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St. Marys Station Gallery is open again!

After a long closier due to the pandemic COVID 19 the Station Gallery will open again on Friday 23rd of October and once more exhibit the works of art created by the local and regional artists. All exhibitions were cancelled and put on hold but now the gallery will attempt to bring back the artists that unfortunatly were affected by the closure.

The gallery will open, putting into pratice guidelines stipulated by the Town of St. Marys and the Perth County. This means visitors will be restricted to 8 people at one time. Masks will be manditory as well as Social Distanceing, which is recommended. The hours of operation will be 11 am to 4:30 pm Thursday to Saturday with an option to open on Wedensday in the future.

Our Third Online Exhibit

Rosemary Sloot

See the video interview of Rosemary by Jennifer Thorpe.
See our online exhibition.

Visitors to the Virtual Gallery will discover that the ‘Immigrant’ collection is a deeply personal homage to Sloot’s parents that deftly captures “the inescapable burden of the immigrant, forever to be pulled between two worlds.” It’s also a collection that represents an important seven-year creative journey for the artist, one that began when she learned that her dying mother’s one regret was leaving the Netherlands. Devastated by this revelation, Sloot began painting what would become her most successful collection to gain a deeper understanding of the sacrifice her parents had made.

We still have available our first and second online exhibits that can be found under the Exhibitions menu above. We hope you enjoy our efforts in keeping exhibits available.

See the article in the St. Marys Independent

Great coverage of our new exhibit in our local paper (pg 7). Thanks to Jennifer Thorpe for writing the article. 

In Gallery - Joanne Vegso

St. Marys Station Gallery presents Explorations in Watercolour by London based artist Joanne Vegso. Joanne findes great joy in selectiong items for a still life painting with inspiration steming from her Hungarian heritage. 

Her work is stunning to view with pleasing arrangements enabling good composition as she explores the rhythem of shapes, colours and forms that seem to dance well together. Joanne says, “It is essential to my work, the play of movement, rhythem within the painting surface, translating the real live objects and interpeting them as I go.” The finished painting conveys the experence and interpretation between still life and the energy and action of painting.

Joanne’s exhibition was to have taken place in March of 2020 but just days before the exhibit was to open the Gallery was closed due to the pandemic. We are pleased she is able to exhibit her work at the gallery after all these months of delay. The exhibition will open on Friday 23rd of October and will run through to December.

Joanne is currentlloy based in London, Ontario and has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions across Ontario, Nova Scotia and England. Her work is in permanent collections of Art Institutions and individual collections. Her work can also be viewed and enjoyed on www.stmarysstationgallery.com virtual gallery and joanne.vegso@sympatico.ca

10--Still-Life-Composition

Cameron Porteous
Curator
416-523-8899
stmarysstationgallery@gmail.com
cameronporteous141@gmail.com

Sylvie Verwaayen
Gallery Assistant

Hours 
11 am to 4:30 pm Thursday to Saturday. Max 8 people. Masks required.

Location 
5 James St N, St. Marys ON N4X 1B

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

In Jan. 2020 we will showcase in our gallery, local companies and groups who are supporting us for 2020. To see all our supporters, see our Key Supporters page. We encourage everyone to thank them for their support.  We are now on the Tourism Stratford  website. Check out our updated donor board and see our sponsors.