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On January 18, 2015 artist Tracey Lee Green inspired 11 students at the Art Gallery of Bancroft with her incredible workshop teaching abstract art, using a process called "Faux Encaustics".  Participants had a ball layering acrylic paints and beeswax to create several amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces each!  Even complete novices were thrilled with their results!   To conclude the day long class, Tracey gave each student an evaluation of one of their completed paintings.  It was a fun day with lots of laughter, sharing and positive comments!


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Attention all “Starving Artists”! Let's talk about the grants available to individual artists in the visual arts field. A clear, concise and persuasive grants application is needed to bring success in securing funding from organizations such as the Ontario Arts Council.

Plan now to attend this informative "Show Me The Money" workshop. Roy Mitchell will outline the process of planning, writing and submitting proposals that represent your project, and will focus on how to best present your idea, prepare a budget and develop the necessary support material.

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Thoughts from a Gallery Volunteer -
In this, the never ending winter of our discontent, the latest show at the Art Gallery Bancroft is like a massive shot of Vitamin B!
The  paintings being shown are explosions of colour, vibrancy and movement created by the artist, Allan O'Marra, to express the responses and emotions he feels when listening to some favourite musical pieces. Stop by and see if the art on display mirrors your own reaction to the musical selection. Visitors to the gallery have already had fun trying to match the music to the painting with varying degrees of success!
At the show opening last Friday evening, Allan described the process, and made it all sound so simple. How wonderful it must be to have the skills and talent to create such beautiful paintings inspired by the feelings that music has the power to evoke in us!
I would love to see Allan tackle some more contemporary showstoppers, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for instance , Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon".....Lady Gaga not so much, but suggestions would be very welcome. Perhaps we can talk Allan into a follow up show.
Allan is heading up a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday this weekend (April 13th) at the Gallery. His approachable and easy manner and many years of teaching experience will make it a fun and enjoyable day, and how better to beat the blahs than by unleashing your inner abstract!
Stop by the gallery or call  613 332 1542 to register, fee is 65 dollars for the full day workshop.
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