Art Gallery Opens at Granite Ridge Golf Club

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 by Karen Brown

 KBrown, SFehrenbach, TOrton,LBest, RNelson,IMarin, CSt-Amand, RSandelowsky
KBrown, SFehrenbach, TOrton,LBest, RNelson,IMarin, CSt-Amand, RSandelowsky

Milton, ON ( May 31, 2016)– The Granite Room Gallery, a new venue for local artists had its grand opening on Friday May 27. The successful event was well attended and a wonderful time was had by all. The Granite Room provides a welcoming space for the public and local artists to share and appreciate the arts.
The inaugural opening exhibit will highlight the works of nine contemporary artists including Karen Brown, an encaustic artist using an ancient beeswax-based paint which is applied and heated to create rich layers of depth and luminosity; Waterloo artist Stephanie Fehrenbach who creates botanical abstract paintings in both oils and watercolours: Carole St. Amand , designer and creator of one-of-a-kind hand-hooked rugs using wool, fabric, yarn ,roving and other fibres; and painter/photographer Laurel Best who has a passion for nature and wildlife.

Karen Brown and some of her encaustic paintings
Karen Brown and some of her encaustic paintings

The exhibit also includes works by Tania Orton who enjoys creating works by applying wax and dyes on a variety of fabrics and discovering the secret world of Macro Photography.; Heather Nagel is a fibre artist working with an array of fibre using both the wet and needle felting technique to create unique pieces that are both, inspired by nature and made from the materials of the natural world; Multi media artist Renee Sandelowsky is an eclectic artist who pursues various forms of art, because she can't decide which medium she enjoys most!!; Isabella Marin works in various media including watercolour, acrylic ,and printmaking. And Roisin Nelson, an established Milton artist showing vibrant acrylic works.

Many of the artists have won several awards for their work and have participated in a multitude of shows and festivals. All of the artists were available to discuss their work during the opening reception.

Heather Nagel- Fibre artist
Heather Nagel- Fibre artist

“I know so many amazing artists just looking for a spot to show their work. It has always been my dream to organize an art gallery, and when we found this great space, and with the help and support from the golf course ownership and the Albatross Restaurant, I knew the time was right,” says Karen Brown of the gallery. “Our goal is to place our artists’ work in a wide range of public and private collections.”

The Granite Room Gallery is a secondary banquet room at Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton, ON. The venue is equipped for public meetings and can be rented for social events and receptions. The stylishly minimalist gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, fibre, encaustic and assemblage. The mission of the Granite Room Gallery is to bridge various artist communities and provide its artists greater exposure to new markets.
Public access to the Granite Room is available during business hours (7 days a weeks during golf season and at a reduced schedule off season) and only when the room is not booked for a function. To check that the room will be unoccupied at the time of your visit, please call 905 878-5494

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