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January 9 – February 17, 2019 |OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY JANUARY 12, 2019 from 2 – 5P

Elements of Creation is 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.

Featuring original artwork by artists from the Elora Centre for the Arts Schoolhouse Art Cooperative: Leah Blagden, Megan Cleland, Julianna Cox, Emi Embrey, Carol Gregg, Teri Hranka, Nadine McEwan and Charlene Van Rees.

In their upcoming exhibition, Elements of Creation, the Schoolhouse Art Collective decided to utilize the five fundamental reasons why life exists to find commonality within their unique and varied approaches. The elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space ultimately determine the outcome of their creative process. Whether its stone and earthy fibres, the fluid & flowing movement found in water, the energy source of fire, the expanding and free movement of wind, or the pure energetic space in the skies and heavens – each artist has found inspiration in one or more of these essential elements.

Elements of Creation expresses the very different personalities of each artist in various forms of expression. The exhibition includes 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.