A few new exhibitions unveiled at Orillia Museum of Art & Background

‘Making artwork is like writing a story mainly because it helps make purchase out of chaos,’ states low eyesight artist Robyn Rennie who will be at particular reception at OMAH Saturday

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The Orillia Museum of Artwork & Background (OMAH) is launching three new exhibitions this month. A unique reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., with remarks at 1:30 p.m.  

Observing Outside of: Robyn Rennie
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January 20 – April 13, 2024

In this groundbreaking exhibition, Robyn Rennie, a lower eyesight artist, has created her individual thoroughly obtainable experience for readers which includes huge point font/braille labels and descriptive audio for each and every artwork. Using texture in her paintings, she has also developed a companion piece for each artwork that she encourages viewers to working experience through contact. 

Robyn has mentioned that, “making art is like composing a story because it will make purchase out of chaos. It also underscores the relevance that recording impressions and events have to our collective knowledge. We operate in tales in buy to recognize our globe and our put in it. Artistic expression lets me to articulate what I encounter, as perfectly as offer alternatives to unite with other people.”

Robyn Rennie, who a short while ago relocated to New Brunswick, will be returning to Orillia for the reception, but to also get the job done with AMI-television, a media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partly sighted, to generate a documentary on the method of her exhibition.

Sybil: Connections Fibre Artists
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On see till Could 11, 2024

This is an exhibition of present-day fibre artwork focusing on Sybil Rampen’s existence. Sybil created the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, an art gallery and 1827 home and studio, situated on a 12-acre, 20,000-year old valley in Oakville. Taking part artists have picked some facet of Sybil they admire, are grateful for, and are influenced by.

Connections Fibre Artists (CFA) are a nationally acknowledged team of achieved Canadian fibre artists. The group, formed in 1999, consists of associates who are posted authors and artists, who clearly show both of those nationally and internationally, facilitate programs and workshops, have won significant awards and are regarded as pioneers in the fibre artwork field. CFA members are juried into the team by invitation.  This exhibition involves get the job done by all 20-four associates:

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  • Al Cote
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  • Ann Sanders
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  • Bethany Garner
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  • Bev White
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  • Chris Kummer
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  • Dianne Gibson
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  • Dwayne Wanner
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  • Elizabeth Litch
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  • Gail Rhynard
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  • Gunnel Hag
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  • Helen Hughes
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  • Jacqueline Venus
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  • Linda Janzen
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  • Maggie Vanderweit
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  • Micaela Fitzsimmons
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  • Mita Giacomini
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  • Nancy Xmas Peace
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  • Pat Hertzberg
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  • Penny Berens
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  • Ralph Beney
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  • Sharron Deacon Begg
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  • Sheila Thompson
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  • Wen Anderson Breedveld
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  • Wendy O Brien
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OMAH is screening a collection of 16mm movie footage, mainly of Orillia, from 1928 by to 1964. Known as Grant’s Movies, the black and white documentary footage showcasing every day daily life in Orillia. Provided Photograph
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Grant’s Legacy: Capturing Orillia’s Record on Movie
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January 20 – April 20, 2024

OMAH is screening a series of 16mm movie footage, predominantly of Orillia, from 1928 by means of to 1964. Known as Grant’s Films, there are 34 reels of black and white documentary footage showcasing day-to-day daily life in Orillia. The reels include things like scenes of Lake Couchiching and Couchiching Beach front Park, a hockey match played on the ice of the lake in the course of Xmas week 1931 and footage of infrastructure enhancements in the downtown place.

This movie footage was shot solely by Jack Grant, a neighborhood newbie filmmaker. Jack and his a few siblings grew up in Orillia the mothers and fathers, Louis and Daisy had emigrated from England. Louis was able to present his household a property in Orillia on Laclie Street and a retreat assets on Division Highway, Township of Severn. This retreat house was sooner or later gifted to the Couchiching Conservancy.   

ALSO ON VIEW….

There is also an exhibition on see in The Stack Gallery, situated in the foyer of the Orillia Recreation Centre. Two times a calendar year, the Artwork in General public Sites Committee, managed by OMAH in partnership with the Metropolis of Orillia issues calls for art. 

For its to start with exhibition in 2024, the committee invited superior-college aged youth from Orillia and area to create perform that explores the current frame of mind and beliefs of youth currently. They were being encouraged to make the most of the expression “zeitgeist”, which usually means the experience or temper of modern day moments.

A jury of arts industry experts reviewed the submissions and created their last selection, impressed by how the pupils from Orillia Secondary University and Twin Lakes Secondary College have boldly expressed and interpreted their beliefs and feelings via an creative lens.

To entirely value the depth of each piece, we inspire viewers to just take a second to engage with the artists’ statements and examine the accompanying labels. These insights deliver a useful context, allowing for you to link with the artist’s intention and the broader narrative guiding the artwork.

Featured artists are:

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  • Katie Robinson
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  • Gracie Van Vlaenderen
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  • Olivia Zeng
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  • Selena Hajric
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  • Leons Jones
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  • Madeline Thornton
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  • Paige Hodges
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  • Skylan Deleary 
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  • Haeven Hepinstall
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OMAH is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and till 7 p.m. on Thursdays.  

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Maria Lewis

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