Rational Expressions


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 Friends…Who Paint – Running Until July6th

Join us and enjoy the collection of new works by Darla Anderson and Michelle Fleming. Many people will know Michelle and Darla from The Bay School of Art and from other places where they have shown work and taught lessons. Come enjoy the paintings by these two talented artists and find your favourite. This show runs until JULY 6th. Add some Canadiana to your collection.


Sheep. Darla Anderson. Oil on canvas.                       Bruce Trail. Michelle Fleming. Oil on canvas.


Tanakiwin: Home and Native Land

Rational Expressions Gallery is very pleased to announce that Alfred Villeneuve will have a solo show of works in July. Alfred says :

“Living and working in the same locale where I was born and raised (Madawaska & Ottawa Valleys, Algonquin Park Region), has granted me a familiarity with the land; a painterly intimacy; sensitive to its faintest change or movement.  My Father’s ancestors (Kichisippirini-Algonquin) regarded this area as “Tanakiwin” (homeland), and it still boasts what visitors might call-‘pristine wilderness.’”

We have images of some plein air pieces that will be part of the show. Save the date – Opening Reception is Saturday July 8th at 2pm. Alfred is bringing his drums for the opening.

Cold Day in October, Algonquin Park. Alfred Villeneuve


Stayner Art Fest – Saturday July 15th from 9am to 5pm

Please save the date and join us in Stayner at Station Park (corner of hwy 26 and Huron St) for a one day event that showcases Ontario artists. We will have free painting demonstrations by: John David Anderson, Darla Anderson, Sheila Bannerman, and Alice M. Edwards. The Neema Children’s Choir from Uganda will also be doing 2 performances and will have crafts available for sale. There will be food vendors on-site as well so that you can grab a bite in our lovely town. We look forward to seeing you. More information coming soon.


Stayner Urban Sketchers

WE ARE NOT MEETING JUNE 19TH. We meet on Monday mornings at the gallery. We start at 10am. If you would like to join us, please do!  There is more to sketch in small town Ontario than you may think.  Come to 7252 Hwy 26 in Stayner. Lots of free parking in our lot. 7252 Hwy 26.

All levels welcome! This group promotes sketching in our environment. We are here to encourage and support one another. Awaken the artist within. If you have never done anything like this before, all you need is paper and a pencil. Only draw stick people – good! Start with that.

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