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Impressionist Art / Berthe Morisot & Mary Cassatt
« Last post by Linda Lovell on September 29, 2019, 12:59:14 PM »
Berthe Morisot, the first woman to exhibit with the Impressionists, rose to prominence by painting rich compositions that highlighted the domestic lives of women of the time. Her paintings often included nudes, still lifes and portraits of her daughter Julie who was the artist’s favorite model.Following an invitation by her friend and mentor Edgar Degas, American painter Mary Cassatt joined the Impressionists around 1877. The artist is renowned for her vibrant depictions of mothers taking care of their children and other everyday scenes of domestic life at the time (knitting, reading, drinking tea, etc).Cassatt combined Impressionism with the influence of Japanese prints and traditional techniques of old masters to create works that articulated the complex relationship between women and children. But unlike the old masters who represented the female form in a very flattering manner, Cassatt depicted women for who they were, without adornment or beautification.
Impressionist Art / Pierre-Auguste Renoir
« Last post by Linda Lovell on September 29, 2019, 12:57:57 PM »
Celebrated for his vivid depictions of Parisian modernity and leisure activities in the late 19th century, he masterfully played with light and shadow to create dynamic artworks. Renoir's broken brushwork and bright colors portrayed pleasant, lighthearted topics, like gatherings of friends and female nudes
Impressionist Art / Edgar Degas
« Last post by Linda Lovell on September 29, 2019, 12:56:30 PM »
Unlike most Impressionists who preferred painting in plein air, Edgar Degas was more interested in depicting indoor scenes of people’s daily activities. This is why cafes, musicians and most notably ballet dancers are commonly featured in his works. Inspired by the aesthetics of Japanese prints, Degas frequently experimented with unusual viewpoints and compositions. The artist, who was also a prolific sculptor, often used pastels to give his figures almost a sculptural quality.
Impressionist Art / Camille Pissarro
« Last post by Linda Lovell on September 29, 2019, 12:55:19 PM »
Monet’s friend and contemporary, Camille Pissarro, was a pivotal figure in the Impressionist movement and is known for depicting vibrant landscapes and scenes from the everyday life of French peasants. He often blended the peasant figures into the surroundings instead of having the figures stand out. That way he managed to get the viewers to experience the painting as a whole, instead of focusing on the subjects of the artwork.Much like Monet, Pissarro also created numerous studies of color and light by painting various rural objects under different weather conditions and changing light.
Impressionist Art / Claude Monet
« Last post by Linda Lovell on September 29, 2019, 12:34:44 PM »
The most prominent artist of the Impressionist art movement was undoubtedly Claude Monet, most famous for his depictions of water lilies.By using unmixed paint and scattered brushstrokes, Monet sought to capture nature as he saw and experienced it. He often used the wet-on-wet method which involved painting one layer of paint over the other, without waiting for the first layer to dry. This method allowed him to complete paintings relatively quickly compared to the wet-on-dry method which was popular at the time.The technique resulted in softer edges and blurred lines that merely implied three-dimensional planes without realistically depicting them.  His innovative approach to art included painting the same scene over and over again, at different times of the day and various weather conditions to show how light and atmosphere influence our perception.
Member Events / Creative Sparks
« Last post by Tom Greene on September 28, 2019, 01:36:04 PM »
Member Events / Riverside South Wellness Fair
« Last post by Tom Greene on September 17, 2019, 08:36:29 AM »
This is a great opportunity for local health and wellness professionals and non-profit organizations to showcase their programs, services, and activities. Table registration will be $75.00.Each wellness provider will be allotted booth space of 5 feet by 10 feet for display and demonstration activities.  A six-foot table and two chairs will also be provided. The Wellness Fair will be promoted on our website, social media, and outside signage.
Riverside South Wellness Fair
St Jerome School 4330 Spratt Road
Saturday September 28, 2019
Free Admission to the public
Presented by the Riverside South Community Association  (RSCA)
You can register online by going to
PayPal is also found on this page.  Other payment options are included

Member Events / Generation Gap
« Last post by Tom Greene on September 02, 2019, 12:43:20 PM »
Member Events / Season of Change
« Last post by Tom Greene on July 27, 2019, 06:55:09 PM »
Call for Artists / Shenkman Arts Centre 10th Annual Winter Arts Market
« Last post by Tom Greene on June 06, 2019, 07:49:07 PM »
Shenkman Arts Centre Seeks Local and Regional Visual Artists and Artisansfor Baz’Art10th Annual Winter Arts Market

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Date: November 23 and 24, 2019
Place: Shenkman Arts Centre, Orléans

Shenkman Arts Centre is announcing a call for local and regional (from within 150 km of Ottawa) artisans and visual artists to participate in the 10th annual Baz’Art winter arts market and exhibition.

The Baz’Art 2019 artisan market will take place in the upper and lower lobby areas from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24.

Visual artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale in the lower lobby area from November 23 to December 12.

Other seasonal events (some independent of Baz’Art) will be taking place throughout the Centre during the weekend; bringing together a variety of music, theatre, visual art, handcrafted gifts and tasty treats. There is no commission on sales – it’s all yours!

The Baz’Art winter arts market is a juried event. The submission period begins June 3, with a deadline of June 28, 2019.

For more information, please visit the Shenkman Arts Centre website at
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