Quilts in Bloom filled the Shedden Complex with an amazing display of pattern and craftsmanship on April 13th and 14th.
One of Canada’s largest and most iconic sculptures – a massive steam locomotive pulling a coal car, a passenger car and a caboose – took its place today as the westerly gateway to St. Thomas.
With the installation nearly complete, creator Scott McKay grinned widely, “It went up without any problems or surprises.” The impressive sculpture will, however, surely be a surprising treat for those coming upon it as they use the west end roundabout.
Many of the businesses in Sparta kicked off the Christmas season with special events and happenings over the annual Christmas in Sparta weekend. Below are photos from a few of them on Saturday.
In celebration of the 150th birthday of Canada, the St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre presented "It Takes a Village", an exhibition of portraits created by Artist Elizabeth Kusinski. The exhibition runs till December 30th. Many of the portrait subjects were on hand for a packed opening on November 10th.
Several organizations in St. Thomas and Elgin County enthusiastically joined in the national Culture Days celebration September 29th to October 1st 2017. They invited public participation in well over fifty events at many locations. Find photos below from a few of Saturday's activities.
"The Very Soul of the Artist", a retrospective exhibition of works by Peter Robson opened on May 13th at the St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre. It consists of paintings, drawings and sculptures, gathered from numerous private sources. Many of the works are on display for the first time to the public. Photos below are from the opening reception on Saturday ...
The Miniature Show and Sale returned to the Portside Gallery in Port Stanley, after a hiatus in 2016. Crowds of visitors and many of the over 49 artists who submitted works celebrated its opening on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Port Stanley.
The 4th Annual Railway City Arts Crawl took place Feb 24 & 25 at fifteen St. Thomas venues and featured more artists than ever. The popular winter celebration of local arts and culture invites people to explore venues throughout St. Thomas and meet talented local artists engaging in the creative process. Below you will find a video with scenes from some of the venues on Friday evening.
Pictured above: Jasper Boyd with artist Tamara David.