Throughout the year the Douro-Dummer Public Library hosts Art Shows and Sales featuring the work of talented local artists.
Current Art Shows:
Summer Artist (Showing the in mini gallery “Room with a View”) Claire Hogenkamp
There will be an Opening Celebration for this show on Wednesday, July 17 from 5-7 pm.
Born in The Netherlands in 1940, I arrived in Montreal, Canada with my parents in 1946. I commenced Fine Arts and Art Education studies at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in 1958- 59. Moved to the Musee des Beaux Arts, School of Art and Design – 1960-62 to learn sculpture and graphics. I began teaching, creating and exhibiting in Montreal and across Canada from 1962 until 1970 when I moved to NYC on the second of three Canada Council Grants I was awarded.
I enrolled in the Columbia University Master of Fine Arts program. Graduated with an Honours MFA degree specializing in film and television. After a ten year career in the NY film and television industry, I returned to Toronto to begin a seventeen year career as Communications Planner with the Ontario Government, all the while still painting, printmaking and sculpting.
I sculpt on a smaller scale now than in former years when my sculpture was over life size.
My current work is primarily ceramics, glazed and sometimes polychromed. My preferred painting media are acrylics, digital painting on the iPad, using the Sketchbook Pro app, I also work with aqua-pastels, water colours and oil-pastels on paper.
I was Canada’s first Pop Sculptor in the sixties and was shown nationally. My exhibition career went from early to late stage without a mid career because I worked solely in film from 1970 until 1983. When I returned to Canada, with my young daughter. I joined the Ontario Government as a senior Communications Planner and Advisor and resumed exhibiting after retirement Hence the mid career gap.
We welcome your suggestions for Artists’ shows/sales
For information phone 705652-8599 or
April 3 to April 29.
Nancy Towns spent half her life working in various parts of the Americas and Europe before recently returning to the place of her childhood, Douro Ontario to co-found Towns & Leahy Mercantile and Deli. From her time growing up in her family’s general store, P.G. Towns & Sons established in 1892 by her great grandfather, to collaborating with small scale producers and business owners during her travels as a guide and researcher for Toronto based cycle touring company Butterfield & Robinson. Her experience with food and small business both here and far has shown her a common thread – food connects people with people and people with place.
Opening Reception at the Library – Friday, April 13
This is our first textile artist show and sale in the art gallery! Over the years Anne has made many quilt tops using a
variety of patterns and techniques. She has always viewed quilting as a hobby and believes anyone can be successful at it, given time and practice. Be sure to drop into the library during regular library hours to view Anne’s very interesting fabric art.
Opening Celebration: January 19th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Jenni and Ken Evans
Jenni Evans is an RN who has a passion to help others. However, because of her own health problems, she is unable to work now. Her renewed passion for photography started because of her memory loss due to a stroke. Always, she has had an eye for photography and is self-taught. Almost all the memories she has from the last 19 years are what she has in photographs. This includes such events as her wedding, vacations, and her university education. Landscapes and nature are the subjects of the photos she is willing to share, and she takes pictures as often as she can. Taking pictures is her way of making memories that will last. Be sure to pop in to the library during regular hours to view Jenni’s photography show and sale!
Download a Poster of Jenni’s Show Details HERE
Photographic Works of Art by
Show/Sale – Fri. Sept. 1 – Sat. Oct. 11
Opening Celebration – Fri. Sept. 8 at 7p.m.
Tom McKeiver has worked in the field of agriculture for over 40 years and is currently working as a rentals associate at Merretts Home Hardware.
Importantly, he is a self taught photographer! Mainly, he photographs landscape and nature scenes that he finds along the countryside in Douro-Dummer, although he still finds plenty of time to photograph his three grandchildren. With great success, Tom has entered his photographs into contests at many Warsaw and Norwood fairs.
We feel so proud to feature Tom’s particularly sensitive and revealing photographic works of art in the Douro-Dummer Art Gallery during September and October this year. Be sure to come and meet this talented photographer at his Opening Celebration Friday, September 8, from 7 until 8 p.m.
Art Show and Sale
Carolyn Anstee and Dorothy Conlin
Running from May 3, 2017 until June 30, 2017
With the Opening Celebration Friday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
To help usher in the warmer spring, we are privileged to feature the visual works of Carolyn Anstee and Dorothy Conlin. For your study and enjoyment be sure to drop in to the Library to view this diverse collection of art in a variety of mediums.
Group Art Show and Sale Featuring the Return of the Countryside Art Group:
Cindy Allan, Mary Diane Collins, Norma MacEachern and Sue Sydney
March 1 to April 30, 2017
With the Opening Celebration Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
From March to the end of April, we are privileged to feature a group show with the Countyside Art Group comprises of: Cindy Allan, Mary Diane Collins, Norma MacEachern and Sue Sydney. For your study and enjoyment be sure to drop in to the Library to view the works of these four talented artists.
The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery,PDF of Poster (pdf – 215kB)
425 Douro Fourth Line Road,
Hamlet of Douro, Ontario