If you'd like to check out some great local art, the Art Gallery of Sudbury is the place to be in March.
The gallery is holding an opening reception for two exhibits featuring local art starting at 7 p.m. March 3.
Both exhibits run until April 3.
One of these exhibits is Emergence, composed of works of art from secondary school students of the Rainbow District School Board, the Sudbury District Catholic School Board, le conseil scolaire du Grand Nord de l'Ontario and le consiel scoliare du Nouvel-Ontario.
Emergence was initiated in the 1970s and has been an annual exhibition since. This year, 12 secondary schools are participating.
This exhibition represents a cross-section of artistic development from grades 9 through 12 in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media.
Also opening at the same time is the 59th Annual Northern Ontario Arts Association (NOAA) juried exhibition.
The NOAA exhibit represents 16 member clubs from Northern Ontario with works of art from 40 artists including Denise Lecuyer, Elizabeth Holmes, Joan Chivot, Kathy Dolan, Linda Saffrey, Ruth Reid, and Shirley Mailloux of the Sudbury Art Club; Doug Goodale, Loretta Spivak, and Ron Nadjiwon ofthe Walden Art Club; Barry Bowerman and Sue Lampinen of the Walden Association of Fine Arts; Christie Best-Pearson of the Manitoulin Fine Arts Association, among others.
This exhibition travels over a twelve-month period to galleries throughout Northern Ontario, showcasing works juried from the submissions of more than 200 of its members. The NOAA is an arts organization formed in 1949 with a specific goal of furthering art education within northern communities and to promote the appreciation of artists’ original artwork.
The Art Gallery of Sudbury is located at 251 John Street. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.artsudbury.org or phone 705-675-4871.