Featured painting by Muskoka artist Roberta Twaddle

In my last post I mentioned that the Huntsville Art Society (HAS) is putting on the first annual Summer Solstice Art Tour this Saturday, June 2oth, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm. Everyone at HAS is very excited to see this wonderful idea become a reality. As is often the case, such an event would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of volunteers. I would personally like to thank Linda Harti, Gill Young and Catherine Duce for their time and effort putting this event together. The inaugural tour will take place mainly in and around downtown Huntsville, with many locations within walking distance of one another. Next year the plan is to expand farther afield to include places outside of the downtown core.

As well as the galleries and studios on the tour, several businesses that are community partners with HAS will also be featured. In addition there will be an Art Market set up at the Culture Station, home of the Signal North Gallery, featuring even more HAS member artists. Gerry Lantaigne will be conducting a walking tour of the Outdoor Gallery, a collection of world-class murals celebrating the unique artwork of Canada’s Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. This tour begins at 11:00 am at the Tom Thomson statue in front of the Algonquin Theatre in downtown Huntsville.

Two Horse Gallery is pleased to be hosting two HAS member artists, painter Roberta Twaddle and sculptor Donna Lee Brock. Both artists will be at the Gallery on Saturday and are looking forward to “talking art” with those who stop by to visit.

Look for the Tour brochure in many locations around town, including the Signal North Gallery and the Chamber of Commerce or visit HuntsvilleArtSociety.ca to download the map and for further details about the Tour.

The Huntsville Art Society is an exciting and active group with enthusiastic members who share their artistic skill and knowledge in a rewarding fellowship. Our members work in all types of media and include individuals who are just beginners to full-time professionals. Anyone with an interest in the arts, be it visual, music or otherwise are welcome to be part of this group, including those (like myself) who have yet to discover their own ‘artistic talent’ and are content (for now) to enjoy the incredible talents of others. Networking, mentoring, workshops and exhibition opportunities are just a few of the benefits offered to HAS members. The current exhibit (running until June 21st) at the Signal North Gallery is “29 Broad Brushstrokes”, a retrospective of 29 graduating drawing and painting students from Huntsville High School. I attended the opening reception of this show and was blown away by the talent and emotion depicted by these young adults. Following from June 24th to July 26th will be the “Then and Now” Members Show.

So come on out on Saturday and be a part of this event – it will be a great time and I look forward to welcoming you at Two Horse Gallery.

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