Household of artists collaborates on exhibition at Minto gallery

HARRISTON – The Minto Arts Council’s newest exhibit,  Three Views of Ontario, opened on April 4, with an artists reception held April 6.

The exhibition combines pictures and portray from three artists in a single household: Ian, Colin and Anne Williamson. 

Pictures by brothers Colin and Ian deal with the agricultural pure landscapes in Killarney, and Algonquin parks and southwestern Ontario. Their work is paired with watercolour and acrylic work of those identical space landscapes by Colin’s spouse Anne.

A lot of Ian’s work is concentrated on the outdated type financial institution barns that dot the agricultural countryside.

Rural magnificence – This {photograph}, entitled “Oro Barn,” by Ian Williamson is among the many works within the Three Views of Ontario exhibit at present on show on the Minto Artwork Gallery in Harriston.

“What began it was one in every of my prospects had a barn … it’s sort of neat as a result of he had a cluster of buildings, not only a single barn, which I believed was fascinating,” notes Ian, who operates an auto components enterprise in Alliston when he’s not taking pictures.

“So speaking to him I obtained limitless entry. I went in and took lot of images there. And that was sort of the beginning of it. After which I began taking extra as a result of these barns are disappearing quickly and so they’re an enormous a part of our historical past. They usually’ve obtained a lot higher character than all the brand new pole barns which can be being put up, that are in all probability extra environment friendly for lots of farmers, let’s be sincere, but it surely all seems to be the identical,” he defined.

The concept to place collectively a present, the primary for all three Kitchener-based artists, began a few 12 months in the past.

“I mentioned ‘You guys want to indicate your images, they’re nice,” Anne advised about 20 individuals available for the reception on the Minto Arts Gallery, positioned on the highest ground of the Harriston Library.

“So we chewed round some names just like the Three Amigos and WWW. At one level it was From Farms to Barns,  however I don’t do barns, so then we lastly settled on the Three Views of Ontario.”

The exhibit is open till April 28 throughout gallery hours: Tuesdays 6 to 8pm,  Wednesdays 2 to 4pm, Thursdays 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm, Fridays 2 to 4pm and Saturdays 11am to 1pm.

Admission is free however donations to the Minto Arts Council are accepted.