Current Art Exhibition

Adam Lindsay Honsinger

July 3 – 25, 2019

As an artist who divides his time between illustration, music,
and writing, drawing for me is a meditative and playful
exercise that allows me to both concentrate on the form and
detail of a subject and to contemplate its nature and
beauty—to look closely, to study, and to imagine.

Inspired by the works of the naturalist painter John James
Audubon and the whimsical notebook renderings of
Leonardo da Vinci, my visual work attempts to capture the
iconic quality of a subject and to express the wonder inherent
in the ordinary.

Each piece in this series began with a pencil sketch on a birch
panel which was then outlined and coloured with inks,
marker and coloured pencil.

I have shown at the Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto, at the
ebar, the ACE show, and most recently at Art on the Street.

Upcoming Art Highlights

Turning Point: The premiere solo exhibition from emerging artist Mike Salisbury

August 31 – September 25


MIKE SALISBURY studied at the Toronto School of Art in the late 1980’s and was founder of the Toronto Student Art Gallery in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto. A graduate of University of Guelph and OALA Landscape Architect, he specializes in the design of playable sculpture and children’s playscapes.

Mike creates multimedia artwork with a drawing style consisting of one continuous unbroken line to create rich and complex images that communicate a surprising degree of emotional expression.

The intensity of his style relies on the ability of the viewer to integrate their own biases and emotional predispositions into the abstract‐realism of the image. At different viewing distances the subject matter is emphasized, discovered, rediscovered or vanishes completely. Up close we consume the image with an almost analytical focus on the detail, then transition to the larger context which brings us back to the gestural quality of the whole.

Mike has been a part of group events, solo exhibitions as well as several juried shows including The Wall of Art: Guelph Pride at Guelph Museums, and Fusion Art 3rd Annual Landscapes International Juried Art Exhibition. He was awarded Ontario Arts Council ‐ Conseil des arts de l’Ontario Exhibition Assistance Grant in 2018

Barbara Salsberg Mathews – Royal City Gems: An Artist’s Tribute to Guelph
October 2 – October 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 7–9pm
Artist Talk: 7:30pm

A collection of acrylic paintings featuring beautifully unique views of Guelph. The collection includes local gems such as the Gryphon statue (sculpture by FASTWURMS 2014), Basilica of Our Lady, Bernardi Rooster, the Petrie Building, and many more.

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