23 Market Street West, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Special Event: Open Studios Port Dover
Saturday, Dec. 3rd 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
gallery23 (Ellen McIntosh-Green), Cameron Studios, Pam Schneider, Michael Barber
** Take a free horse and wagon ride from one studio to the next **
We are thrilled to announce our current exhibition
show runs November 3 to December 11, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, November 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
also featuring jewellery and journals by Vera Cline-Hayes, sculptures by Marlene and Byron Morton
and stone carvings by M. Danyet Cunningham
Ellen McIntosh-Green paints the Norfolk countryside using colour, pattern and texture to reflect a union of figuration and abstraction. She works with oil and multi-media on canvas. Ellen attended the University of Waterloo for two years and graduated from the University of Toronto in English and Fine Art. She was formerly director of the Norfolk Arts Centre in Simcoe. Her exploration of Norfolk continues to inform and inspire her work.
Vera Cline-Hayes graduated from Central Secondary School in London, Ontario. She furthered her studies, taking a two-year Fine Arts course where she developed her unique pen and ink style.
Upon graduating, she accepted a position in the art department of London Life Insurance Company. Over the next several years, Vera continued to exhibit at shows across Ontario with her pen and ink designs.
She opened an art emporium in Waterford in 1987 and has continued her passion for art, exhibiting in the Norfolk Studio Art Tour and at various art shows. In 2012 she was accepted into the prestigious Arts Country Juried Arts Competition. As well she has been accepted in the juried Norfolk ArtsCo Visual Arts Competition, where she received honorable mention for her work.
On a commercial level, Vera’s artwork has been chosen by two American giftware companies for widespread circulation of her designs on various products.
We welcome Vera back to the gallery - this time with her brand of handmade jewellery, which she has designed using the same techniques she uses in her collage work to create unique, wearable art.
Marlene has been a full time professional artist along with her husband for over 26 years. As master puppeteers and puppet builders they have worked with all kinds of fabric and materials sculpting their unique puppet creations. Their work has been seen and collected by people worldwide.
About 4 year ago, Marlene has taken her sculpting skills in a new direction creating environmentally friendly One Of A Kind Fabric Sculptures using recycled materials and a fabric hardener imported from the Netherlands. She has become a certified fabric sculptor instructor through Paverpol Canada.
Her art is environmentally friendly using recycled materials such as old tee shirts, fabric textiles, paper, leather, moss, tree branches, various reclaimed metals, and more. With these materials she creates beautiful one of a kind sculpture pieces.
Byron was eight years old when he received his first set of puppets and instantly fell in love with this creative art form. For many years Byron pursued his love of puppetry on a part-time basis and in 1990, along with his wife Marlene, formed Images Creative Puppetry. Images began with five main characters and in short time grew to a professional troupe of over 350 colourful puppet personalities.
In the past 25 years Byron’s art has taken him all over the world, performing, teaching and training in both theatre and television. He has worked with major corporations and educational institutions by creating award-winning custom puppet performances promoting their messages.
Byron has received the coveted Canpro Gold Award for the best children’s television show in the country. For seven years Byron was the principal writer and master puppeteer on the children’s show T.Q., broadcast through CTS. His puppets were seen by millions of children every week and are still seen by countless other children around the world as the show has been dubbed in many foreign languages. Byron has worked on countless film and video productions that have gone on to great acclaim.
Byron has worked on many stage productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense, Seussical the Musical and more. He also directed and performed this last year at Lighthouse Festival Theatre, A Christmas Carol. He wrote the script and made the full-body puppets used in the performance.
M. Danyet Cunningham
M. Danyet Cunningham carves soapstone, limestone, alabaster, marble and slate. She is exploring the medium both in the round and through relief. Her work reflects the influence of myth, Celtic and Native work, Nature and her personal internal world. Some sculptures are abstract landscapes exploring flow and planes.
M. Danyet took the opportunity to train with Doug Stephens and George Pratt using a variety of stone types: Sandy Cline with Quebec Soapstone, Wayne Hill exploring Mask and Totem carving, John Sabourin with soapstone and Mel Andre with wood carving. She also studied interpretive painting of Native and Celtic Legends with David Johnson.
M. Danyet was an educator in Southwestern Ontario with degrees at University of Western Ontario: OCT; Honours Specialist – Biology and Kinesiology; Masters Arts – Kinesiology; Honours BSc – Pharmacology and Toxicology.