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Green Goderich: Guest Artists for June 2021

Green Goderich

Green Goderich welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Goderich Co-op Art Gallery to feature the Art of Betty Hendriks. Betty enjoys being in nature while finding creative uses for driftwood that is found on our local beaches. We hope the display will encourage people to learn more about Green Goderich and we hope they will join us in building a more sustainable and environmentally friendly community. 

Green Goderich is a grassroots environmental action group that inspires and unites people to protect and support our ecosystems. We love our natural resources and wish to protect them through action to eliminate plastic pollution and learn about the causes and effects of climate change. We build community through education, action, and advocacy.

We exist to create a more informed public about the need to eliminate non-essential single-use plastic in our homes, schools and businesses.

We advocate for sustainable environmental practices based on up to date scientific information related to the environment and climate change.

Our group researches and identifies environmental concerns as they may arise in our community. We hope to assist others  in taking action to solve these environmental challenges.

Betty Hendriks is retired and has been making Art and Crafts out of driftwood for several years. The driftwood is usually picked up at the inlet beach which always has an abundance of driftwood. This is a great hobby for her which allows for the pleasure of spending time on the beach as well as being able to help others.

Betty uses recycled wood bought from the ReStore for the backings of the maple leaf and heart shaped wreaths. All of the wood used in making the trees comes from the beach including the base and tree trunk.

Every year Betty donates all of the money that she raises to charity. In 2020 a total of $4800 was donated to the following charities - The Canadian Cancer Society, the two Goderich Food Banks and the Children's Aid Society. Most of the items are sold to people who have heard about the driftwood pieces from Betty’s friends and neighbours.

Contact: Dean Whalen, Green Goderich Representative 

gdjpwhalen@gmail.com

519-441-9740

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July 2021 Guest Artist

Samplers by Kim Wilkie

Biography

Kim was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada. She has a diploma from the Regional School for Nursing Assistants and worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant before raising three children. She received an Honours Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University. It was with great honour that Kim was chosen in her graduating year for the “Embroiderer’s Guild Award.” The President of the Embroiderer’s Guild said they chose her because of the consistent use of sewing and embroidery in her art throughout her degree. She took instruction from Kim Moodie, Jennie White, Helmut Becker, Patrick Mahon, Colette Urban, Ken Singer and Chris Down. Kim has exhibited her art in juried and non juried group shows in Ontario since 1994. She has volunteered at Museum London in London, ON in different capacities for several years in the past ; and was a board member of Museum London with a seat for CARFAC for two years. Kim also volunteered at other art galleries like The Arts Project, and the artist run Forest City Gallery. In 2015 Kim received a post graduate certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College, at the Haliburton Campus and in the fall of 2015 opened a new studio/gallery called KDW Fine Art in London, Ontario. As of September 2016 Kim has relocated KDW Fine Art to a studio in her Home in Benmiller, Ontario and has also opened a seasonal gallery in 2017 on her property called the “Garage Gallery Benmiller” to exhibit her art along with other artists. 

https://kdwfineart.com/

Kim Wilkie CV

August 2021 Guest Artist 

Lake Huron's Sauble Beach by Elfie Enns

 

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