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Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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The Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) is responsible for the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of works of art. Our exhibitions change bimonthly and feature historical and contemporary local, regional and national artists. We also periodically display works from our permanent collection of over 1,000 pieces.

The Cantelon Trail

Robert Achtemichuk, Gary Blundell, Sally Gable, Jim Jackson and
Victoria Ward

November 17, 2017 – January 27, 2018

The Cantelon Trail is a joint project between the Norfolk Arts Centre and the Norfolk Historical Society bringing together history and art, a sense of place and community. William Edgar Cantelon (1866-1950) devoted a great part of his life to painting the historical buildings, personalities, landscapes, and scenes of Norfolk County. Over 400 of Cantelon’s artworks are in the collection of the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives. These pieces visually reference Norfolk County's history and landscape.

The Cantelon Trail brings together 5 project artists –Robert Achtemichuk, Gary Blundell, Sally Gable, Jim Jackson and Victoria Ward – to examine the collection of W.E. Cantelon paintings, drawings, and archives at EBD. These artists will present work that responds to their individual research and contemplation of the work of William Edgar Cantelon. Members of the Norfolk Photography Club will also present a series of work that documents Cantelon’s Norfolk as it exists today. Through this process the artists will follow in Cantelon's footsteps, engaging in an exploration of Norfolk County's past and present, and reflecting on the meaning of place.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Creative Expressions

January 19 – February 24, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3 at 1:00 pm

Creative Expressions is program for people with early-mid stage dementia run by the Alzheimer’s Society of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton and Halton. Based on the Meet Me at MOMA program designed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Creative Expressions aims to help dementia patients and a guest make a personal connection through art. Participants spend time looking at art, talking about its properties and engaging in its making. The goal of the program is not the end product but the process and the connection with other participants. This exhibition shares outcomes of the Creative Expressions program.

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