Saturday, March 22, 2014

Auke van Holst - Skating mural honours work of Fowler clinic

Skating mural honours work of Fowler clinic - By Paul Mayne, March 19, 2014


As a child growing up in Holland, Auke van Holst watched as more than 10,000 skaters passed on the canal behind his home during the famous 200-kilometre Eleven Cities Skating Tour. Decades later, the former Western professor has combined his love of skating with his artistic talents, as a way to say ‘thank you’ to the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic.

“I spent my working career as a physical educator. So, sport and physical activity has always been a big deal in my life,” said van Holst, who taught at Western for more than 20 years before retiring in 1997. “I really admire the dedication of top athletes in pursing excellence, and I see that same kind of attitude here at Fowler Kennedy, getting people back to an active lifestyle.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hand-Building Clay Workshop with Ethel Mitrovik

Ethel has been a Potter for 16 years and has taught hand-building to children at Morrison Public School. She is a member of the London Potters’ Guild, the St. Thomas-Elgin Artists’ Guild and currently has her work is on display at the Art Emporium in Port Stanley.

The goal of this three-day workshop is to have clients successfully complete between 1 and 3 clay hand-built sculptures or table ware.

Day 1: Build a Clay Vessel using (a) Pinch construction (b) Slab construction, and (c) Coil construction.
Day 2: Decorate vessels from previous day using slip, underglaze, or carving.
Day 3: Glazing bisque fired pieces.

This workshop will take place Wednesdays in the Art Emporium Boathouse Gallery from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm starting April 16th and continuing the 22nd and 30th of April. All material for this workshop will be supplied including clay, firing, glazes, and under glazes. Tools and molds will also be available to be used for the workshop.

Total cost for this workshop is $100 which includes HST.  Participants must register at the Art Emporium by Friday, April 4th during gallery hours Friday – Monday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Participants are cautioned to wear old clothing as they may get dirty and stained. Short fingernails are recommended.

Art Emporium
177 Main St.
Port Stanley, ON

Monday, March 17, 2014

Memories Art Therapy Workshop for Women

Instructor: Vanessa Garcia
Experience: Artist and Art Educator from Toronto Conservatory with more than 20 years of experience teaching art for children and adults including an art therapy program for children.  For more information about Vanessa and her art career visit the following websites:

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Title: "Memories" Art Therapy Workshop for Women
Goal: Reconnect with your feelings and relive the most important and beautiful memories of your life.
Target Audience:   Adult Women of all skill levels.
Where: At the Art Emporium 177 Main St., Port Stanley, Ontario.
Description: Enjoy the exploration of Mixed Media Art, creating different textures and using techniques to develop your creativity with paper, stencils, oil pastels and paint.

Reconnect with your feelings and relive the most important and beautiful memories of your life to spark your creativity and create a beautiful piece of art that will be the center of your home!

Date & Time: Sunday April 20th from 11 am to 2 pm
Cost: $95 per student (including HST)
Materials List (Required to Bring):  you only need to bring: (1) Canvas 16” x 20”, white Gesso, and colour photocopies of your "most special photographs" (4 in total – coloured photocopies – no originals please), or special letters or poems.  Just bring your treasured memories that may be incorporated into your art.

Registration: Pre-Register at the Art Emporium by April 6th – Telephone 226-658-1888; email us at or visit us during gallery hours Friday to Monday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Art Emporium Art Party

Beat the Winter Blues
The Art Emporium is holding an
Art Party

Saturday May 3rd from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Water, Coffee, Tea & a Snack included
Pizza Dinner with Salad included
Bring your own Lunch

Tables & Chairs Provided – Work in Your Media of Choice
Bring your own Easels, Art Supplies etc.
Everyone is welcome – all Skill Levels
$20.00 Each
Pre-Register at the Art Emporium by April 22nd

Work created at the Art Party will be displayed in the Art Emporium during an Open House Event
Sunday May 4th 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Get those creative juices flowing
Come Join In the Fun
Art Emporium
177 Main St.
Port Stanley, ON

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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See a preview of paintings that will be available at the upcoming 42nd Annual Show and Sale on April 24 to 26, 2014 at the Lambeth United Church, Lambeth.