There certainly is a lot of hype surrounding ‘mindfulness’ these days—and for good reason with the hustle and bustled of our quick-paced lives. Grey County provides an awe-inspiring array of rich colours, sounds, smells and textures throughout the four seasons to practice mindfulness. Any patch of nature that captures your senses will do, be it the sun’s rays dancing through rustling trees, a warm breeze enveloping you, or an orchestra of crickets in tangled wild flowers.
On Friday June 14th from 7-8:30 pm join the staff and advisory committee of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery as we celebrate the opening of our new summer exhibitions 'Richard Watts: Earth Etchings', and our latest Gallery Collection exhibition 'Trains, Planes, & Automobiles...and Boats!'.
The reception begins at 7 pm with opening remarks taking place at 7:15 pm. visitors are invited to explore these two new exhibitions as well as the other gallery spaces. Refreshments will be served throughout the event. Admission to this event is free, and all are welcome.
Richard Watts’ exhibition Earth Etchings explores environmental and climate change issues in various media, emphasizes connections between urban and wilderness experiences, and more specifically, between people and nature.This exhibition is curated by Heather McLeese with essay contribution from John K. Grande, a leading national and international writer and curator of environmental art. Richard Watts is a land-based earth artist with his studio and work based in Southern Ontario. Watts is represented by Liss Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Trains, Planes & Automobiles...and Boats: Vehicles are all around us every day, getting us from one place to another and for the most part go unnoticed ( taken for granted) In this exhibition curated from the Gallery’s Collection, the artist focuses on these mundane modes of transportation, as a source of inspiration. Whether viewer sees these images as nostalgia, or means of adventure or hastening an environmental catastrophe, the interpretation is up to us.