The Artist of the Month program offers a gallery space on the main floor of the church building for the display of up to 25 or 30 pieces.
Artist for May – July 2017: Brigitte Nowak
Brigitte Nowak lives in Toronto and spends summers on an island in Georgian Bay. Her paintings, in oils and in egg tempera, explore the nature of reality and illusion, the interface between the human and natural worlds and the line between observation and comment.
Canoes are a recurring theme in her work, appreciated for their heritage, as well as for their visual beauty. She bought her first canoe at 16, and currently owns five, including a red cedar strip canoe made in the early 1950s by the Huron Indians in Quebec, which leaks badly, but models well.
Her work, included in private and corporate collections, has won awards in both Canada and the U.S., has been included in several museum shows, and was selected “Top 10” at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. She is represented by several galleries in Ontario, including the Red Canoe Gallery in Muskoka, Haliburton’s Ethel Curry Gallery, Loft Gallery (near Collingwood) and MJG Gallery and Latitude 44 in Toronto.
Note about viewing art at the church: Please call ahead. Generally the viewing areas are available between 9am – 5pm. You can contact the church office here or at 416-924-0725 ext 21.