Art in Public Places
Art in the Municipal Council Chamber
Mid-January to Mid-April
Photography of Mark Heine
Mark Heine is a local photographer who shoots mostly landscapes, cityscapes, and townscapes. His style captures unique takes on familiar scenes, offering the audience a glimpse of the surprising beauty that can be found in ordinary subjects. He often shoots long exposures to create evocative, moody images that play with a sense of motion and time. If you’re looking for him, you will probably find him wandering around one of his most passionate subjects—his hometown of Elora—with a camera in-hand. Mark is also a founding member of the Elora Photography Collective and has a shared studio in The Elora Centre for the Arts.
Art in the Lobby of Groves Memorial Hospital
Nature Photography of Lorraine Bride
Lorraine was bitten by the shutterbug many years ago and has been enjoying it ever since.
She enjoys many facets of photography including travel, community events, and people, to name a few. Being a lifelong resident of Elora with an interest in local history, she has photographed many heritage buildings, the scenic gorge and rivers, nature, and rural landscapes.
She hopes you will take a moment to view her photographs and that they put a smile on your face. We live in such a beautiful and blessed country. Let’s take time to appreciate it.
Art in Day Surgery Corridor
A display of Art ages 8-17
Youth art from STUDIOHERE, Fergus
Curated by Meredith Blackmore
Art in the Boardrooms of the Fergus Sportsplex
by Annerose Schmidt • Photographs by Jonathan Schmidt
“About five years ago, I felt inspired to make papier-mâché masks representing the four seasons. Four eventually became 13 and Jonathan became a creative contributor with a series of photographs re-imagining the masks in natural environments. The process for making all the masks was similar. It began with a white papier mâché cast of a face, using the plaster mould of an African sky god made years ago for Puppets Elora. On the surface I built up layers of coloured tissue paper to bring the characters to life. Dipping it into glue allowed me to sculpt shapes. I discovered that “experienced” tissue, re-used from other projects, took on more interesting forms. Soon I was asking friends for their stashes of used tissue paper, which also provided a range of dye lots. I might be the only person to open a gift wrapped in tissue paper to find the gift inside was tissue paper. Making masks had similarities to sculpting, which I am used to, but the importance of colour transformed the experience. I did not sketch or use reference material. The colours and shapes suggested themselves in the process while reflecting on the season and concept of the mask.For instance, February in Canada has many days with the soft mauve and silver light reflected in “Old Man Winter and his Beloved ”. I used different techniques to create the eyes that make each mask an individual portrait:glowing, fiery, sleepy, swirly, piercing, jubilant, and so forth.Tissue paper is somewhat ephemeral, so a photographic record was important. This became a creative project of its own, as Jonathan and I chose atmospheric outdoor settings that harmonized with each mask. This meant waiting for the change of seasons to provide suitable backgrounds and natural lighting. Jonathan used his keen eye for composition and colour to create images that capture art engaged with nature, such as the winter wind blowing the long paper hair of Old Man Winter, a dynamic moment now frozen in time.” We hope you enjoy the exhibit.Annerose Schmidt, Puppetmaker@puppetselora.ca