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What strikes you as beautiful?
 

“The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

― W.B. Yeats

April Sunset

Peter Leckett
acrylic on cradleboard 10" x 10" 


 
Our Canadiana: True North exhibit continues.

We are featuring new works
by two of our most well-received artists,
Peter Leckett and Barb Sohn.
 

The word "awesome" is overused. The comedian Louis C K has a profane rant about this; he complains that when something amazing actually happens, we're rendered speechless, having wasted our vocabulary of awe on a (expletive deleted) sandwich. 

We need the word "awe", though. We think what our local artists achieve is truly awe-inspiring. We are honoured and immensely fortunate to be surrounded by their art.


 
IN THIS ISSUE 

New Works by Peter Leckett

New Works by Barb Sohn


A Benefit Auction for India Aug 18 - 28

Last chance! Seeking Neighbourhood Artists

Upcoming events

New Works by Peter Leckett

We all have a thirst for wonder. It's a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I'm saying is, you don't have to make stories up, you don't have to exaggerate. There's wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature's a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.

― Carl Sagan

Peter Leckett is an extraordinary artist. Not only does he have a sensitive eye and a strong compositional sense, he has an amazing and delightful economy of expression. It's always a delight to see how he brings an entire scene into vivid realism with just a few brush strokes. Peter has brought in a number of very striking new works for us to consider.

See Peter's entire collection at this link.
Winter Pool 
Peter Leckett
acrylic on cradleboard 30" x 22"
Spruce Grove
Peter Leckett
acrylic on cradleboard; 12" x 12"
Brothers in Arms II
Peter Leckett
acrylic on cradleboard 30" x 22"
New Works by Barb Sohn

Awe is what moves us forward.

― Joseph Campbell

We've just recently made the acquaintance of Barb Sohn, and we're delighted to have her participation in the gallery. As you can see, her work is characterized by vibrant colour and a detailed, realistic rendition of natural scenes. Barb is particularly brilliant in her portrayal of the many moods of water. It's cooling and refreshing to just look at her work.

See her collection online at this link.

 
Loon Lake Shadows
Barb Sohn 
acrylic on canvas 36" x 24"
Black Creek Marsh
Barb Sohn 
acrylic on canvas 30" x 30"
 

Also featured in the Canadiana show: Elisabeth Arbuckle, Elisabeth Baechlin, Karen Bell, Karen Taylor Dyrda, Phillida Hargreaves,  Pina Manoni-Rennick, Susan Reiter, Lori Ridgeway, Irene Tobis, Anita Utas, Mary Ann Varley, and Karen Whyte! Each brings their own unique vision to the Canadian landscape!
Art4India! Benefit Auction ~ Aug 18 - 28
The impacts of India's devastating second Covid wave this past May continue to play out, with the hardest hit being India's disadvantaged and rural populations.

Art4India! organized by the Mahatma Gandhi – Next Generation Leaders (MG-NGL) initiative, is an online silent auction to raise funds in support of grassroots Covid relief efforts. Funds raised by this auction will be distributed by IGINP Canada, a non-profit based in Toronto  to support the Covid-relief efforts of the Ekta Parishad network of NGOs in India.  
100% of proceeds will be processed and distributed by IGINP. 
 

Kathaka Dancer
(available through the auction site)
Aruna Chagarlamudi
 
Canadian artists have contributed paintings inspired by Indian motifs for the auction.

Details will be posted soon at: 
www.32auctions.com/CdnArt4India2

The paintings will be on view at Electric Street Gallery, August 18 - 28.
Last Chance: Seeking Neighbourhood Artists!
We're looking for neighbourhood artists!

Art lovers in our neighbourhood were discouraged that the New Edinburgh Studio Tour ("NEST") was cancelled for the second year in a row, owing to pandemic uncertainty. To soften the blow, and to keep awareness of New Edinburgh as an artistically vibrant neighbourhood in people's minds, Electric Street Gallery is planning a special multi-artist "hyper-local" art exhibit! 

Featuring artists living or working in New Edinburgh and adjacent neighbourhoods and including guest artists who have participated in past studio tours, this will be an Electric Street Gallery show, co-sponsored by NEST.

If you know of an artist in New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Lindenlea,  or nearby (roughly speaking, within walking distance of the gallery) whether established professional or ambitious amateur, please have them contact us by telephone at 613 748 - 2008 or via email using this form.  We'll be accepting applications until August 24.
Upcoming Events

“I am a child who is getting on.”

― Marc Chagall


September 9 - 29: "Neighbours of New Edinburgh". Featuring "NEST" (New Edinburgh Studio Tour) artists and artists who live and/or have their studio close by the gallery.

September 22 - October 12: "Harvest". Autumn themed art; turning trees and harvest bounty.

October 13 - November 3: "Unbridled: Art of the Horse", featuring the amazing wild horse photography of Sandy Sharkey. 

In the holiday season this year, our theme will be "Music". We'll interpret this broadly. Songbird themed art is included.

Submissions are welcome on these themes. See our submissions page.

 
Get to Know Your Neighbourhood Gallery!

A friendly neighbourhood business, we welcome all visitors who love art. Please stop by and get acquainted! We offer a fine walking destination, just a few meters off the Rideau Pathway, and are very close to Beechwood Village.

Looking is free! Chatting is no extra charge!

We now can admit up to three (human) visitors inside at a time. A single well-behaved leashed dog may also visit. Masks (for the humans) remain required. 

Even the best photographs of art don't do them full justice!

We encourage you to come by and  look, to get the full impact of these marvelous artworks. 

We're located just off the Rideau Pathway, so wander by on your urban hike, visit the geese, take in the summer scenery, and have a peek at our display windows while you're in the neighbourhood! 

We change our displays frequently to keep the Gallery windows fresh and interesting for passers-by.

While we're happy to welcome visitors again, curbside pickup and local delivery (within the city limits) remain available.  
 
We also can ship many of our pieces within North America.

 
We and our artists greatly appreciate
you shopping locally!
 

11 AM - 7 PM Thursday - Saturday
or by happenstance
or by appointment


 299 Crichton Street

or shop online. 24/7/365.

Telephone inquiries welcome at 613 748 - 2008.

Or contact us via email using this form.


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