quebec.

Please join us at the opening reception Friday, August 20 from 5- 7 pm to mark the launch of this organic showcase.

Also on view during this exhibition is a sampling of the arts and crafts of the Merrickville Artists Guild from August 16 to September 18. Displaying a panorama of works including paintings, pottery, blown glass, jewellery, textiles, wood turning, and iron work. This is just a preview of what you will see on the 26th Annual Merrickville Artists' Guild Studio Tour on September 25 & 26 and October 2 & 3, 2010.

Gallery Hours:
Monday & Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 8:00 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 Eastern Ontario. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate
of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College has approximately 6,000 full-time students from Canada and around the world, 20,000 part-time registrants, and 3,000 Job Connect Clients in over 80 academic programs and employs over 1,000 full-time and part-time staff at our three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston. In addition to new residences with more than 700 beds, the College has recently invested in new programs including degree Nursing, Bachelor of Business Administration, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, and the Culinary Co-op Apprenticeship Diploma Program, among others.