Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gallery 121

Last month I was invited to be a member of Gallery 121, a co-operative gallery in the city of Belleville. May is the first opportunity for me to show in this space. Don Pinder and his show design team have done a fine job of hanging the diverse artwork of 20 members. Each month the exhibition changes, with a new featured artist, drawn from the membership, and a guest artist. This month's featured gallery artist is Ann Fales, a fibre artist from Thomasburg. The guest artist is sculptor Molly McClung.

Above are two of my new oil works, along with three smoke-fired sculptures from my "Soundscape" series. Tonight is a Belleville "Gallery Hop", so we are looking forward to visitors coming to see the show. The official opening reception is on Sun., May 10 from 2 to 4 pm.

Also on tonight is the opening for the Quinte Arts Council's juried show Expressions 2009 at the John Parrot Gallery in the Belleville Public Library, from 6 to 7:30. I have another of the new oils showing. It will be interesting to get feedback on my new work.

The Belleville Art Association Gallery and Gallery ArtPlus are also open tonight for the Gallery Hop, so it will be a busy night for art lovers, and many opportunities to see stimulating artwork. I will post photos later of all the events.


Rebecca Crowell said...

Hey Barb! I recognize those paintings--they turned out beautifully...I'd love to see a closer-up shot of them one by one, if ever you are so inclined.

Congratulations and good luck with the gallery. I hope the opening was fun and a great turnout.

Barb said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for the encouragement. The new paintings are on my website (link from my blog, or go to ) under Works - New Work. The colour in the photos is a little off, but fairly close to reality. I had lots of positive feedback during both openings - folks are quite intrigued by the surface texture of the new work I'm doing. I tell them that I owe it all to you and your wonderful workshop.