Explore the art-making process at Arbor Gallery

Have you ever wondered how a work of art is created and what influences its creation? Then head to the Arbor Gallery on Saturday, September 28, 3-4 p.m., where seven artists will explain their individual processes and how they work to inspire each other.

The 7 Works Collective is the current exhibition at the Arbor Gallery, which runs until August 28. The artists originally planned an artist residency in Toronto, but the COVID-19 pandemic crushed that idea.

The group began meeting virtually on Zoom to share their works and ideas. During one of the sessions, someone suggested introducing challenges. The idea was that each artist would show an artwork in their medium and then challenge the remaining six artists to create an artwork in their own medium based on the visual prompt. The result is this exhibition.

“The seven artists are expected to be present for the informal chat at the Gallery where they will explain how they interpreted the original work and how they adapted the image into their own medium,” said gallery director Sylvie Bouchard.

Artists work in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, fiber art, and mixed media. This is the first time that the Collective’s project has been presented to the public.

“As many of the works on display have been sold, this is an opportunity for buyers to meet the artist and talk to him about his work while picking up their purchases,” added Bouchard.

Reservations for this unique event can be made at the gallery.

The Daughters of the King

Watch this space for news on how the Arbor Gallery Cultural Center is partnering with Annette Ouimet-Assad, Ouimet Farms and La Société d’histoire des Filles du Roy this September, to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the last contingent of the Filles du Roy. Roy arrive in New France.

The Arbor Gallery Cultural Center is located at 36 Home Avenue in the heart of Vankleek Hill. Summer hours on Saturdays are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. More information about programming and events is available on the Arbor Gallery Facebook page, website or Twitter, by signing up for the gallery’s newsletter at www.arborgallery.org or by email at [email protected]

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