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Five Foot & Under-Celebrating Fine Artists of Tomorrow at Marianne van Silfhout Gallery


The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery and St. Lawrence College are pleased to present the first children’s art show, Five Foot & Under at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus from December 8-19. The Five Foot & Under exhibit displays the work of budding young artists; this is their first chance to showcase their art to the community in a gallery.

Gallery staff visited elementary schools in Brockville to run free workshops in class and gave the children an opportunity to learn about the gallery, as well as complete an activity in line with the Provincial Curriculum.  Completed projects were brought to the gallery to showcase in one fantastic exhibit for the month of December.

The opening reception takes place on Wednesday December 17 from 6-8pm where participating artists, their families, teachers and the community are invited to visit the exhibit and share in some holiday treats.

“We have the pleasure of exhibiting work of or area high school students in our annual “Untapped” exhibit and now wish to extend a similar opportunity to elementary students as part of our Community Outreach program” said Doug Roughton, Campus Dean, Brockville campus. “The creativity and expression of the pieces are sure to captivate the community and could foster continued growth in the students as visual artists.”

The Community Outreach Program is designed to help introduce the fine arts and the Gallery to children and their families, while at the same time fostering a love and appreciation for all arts.   Through generous donations to our St. Lawrence College Foundation, and the Friends of Marianne, the Gallery is now able to focus on bringing the fine arts into our area schools, as well as inviting classes in to visit and learn on-site completely free of charge. 

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Gallery Hours
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 life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 70,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

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