Wild About the Bruce

Art Show a “Must See”

by Graham Draper

Wild About the Bruce”, the juried art show now on at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre Gallery, beautifully displays the artistic talent found here on the Peninsula. The show opened August 1st and will run until October 14th. It is jointly sponsored by Sources of Knowledge and Parks Canada.

The show’s jury – Arlene Kennedy, Lenore Keeshig, and Trevor Pfeffer – worked hard to select images for the show that will inform and delight viewers. Arlene Kennedy is well known in the area as co-owner of Circle Arts and is the former Director of the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western Ontario. Lenore Keeshig is an Anishnabe storyteller and award-winning author from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nations. She is currently a naturalist and cultural interpreter for Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. In addition to being an artist, Trevor Pfeffer develops and leads programs at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, the Billy Bishop Home and Museum, and the Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum.

The jury made the following awards:

First Prize went to Willy Waterton of Kemble for his set of two photographs titled Sky View and Leaf on Reflection. These images were taken by Willy using an Apple Iphone 4S with a Hipstamatic app.

Second Prize was awarded to Wally Kolodinski of the Lion’s Head area for his acrylic painting Three Ladies. This foray into landscape painting is new for Wally who has been working with portraiture of people and animals.

Third Prize was given to Rob Cotton of Tobermory for Shape of Things to Come II, a black-and-white photograph of alvar rock with a fossil.

The jury also awarded an Honourable Mention to Mary Kloiber for her watercolour Singing Sands in Winter.

The show’s jury and organizers wish to congratulate the winning artists, and to thank all the artists who submitted work for the show. All residents and visitors to our area are cordially invited to come to see and enjoy this fine display of art that helps us to understand a unique part of the world.

Caption for accompanying photo: Arlene Kennedy, Lenore Keeshig, and Trevor Pfeffer reflect on the success of the art show now on at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre Gallery.

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