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"Folk Art From the Maritimes: A Group Collective"
2004-06-23 until 2003-07-11
Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery
From the Heart Folk Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada is pleased to present "Folk Art From the Maritimes: A Group Collective" art exhibition in collaboration with the Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, from June 23 to July 11, 2004. The exhibition will feature Folk Art sculpture and paintings from a variety of self-taught artists from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Whimsical hand-carved and painted animals, people, fish and birds by; Barry Colpitts, Joe Duffney , Brian Fancy, Carolyn Fancy, Laurie Horton, Garnet McPhail, Bradford Naugler, Jean Marc Poirier, Peter Rafuse, Peter Willis will be exhibited.
Folk Art paintings by Beatrice McFadden, Yvonne Murray, E. Joyce Comisky; impressionistic paintings by Tootsie Emin from Yarmouth, N.S and realistic paintings by Patti Durkee and Roseann Fine, originally from Yarmouth will also be shown.
Patti Durkee, From the Heart Folk Art, grew up in Yarmouth Nova Scotia. She began collecting Folk Art many years ago. After attending the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival last summer, she decided to bring the whimsical and primitive styles of folk art to Ontario to make it a year-round industry.
"The quirky whimsical characters always bring a smile to your face and are pieces of art to be shared with your family and handed down for generations."
Patti is very pleased to have been given the opportunity to present this exhibit in association with the Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery. Paula Rossley, curator, has been interested in holding a show of this nature for quite some time. Patti's available inventory and informal relationship with the artists combined with the ideal venue of Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery are perfectly matched to turn the idea into reality.