Opportunity for emerging artists to gain exposure
“C’mon Carol, don’t be so bashful. Show us what you’ve got!” pleads husband Jerry McDonnell to his wife, Carol. Jerry and Carol are accomplished photographers who display their work at the Goderich Co-op Gallery as well as at many other locations in the region. In 2008 Carol had recently taken up painting, but was being a bit timid about first placing her work in the new April show at the Co-op Gallery, EXPOSURE '08 designed specifically for artists in the area who had never shown their work before. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Goderich Co-op Gallery (GCG) are offering a repeat opportunity for closet and emerging artists to exhibit their original work in a prominent space. The event is “Exposure 11” and it will be held at the GCG during April.
For the entire month, space will be set aside for the work of up-and-coming artists. This work, in any media, will be shown for the month and may be for sale, or not, as the creator wishes. An entry fee of $10 applies for each exhibitor for one piece of work with a $5 charge for each additional piece up to five pieces maximum.
The GCG is committed to display as much work as space permits. Work will be accepted until the last week of March – at the GCG, 54 Courthouse Square, Goderich, where application forms can be picked up or check www.gcgallery.ca for details and a downloadable entry form.
“Whether you have been painting for 30 years or just 2 months, your work will have its own distinctive character,” said Madeleine Roske, one of the galleries founding members. “We are always eager to see the work of artists at all levels. So often beginning art has intense vitality and originality; it is well worth being exposed.”
For closet artists who have been hiding their work for many years, Roske re-assures, “Here’s the chance to show your work in a safe environment.”
The GCG offers this opportunity to creators of original work only, in all media. This exhibition will be on display throughout April, Monday through Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to join all of the artists at a reception to open the show: Apr.2 from 2-4 p.m. at the GCG.
For more information, please check the GCG website at www.gcgallery.ca.
New season of Bayfield Diners' Club to begin March 3
How does roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and gravy sound? Well, anyone who is 55+ years of age is eligible to share in this menu as the Bayfield Diners’ Club will hold their first lunch of 2011 on March 3.
New diners are most welcome to join returning regulars. The meal will be served at noon at the Bayfield Community Centre. The cost for the lunch continues to be $8 per person.
The Bayfield Diners Club lunches are held every Thursday of the month (unless otherwise announced). Anyone who wishes to enjoy the meal but cannot make it to the community centre is invited to order a take-out lunch.
Participants should call Betty Brodhagan at 519 565-4123 on the Monday prior to the Thursday lunch to inform organizers of their intention to attend or not to attend the luncheon.
The Bayfield Diners’ Club is also looking to add to their roster of volunteers to assist in the kitchen each Thursday – anyone interested in helping out should contact Brodhagen at the number listed above.
Brigadier Smith featured at historical society meeting
One of Canada’s true war heroes also left an indelible mark on the Village of Bayfield and the Bayfield Historical Society has the good fortune of having his son share stories and recollections of this man at the next society meeting to be held on Feb. 28.
Gerry Smith, who has retired to Bayfield, will speak about his father, Brigadier Dr. Morgan Smith. The Brigadier also chose this village as his place of residence when he retired in 1964.
When Brig. Dr. Smith and his wife, Edith, arrived in Bayfield they moved into the 'Metcalf House' beside Pioneer Park. He would later become one of the community leaders who helped change this village forever.
His long list of military and medical achievements before he settled in Bayfield earned him the Order of the British Empire. He studied with Dr. Charles Best, one of the discoverers of insulin, while obtaining his M.A. at the University of Toronto. He survived the ill-fated Dieppe raid and landed at Normandy. He was the head of allied medical care during the Korean War. After his illustrious military career, he became the Chief Medical Officer for Western Canada.
To learn more about this man’s incredible career and the legacy he left in Bayfield plan to attend the historical society meeting on Feb. 28. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
CANINE SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Havic, a Border Collie owned by Peter Westwood, can't wait for the snow to finally melt so he can begin some serious training for the upcoming Bayfield Purina Dog Walk on June 5. Westwood is chairing the walk held each year by the Bayfield Lions' Club to raise funds for Guide Dogs. It takes $25,000 to train just one dog so Havic encourages his fellow canines and their owners to start spreading the news about this worthwhile event! To learn more call Westwood at 519 565-4533. (Submitted photo)
The members of the Bayfield Skating Club are all set to entertain the community this coming Sunday afternoon as they present, “A Night at the Movies”.
The club’s annual carnival will be held on Feb. 27 starting at 3 p.m. in the Bayfield Arena. The cost to attend is: adults, $5; children six-12 years, $3; and children five and under, free.
Popcorn, hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase making it even more like a night at the movies!
The musical entertainment scene in the village is kicking into high gear this spring with some well-known performers coming to play The Bayfield Town Hall.
Hannah Georgas will get things rolling on March 11 along with special guest Ashley Anderson. The doors to the hall will open at 8 p.m. with the concert starting at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale now for $25. For tickets visit http://www.ticketscene.ca/events/3369/
Colin James will headline at the hall on March 17 as part of his Up Close and personal: An Acoustic Tour with Special Guest Chris Caddell. Not surprisingly this concert has already sold out!
On April 9, John K. Samson of the Weakerthans with special guest Andy McGuire will play the hall. Tickets are available now for $35. Hall doors will open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30 p.m. For tickets visit http://www.ticketscene.ca/events/3520/
The Bayfield Film Society is taking a break for the month of February but will be starting a brand new film series on March 10 with the film, "Get Low".
This film will be followed by the documentary "Force of Nature", April 14; and movies, "The Trotsky", May 12; and “Incendies”, June 16.
For just $35 you can purchase a series of tickets for all four films. Series tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from Jane Rowat 519 565-5838 or Lynne Gillians 519 565-5884.
The Bayfield Film Society wants to continue to bring the latest and greatest films to Bayfield, and with your series purchase this goal can be achieved. The films are shown at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.
Folks can keep the winter doldrums at bay by staying active, opportunities abound to do just that here in the village.
Bayfield residents can join the Zumba craze as classes are now being held in the village. Zumba is a dance fitness class that combines Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, creating a calorie burning dance party suitable for all ages.
A new session will begin this week on Feb. 24 from 7-8 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre. Cost per class is $10. Licensed Zumba instructors, Alison De Groot and Lorraine Dietz, will teach the class. For more information email De Groot at email@example.com
The following activities are scheduled to run from now until Apr. 21.
Indoor Walking sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays.
For the more adventurous among us, there is Pole Walking. Walks for women will start at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the men can venture out on Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m. All walks begin from 6 Main Street and poles are provided for those who require them.
Dancefit and Toning classes continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. The Sit and Get Fit Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. On Fridays at 10 a.m., April Hulley will teach a Stretching Class, participants are asked to bring a yoga mat. These three classes are held at the Bayfield Community Centre.
A Yoga Class will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. on Mondays.
Badminton is also being played at Huron Centennial School in Brucefield starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Jean Bowman and John Kuntz were the high scorers when the Wednesday Evening Bridge Club met at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Feb. 16.
The club will meet next on March 2. The decks will be shuffled at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Bayfield Historical Society is planning to keep the Bayfield Archives Room open at least five afternoons per week this coming summer by enlisting volunteers.
In previous summers, the Archives Room has only been open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The expanded hours will accommodate the increasing interest by both residents and visitors in the displays, programs and publications at the Archives. The historic building itself has become a central tourist attraction during the summer months.
To carry out this expanded summer service, the Historical Society will create a roster of volunteers to staff the Archives from early June to Labour Day. Volunteers would be expected to do the following: respond to questions from drop-ins, sell publications, plus complete some modest archival activities.
Interested individuals, who can commit to one afternoon per week for the summer, are asked to contact Bill Rowat at 519 565-5838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.