| May 28, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - May 28, 2009 Artists featured in gallery at Bon Echoby Derek Maggs

The Colin Edwards Memorial Art Gallery in the Greystones Gift and Book Shop in Bon Echo Provincial Park will feature noteworthy artists all summer. In addition to this the Friends will present the 14th annual Art Exhibition and Sale, showcasing the original work of up to 50 artists, on July 24, 25 & 26. www.mazinaw.on.ca/art.

Mazinaw Lake and the Rock at Bon Echo have captivated artists for hundreds of years. Aboriginal peoples left many pictographs on the Mazinaw Rock. They were followed by the oil and watercolour paintings of the Group of Seven. Today artists using a variety of media are creating interpretations of our uniquely beautiful Canadian landscapes.

The Art Gallery will showcase and sell the original work of four pairs of artists over the next six months. On weekends from May 23 to June 13 and daily from June 19 to July 2 the work of Cynthia Guthrie of Corbyville and Ursula Ossenberg of Cloyne will be featured.

Pomp & Circumstance: Ruffed Grouseby Cynthia Guthrie

Cynthia Guthrie - Cascading Brushstrokes - Cynthia Guthrie’s work is an expression of her personality. Her work utilizes a contradiction in terms-bright colours and energetic images next to delicate shapes; vibrant subjects are painted into quiet scenes. Inevitably, nature is the subject of her artistic expression: as a wildlife enthusiast and obsessive gardener she is drawn to it. The majority of her work focuses on the Canadian landscape where there is more to discover than what you see at first glance. But in every piece she endeavours to create an intimacy between the viewer and the subject.

She is a member of Artists in Canada and volunteers as the Art Coordinator for “Art in Literacy” at the Tyendinaga Township Public Library and Deseronto Public Library. Her work can be viewed on the internet at www.CascadingBrushstrokes.ca and www.ArtistsInCanada.com/.

Morning at Bon Echo Rock by Ursula Ossenburg

Ursula Ossenberg - Original Oil Paintings - Ursula’s innate love for our natural surroundings is expressed beautifully in bold palette knife strokes or in soft misty renderings. Wildflower meadows, rocky shorelines, snowy trails, beaver ponds and autumn landscapes are some of her favourite subjects.

Ursula’s paintings are exhibited in art galleries and juried exhibitions as well as at her home studio in Cloyne. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world. Her work may be viewed at www.ursulaoilpaintings.com.

The Greystones Gift and Book Shop is operated by the Friends of Bon Echo Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Bon Echo Provincial Park www.mazinaw.on.ca/fobecho. The newly renovated shop is housed in a century-old cottage in view of Mazinaw Rock. It is currently open on weekends and open daily commencing June 20. The gift shop features nature books, original art, clothing, jewelry, CDs and souvenirs. Bon Echo, located 10 km north of Cloyne on Hwy 41, is a great place to spend a day or a week. 

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