St. Marys is growing its arts community. This is in part due to the efforts of Stonetown Arts and its members. The group has grown exponentially over the last three years and is now comprised of fibre artists, glass artists, jewellers, painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, wood carvers and more. “The creativity in such a small town is just phenomenal,” said Cathy Atwell, Stonetown Arts, co-chair and show organizer.
This year’s show, which opens its doors to the public tonight, Friday, Nov. 25 at 110 Queen Street in St. Marys, will be comprised of all new work. Plan to drop in and enjoy a glass of wine at the opening reception that runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It’s a great way to connect with your local arts community.
Also included at the show is is a 6×6 inch 2D challenge that was put forth to all members. Size was the only parameter. This forces everyone to fill that space in their own unique way. “The outcome is spectacular.” said Cathy Monteith, board member and participating artist. “The work produced represents every medium, style and subject matter. There is something to appeal to everyone.”
The show continues for four days (Nov. 26, 27 and Dec. 2, 3). Hours this weekend are Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, noon to 5:00 pm. Hours next week are Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free and complimentary beverages and light snacks will be available. Artists will be on hand throughout the show to discuss their work. Items can be purchased using cash or cheque. Additional information can be found at Facebook.com/StonetownArts.