Some of the items on display at the Dunany Studio Artists virtual exhibition. From the Dunany Studio Artists Facebook page.

Dunany Studio Artists launch virtual vernissage

On November 1st, 2020, 11 of the 17 members of The Dunany Studio Artists, launched a virtual art exhibition of new works. The link to visit this virtual vernissage is: www.facebook.com/DunanyStudioArtists

During the past 20 years, this group of creative, talented, multi-media artists, have exhibited their fine art at the Dunany Golf and Country Club in Wentworth.  Due to the pandemic, an exhibition this year is impossible. But the positive aspect of the virtual show, is that now their art can be viewed by anyone worldwide instead of just the people who annually attend their exhibition. Plus, The Facebook site is a portal that can be visited year-round and the site will be updated continuously with new works to keep the on-going art show fresh. Artists will showcase original watercolours, pastels, oils, acrylics, artistic mosaics plus sculptures in clay and wood. Other members of the group will contribute in the future.

Prior to the pandemic, the artists met weekly at the Wentworth Recreational Community Centre, to learn, share ideas and practice new styles and techniques. They also hosted professional watercolour workshops throughout the year featuring visiting masters and well-known artist-teachers, such as Jacques Hébert, Doug Mays, Renée Dion, Sandra Grégoire, Art Cunanan and many others. Now, because of COVID-19, the members meet via Zoom and their workshops have been put on hold until it is safe to resume.

Artistic talent abounds in the community of Dunany.  This year’s virtual Dunany Studio Artists show on Facebook promises to be exceptional! Participating artists include – Coreen Berry, Maureen Cameron, Judy Hammond, Marion McGill Hodge, Angela Macleod, Joanne Moore, Jane Pilon, Caroline Roy, Revilla Sauvé, Barbara McCullough Scales, and Annabelle Wood. More information is available by emailing [email protected], and also on the Dunany Community Association website – http://dunany.ca/activities/dunany-studio-artists.