Putting Spring 2020 into Your Step!

Putting Spring 2020 into Your Step!

Amherstburg’s Gibson Gallery a Michigan Central Railroad Station, ca. 1896, has been lovingly renovated to its original Romanesque glory featuring towering ceilings, hardwood floors and bevelled glass windows. This season they are offering yet another creative perspective to kick off their 2020 art exhibits.

The year starts by exploring “Artists of the Future!” This is a collaborative exhibit display of a variety of work and mixed media from students at General Amherst and St. Thomas of Villanova High Schools. You will be astounded by the creative genius of these local youth. This is a not to be missed exhibit taking place during regular gallery hours from March 5 to March 22, Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

General Amherst and St. Thomas of Villanova High Schools

Gloria Gellner

The following exhibit puts art into the 3D medium of pottery! Gloria Gellner graduated from the University of Windsor in 1975 with a BFA degree. Her passion was creating her beautiful pottery as part of “The Potters Four” in LaSalle. Later, she became sole proprietor of “Capricorn Pottery” and relocated to Kingsville. Since 1977, Gloria had shared her knowledge and love of this art with countless students, inspiring others, as well as being a well-respected artist in the Essex county community and beyond. AFTERGLOW: Gloria Gellner Retrospective exhibit shows the progression from her earliest pieces to ones completed just prior to her passing in March 2018. This exhibit runs from March 26 to April 19, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

Merging Concepts by Ann Ducharme is certain to take your breath away with dotilism, a technique of painting in small, distinct dots of colour which are applied in patterns to form an image. Ann’s love for nature is evident through all her works as she touches the sky with her brush or creates light dancing on a leaf. Her artwork will speak to you! This exhibit runs from April 23 to May 17, Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

Ann Ducharme

Andrea Loubert

The spring season of exhibits will be completed with Student Pix: Digital Photography GECDSB, May 21 to June 7, Thursday- Sunday, 11am-5pm. Through the lens of fresh eyes…the Gibson Gallery has joined the Greater Essex County District School Board to present the 15th Annual Student Pix, an exhibit featuring approximately 250 digital photographs by elementary and secondary students from across Essex County.

Visit the Gibson Gallery March 5 to June 7, 11am-5pm to see these spring 2020 exhibits. The Gallery also showcases and sells a variety of other handcrafted works from artists and artisans in their gift shop.

Admission is FREE. Donations help support this heritage site.