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All Spirit of the Hills members in good standing are encouraged to share your arts related news events here on our website and through our email newsletters. To add your event to both, please fill out the form on the bottom of this page. Thanks.

A Love Affair With Colour

Event Dates: August 15 to September 22, Opening August 15 5-7pm
Location: Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shops, 8 Queen Street, Port Hope
Description: Featuring the Impressionist Photography of Carol Anne Bell-Smith and the Paintings of Christine Bayer.
Contact: Carol Anne Bell-Smith
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Northumberland Arts gallery & shop

Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

September 7th & 8th, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00 pm

FREE- annual self guided Tour of the Arts. The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour is a celebration of the visual arts and creative process . This tour offers a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of talented artists and craftspeople in their studios . Enjoy!


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.

Acrylic Swipe Technique Workshop with Sheila Wright

Event Dates: Saturday September 21, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Location: The West School Collective, 6788 County Rd 30 North, Campbellford
Description: Learn one of the most surprising and magical acrylic pouring techniques.The colourful Swipe never fails to amaze! Watch the paints bubble up and create a unique work of art. Beginners welcome
$25 includes all materials. Spaces are limited. Sign up soon!
Contact: Sheila at or on Facebook at Bluebird Valley Art.

Ignited Landscapes by Barb McGuey

Event Dates: Saturday July 27 through Sunday September 8, 2019,
Times: Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 4 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday July 27, 1 to 3 pm
Location: Colborne Art Gallery
51 King Street East, Colborne, Ontario

Everyone welcome at artist reception. Barb McGuey creates luminous landscapes on canvas and brings us her most recent work in this solo exhibition.

She says, “I have always been drawn to light and colour. Without light there wouldn’t be colour. Each painting was an expression of light that “ignited” an emotion in me.”

Mary’s Solo Photography Show at Snapshots

Event Dates: July 26 to September 4, 2019
Location: Snapshots Photo, Framing & Office Supplies, 44 Front St. N, Campbellford
Store opening times: Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 9 – 4

Photography from Mary Weilandt over the last years including award photos.

Spirit of the Hills is dedicated to promoting ALL creative art forms and traditions in Northumberland County, including the performing and visual arts, media, design and the literary arts.

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Part-Time Art Courses at Fleming College

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