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Online Registration | June 1st, 2014

Online Registration | June 1st, 2014

Summer Registration if OFFLINE today Today is Community Appreciation Day! Today only you can receive up to 15% off summer camp registrations and memberships are buy one get one free. To register, please call the Gallery at 519-748-4377 or come to the Gallery to take part in the art events, BBQ and more! This FREE annual event welcomes families and community members to experience a wide variety of fun art activities, tours of the Gallery and Museum, and a tasty BBQ! All you need to bring is your imagination! For more information please see here for more information.

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Ruthe was up to any challenge

Ruthe was up to any challenge

Born: May 28, 1928, in Welland; Died: Dec. 28, 2013, of cancer

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Event News | Homer Watson House haunted

Event News | Homer Watson House haunted

Tyler Batten, Spoke Mon Nov 4 2013 On a cold and rainy Saturday night I pulled up to a heritage home in the historic Kitchener district known as Lower Doon, just two kilometres north of Conestoga College, tucked into the Schneider Creek valley. A psychic soiree of sorts was set to begin at the purportedly haunted Homer Watson House. Many people were quietly ushered into the dimly lit vestibule of the fabled artist’s home. I stayed in my truck a little longer, watching the autumnal leaves blow across the street and through the beams of reddened tungsten, which cascade over the building's period...

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Exhibition News | The Record | Nature theme informs Homer Watson Gallery exhibitions

Exhibition News | The Record | Nature theme informs Homer Watson Gallery exhibitions

Robert Reid, Waterloo Region Record Sat Oct 19 2013 A trio of fall exhibitions at the Homer Watson Gallery draws inspiration and themes from nature. The artists include Kathryn Bemrose, Cathy Farwell and Nicole Waddick. An Artist Talk will be held Saturday from 1 through 3 p.m. ABOVE SERIES [Kathryn Bemrose] As its title suggests, the oil paintings comprising The Above Series are based on aerial views that place the viewer above and looking down on the image. The largest work, Where Two Oceans Meet, show an island bisecting two bodies of water as seen from an airplane. Smoked,...

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WATSnew | Fall/Winter Edition 2013

WATSnew | Fall/Winter Edition 2013

Homer Watson House & Gallery is excited to deliver Volume 24, Issue 1 of WATSnew!

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Four artists, past and present, offer reflections at Doon

Four artists, past and present, offer reflections at Doon

Robert Reid, Waterloo Region Record Fri July 26 2013 Four artists, past and present, offer reflections at Doon Homer Watson's Moonlight on the Grand is a moody landscape showing the moon's reflection on the tranquil Grand River at night. The oil painting has been mounted over the fireplace in the main exhibition space at the Homer Watson Gallery. The painting is a visual metaphor for Reflections, the title given to the gallery's 23rd annual Homer Watson Exhibition. The title also works as a thematic umbrella for the two accompanying exhibitions of landscapes by contemporary artists...

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Painting on a black canvas

Painting on a black canvas

Ray Martin, Cambridge Times Thu July 11 2013 Painting on a black canvas For artist Bill Schwarz, his next painting is always “just around the corner.” The same can be said for the latest exhibition of his work. This summer, 14 pieces of Schwarz’s work are featured at Doon’s Homer Watson House & Gallery. His exhibit is titled Bill Schwarz: The Way I see it – part of a four-painter show dubbed Reflections, running June 29 to Aug. 17. The opening reception is this Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. “The way I see things is in black and white,” Schwarz admits, but his painting...

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Museums Assistance Program 2013 | Homer Watson House & Gallery Awarded

Museums Assistance Program 2013 | Homer Watson House & Gallery Awarded

THANK YOU! Homer Watson House & Gallery is excited to announce that is has received funding from the Museums Assistance Program for our Homer Watson's Heritage Collection! We're taking this fantastic opportunity to redevelop the storage space of Homer Watson House & Gallery's heritage archive and artifact collection. The redevelopment will allow the heritage collection to be reorganized into a sustainable and easily accessible space. The Homer Watson House & Gallery would like to thank The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage for this opportunity...

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Event News | The Music Times | Harmonic Proportions

Event News | The Music Times | Harmonic Proportions

Jean W. Narveson, The Music Times Editor May-June 2013 Harmonic Proportions Back in the 19th Century when local Mennonites were building houses in the 2-storey style called ‘Mennonite Georgian’, a man in Doon named Adam Ferrie opted for the strikingly different Scottish ‘Gothic Revival’ style – a more vertical look that employed gables, fancy scrollwork, and intricate designs. Ferrie’s house, constructed in the 1830s, was much admired by a young artist named Homer Watson who appreciated its architectural lines and the way light played into it. Better than just admiring it from...

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Exhibition News | The Mitchell Advocate | Mitchell’s Pride at national quilt show

Exhibition News | The Mitchell Advocate | Mitchell’s Pride at national quilt show

Rita Marshall, The Mitchell Advocate Fri May 3 2013 8:41:15 Mitchell's Pride at national quilt show It’s Engelina Van Essen’s work of art at the Grand National Quilt Show, but it’s Mitchell’s Pride. Van Essen, a Mitchell resident, is no stranger to the juried, invitational Canada-wide quilt exhibition – she’s been in it several times before. But this year Mitchell is the subject of Van Essen’s 37” by 38.5” winning entry in the 2013 “Local Colour” exhibition. Out of thousands of entries, Van Essen’s quilt was one of 50 chosen for the show. Called “Mitchell’s...

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