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  • Wed Feb 15 - Sun Mar 19

Headwaters Arts Gallery

Winter can be a dark time for some but for others the shadows on the snow from the bright sunshine are a delight, but many can’t wait for longer days and more sunshine. Headwaters Arts second members’ show of 2023 titled, Dark Into Light, presents a stunning and visceral, visual commentary and/or experience of overcoming darkness as interpreted by 27 artists from across Headwaters region and the GTA.

The 40 selected pieces on exhibit include include works in a variety of mediums: oil, watercolour and acrylic paintings, soft pastels, textiles, fibre, encaustic/mixed media, oil & cold wax, alcohol ink/mixed media and paper/mixed media.

Participating member artists are: Agnes Bellegris, Alina Lloyd, Anita Pietras, Carol-Ann Michaelson, Carole Watson, Christine Schubert, Christine Thammavongsa, David Courtney, Deb Menken, Deborah Powell, Edward Clark, Emily Graetz, Haley Marfleet, Iris Ranieri, Jaime Nevitt, Jennifer Brighton, Julie Park, Karen Brown, Lorraine Roberts, Lynn Gilbank, Marnie Cooke, MaryLou Hurley, Nancy MacNabb, Pat Hertzberg, Sara Petroff, Suzanne Walsh and Vanessa Sica.

Agnes Bellegris is an artist who cherishes the interplay of light and dark and the colourful spaces we occupy. Her tools are brushes, pallet knives and her fingers. Says Agnes, “With every layer of colour, I bring to life a vibrant and energetic subject we might want to be in or with. Be it a beloved pet, an idyllic scene or a vibrant bouquet, my goal is to impart joy, serenity or perhaps nostalgia in the most positive of ways.”

Meet the artists at the official Opening Reception to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 1-3 pm at the Headwaters Gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, Alton, Ontario.

Caledon Artists: Christine Schubert Pat Hertzberg Jaime Nevitt Iris Ranieri Lorraine Roberts MaryLou Hurley
Dufferin County Artists: Deborah Powell Deb Menken Alina Lloyd Haley Marfleet Carole Watson Vanessa Sica Lynn Gilbank Marnie Cooke
Wellington County/Guelph Artists: Jennifer Brighton, Karen Brown, David Courtney, Emily Graetz, Nancy MacNabb
Halton Region Artist: Carol-Ann Michaelson
Toronto Artists: Julie Park, Sara Petroff, Suzanne Walsh
City of Hamilton Artist: Agnes Bellegris
Mississauga/Brampton Artists: Anita Pietras Edward Clark
Ingersoll Artist: Christine Thammavongsa