Huronia Museum is pleased to host Elisabeth Bacque’s newest art exhibit from May 11 to June 28, 2013. A reception will be held on May 11, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Additionally, Elisabeth Bacque herself will be available for an artist’s talk on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
May 6, 2013
October 4, 2012
Local Midland artist Dennis Milton will feature some of his best works at a show that opens at Huronia Museum on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Dennis has been painting since 1974 but really got going in the mid 1980’s with extensive acrylic works that were primarily abstract. Dennis moved to Midland in 1996 and has an extensive gallery and studio in his home on King St.
Dennis really enjoys his work. He says it puts him in a different, relaxed space so he can concentrate completely on expressing his own unique style of painting. It is quiet and contemplative when he is working and he often works all night when he is inspired and “in the groove.”
Dennis invites all of his colleagues, friends and associates to the opening to view some of his best works that he has produced over the last twenty years. Dennis will be on hand to greet his guests and talk about his unique style of art.
This exhibition runs until November 23, 2012.
October 31, 2011
Wise Up by artist Tim Mohan opened this past Friday night. The art exhibition, featuring images by Mohan and poetry from local high school students, will be on display at the museum until November 17.
August 27, 2011
Russel Noganosh’s new art exhibition, Transmetamorphosis, will be shown at the Huronia Museum beginning September 10, 2011. In this episode, we speak to Russell about his art, his life and his inspiration.
August 26, 2011
The exhibit opening will be on September 10, 2011 from 2-4 PM.
Contemporary Native artist, Russell Noganosh, is hosting an art show in a variety of mediums such as acrylic on canvas, hides painted with a sponge technique, and sculptures in stone, turtle shell, horse hair and polished stones, all to create a transmetamorphosis of his newer creations. Russell is a member of Henvey Inlet First Nation and has worked as a farm and construction labourer and took up sculpting stone with his friend Cecil Reeson. Later, under Isaac Bignell he started to paint.
In 1984 he received the university of Manitoba Bison artist of the year award and more recently has illustrated books, magazines and supplies private galleries in Toronto and North Bay with his work.
This new show contains 27 paintings and sculptures and will open to the public on Saturday, September 10 from 2-6 pm.
Russell has also become very involved in Native dancing and this exhibit opening will feature the Black Rover drum group and 4 fancy dancers as well as traditional foods by Susan McQuabie. Elder and painter Brian Marion will open the show which is free to the public.
Visit Huronia Museum’s Gallery of historic Huronia for an introduction to the art of Russell Noganosh. This show is sponsored by Ferguson Barristers LLp and Henvey Inlet First Nations.
June 17, 2011
In this week’s episode, Huronia Museum curator Jamie Hunter describes Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson and his paintings of Georgian Bay on display at the museum.
To see what A.Y. thought of Midland Painter/Etcher see this link
May 24, 2011
Nick Anest was born in Midland in 1929 to Greek immigrant parents who ran The Midland Candy Works. The people of Midland knew Nick Anest as the proprietor of “Uptown Billiards”.
On June 17th we will celebrate Nick Anest, the amateur photographer, who recorded life in his hometown. Nick’s photographs captured Midland in an historical and artistic light. They captured the simple joys of the adults and children who lived in the town. We hope that this exhibit will be seen as a celebration of pride in our town and of Canadian multiculturalism.
Photographic exhibit opens Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm and runs until Monday, June 27, 2011.
549 Little Lake Park Road, Midland Ontario
February 2, 2011
This weekend (February 4 & 5) is Winterfest in Midland. The Huronia Museum will be open, free of charge! Drop on by and see all of our regular exhibits, plus our current special exhibit, Bringing Home the Valour, a collection of military medals spanning 200 years of Canadian history. See it before it’s gone.
But that’s not all!
On Saturday, Feb. 5, the museum will be hosting the Huronia Foundation for the Arts Art Show and Sale from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be literary readings, live music, baked beans and, of course, lots of art! For more information about the art show, visit the Huronia Foundation for the Arts website, here.
So come on by, warm up and enjoy a weekend of art and history at the Huronia Museum. FOR FREE!
September 14, 2010
August 30, 2010
Opening Night Reception
Fri. Sept 10, 2010 7:00P.M. – 9:00P.M.
Huronia Museum Little Lake Park
549 King St. Midland On
Donald Pettit is a locally based artist with a 20 year background as a commercial artist/graphic designer, who started painting for himself 6 years ago. His first commission was the exterior murals for the Explorer’s Café as well as map making for the interior walls. Two almost sold out solo shows followed when invited to show at the Carriage House Gallery.
In this show he continues to search for a poetic vision of the natural world around us, “I am trying to find a balance between the visual chaos and the serenity of nature. I’ve always been fascinated by the dynamics of weather, the effects of light, the texture of the forest and the constant colour changes of the water, land and sky. I try to use different approaches to painting that best reflects the subject and hope to draw the viewer into the image. I enjoy the pursuit of painting in various ways to be better able to convey my response to the subjects.”
Donald’s influences include: Tom Thompson, Franz Johnson, David Milne, Turner, and illustrator N.C.Wyeth.
The opening night reception takes place on Fri. Sept, 10 between 7 and 9 P.M. The show continues until Oct.14.