This June 29th is The Art Hive’s 5th Anniversary. They are having a birthday bash on Saturday June 30th 11-3:30 … please join them and let all your friends know about the kick-off to their summer long celebration! This event is only the start of the celebration. They have a series of 2 week exhibitions planned that have a theme of the 5 Asian Elements: Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth and Water. Each lasting 2 weeks and featuring the work of different Art Hive artists.
The first exhibition is Metal and runs from July 7 to July 20 and features Erin Lynch and Sue MacDonald.
The second element is fire, and Laurie O’Reilly will be presenting her encaustic (from the Greek word enkaustikos, ‘to burn’) pieces. This exhibition will be in conjunction with John Jackson who is a stain and fused glass artist. The “Fire” Exhibition runs from July 21 to August 3rd.
Wood is third running from August 4th to the 17th featuring Tiffany Howe, Ron Evens Noelia Marziali and Britt Lauson.
Earth is next August 18 to the 31, Sandi Luck, Sharon Lynch, Dianne Mathesand Rita Benson.
Last, but by no means least, is Water September 1st to the 14th with Charlene McConnel and Darby Bayly
On the first Saturday of each exhibition the artists will be available from 11 until 3 to chat with you about their pieces. Please mark your calendars and take in this wonderful event.
People looking to buy quality fine-crafted pottery now have a new studio/gallery to check out right in Haliburton village, Ontario, Canada. Tucked away behind an eight foot fence in a garden setting Stone Garden Pottery sits attached to potter Sharon Lynch’s home.
After years of working in her basement,Sharon has moved up into this bright and airy space to create her colourful hand-painted stoneware. However when she bought the property almost twelve years ago, she had no idea where the future would lead. It was only after she found broken pottery equipment and pieces of pots in the shed that she realized one of the previous owners had been a potter.
This discovery peaked her interest enough to take a hand-building course with Thom Lambert at the Haliburton School of the Arts FlemingCollege. It was love at first touch. Over the years Sharon continued with a number of instructors at Fleming including Barb Peel and Paul Portelli. Five years ago she began selling her work at The Art Hive near Carnarvon, where she is a founding member. The response from the public was encouraging and now the time has come to throw open her own studio doors.
Sharon fashions fine hand-crafted pieces for both inside and outside the home. Located at 64 Eastern Avenue(at the end of Highland St.), Stone Garden Pottery is having its grand opening Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20. The work is also featured on www.MadeInHaliburton.ca.
Sharon is a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands.