In the Gallery
In the Gallery: October 2020
Posted by Saunders on October 1, 2020
This Month - Arts, Literature, Sculpture Gardens, and Discovering the Element of Water
This Month in The Gallery: Discovering the Element of Water
This exhibit opened in September but there is still time. Visit us before November 7th to see the exhibit.
These artists are sharing their love of the waters, choosing the theme "Discovering the Element of Water". Donna the Mosaic Artist allows the colours and textures to inspire her creativity bringing each piece to life one puzzle piece at a time. Leona Kennedy focus mainly on landscapes. There is an endless variety of outstanding beauty not far from home. Bev Morgan's work is based upon drawings from art journals, photos, observation and imagination. These three artists are all part of the Saugeen Artist’s, joining them is Yükselle Hassan, who will be featuring fantasy in realism with her water themed works. This exhibit will be running concurrently with the BMPL special browsing of the collection during the pandemic.
You may also be interested interested in the write ups below on literature, film, and safe outside touring of a sculpture forest.
Art and Literature
Last of the Curlews is written by Fred Bodsworth, a journalist, novelist, and amateur naturalist. The story is closely followed with pictures by T. M. Shortt, an ornithological illustrator. It is a Canadian novel published in 1955.
Mid 19th century millions of Eskimo Curlews darkened the sky on their two distinct migratory paths of 9000 miles each from the breeding grounds on the Arctic tundra to the wintering grounds in Patagonia, Argentina. Flocks could number four to five thousand. By the early 20th century the Eskimo Curlew was believed to be a bird of the past.
Bodsworth has fictionalized the journey of a single male southward 9000 miles and his return northward coupled with a lone female. This extraordinary bird on his perilous journeys faced extreme conditions and physical endurance but was guided by his instinct-dominated brain and the love and faithfulness towards his partner. Shortt's artistic sensitivity has captured the birds' personalities and the varied environments encountered. The two talents have come together in a wonderful read.
Chi-hwa-seon aka Painted Fire (2003)
Set in the politically turbulent time period of nineteenth-century Korea, this biographical drama concerns the life and career of renowned artist Oh-won. Choi Min-Sik, who may be most familiar to Western audiences for his starring role in 2003’s Oldboy, plays the role of Oh-won. Ahn Sung-Ki plays Oh-won’s wealthy patron and You Ho-Jeong plays the artist’s love interest.
Chi-hwa-seon was almost universally acclaimed by the critics and garnered director Im Kwon-Taek a Best Director Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival (tied with director Paul Thomas Anderson). The film currently has an 83% “Certified Fresh” rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes.
Mr. Turner (2014)
This biographical drama film is about the life of J. M. W. Turner, who is widely considered one of Great Britain’s greatest painters. Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall in the titular role, this film has garnered critical acclaim and awards at various film festivals around the world. The film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it secured multiple honours, including a Best Actor Award for Spall.
The Singhampton Sculpture Forest
The Marion Bartlett Sculpture Forest is located at 124 Lakeview Rd in Singhampton. It is free and open every weekend and weekdays by chance. The garden art is whimsical and features fascinating sculptures and installations. The forest is 3 acres offering natural space for art and garden enthusiast to wander and enjoy the beautiful trees and plants. Need a rest? Garden benches offer resting places to take in the serenity of the majestic forest. The large studio/gallery is also open and Rick and Marion's woodworking, pottery, wire sculptures and mixed media works on display. Masks are required in the studio and hand sanitizer is available. Although dogs are most welcome, they are required to be kept on a leash on the premises, and not brought into the studio... there are breakable items inside. For more info go to the article from the Creemore Echo: https://creemore.com/experience-the-joy-of-spending-time-in-the-forest Marion Bartlett: 416-949-1215; Rick Bino: www.studio124.ca