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Wildlife Photography Show

Featuring photos by Patricia Calder

Oct. 4, Opening reception, 5:30-7:30
Show runs Oct. 4 – Dec. 31, M-F, 9am-5pm

Edward Jones, 3 King St. W, (SW corner King and Division, beside TD Bank), Cobourg

Wildlife photographs from coast to coast to coast: from Sable Island to the Great Bear Rain Forest to the Yukon. Plus images takes closer to home of bluebirds, hummingbirds, and horses.

Linda Hutsell-Manning Book Launch
Fearless & Determined

My memoir, Fearless and Determined: Two Years Teaching in a One-Room School, Blue Denim Press will be available after October 1, 2019 from Let’s Talk Books Cobourg, Furby Books Port Hope, lighthouse Books Brighton, Amazon, Chapters and as an ebook.

The book launch is at The Art Gallery of Northumberland in Victoria Hall, Cobourg, Oct 9 – 7-9 PM. Philip Hughes on guitar.

My school, SS#2 Hamilton Township, known as the Front Road School West, was situated on Hwy 2 between Cobourg and Port Hope, Ontario. Built in 1860, I taught there during its last two years: 1963 to 1965. The book cover includes a picture of me that appeared in the November 1963 Star Weekly. I had only been teaching six days when the photographer knocked on my door at 9:15. I was most unfriendly and would not let him inside to take pictures. I didn’t believe he was from this newspaper and assumed he would leave. He waited until recess, at 10:30 to take the picture outside. Now, of course, I am most grateful that he did.

Part memoir, part creative non-fiction, Fearless and Determined, takes you back to life in rural southern Ontario in the mid-1960s. With one year’s training at Toronto Teacher’s College and no curriculum resources except a list of subjects, Linda Hutsell-Manning created and taught courses for eight grades. Built in 1860, the school had seen better days and resembled many one-room schools across Canada. With a wood stove, two pit toilets, a cold water tap, and no storm windows, many students experienced their entire elementary school education here. Linda’s memoir traverses the Kennedy assassination, the Beatles craze and small pox shots. She worked ten-hour days and made on-the-spot decisions as teacher and principal. “Circumstance gave me this opportunity; time has deemed it to be one of the most challenging and great experiences of my life,” says Linda.

Ken Solilo Photography at Snapshots

Ken Solilo Photography at Snapshots

Enveloped: A Themed Exhibition of the Colborne Gallery Artists’ Work

Event Dates and Time:
Opening reception takes place Saturday, September 14 from 1 – 3 P.M. Everyone welcome!
Show runs from September 14 to November 3, 2019. Gallery Hours are Thursday – Sunday 12 – 4 P.M.

Lerlyn Morgan Pique Pot Series Mazuka stoneware pique assiette

Event Details
The eleven members of the Colborne Art Gallery bring you their latest work, based on the theme “Enveloped”. The word means surround, encircle, enfold, cover, encase…For artist Marion Myers, her beautifully layered blanket quilts cocoon the sleeper. For potter Lorelyn Morgan, her clay sculptures are encased in little pieces of broken ceramic, a technique known as pique assiette. Jewelery maker Charles Funnell’s elegant pieces encircle the wearers’ necks. Other artists have interpreted the idea of being “enveloped” using a variety of media, including wood and paint. The Opening Reception takes place Saturday, September 14 from 1 – 3 P.M. Everyone welcome! We share our space with Heritage Cramahe, whose exhibition “Timeline II: 1850 – 1900” is on display in the heritage room through to September 29, followed by “Hispanic Heritage”, opening October 3, 2019.

Colborne Art Gallery Christmas Market

The Colborne Gallery’s annual Christmas Market, an exhibition and sale of original handmade art and craft, including painting, jewelry, ceramics and one-of-a-kind seasonal cards

Opening Saturday, November 9, 1-3 P.M.
Show runs till Sunday, December 22, 4 P.M.
Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday weekly, from 12-4 P.M.
Old fashioned Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 7 from 12-4 P.M.
Everyone welcome!

Colborne Art Gallery
51 King Street East, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0

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