Exhibitions

Annual Instructors’ Exhibit | September 2017

October 29 – December 3, 2017

Closed for private event Tuesday November 7, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Reception: Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Without Permanence: Living Narratives || Celebration of Visual Arts Education

Scott McNichol, Dancer #2, oil on canvas

We honour educators, past, present, future, in this year’s exhibition, Living Narratives, which highlights the work of mentors and their protege and includes one feature artist. This year we see a variety of works, each displaying the honing of technique and the development of new conceptual ideas. Unique and experimental materials are often juxtaposed with traditional compositions pushing the medium to new heights. Even the most permanent seeming objects and concepts in day to day life are constantly evolving and transforming to tell a living story. This show explores the ever changing and sometimes fleeting nature of nearly everything we encounter. Each artist has interpreted the concept in a visually exciting way, as they understand it within their own practice. A fun way to share ideas, support local arts and find unique gifts.

 

 

Way of The Wanderer || Ralf Wall (Raflar) || Website

Ralf Wall (Raflar), Blue Moon, acrylic on panel

Homer Watson House & Gallery is pleased to present artist Ralf Wall’s solo-exhibition, Way of the Wanderer. By revisiting the locations where Homer Watson painted en plein air almost a century ago, Ralf has reinterpreted the same landscapes through his own artistic lens. Painting en plein air has allowed the artist to capture the energy of the moment and the immediate feel of his surroundings. Ralf’s goal is to reconnect with how the world was seen through the eyes of landscape painter Homer Watson, in spite of the dramatic changes in the landscape since his time.

 

ArtON150 || Miniature Art Exhibition

 

In the Blue Room, Janine Foertsch

Patricia Krywy, Tryrol Castle Italy, ink & watercolour

Paige Downey, Untitled, photograph

Marion Anderson, Untitled (garden flower) watercolour on paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homer Watson House & Gallery is excited to be hosting its first miniature exhibition of 5×7 inch works created and donated by members of our local community.  This year we celebrate Ontario’s 150th year by showcasing 150 artworks of diverse medium and cultural influences. Pick-up an inexpensive one of a kind gift and support life a the gallery.  All proceeds from the sale of these works go directly to support children’s programs, art exhibitions, art education and heritage.

The Miniature Art Exhibition will be on display October 29 – December 31 and during the Holiday Celebration and Reception on November 25 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Coming Soon

Catharsis || Eastwood Collegiate Institute

Homer Watson House & Gallery is pleased to present artist Ralf Wall’s solo-exhibition, Way of the Wanderer. By revisiting the locations where Homer Watson painted en plein air almost a century ago, Ralf has reinterpreted the same landscapes through his own artistic lens. Painting en plein air has allowed the artist to capture the energy of the moment and the immediate feel of his surroundings. Ralf’s goal is to reconnect with how the world was seen through the eyes of landscape painter Homer Watson, in spite of the dramatic changes in the landscape since his time.January 14 – 28 Opening Reception: Sunday January 14| 2 – 4pm

Homer Watson House & Gallery select one graduating class each year to create and curate an exhibition of their personal works. Under the supervision of their teacher and Homer Watson House & Gallery’s curator, students produce, install, promote and exhibit their art in a professional gallery setting. This year the graduating class is Eastwood Collegiate Institute and their exhibit entitled Catharsis.

Catharsis stems from the Greek word “kathairein”, which means to cleanse or purge. In our case, it is an opportunity to release strong, pent-up emotions and tension through artistic fervor, creating an opportunity for renewal and restoration. Art provides us an outlet to alleviate our fears, problems and repressed thoughts by bringing them into tangible form, thereby giving them expression. This expression takes on many forms, such as striking mark-making, juxtaposition of imagery, and bursts of colour. The results can be mysterious and intriguing images of truth. We, the senior graduating art class of Eastwood C.I., 2017-18, are pleased to use this exhibition as an opportunity to offer a glimpse into our individuality and passions as emerging artists.