May 14 – July 1, 2013
Uncertain Horizons Exhibit by Bertrand Pitt
Opening reception at Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden, Ontario and artist talk Thursday, May 16 at 4:30pm
Uncertain Horizons explores the connection between body and landscape. This work of art by Bertrand Pitt refers both to the current issues surrounding the effect human presence is having on the environment and to the micro repercussions that arise on a more personal scale. The video images, as well as the throbbing of the horizon activated by the participating spectators, lead to critical and poetic reflection on our sense of perception and on our impact on the environment.
Cedar Utensil Holder by Charlene McConnell, Canadian Potter
Charlene McConnell has had a busy winter in her studio creating new and exciting items. I am particularly taken with her Maple Leaf Milk Pitcher, Maple Leaf soap dispenser, and Cedar Utensil Holder. The earthy feel given by the use of real Maple Leaves and Cedar Boughs is particularly appealing.
The Earth Tone series of bowls, serving dishes, soap dispenser, etc are beautiful, functional pieces of pottery to add to any collection. The tricolour glaze creates an array of colours that will match a variety of dinnerware colours and provide just the right accent for any buffet.
Pottery is really art that you can carry in your hand … Charlene takes that seriously but, also ensures that the item will be functionally relevant. Charlene has an ability to think of everything when she is designing. For example, her paté dish is made to also fit a 250 gm container of cream cheese or Kraft dips. Just pop the container into the paté dish and you have a decorative addition to your table .. and you won’t even have to wash the container as the plastic one will just lift back out.
Lotion/Hand/Sanitizer Dispenser by Canadian Potter, Charlene McConnell
MadeInHaliburton.ca , Haliburton Highlands Online Art Gallery
For a limited time, if you buy a certificate for $200 or more, and mention this posting in the comment box, we will add an additional 10% to the value of the certificate at no additional cost to you. That is right .. if you buy a $200 certificate we will make it $220 and you will only pay $200.
Why not buy a gift certificate for a special someone — perhaps your mother for Mother’s Day? Or is there a wedding coming up and you are looking for a unique gift? Many couples getting married today already have everything in the way of furnishings but, what they need are those special one-of-a-kind touches to add to the walls or table surfaces in their new home. Yet, it is hard to pick those things for someone else. By purchasing a gift certificate for MadeInHaliburton.ca you are giving them the ability to choose from the work of over 50 artists: they can also choose to commission a custom piece from any of the artists if they do not see something that is just right for them.
As MadeInHaliburton.ca only carries 100% Canadian Art you are also supporting the hard work of artists who live or cottage in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Canada.
Note: Value added certificates cannot be used for ticket purchases. They can be used for any other category. Certificates that allow for purchase of concert tickets are available but, do not receive an additional 10% value.
Check out the Press Release for some interesting and unique suggestions for Mother’s Day. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10651712.htm
Cream Pine Bough Mugs by Susanne James Canadian Potter
These lovely Pine Bough Mugs are a new item, created by Susanne James, to match the rectangular, round and square Pine Bough Platters that have been such popular items. So, if you love the platters it is likely that you will also love the mugs. The rounded contour of the mug fits nicely into the hand. Buy Now
Blue Pine Bough Mugs by Susanne James Canadian Potter
Tall Birdhouse by Susanne James Canadian Potter
If you want an attractive addition to your home that will attract some feathered friends to your neighbourhood then why not purchase one of Susanne James’ new birdhouses? They come in different sizes to attract different birds and can be hung on the wall or from a hook.Click here to buy now
Small Birdhouse by Susanne James Canadian Potter
LATITUDE 43.4519 LONGITUDE -80.5005 exhibition
by Robert Achtemichuk (watercolour artist)
April 2 – May 11, 2013
Opening reception April 6 at 1pm
Achtemichuck went to art school in Winnipeg. This exhibition includes small, alluring paintings in gouache on silk mostly of Achtemichuck’s backyard. Predominantly each work has the moon playing a prominent role. The moon is not easy to paint but Achtemichuck expertly uses the media to give that soft, glowing quality and strong contrast needed. “Observation, then memory, guides the development of the images. Elements are made more important/dominant by using composition, colour and simplification,” says Achtemichuck
“Sense of Place” exhibition by Liz Menard (printmaker)
April 2 – May 11, 2013
Opening reception April 6 at 1pm
“As a print-maker, I use etching, aquatint, dry point, chine colle, and hand colouring to explore my subjects. Every etching and dry point is hand wiped and hand printed. Often I hand colour my images using watercolour, pastel, or wax medium. Typically, I print on traditional Western papers, handmade Japanese papers, and textiles. I am a Toronto-based print-maker, visual artist, and educator. My practice includes drawing, painting, and printmaking. My interest is in landscape and how our perception of the landscape helps us define who we think we are. I am particularly drawn to water – especially fens, bogs, streams, rivers and lakes as well as the life these systems support. However, I am increasingly concerned about not only our water, but the native plant species and wildlife which our water systems sustain. Like our environment, these things need to be cared for, protected, and nurtured.” says Menard
Venue: Agnes Jamieson Gallery
Address: 176 Bobcaygeon Road
Copper Daffodil by Sophia Tink Canadian Jeweller
Just in time for Mother’s Day Sophia Tink has released 3 new, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery that would make the mother in your life very happy.
Contemporary Heart by Sophia Tink Canadian Jeweller
One of the pieces is an exquisite daffodil that is fashioned from a combination of copper and silver. The daffodils should be blooming right around Mother’s Day in this part of the world at least.
Open Heart by Sophia Tink Canadian Jeweller
The other two items are silver hearts: one a contemporary, hollow heart and the other an open heart. Either of these would tell your mother, or grandmother, that you really care.
Greg Pichnej, a Canadian Photographer, has just joined forces with MadeInHaliburton.ca to market his wonderful images. He has generously provided us with a selection of 5 images of the Haliburton region that can be used as a screensaver on your computer. Simply register on our facebook page by clicking the “Sign Up Form” button on the right side just under the header image.
“Greg” Pichnej was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Following a fine arts curriculum at Montreal’s renowned Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he started his profession in photography in 1968. In 1970 economic realities encouraged a career realignment into the emerging environments of computer operations and telecommunications. Photography remained a priority passion that was never tarnished by the mere reality of earning a living.
Greg enjoys his life on this planet in “cottage” country, originally in the Quebec Laurentians and now, Ontario’s beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Retired from the corporate rat race since 2000, he was finally able to refocus his creativity on capturing unique images of nature. His mission is to convey a feeling of that “special moment” in his photographs and bring that feeling to you the viewer.
His work has only just been uploaded to MadeInHaliburton.ca and he already has reviews on two of his products that sing his praises as a photographer:
One reviewer says of the photograph titled “Man In Canoe”: ”Love this photo, it looks like me on my canoe, great lighting, love the rising sun in the background, another one of Greg’s fine pictures.”
A reviewer of the picture titled “Majestic Tree Morning Sun #3″ states, “this framed picture shows exactly what a cottage scene looks like when you are just paddling around your lake. I really enjoy Greg’s photos and I have been a big fan of his photography over many years. I have a collection of Greg’s photo cards and in fact this image is one of my favorites. Whenever I send it out to friends or family they always make very positive comments, so peaceful so cottagey.”
Greg is a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands and lives in the Haliburton Highlands during the warm months of the year.
The April Newsletter is now ready for viewing at http://bit.ly/XeaDyM
The newsletter contains:
• Forest Festival Releases the 2013 Lineup
• Great Mother’s Day Ideas
• New Artist — Dianne Mathes• New Artist — Greg Pichnej
• A Gift to the Bride and Groom — 10% more art