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Call to Artists (Posted On: Friday, February 22, 2013)

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Grey County Artists issues Call to Artists in Bruce, Grey, and Simcoe Counties for their upcoming art show "Kaleidoscope" to be held in July and August 2013 in the Collingwood Library.

Grey County Artists is a not for profit organization less than two years old which is already having an impact in the communities of Grey, Bruce, and Simcoe Counties. Their motto, "Creating Art, Exhibiting Art, and Exploring Culture and the Arts" has been evident in their many activities over the past year.

Creating Art -

The public has been invited to come and paint at the Flesherton Legion Hall in Flesherton every Wed. from 10am to 2pm. In addition art courses have been made available for a small donation. The last 8 week session was so successful that a new 8 week session is planned for April and May. A true spirit of friendship has developed as the budding artists explore their creativity under the guidance of artist Dar West.

Exhibiting Art -

The first Culture Days Art show in Flesherton took place last Sept. and the second is already booked for Sept. 27, 28, and 29th. at the Kinplex at Flesherton. In addition Grey County Artists held a two-month show at Meaford Hall, "Christmas Rediscovered" in Dec. and Jan. 2013.
"We are now asking artists in all fields to participate in the upcoming show in July and August in the Collingwood library," says Erika Dick, president of Grey County Artists.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for the many artists who make their home in Grey, Bruce and Simcoe.  A tremendous number of tourists come to Collingwood during the summer months and it is a chance to show them the beautiful works of art that reflect our breathtaking scenery," she adds.

Exploring Culture & the Arts

The artists have further reached into the community by providing two culture bus trips last year to the Royal Ontario Museum and to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg. Now a new trip to St. Jacobs is planned for Sat. April 6, 2013. Passengers will be encouraged to enter the photography contest during the trip. The concept is to provide opportunities for local citizens to experience culture in other areas. This is especially helpful to seniors who may not have the means to travel on their own."Culture and the Arts play a vital part in any community. They inspire us, they add to economic development and to tourism. By participating in these events we make friends and develop new talents", adds Erika.
All of these activities could not have been accomplished without the cooperation and support of our local libraries, the Flesherton Legion, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, and the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.


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