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Stone School Gallery
Stone School Gallery
28, rue Mill St.
Portage-du-Fort (Québec)

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11-4pm, Saturday and Sunday
Friday night vernissages: 6-8pm

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July 18 – August 10 : : Vernissage: July 18, 6-8 pm
Linda Girard

Disguised Fragility:
Taiga Meets Woodland

Linda Girard, encaustic art

Vernissage: July 18, 6-8 pm

An exploration of the changing perception of the northern landscape.

A century ago, Canadian artists ventured out to the rugged hills and outcroppings of the Canadian shield along the shores of Georgian Bay to define a new identity. They travelled with their pocket Kodaks and portable sketchbooks recording what the cities of Toronto and Montreal would coin the 'wilds of the north' - Algoma, Muskoka and the Georgian Shores.

With mining exploration pushing the boundaries of the north to include also the taiga and tundra, the immensity of the Hudson’s Bay watershed has redefined our northland.

Linda, encaustic artist, visited the region of taiga, the transition from woodland to tundra, in Whapmagoostui, in the most northern place of the Cree Nation, Quebec. She stayed in a fly-in community situated along the opening of the crest of Hudson's Bay along the shore of the Great Whale River.

From woodland to taiga, the 'bush' holds a fascination for this encaustic artist inspired by the disguised fragility of these lands. She is not pushing the boundaries of the north but observing a changing perception and exploring layers of meaning in her collaged encaustic landscapes.

Linda Girard, Old Milford Road

Showcasing the Instructors

Showcasing the Instructors
Group show, various mediums.

Vernissage: July 18, 6-8 pm

The talented instructors from the Pontiac School of the Arts display selected works.
From June 20 - August 10.

Patrice Stanley, Abstract Landscape in Oil

Showcasing the Instructors
Dale Shutt and Jill Alexander