QAC Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge Street East, downtown Belleville, Ontario
Spring 2017 SHOW: Runs March 9 to May 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 4 to 7 pm
ON THE WALLS OF THE QAC GALLERY
From March 9 to May 26 the QAC Gallery & Gift Shop will feature the work of two new members, Terry Hart, an encaustic artist, and writer, Jeffrey Caulfield.
In 1986, Terry Hart moved to Toronto with her children to become an English high school teacher. There she was introduced to encaustic art. She immediately fell in love with the process of creating bold and vibrant work from melted beeswax and she has been involved in many successful solo and group showings of her work. Terry recently moved from Toronto to Belleville, with her husband, and strongest advocate, Jeffrey Caulfield.
Jeffrey Caulfield, along with his colleague, Alexandre Rouillard are the comic duo Mustard and Boloney. They are launching a new illustrated book entitled Definitely, Out to Lunch and will also have another entitled Butt Seriously available in the gallery. Both books are packed full of myriad cartoons featuring, well, just about everything. The artistry is impeccable and the humour irreverent.
Dan Piraro (creator of Bizarro) loved the material so much that he insisted on writing the forward to Butt Seriously. He states, “The real art of cartooning is to create a compelling illustration that facilitates a compelling gag. Mustard and Boloney are the most shining example of this unique combination I have seen in some time. In a word what they’ve created here is elite.”
ON THE WALLS IN OTHER LOCATIONS
At Bathworks Showroom you will see the bold and colourful works of artist, Susan Moshynski. Susan is a native of Prince Edward County. She has a Fine Arts degree from York University and trained as a graphic artist and illustrator in Toronto. She is also a published political cartoonist and caricaturist. Her paintings depict not only realistic local landscapes, but a new loose style rendered in vibrant colours using acrylic and watercolours.
Robert Tokley has new work at Earl & Angelo’s. About his work Robert says, “I find great inspiration in the works created during the Canadian art movement by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Their landscape paintings of the Canadian north and Algonquin Park are still inspirational today. It’s a privilege and a challenge to capture the beauty with the colours and techniques they used a century ago.” Robert’s work has been recently featured in Art & Beyond Magazine in Illinois and Into the Void, Art and Literature Magazine out of Dublin, Ireland.
Work by Linda Barber will hang at The Boathouse and, along with plein air artist, Jerry F. Albert, will also have new works at Birdy’s Casual Fine Dining. Birdy’s will be catering the exhibit’s opening reception taking place in the QAC Gallery at 36 Bridge Street East, downtown Belleville from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, March 9.
ON THE SHELVES
The QAC Gallery & Gift Shop will also have wood carvings by Kimball Scales and Paul Steels (Forest Originals), glass art by Zak Sieben, Linda Conway, Lynda Pauk, and Evelyn Wolff; jewellery and scarves by Helen Steinberg and Tina Osborne; wood turning by Gary Matthews; sculptures by Paul E. Shier; penny jewellery by Ted Page; pottery by Bailey Brown and Perry Poupore; multi-media sculptures by Jim Christy; cards, prints, candles, soaps, CDs, DVDs, and a large selection of books by local authors. The show runs until May 26 and everyone is welcome to the opening on March 9 to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists.
New items are added regularly.
Books by local authors at the QAC Gallery and Gift Shop:
A Realm of Rhyme of the Rural Kind by various authours
A Marginally Noted Man, a novel by Anne Shmelzer
Act Like You’ve Been There, Rules For My Brother by Nick Foley
At The Call of King and Country by Bill Kennedy
Belleville: A Popular History by Gerry Boyce
Billa Flint: King of Hastings County by Armand P. La Barge
Blue By Michael Rutland
Bullet the New Steam Engine by Dwayne Lafitte
Burn This Gossip by Sheldon and Judith Godfrey
Celebrating Hockey History, The Story of the 1958/59 Belleville McFarlands DVD by Peter Lockyer
Calla & Edourd, a novella by Kathryn MacDonald and A Breeze You Whisper, Poems by Kathryn MacDonald
Flowertopia, poems and pictures by Kathy Figueroa
Frugal Lawyer, Flashy Lawyer by Donald W. Desaulniers
Growing Up Ivy by Peggy Dymond Leavey
*Growing Up Quinte by Jack Evans and Cyndi L. Crowder
Historic Hastings Volume 1 by Gerald E. Boyce
History Lives Here DVD by Peter Lockyer
Making Waves: The Story of Canada’s Miss Supertest Team, DVD by Peter Lockyer
Mary Aylward by Paul Kirby
Mary Pickford, Canada’s Silent Siren, America’s Sweetheart by Peggy Dymond Leavey
The Trail of Broken Hearts by Paul Kirby
Joe Alcorn’s Boy by William D. Hawthorn
Laura Secord, Heroine of the War of 1812 by Peggy Dymond Leavey
More Macs More, Celebrating Hockey History: The Belleville McFarlands Book by Aaron Bell
No Longer on the Run by Lorraine Fell
Paudash Poems by Kathy Figueroa
Poetry by Karen Dack
Priests in the Attic by Elaine A. Small
Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack by Andrew Schartmann
The Canadian Kangaroos: The Unknown Regiment by Dave Boorne
The Movie Years, Trenton Ontario 1917 to 1934 by Peggy Dymond Leavey
The Musings of One Angry Canadian Zebra by Kenneth McKnight
The Pity of the Winds, A Mystery Novel by Robin Timmerman
Season of Deceit by Robin Timmerman
Crimes of Summer by Robin Timmerman
Selected Poems by Lilian Leveridge
The Puppet and the Poet by Nan French
The Remarkable Journey of Maurice Rollins by Orland French
VinLand – The Ragnarök by RG Johnston
VinLand – The Beginning by RG Johnston
Undead At Groom Lake by RG Johnston
Whimsical Ways –Poetry by James H Brown
Wind, Water, Barley and Wine: The Nature of Prince Edward County ; Lennox & Addington ; Heritage Atlas of Hastings County by Orland French
Your Loving Anna: letters from the Ontario frontier by Anna Leveridge
Purchase these books at the QAC, 36 Bridge St. E., Belleville. Some of the books can be purchased at the QAC Online Store. Call 613-962-1232 for hours and other information.