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Visit us in person at 54 Courthouse Square in beautiful Goderich, Ontario. You'll be glad you did!  

Open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5

 

 

 

There is plenty of conveniently located parking on the square.

 

 

Guest Artist of the Month

 

Every month the Goderich Co-op Gallery features a new, specially selected guest artist. These artists come from this area and nearby centres. We invite you to come in and see what they have to offer. If you are interested in becoming a guest artist, please call the gallery at 519-440-0523, or drop in and talk to a member on duty.

 

Coming - October 2018

 

The Bayfield Artists' Guild

 

Our Guest Artist for the month of October will be a "Baker's Dozen" ....of 13 artists! We are very pleased to be hosting our neighbours, the members of the Bayfield Artists Guild. This is a relatively new art group formed 3 years ago, which has grown dramatically in a fairly short time. The group was formed by local talent Leslee Squirrell, who suspected that the town might have a number of folks interested enough in art to meet and paint together. Acting on this inspiration, she put a notice in the Bayfield Breeze, and from these humble roots a vibrant art club has grown and flourished. While the group meets to paint together year round, their main focus from May to September, is plein air painting. Plein Air is simply an art term used to describe the act of painting outdoors, usually in all sorts of weather. Plein air artists deal with many challenges, such as changing light, inclement weather, insects, curious onlookers, not to mention having to lug heavy equipment. The sight of a group of artists painting outdoors has attracted others to inquire and eventually to join the club, and this has helped club growth to swell dramatically. Over the past two summers they have had up to 29 to 35 artists participating. Some of the painters might be summer residents, but through the winter months the Bayfield artists club continues painting together in the basement of St. Andrew’s Church Last year, for the artistic segment of the International Plowing Match, held in Huron County, the artists got together and painted doors, with the intent of showing them at the Plowing Match art tent. Prior to the unveiling there, they received approval from the town to display the doors on the streets of Bayfield, which the community enjoyed very much. This summer they took a page from the Goderich CoOp Gallery playbook and created a mosaic. Such joint projects strengthen the camaraderie and enhance the group dynamic. Leslee Squirrell says the club has many aspirations and goals for the future. They would certainly like to continue growing, and hope to find an old barn which they could convert to their own art gallery. Leslee would like to see the members continue to grow as artists, and hopes at some point to be able to engage professional artists to give art lessons to interested members. If things fall into place she would like someday to host wine and cheese art events. But the main focus always, is simply to encourage people to paint and develop their artistic talent. While Leslee is a summer resident, she tries to commute, weather permitting, from her home in Waterloo during the winter in order to paint with club members and encourage them to keep developing as artists. The Bayfield Art Group will display their art from October 1-31 at the Goderich CoOp Gallery. We invite you to a reception as we welcome these artists, on Saturday October 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. During your October visit, you will see the member’s response to the latest challenge issued, hanging on the “red wall”; we were given the challenge to depict the colours of fall. Come for a visit to the Goderich CoOp Gallery from Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 54 Courthouse Square, lower level, enjoy the work of the Bayfield Artists Guild, plus the gallery member’s “Colours of Fall” exhibit. Hope we see you soon at the Goderich CoOp Gallery.

 

 

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