23 Market Street West, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
(gallery is closed Thursday, June 29th)
We are thrilled to announce our current exhibition
"Vedere" art exhibition with paintings by
show runs June 22 to July 23, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, June 23, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
also jewellery and pottery by Joanne Munzar and original photography greeting cards by Michael Leedale
We are also pleased to carry limited copies of Arabella: The Love of Flowers, which contains 13 watercolours by local artist Carol Gerrett; The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests, by local author and illustrator Bailey Fort; the novel Flee, Fly, Flown, by Janet Hepburn and a handprinted, handstitched poetry book,The Bruce, which is written by Janet Hepburn and illustrated by Cristina Zanella
A recurring theme in Cristina’s work is the treatment of light and dark, light playing on colour, and intensities of colour because of light. For Cristina, the subject matter is irrelevant. When people see her work, she’d like them to see it the way she sees it – for the treatment of the subject matter – balance, light, dark, depth. Cristina feels that the way she reacts to space and records the image in this manner, using line and colour, is a continual learning process with no limits and endless avenues.
Scholarships and Awards:
2010 – “Forces of Nature” Glenhyrst Gallery Juried exhibition Peoples’ Choice Award, Brantford, Ontario.
2008 – Norfolk Visual Arts Competition Hazel Race Award, Simcoe, Ontario
1991 – Lambton College Art Scholarship, Sarnia, Ontario
1989 – Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, Helen Carscadden Art Scholarship, Guelph, Ontario
Joanne is passionate about cooking, entertaining and gardening. Combining these passions, she creates functional pottery to serve her culinary creations. Her gardens have played an important role in her latest collection. She presses branches, buds, flowers and leaves into wet clay to create organic patterns. A sumptuous white glaze is applied to enhance the texture left behind by the plant imprint.
Joanne’s flair for fashion is exhibited in her jewelry and inspired by her annual trips to Montreal. She enjoys creating statement pieces. This summer season, red copal beads, large fresh water pearls, crystals, black onyx and lava stones are featured in her necklaces and bracelets. The clasps and silver forms surrounding the beads are created using a non-tarnishing silver ware. Joanne shapes and hammers the silver to create beautiful settings surrounding the semi-precious stones.