Category Archives: Art Archive

April 24 – May 18, 2018 Erik, as a furniture design/maker, began his work by apprenticing with aEuropean master cabinetmaker, and continues to be influenced by the Dutchdesign movement “de Stijl”. He was born in den Haag, Holland, and grew up in a multilingual household inabout 18 locations in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. His furniture work is indaily use in Ireland, Greece, and Canada. The works of art on display at Silence, which Erik refers to as his ‘Sunday afternoon diversions’, are generally themed by current issues which bug the maker – donating the proceeds to Wellington Water Watchers seems a good fit for these questions about the environment, equality and other human issues. All the craft “Playroom” pieces are made from diverted landfill, with the exception of necessary adhesives, some art supplies, and the occasional use of hardboard or other backing materials. Silence is located at 46 Essex Street…

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March 23 – April 19, 2018 Living in downtown Guelph, Dianne works mostly in acrylics with some mixed media. Her work has been featured in juried art shows such as Insights Art Show 2016 & 2015 as well as Wellington Artists Gallery 2015 & 2014. Diane attended Sheridan College for art fundamentals and graphic design. Painting in an impressionist style, Dixi lets the paint and image guide her work, she enjoys exploring the possibilities and challenges of different mediums. Dixi was born into a family of artists and has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. However, life happened and it is only now in retirement that she has found the time and freedom to fulfill her passion for painting.

Opening Reception March 8, 2018

January 31 – February 15, 2018

January 9 – January 26, 2018 Aggie McCormack is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at the University of Guelph. She has exhibited her work at a number of galleries and competitions in Ontario including Boarding House Gallery, Owen Sound Celebrates: The Banner Project, The Schomberg Village Street Gallery Juried Art Show, and River Gallery, Guelph.

November 22 – December 20 Please join us at our 1st Annual Juried Miniature Exhibition as we celebrate the artworks of local and regional artists! All works of art are no larger than 6 x 6 inches!

October 28 – November 10, 2017 What’s the mystery?More like ‘who’s’ the mystery!All works of art will be priced at $100. Artists’ names will not be identified. You will discover who created the piece *after* you buy it! Silence hopes to create a level playing field where art is valued based purely on the reaction and emotion the work of art elicits within the viewer. The artwork price tag is split between artist and Silence. By attending the event and purchasing a work of art, proceeds support artists both directly and through what Silence does — offering an affordable, accessible space and creating opportunities for these and other artists. Silence’s proceeds will support music and art events in 2018.

Gaumond, a professional musician for forty years, is also an author, a songwriter and a visual artist.  His painting, “Cheap Room in Cuba”, was part of a three-month exhibition at the Wellington County Museum. Paintings in this phase were done using a thick paint applied with painting knives. In the past several years Gaumond has begun a new line of paintings using painted tissue. The style is mostly non-representational abstracts, emphasizing color relationships. This new style is the result of a search for a process that allows the artist to relinquish a certain amount of creative control to chance.  “Tinderbox” (2017), Nora Ruddock & Nathan Saliwonchyk Tinderbox generates a random sequence of 30-second videos; simultaneously, a random audio sequence of poems is heard; every 30 seconds, a new set of images and sounds follows the old. By mimicking the random connections created by dating apps, Tinderbox experiments with the ephemeral…

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August 25 – September 17, 2017  L.T. Dougherty works in many mediums, including assemblage, painting, mixed media and moldmaking. A graduate of Bealart in London and Ontario College of Art in Toronto, she has exhibited in North America and internationally. Coining the phrase ‘myth cabinets’ in 1991 to describe her box-work assemblages, she has been expanding her practice into painting and drawing.

July 6 – August 16, 2017 Roelf was born in the Netherlands and came to Canada when his family immigrated here in 1955. Being raised in a creative family, Roelf has always had an interest in the arts. He learned to play guitar as a teenager and went on to study art history and drawing at the University of Guelph. After university, he focused on a trade and began his on-the-job training as a carpenter. His love of woodworking and art merged a few decades later when he was inspired by the effect of dyes he used to colour some Cajóns (drum boxes) he was building. Intrigued by the “whimsy” of this medium on wood, he set out to produce larger scale paintings and, drawing on his carpentry background, framed these pieces himself (using native wood species and salvaged woods) with the frames often becoming integrated to the pieces. These…

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