Gibson Gallery celebrates the work of its membership

 

Robert Honor discusses his mixed media work “The Crucible” during a members exhibit reception Sunday afternoon. It was the closing reception for the “Dreamscapes” exhibit as a new exhibit opens this week.

Robert Honor discusses his mixed media work “The Crucible” during a members exhibit reception Sunday afternoon. It was the closing reception for the “Dreamscapes” exhibit as a new exhibit opens this week.

Mariano Klimowicz looks over his painting that he entered into the Gibson Gallery's “Dreamscapes” exhibit. A closing reception was held Sunday for the members' exhibit.

Mariano Klimowicz looks over his painting that he entered into the Gibson Gallery’s “Dreamscapes” exhibit. A closing reception was held Sunday for the members’ exhibit.

Digital artist Sean Liska describes his work to fellow artists during the “Dreamscapes” members exhibit closing reception held Sunday afternoon at the Gibson Gallery. Liska just recently had his own individual exhibit at the gallery as well.

Digital artist Sean Liska describes his work to fellow artists during the “Dreamscapes” members exhibit closing reception held Sunday afternoon at the Gibson Gallery. Liska just recently had his own individual exhibit at the gallery as well.

By RTT Staff

 

The Gibson Gallery celebrated the work of its members in its latest exhibit, the closing reception of which was Sunday afternoon.

“Dreamscapes” wrapped up with several of the artists that comprised the 21-piece exhibit on hand. Bonnie Deslippe, publicity director with the Gibson Gallery and one of the participating artists, said it was the fourth annual members’ exhibit.

“It’s kind of paying back members for being members of the gallery and allowing them to display their work without a fee,” said Deslippe.

Deslippe added she liked the various mediums of art that was exhibited, mediums that included everything from digital art and sculptures to paintings, mixed media and photography.

“It’s just amazing all the different mediums the members work in,” she stated.

The number of artists that take part in the exhibit varies from year-to-year, Deslippe continued.

“I just put a call out and whatever shows up, we hang,” she said.

Frieda Forrest, one of the artists that contributed, praised her fellow members for their work.

“I don’t know how you do it, but you do a beautiful job,” she said during Sunday afternoon’s reception.

Sean Liska, the digital artist who just recently had his own individual exhibit, told members that he often doesn’t know what the final product will be when he first sits down to work.

“I kind of just sit down and what happens, happens,” he stated.

Mariano Klimowicz noted he uses old-world techniques and mixes his glazes and materials. Robert Honor, who is also a member at the Mudpuppy Gallery, said his mixed medium work entitled “The Crucible” stemmed from attending a funeral service and developed from there.

Honor pointed out his work consists of paint, pastels, and material pasted on the canvas.

“That’s half the fun,” he told his fellow artists, “playing with the mediums.”

The Gibson Gallery’s next exhibit is “Synthesis II” from the Ontario Quilting Association. It opens this week and runs through Nov. 16.

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