Opening reception for Painting Light

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Painting Light opening reception

Thanks for all the people who came to the show opening. We had a exciting time setting up the show. North Bay area artist Beth Jackson did a brilliant job hanging the show for the  Alex Dufresne Gallery. The show looks great dramatically displayed around the room. See photo gallery below for some photographs of the show setup and the opening.

The North Bay Nugget newspaper also ran an article about the show check it out here.

Painting Light runs until April 20th. The gallery is located at 107 Lansdowne St. E. Callander, Ontario. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 5:00

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Announcing a new exhibition of Eleanor’s artworks at the Alex Dufresne Gallery in Callander , Ontario from March 2nd to April 20th, 2019

We are excited to announce this exhibition called Painting Light at the beautiful Alex Dufresne Gallery space connected to the Callander Bay Heritage Museum. There will be an opening reception Saturday March 2 from 2 to 4 pm. See the poster for the show below. More details to follow. To see exhibition page select here.

Eleanor’s painting ZEST to go in NOVAH fundraiser auction June 1, 2018

ZEST acrylic on raw canvas, 28″ by 48″, 2004

For the first time since 2006 one of Eleanor Mackey’s paintings will be going up for sale. Her  painting ZEST will be auctioned as part of a fundraiser and grand opening of the Nipissing Region Curatorial Collectives’s (NRCC)  Northern Ontario Visual Arts Hive (NOVAH) and for the Friends of Temagami.

Eleanor lived on Bear Mountain in Chisholm Township, close to North Bay, for the last 30 plus years of her life. She was a strong active supporter of the North Bay and area arts community and she appreciated the love and support she received from her fellow artists in the area.

ZEST, from 2004, was in shows at Renee’s Cafe and Art in Public Places. It is 28″ by 48″ acrylic on raw canvas, and although it is an abstract, it is in a classic landscape form. It is a good fit for the theme of the exhibition, Our Northern Landscape.

It has an interesting story as it is one of the paintings she started in the mid 70s, and then, after moving to Bear Mountain, she added to it in 2003-4 to produce the finished work. There is a page on this website about the painting with links to a video of Eleanor talking about the painting.