Halcyon Days – April 1-May 7, 2017

Laura Marks at the Georgina Arts Centre Exhibition Poster

 

Set on the banks of the Black River in Sutton, Ontario, The Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery is a museum boasting a sizeable permanent collection of internationally recognized Canadian artists’ works, including a large number of paintings by York Wilson and Albert Chiarandini.

The theme of  Laura’s upcoming solo show “Halcyon Days” at Georgina Arts Centre speaks to the notion of idyllic past times. Some of the paintings in the exhibition will address the theme in a general sense, while the focus of others will be to illustrate Laura’s personal history in North Gwillimbury, now Georgina Township. 

From 1951 – 1969 Laura’s grandparents owned a summer cottage near Willow Beach in North Gwillimbury Township, where Laura and her immediate family joined their grandparents to escape the city’s heat each year for the month of July. Some of the paintings in this exhibition are based on old photographs from the Marks family collection, illustrating bygone halcyon days spent in Georgina Township.

A day out from the city could include a visit to the Georgina Arts Centre to see the show, followed by an exploration of the surrounding countryside by the shores of Lake Simcoe.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Friday: 10-4
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 12-4
Monday: CLOSED

Directions to Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery: http://gacag.com/about-us/location/.

Georgina Arts Centre
149 High Street
Sutton West, Ontario
905-722-9587

Exhibition: April 1 – May 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2 | 1-3 pm