The autumn arts weekend in Creemore is a community staple. This is the weekend we try to outdo the splendour of our natural surroundings in beautiful Simcoe County. We do our best to amaze our guests with arts exhibitions, installations, performances and displays centred around Creemore’s community halls and beautiful main street. Many visitors return each year for an afternoon, a day or a weekend.
The event is a proud part of the Small Halls Festival in Clearview Township. We look forward to announcing our exciting and diverse marquee shows — two exhibits in Creemore’s Station on the Green and one at the historic Log Cabin — following Clearview Township’s big reveal in mid-July of the feature attractions that will make up this year’s Small Halls Festival.
Our guests may come for the marquee exhibits but they stay for the main street. A stroll along Mill Street is rewarded with delightful shops and restaurants anytime but on arts festival weekend there’s an added creative element with artists and artisans of all kinds, showing and demonstrating their work — indoors and outdoors.
The event is free to the public and exhibits are open on the Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Volunteer guides are available both days at the main venues. We ask artists to engage with the public at the display venue throughout the weekend as this is an aspect of the festival that is especially meaningful to visitors.
Of value to both beginners and intermediate painters, intuitive
painting is an opportunity to learn about you as opposed to
learning specific techniques and creating specific products.
Playful exploration with oil paint as well as the use of other tools
and materials will aid in the creative process and tap into your
authentic creative self.
While loose and free, intuitive painting
still lends itself to consistency.
Instruction will also address the
utilization of sources of inspiration to create a consistent body of
FEE: $360.06 (+ $10 material fee payable to instructor)
Exhibition run: April 21 - July 15
Opening reception: EARTH DAY, Sunday April 22 2-4pm
Mulcahy Family Gallery
Sue A. Miller
Primordial Waters explores the importance of habitat and our spiritual connection to water.
Sue A. Miller will create an immersive installation that explores water & shorelines undisturbed by humans. A habitat in its most pure form. The bodies of waters that we focus on for this exhibition are Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay.
The installation will consist of large scale oil paintings, a large three dimensional suspended sculpture, a large free standing sculpture and audio recordings of shoreline wildlife which will tie in the immersive experience for the audience.
Works by regional artists, Peter Adams, Frith Bail and Liz Eakins subject matter delves into the essence and spirt of water.
The installation includes a 12'L x 12'h suspended sculpture, recorded sound, videography, large paintings and a few other sculptural elements. Three other amazing artists are complimenting this installation with paintings, paper work & clay sculpture: Peter Adams, Liz Eakins & Frith Bail. If you can't get to the exhibit, please follow all of us on Instagram to see what we have created. In the coming week, I will be creating a separate Instagram account @primordialwaters. Or you can follow us individually.
Hope to see you at the opening Sunday April 22nd. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!