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Guest Artist of the Month

 

 
 Liz Schweitzer
 
November’s guest artist, Liz Schweitzer has been a stalwart member of the Goderich Art Club for over 22 years. She also showed her art at the annual art show for a few years prior to her move to the Goderich area from Milverton. Painting with the art club is so important to Liz, that on Wednesday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, her calendar is fully booked, those times permanently reserved for painting with the art club.
 
When asked about her interest in art, Liz recalls that she was always interested in colour, in fact, she “had the prettiest coloured maps” in her grade school classes. Later, when she and her husband and children moved to Shallow Lake in the 1980’s, she studied art more formally with Vince Elliott at the High School in Wiarton, and then following a move to the Milverton area she painted with Gerry Uber, a well known Kitchener-Waterloo area artist
 
Liz has been a diligent student, and her paintings are very popular at the annual Art Club Show and Sale. When asked what kind of subject matter she likes to paint, she replied, subjects with colour or composition which, “catch the eye”.
 
Liz painted primarily in oils until a few years ago, she liked the flexibility and workability of the oil based paints, however, when fumes and solvents were considered to be a problem, she made the switch to acrylic paints. After a period of adjustment, she was working full out at her paintings once again. While she has done some commissioned paintings, she primarily paints whatever she finds compelling in terms of colour, composition, or subject.
 
As a member of the Goderich Art Club, Liz has held the position of President, Chair of the Art Show, and currently Club Treasurer; club members consider her contributions and talents vital to the club’s successful operations. She has shown her work at Blyth, the Goderich CoOp Gallery, the Huron County Art Show, and prior to moving to this area, won the overall first prize at the Milverton Fall Fair.
 
We invite you to join us for a reception on November 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday November 3, as we welcome Liz Schweitzer to the Goderich CoOp Gallery as our Featured Guest Artist for the month of November.
 
Regular gallery hours are from Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. however, due to our semi annual Changeover Day we will be CLOSED on Monday November 12th. Do plan to visit when we REOPEN on Tuesday November 13th; you will see a fresh look, some new paintings, and Christmas decor. The gallery will be participating in Ladies Night on November 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., so drop into the gallery on your fun Ladies Night Out....you will have an opportunity to enter a draw for our annual Christmas basket prize. Whatever the date, do plan a visit to the Goderich CoOp Gallery for original art, gift ideas, special pieces by our Christmas artisans, plus Liz Schweitzer’s art. Visit any day during regular hours, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 54 Courthouse Square, Lower Level.
 
Next Month:
 
Holiday Artistans Display and Sale