North Gower Artist of the Month: Ted Burnside

L-R Art coordinator Sheila King, Lorraine Burnside and artist Ted Burnside. A lifelong study of animals.

L-R Art coordinator Sheila King, Lorraine Burnside and artist Ted Burnside. A lifelong study of animals.

Ted Burnside, professor emeritus at the University of Guelph and now a local resident, has made a lifelong study of domesticated animals, and has published extensively on this subject.

On retiring, Ted began painting in acrylic on canvas and of course, animals were his subject. The paintings seen in the North Gower display reflect some of the work done, including the breeding of Holstein cattle for higher butterfat content in milk. One of the paintings depicts famed bull Johanna Rag Apple Pabst, who was the Foundation Sire for the work of Thomas Bassett Macaulay.

A number of paintings on display are also of draft horses, showing teams pulling walking and sulkey plows at the International Plowing Match in Finch, r015.

Ted Burnside is a member of the Manotick Art Association.

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Gordon Weber: artist of the month

This is the last week to view work by Gordon J. Weber, North Gower’s artist of the month for May.

“Diffused Light, Appleton Side Road” (C) Gordon J Weber

The artwork display area is behind the service desk at the North Gower branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Heather Gallup is North Gower Artist of the Month

Mist and Fog in watercolour by (C) Heather Gallup

Mist and Fog in watercolour by (C) Heather Gallup

Local artist Heather Gallup is showcased at the North Gower Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, as April’s “Artist of the Month.”

Heather describes her art as being inspired by her lifelong fascination with water.

A photographer as well, Heather’s paintings feature unique landscapes and florals.

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Drop in to see the exhibit of Heather’s work on the art display board.

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Photographer Dorothea Larsen is Artist of the Month

Country lane and house (C) Dorothea Larsen

Country lane and house (C) Dorothea Larsen

North Gower resident, photographer and illustrator Dorothea Larsen is the Artist of the Month at the North Gower Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Her landscape  views are unique and yet familiar to those who live in rural Ontario.

Owner of a horse and a llama (!) Larsen is a lover of animals, wildlife and nature. She illustrated many of the Parks Canada brochures for the Rideau Canal system, available today at lockstations along the Canal.

A small reception to meet the photographer was held February 9th.

Britannia Beach Winter 2015 (C) Dorothea Larsen

Britannia Beach Winter 2015 (C) Dorothea Larsen

Karen Craig celebrated at retirement event

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Local author Pam Collacott (L) congratulates Karen on her retirement. Councillor Scott Moffatt (L) and library patron Read Collacott are in the background. [Photo: Friends of the North Gower Library]

Despite a start time of 4 PM for the community thank-you drop-in event at the North Gower Library for retiring librarian Karen Craig, residents began lining up to extend best wishes to the popular North Gower resident at 1 PM.

People from Kars, North Gower, and as far as Burritts Rapids area dropped by to see Karen and wish her well on her new life.

Karen Craig operated the library in North Gower prior to amalgamation with the City of Ottawa, and after 2001 supervised the North Gower Branch for the Ottawa Public Library system. The OPL added supervising the Richmond Branch to her tasks a few years ago.

Among her many achievements in serving the community was her establishment of the North Gower Artist of the Month, which featured local artists, designers, and crafters. She also featured local authors whenever possible, organizing readings and book displays.

Rideau-Goulbourn councillor Scott Moffatt was among the many who attended the event, and remarked that he has known Karen since he was 10.

A “memory book” is still available at the service desk in the library for anyone wishing to leave a note for Karen.

 

 

Karen Edwards is Artist of the Month

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North Gower resident Karen Edwards is the Artist of the Month at the North Gower Library.

For December, Karen is exhibiting a selection of Christmas themed crafts (also available for sale); in January, she will change the display completely.

She is the owner of  BARN CAT Antiques and Stuff in North Gower.