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Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show hoped to be big success

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 11:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

“The art scene is around you, you just have to check it out,” said Ina Jackson, chair of Arts Carleton Place. Arts Carleton Place is a local, not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower artists and area residents through the arts. “Art is an important part of every community,” she said, adding that she has always loved art.

Arts Carleton Place is hosting the second annual Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on Nov. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cards and cash are accepted. The Ginger Café will be selling sweet and savoury treats.

Jackson said there are already about 20 artists registered to display their art, which varies in mediums from painting, felt, pottery, quilting, photography and more. All items are priced under $100.

“It’s all affordable, original art,” Jackson said. “We’ve got a great selection and it’s a good time to do some holiday shopping.”

Jackson said the Teenie Tiny Art Show is a great opportunity that means a lot to local artists because they might not otherwise have a venue to sell their work. Most galleries charge money for the artist to showcase their work and often the artist only gets 50 to 70 per cent of the selling price. Jackson said Arts Carleton Place keeps 10 percent of commission from the Teenie Tiny Art Show and the remainder goes right to the artist.

“Not everyone can go into a gallery and buy something, but people will find something affordable that they like at the Canoe Club,” Jackson said. “The quality of the art is really good too,” she said.

Part of the commission from the art show will go toward the $500 bursary that Arts Carleton Place provides to one student pursuing the arts in post-secondary education at Notre Dame High School and Carleton Place High School.

“I think it’s really important for kids as well as adults to get exposed to that part of culture,” said Jackson. “Experiencing art, music, dance, song is a part of experiencing culture.”

The Teenie Tiny Art Show is a family event.  She said it is an important part of supporting the community and creating a sense of belonging.

“Art and heritage are a huge part of culture,” Strachan Johnston agreed. Johnston has been on the Arts Carleton Place board for about six years. “It’s an expressive form. It expresses emotion,” he said.

Johnston is an impressionist painter. He creates paintings that juxtapose primary colours for a bright and eye-catching final product. While he loves art, Johnston has a background in foreign affairs and national defence. “My mother was an artist but my father made me get a practical degree,” he said, throwing air quotations around the word practical. “My mother used to collect tons of art books and I would look through them and be fascinated as a kid,” he said.

Johnston will not be at the Teenie Tiny Art Show this year, but he said he thinks it’s important to support local artists who are brave enough to share their art with the public. “The first few times I sold something was really scary, but it gets easier,” he said, smiling. “It’s just about getting your ideas out there.”

Now retired and leaving public service behind, Johnston is taking a finger painting class and renaissance painting class.

“Artists like Strachan are committed to sharing their art with the community and that’s something we should definitely support — the same way we support our hockey team and our high schools,” Jackson said.

With less than a month until the Teenie Tiny Art Show, Jackson said she hopes the event will be as successful as last year’s. The 2015 show featured 21 artists and about 200 people checked it out, Jackson said. The event is two days this year instead of one like last year. “Every artist sold something last year.”

Photo by Jane Hobson
Arts Carleton Place is hosting the Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale on Nov. 26 and 27. Jan Gilbert’s sunflower paintings are just one of the many items that will be at the show.

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: May 13-15

Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 01:05 AM
posted by admin

FRIDAY

Public Skating
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
$2 per person

Movie Night: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Westminster Presbyterian Church (11 Church Street)
Free will offering. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sean McCann Sings
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$30 each

SATURDAY

Annual Kids Charity Fishing Tournament
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rideau Ferry Harbour Marina (110 Coutts Bay Road)
$10 per child, $25 for a family of 3 or more.

Art Journey Show & Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
Free admission.

The London Trio Plus
7:30 p.m.
Trinity United Church (41 Market Street)
Tickets are $10 each.

SUNDAY

Art Journey Show & Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
Free admission.

Free Community Dinner
2:45 p.m.
St. John’s Anglican Church (2 George Street in Church Hall)









Posts Tagged ‘art show’

Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show hoped to be big success

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 11:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

“The art scene is around you, you just have to check it out,” said Ina Jackson, chair of Arts Carleton Place. Arts Carleton Place is a local, not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower artists and area residents through the arts. “Art is an important part of every community,” she said, adding that she has always loved art.

Arts Carleton Place is hosting the second annual Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on Nov. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cards and cash are accepted. The Ginger Café will be selling sweet and savoury treats.

Jackson said there are already about 20 artists registered to display their art, which varies in mediums from painting, felt, pottery, quilting, photography and more. All items are priced under $100.

“It’s all affordable, original art,” Jackson said. “We’ve got a great selection and it’s a good time to do some holiday shopping.”

Jackson said the Teenie Tiny Art Show is a great opportunity that means a lot to local artists because they might not otherwise have a venue to sell their work. Most galleries charge money for the artist to showcase their work and often the artist only gets 50 to 70 per cent of the selling price. Jackson said Arts Carleton Place keeps 10 percent of commission from the Teenie Tiny Art Show and the remainder goes right to the artist.

“Not everyone can go into a gallery and buy something, but people will find something affordable that they like at the Canoe Club,” Jackson said. “The quality of the art is really good too,” she said.

Part of the commission from the art show will go toward the $500 bursary that Arts Carleton Place provides to one student pursuing the arts in post-secondary education at Notre Dame High School and Carleton Place High School.

“I think it’s really important for kids as well as adults to get exposed to that part of culture,” said Jackson. “Experiencing art, music, dance, song is a part of experiencing culture.”

The Teenie Tiny Art Show is a family event.  She said it is an important part of supporting the community and creating a sense of belonging.

“Art and heritage are a huge part of culture,” Strachan Johnston agreed. Johnston has been on the Arts Carleton Place board for about six years. “It’s an expressive form. It expresses emotion,” he said.

Johnston is an impressionist painter. He creates paintings that juxtapose primary colours for a bright and eye-catching final product. While he loves art, Johnston has a background in foreign affairs and national defence. “My mother was an artist but my father made me get a practical degree,” he said, throwing air quotations around the word practical. “My mother used to collect tons of art books and I would look through them and be fascinated as a kid,” he said.

Johnston will not be at the Teenie Tiny Art Show this year, but he said he thinks it’s important to support local artists who are brave enough to share their art with the public. “The first few times I sold something was really scary, but it gets easier,” he said, smiling. “It’s just about getting your ideas out there.”

Now retired and leaving public service behind, Johnston is taking a finger painting class and renaissance painting class.

“Artists like Strachan are committed to sharing their art with the community and that’s something we should definitely support — the same way we support our hockey team and our high schools,” Jackson said.

With less than a month until the Teenie Tiny Art Show, Jackson said she hopes the event will be as successful as last year’s. The 2015 show featured 21 artists and about 200 people checked it out, Jackson said. The event is two days this year instead of one like last year. “Every artist sold something last year.”

Photo by Jane Hobson
Arts Carleton Place is hosting the Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale on Nov. 26 and 27. Jan Gilbert’s sunflower paintings are just one of the many items that will be at the show.

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: May 13-15

Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 01:05 AM
posted by admin

FRIDAY

Public Skating
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
$2 per person

Movie Night: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Westminster Presbyterian Church (11 Church Street)
Free will offering. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sean McCann Sings
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$30 each

SATURDAY

Annual Kids Charity Fishing Tournament
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rideau Ferry Harbour Marina (110 Coutts Bay Road)
$10 per child, $25 for a family of 3 or more.

Art Journey Show & Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
Free admission.

The London Trio Plus
7:30 p.m.
Trinity United Church (41 Market Street)
Tickets are $10 each.

SUNDAY

Art Journey Show & Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
Free admission.

Free Community Dinner
2:45 p.m.
St. John’s Anglican Church (2 George Street in Church Hall)

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