We have wall space available in our Port Dover, Port Rowan, Simcoe and Waterford Branches for the display of artwork. If you would like to show your work in a Norfolk County Public Library Branch, please contact us at 519-426-3506.
Port Dover Branch
April: Gail Emberton
Gail first started painting the age 10 when she lived in Stamford Centre. An artist friend of her parents taught Gail oil painting – after giving her parents a Christmas list of supplies. Emberton took palette knife oil painting while living in St. Catharine’s. When living in Etobicoke, Gail took a multi-media course including pointillism and water colour. A few years into retirement Emberton retired to Port Dover and heard about Lil Vercoe’s water colour classes and gave them a try. Gail credits Lil for her renewed interest in water colour. It is now her favourite medium. Gail enjoys Monday afternoons with her painting friends.
Port Rowan Branch
April: Susan Bennett
Susan was born in Orillia, Ontario, but spent most of her life in scenic Niagara and then moved to Port Rowan. Experimentation and living in the vicinity of Backus Woods Conversation has enforced the bold colour of her oil paintings, and texture of her palette knife. Her goal, when transferring nature to canvas, is to make a stark impression by stirring a long-forgotten memory or revealing an avenue to explore the imagination. She is also proficient in acrylics and watercolours. As the Project and Events Director for Norfolk ArtsCo she initiated the Authors’ Book Fair which was successful for 5 years under her guidance and then it continued under the direction of the Norfolk Public Library System. Susan has also served on the committee for the Norfolk Visual Arts Competition and participates annually with the Norfolk Visual Arts Tour. Susan has studied under the auspices of Mary Lampman, Vinnie Vabalis, Sam Paonessa, Linda Kemp, Gloria Kingma and Art Cunanan. Her paintings hang in homes across Canada, Germany and corporate offices. Today, she devotes her time to golfing, gardening and experimenting with different painting techniques.
March: Norfolk Photography Club
The Norfolk Photography Club is a place for photography enthusiasts to meet, learn and discuss various photography topics. They get together on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Simcoe Library, to talk about photography, and to learn from one another. The club is for anyone who has an interest in photography no matter what kind of camera they possess, from cell phones to full frame cameras. It is the love of photography that binds the group together! There are events planned throughout the year, some of which allow members to take photographs at different locations. If you are interested in joining, you can find more information on the Norfolk Photography Club Facebook group or through the Norfolk Photography Club website.