The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is pleased to present, ART IN BLOOM, by Susan
Garrington, from August 6 to September 24, 2022, in gallery One and Two. ART IN BLOOM is an exploration of plants that bloom along highways, in woodlands and in local gardens. A celebration of colour, form and pattern designed to share the artist’s wonder and happiness.
August 6 to September 23, 2022
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is pleased to present, Illuminated Impressions, in gallery Three. Drawn to illumination and movement, Tabitha Verbuyst oil works focus on a fleeting moment in everyday life and landscape, the dreamlike memory of the otherwise past and forgotten.
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The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Laura Woermke, will be coordinating the new “Art, Trees & Trails” project, a community-wide collaboration with partners including the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, Catfish Creek Conservation Authority, and St. Thomas Elevated Park. This project will bring historic and contemporary artwork from the Art Centre permanent collection to our beautiful local trails and Elevated Park through the installation of attractive signs that feature high quality reproductions of many of our landmark paintings. The “Art, Trees & Trails” project has been generously funded with $115,000 by the Estate of Donna Vera Evans Bushell.
Art has an incredible ability to unify. Supporting the mission of the Public Art Centre, especially “encouraging the appreciation for and supporting the practice of the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County”, the “Art, Trees & Trails” project will allow us to engage with the community outside the walls of the Public Art Centre, promote art education, and add to our visual environment in places where community members and visitors explore nature. Signs will be installed along the trails at Springwater Forest, Dalewood Conservation Area, and St. Thomas Elevated Park. In each case, the artwork selected will correspond to the precise physical location.
It is with gratitude that we thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing support through the Community Building Fund. The funds provided, contributed to the operating and equipment costs, which has allowed us to continue to fulfill our mission "to encourage the appreciation and support the practice of the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County."