Homer Watson Gallery is a historic house, where Canadian artist Homer Watson once lived. The house is situated in a lovely wooded area on the outskirts of Kitchener, Ontario.
It is always a pleasure to enjoy the property after or before viewing the show.
On this glorious May day the lilacs are in full bloom.
I was surprised to learn that we were permitted to take photos. I am going to share my favorite pieces.
Red Iris, by Carolynn McMillan. The backlit section is superb! Asection of this piece was featured on the show postcard.
I found myself drawn to Kit Vincent's abstract interpretation of life along the St. Lawrence River ("Big River Series: Last Light"). I think it is fair to say that at this stage I am most drawn to elegant simplicity.
Anna Hergert's Joie de Vivre, was well ... a joy to behold.
Tracy Lawko's "Daybreak". Heavily thread painted. Simple elegance.
I had a limited amount of time at the show, and did not realize when I took this picture, that Pat Herzberg's "Local Colour, Don Cherry" was really about hockey celebrity, Don Cherry. A celebrity that I find rather offensive myself (outspoken, arrogant and garish), but since the quilt does not remind me of Don Cherry, I still like it. Hard to get a photo as the light was shining from behind. It was hung that way because it is made predominantly of sheers.
I guess I am still attracted to hosta leaves. Never more so than when they are unfurling. Maybe I'm not finished with green yet!
I am hanging out with family for a few days, on my way to my teaching gigs in Southwestern Ontario. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend!