This summer, Stouffville’s popular art gallery is hosting a new program to engage local youth through painting, offering free drop-­‐in studio days Aug. 2 through Aug. 5 between 10am and 7pm. Teens are invited to drop by the studio to get creative and collaborate on a mural painting, for an hour or all day long. This is an opportunity to get creative, develop artistic skills, or try something new in a welcoming, encouraging environment.

These will be fun, informal painting sessions, with music and snacks to keep participants energized. Bring some friends or go alone and ready to meet other local teens who are also enthusiastic about expressing their creativity through visual art. Art materials will be provided, and teens will be encouraged to experiment with new techniques and learn from one another. It’s free of admission charge, and all teens are welcome to participate.

Local art enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the upcoming exhibition titled Sinkholes, Voids and Other Lapses which will be on view at the gallery from Aug. 18 until Sept. 22. It features drawings and collages by artists Jenna Faye Powell and Amy Alice Thompson.

Powell’s beautiful and quirky large format drawings present an underground, x-ray vision of sinkholes, revealing to us their geology and topography. These colourful and playful drawings evoke questions about the nature of dreams, memory and the subconscious in the way they reveal what lies beneath the surface. Amy Alice Thompson is from Ottawa. She collages historical American western photo landscapes with diverse material, sometimes turning them into sculpture and opening spaces for the imagination. Her work complements Powell’s in its use of voids to focus our attention on the landscape.

An opening reception will be held on Aug. 25 from 7pm – 9pm.

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