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Schoolhouse Arts Cooperative

The Schoolhouse Arts Cooperative is a group of artists that have come together to make a home for themselves in a shared studio at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Working in a variety of mediums, these artists- some professional, some still developing their skills- have created a space in keeping with the Centre’s desire to “foster creativity in a fun, inclusive, and nurturing environment.”

The Schoolhouse Arts Cooperative held an exhibition in 2019 entitled  Elements of Creation in the Harris gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Elements of Creation was a collaborative exhibition showcasing the Five Elements that help determine the outcome of the artistic process and the relationship of these energies between eight local artists.

Elements of Creation expressed the very different personalities of each artist in various forms of expression.   The exhibition included needle felting, pottery, clay, found objects, watercolour, acrylic, pastel and oil mediums, communicated in styles ranging from traditional to abstract expressionism.

The Schoolhouse Arts Cooperative are an eclectic and diverse group of artists, but they share a life long love of creating, teaching and growing.  Many of them have work featured in private and public collections both nationally and internationally.

Shown in this photo:  Leah Blagden, Megan Cleland, Julianna Cox, Emi Embrey, Carol Gregg, Teri Hranka, Nadine McEwen and Charlene Van Rees.