Art Around the Town

Celebrating International Sculpture Day

The Innisfil Sculpture Group is excited to be Innisifl’s first ever participants in the global movement of International Sculpture Day (#ISDay). #ISDay, is an annual inclusive celebration held worldwide on or around April’s last Saturday to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. 

Take the Sculpture Tour – April 23-May 4

Travel to various locations across Innisfil to discover the amazing works of sculpture created by some of Innisfil’s most prolific artists.

Denis Bolohan – Lakeshore Branch, ideaLAB & Library 967 Innisfil Beach Road

Gail Esau – Cookstown Branch, ideaLAB & Library 20 Church Street

Tim Laurin – InnPower, 7251 Yonge Street

Jeanette Luchese – Innisfil Town Hall, 2102 Innisfil Beach Road

Christina Luck – Stroud Branch, ideaLAB & Library, 7883 Yonge Street

Creating Sculpture with Christina Luck

Try your hand at creating your own sculptural masterpiece with artist Christina Luck on Sunday April 28th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Lakeshore Branch. No registration is required for this drop-in activity.

Christine Hickson Art at Lakeshore Branch January 11- February 28, 2019
Christina Luck Art at Town Hall January 15 – February 28, 2019

Christine Hickson

Exhibition at Lakeshore Branch from January 11- February 28, 2019

My name is Christine Hickson. I reside in Innisfil, Ontario and I am passionate about the arts. I currently focus my artistic attention to photography, painting and collage. I have an Bachelor of Arts, with a Studio Art Major, from University of Guelph. I also developed my photography skills at a photography school in Germany (The University of the Nations).

What do I think art is all about? I think art is about beauty, experience and shifting perspectives. Art is at its best: creative expression.

About the Work

The pieces “Jungle Hunter” and “Jungle Prey” are from the series “Preconceptions”. I have never personally been to the jungle or seen a jaguar in its natural habitat, yet I have a conception of what it is like. My conception has been pieced together, like so many different things, from a wide array of references and media. In a postmodernist way it is a blending of “truths” or testimonies that cooks-up a skewed personal preconception that isn’t entirely unfamiliar.

To commemorate strength and leadership there is a tendency towards sculpting monuments of men. I wanted to paint a painting that made femininity monumental, thus the piece “Femininity”. For those with a curious disposition, the portrait features Constance Bennett, the highest paid actress from a bygone era.  

Read Christine’s responses here to the Proust Questionnaire.

Christina Luck

Exhibition at Town Hall from January 15 – February 28, 2019

Christina is a painter and sculptor with a
studio in Cookstown Ontario. She has a BFA in Visual Arts from York University,
and since the early 80’s has shown her work at numerous public and commercial
galleries including Leo Kamen, Prime Gallery, MacLaren Art Centre,
Lafreniere&Pai, and David Kaye Gallery. Her art is found in the collections
of CIBC, Four Seasons Hotels, Labatt’s, Trimark, DFAIT, Canada Council Art Bank
and many others. She teaches art to all ages at the MacLaren Art Centre in
Barrie.

Christina’s paintings, sculpture and self-published
picture books place the people and objects of ordinary life in a buoyant new
world of her imagination. The Big Picture, a series of intimate
still-life paintings shown at David Kaye Gallery in 2015, addressed life at age
60. Also at David Kaye, My Town (2011) and Return to Nancy Street (2013),
which presented a theatrical view of village life. The Dog Show and Other
Conversations
(2016), an exhibition with Churchill sculptor Gail
Esau, was at Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills.

In 2016 Christina was invited to join a group of aboriginal and non-aboriginal artists from Simcoe County for Call to Action #83, a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools which calls for artists to work together to inspire acts of reconciliation.

Christina spent 8 years as principle set designer at South Simcoe Theatre, and for 9 years produced Four Play, an annual event that showcases new writing for the stage. She has spearheaded several community art projects in Cookstown.

The Big Picture

“The Big Picture” is a series of 18 intimate still life
paintings made for an exhibition at  the
David Kaye Gallery in Toronto in 2015, that inventory life in my 60th year. In
this selection of works for the Innisfil Town Hall, pills, lists, feet and
getting up from the couch make the most urgent daily demands. What will all
these little works say about where I’m at right now?


Read Christina’s responses here to the Proust Questionnaire.