Saturday, July 18, 2009
Update July 16, 2010 The Art Show is on this weekend in Port Credit.
Port Credit's 11th annual outdoor art show is in this weekend (July 17, 18, 19) at the Port Credit Marina (Mississauga, ON), so I walked into the village this afternoon to have a look. Chatted with some of the artists, met a TMAC member (I used to be one, back in the day), and took a few pictures of the sights. [click photos to enlarge then click back button to return to this page]
The Port Credit Marina is on the east side of the Credit River across from the landmark lighthouse. On this sunny then cloudy but warm afternoon, the marina was busy with weekend boaters and the art walk was a busy place.
One of the first artists I talked with is Eileen Millen. I immediately gravitate to stone art -- it's so touchable, smooth, cool and quite wonderful -- and hers is no exception. Eileen is one of the Williams Mill Stone Sculptors, working out of the Williams Mill Visual Arts Center in Glen Williams, ON.
Albion Art Gallery -- a 25-year-old Port Credit gallery -- is on the street where I live, so to speak, and each time I walk into the village, I am treated to new art works in the window.
Watercolours, too, are a particular favourite, and the works of Jim Lasby was quite wonderful. I don't have any other information than a business card with phone number and email. Let me know if you have other details, such as a gallery, website, etc.
An award-winning travel photographer, Sharon also offers stock photos and fine art limited edition prints. Have a look at more of her work here.
As part of the art show display, Susan documents how a painting comes together, from concept to completion, as seen in the poster above. See more of her work on her website, and, she says, everyone who signs up for her newsletter will receive a small heat transfer print of Boswell, which, now, is finished!
Update July 28, 2009
See Susan & art at Art in the Park Oakville Holiday Monday August 3/2009.
Long time Port Credit artist Susan Garton sketches and paints from colour photographs, and loves to transform family cottages and homes to watercolours.
Visual Arts Mississauga (see web site) offers classes for youth and adults, as well as summer camps.
When you've had your fill of art and chats, take a walk along the boardwalk on the Credit River towards the lake for views of Toronto and Saddington Park (west bank). There's lots of places to sit and watch the boats go by, or stop into Snug Harbour Restaurant.
Or follow the trail along the Credit River under Lakeshore Road, and visit the gardens and information posts at Port Credit Memorial park. This park is home to many festivals and events, and it's a real treat to find you have it almost all to yourself on a summer Saturday.
There's one more afternoon to come out to the Port Credit Outdoor Arts show -- Sunday, July 19 from noon to 5 p.m. Look for the tent that was handing out fudge -- Yum!