This year the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre will be hosting their annual “Redtail Silent Auction and Cocktail Party”, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:30pm, in the club house of the beautiful and exclusive Redtail Golf Course. As their major signature event, the funds raised during the afternoon go to support education programming and exhibitions throughout the year.
Every year, the Art Centre relies on the support of its members, donors, and community members to continue to realize their mission of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through countless exhibitions of historical and contemporary artwork, bringing art education and access to thousands of children and adults in St. Thomas and Elgin County and through maintaining a quality permanent collection.
Tickets are limited. $100 per guest (Includes $65 Tax receipt)
This exhibition examines the significant influence of family with the work of Robert Reginald Whale and his sons John Claude and Robert Heard and nephew John Hicks Whale.
Robert Reginald Whale, a self-taught artist was born in Cornwall County, England, in 1805. He was one of the first professional artists to work in what is now southwestern Ontario. Best known for a handful of frequently reproduced landscapes – panoramic views of Hamilton and Dundas from the NIAGARA ESCARPMENT and of Niagara Falls – he also specialized in portraiture and genre painting.
Unable to support a growing family, Whale, his wife Ellen Heard and 5 children emigrated to Canada in June 1852. They settled first in the rural village of Burford, then in 1864 moved to the nearby town of Brantford, where Whale established a family studio that employed his sons John Claude (1852-1905) and Robert Heard (1857-1906) and his nephew John Hicks Whale (1829-1905), all 3 of whom went on to establish professional careers of their own.
The paintings drawn together for this exhibition demonstrate the Whale family’s important artistic and cultural legacy and help to define the impact of the family influence.
The Port Stanley Artists Guild invites you to their 28th Annual Show & Sale June 1-3, 2018 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Stanley, Ontario. A wide range of mediums, styles, sizes, and prices of original art by many talented artists. Choose from a unique variety of one-of-a-kind pieces that will enhance your home or select that perfect gift for someone special. Admittance is free, meet the artists, soak up the Port Stanley ambiance, and enjoy beautiful art by this creative local group. A special invite is extended to you to join us for refreshments at our Friday evening opening reception, June 1, from 6-9.
Enjoy affordable, original, art by the artist members of the St. Thomas Elgin Artists Guild Art in all mediums as is beautifully showcased at the restored, historic, Canada Southern Railway Station at 750 Talbot St. (Main street), behind Giant Tiger ADMISSION is free and Christmas Treats enjoyed in the tea room.