Lunchtime Lounge | April 2016


Thursday, April 14, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that our Lunchtime Lecture Series has returned! Assuming a new name, Lunchtime Lounge, we plan to host a variety of noon hour events that will include artist talks, demonstrations, tea tastings, psychic readings, yoga sessions and much more!

Kicking off the series will be exhibiting artist Sheila Macdonald Roberts. Working out of her Elmira studio, Macdonald Roberts expresses herself through a wide variety of mediums and creative outlets. Her interest in art started early and so did lessons, at age 6. At age 9, she began taking painting lessons from well-known Toronto artist Adrian Dingle and continued during the winters until she was 16. During the summers, she attended the Doon School of Art, now Homer Watson House & Gallery. Here she was taught by the likes of F H Varley, A J Casson, Claire Bice and Yvonne McKague-Housser. At age 17, Macdonald Roberts went to the Ontario College of Art and on graduation was the first female student to win the T Eaton Scholarship.

During her lecture, Macdonald Roberts will discuss her current exhibition at Homer Watson House & Gallery, titled Abandoned. As the 2015 Curator’s Choice Award recipient from the Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists exhibition from last year, Macdonald Roberts has created a body of work that features landscapes, “highlighting her passion for northern Canada, a love she hopes she can share with gallery guests and other artists”. Bevan, Liz, The Observer, Thurs. March 17, 2016.

The event will also include a question and answer period with the talented artist. In addition to our educational and interesting lecture, we will also serve light refreshments and provide tours of Homer Watson’s former home. Please remember to bring a lunch! Admission for this event is $10.00 per person. Complimentary admission is offered to those who hold a valid membership. Please call the Gallery at 519-748-4377 to reserve your seat.