The Old Town Hall Art Gallery

Bringing the Visual Arts to Norfolk County

Current Exhibit

Norfolk’s Realm of Nature
Photographs by Jim Elve, Lorrie Green and Kathleen Pickard
October 24 – November 29, 2018
Reception:  Sunday October 28, 2 – 4 p.m.  The artists will be present

Three local photographers have been getting up close to the flora and fauna in Norfolk County through observing and recording detail in vivid presentations.

Jim Elve presents a selection of images printed on aluminum that portray wildflowers, botanicals and butterflies found along the Waterford Heritage Trail network. Elve’s work shows images that we are unable to see through the naked eye. He brings us almost inside nature.  Elve, took the photography program at Conestoga College, Kitchener, served as official photographer for the Norfolk County Fair and has a work in the permanent collection of the Norfolk Arts Centre.

Lorrie Green uses her photographic subject of turtles, to draw public awareness to the declining species that are at risk or endangered. As a native of Norfolk County, Green was able to accompany her fur trapper grandfather into the valleys and creeks and ultimately into a love and appreciation of nature. Lorrie Green continues to develop her technique as expressed here with her photographs printed on an acrylic surface.

Kathleen Pickard’s photographs on art paper are a set of images made “over several visits to Backus Woods during one especially cold December”.  Her photographs of fallen leaves are subtle and abstract in a painterly style. Pickard has been photographing for over three decades and has had numerous regional and local exhibitions. She has been a long-time participant in the Norfolk Studio Tour.  Kathleen Pickard has co-authored two books of photographs of Norfolk County with her fellow photographer and husband, Larry Monczka.

 

Upcoming Exhibition

A MATTER OF MATERIAL
JENNIFER BUDD and KIT JULIAN
December 5 – January 10, 2019
Reception: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2 – 4 p.m.

Material is the backbone of any artists’ practice. While it dictates the structure of the work it also compels the artist into submitting to its texture for their artistic vision. The rest is freedom.

Jennifer Budd uses felt and embroidery thread to develop landscapes. This body of work is inspired by the fields of her family’s farm in Perthshire, Scotland.

“During my visits, I walked the fields reflecting on the tapestry of life’s moments stitched together over time.” Jennifer works from her studio in Paris ON.

Kit Julian’s process is accomplished with a palette of collected fabric that are arranged into invented costumes animated against fabric backgrounds and encased in shadow boxes.

“Since an early time in my life I knew that textile was my muse and medium of choice. I went on to create costumes for theatre and designed clothing. I have been using variations of this iconic shape and form ever since.” Kit Julian works from her studio in Simcoe ON.

Thank you to Venture Norfolk for recognizing The Old Town Hall’s Art Gallery program through a matching fund grant. We have installed a state of the art hanging system that will serve artists showing their work in the Old Town Hall Gallery for years to come.

Old Town Hall
76 Main Street South
Waterford, Ontario N0E1Y0
Canada

Email: otha@oldtownhall.org
Phone: 519-443-0113

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