To launch our summer festival Destination Rosseau on July 1, we are proud to present “Brave Art #1, ambiance or commodity”. The title came to me after hearing, on several occasions, individuals, who visit the gallery then make a decision about a piece based on whether their decorator would approve. My response is always the same. “Be brave. Think for yourself.”
Our first exhibit features new works, landscapes by two artists with very different styles, Barb TenEycke and Stefan Galvanek. Barb’s work is a perfect example of realism, at times reminiscent of W.O. Mitchell’s “Who Has Seen the Wind?”. They are calming to the soul achieved through the use of muted colours. Stefan on the other hand is the complete opposite. He is abstract/impressionism. Often he chooses dormant subjects like Northern Ontario swamps then brings them to life with a swarm of vibrant colours…totally against the grain. Placed in the same gallery these artists create an effect that is outstanding and not to be missed.
The exhibit opens July 1 with a reception 4:00 – 6:00 PM and runs daily 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM until July 20.
Vince Grittani, festival director