Friday 9 November 2018

Heart & Soul: Two Men Tell Their Stories

"What I have in my heart and soul must find a way out."
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Last night, Thursday, November 8, 2018, Heart & Soul: Two Men Tell Their Stories opened at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada. My husband, Bill Stearman, and I are sharing the exhibit. His quilts. My photographs.

The gallery was packed with relatives, friends, and well-wishers, including many quilters and photographers. There was an abundance of love in the room. A gently persuasive force for good. 

Thank you to all those who attended. The exhibit runs until Thursday, November 29th. The gallery is closed Sundays.

On Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Bill will present an artist's talk about his quilts. 

On Thursday, November 22, 6:30pm-7:30pm, I will present an artist's talk about my photographs. 

On Thursday, November 29, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Bill and I will present a joint artists' talk about our shared and separate journeys. 

Many thanks to Susan Holland, the gifted curator of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, for her beautiful hanging of the show. Thanks also to Mike Gaudaur of Quinte Studios (link) for printing and framing my photographs. Mike's wife, Deanna, did all the beautiful quilting on Bill's quilts.  And a big shout-out to Richard Cournyea of Signal Brewery in Corbyville (link) for supplying the celebratory beer for the opening!

What follows are my photographs in the show, plus a link to a brief YouTube video about each.  Enjoy!

LINK  to my artist's statement

 "Bay of Quinte Dragon Boaters"

"Blue Canoe, Lisdillon, Tasmania"

"Graces Road, Huon Valley, Tasmania"

"West Bank, Moira River"

"National Gallery of Canada Woman"

"Bloomfield Chairs"

"Stewart Jones' Canoe, Wellington"

"Condo, Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto"

"Susan's Bowl"

"View from the High Line, New York City"

"Yonge/Dundas Square, Toronto"

"National Gallery Melbourne, 
Shilpa Gupta's 'Untitled - 2012-2015'"

"Biker, Waterfront Trail, Belleville"

"Wind Surfing, Outlet Bay"

"Bill Stearman, Sydney Opera House Quilt, 
Old Fort Henry"

"Patriotic Restroom, Watertown, New York"

""More Than The Sum..."
Janet Battaglio's Mannequins, Consecon"

"VIA Train #61, Shannonville"

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