Artist Talk with Kim Kitchen

Join us on Zoom for an artist talk with Kim Kitchen on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm! Kim has just returned from a residency at the Iris Art Centre in the countryside of Greece. Hear about Kim’s travels and the experience of her residency time. Click here or email to register for the event and receive the Zoom link.

Some words from the artist:

Having recently returned from the countryside in Greece watching the sun rise daily accompanied by cows, goats and the sounds of metal bells, roosters in the distance, birds singing of Spring’s arrival and the hills alive with green growth after being decimated two years ago by fire. The warm hospitality of Iris Art Centre that immediately felt like home, comforts met with everything accessible and the meals so lovingly prepared from farm to table.

Iris Art Centre provided a concentrated work period with the opportunity to research and develop my artistic practice with the support of an art coaching program to explore one’s internal realms. Focus, direction, guidance, care, consideration and uninterrupted time to engage in the development of my practice. Annette’s daily methodology provided clarity, a pathway that lit up prompting a deep dive in the retrieval of my visual language.

Annette you who are a birch tree, able to withstand the winds, bending so beautifully to recognize and meet the needs of residency participants is truly a gift. Your honouring of individual process, your unwavering flexibility for what will work best day to day, I sincerely appreciate and admire. Deep gratitude Sister for tending to this most important work!

My wanderings about Greece In Search of She – standing before female archetypes that embody the Divine. She who upholds the rites of the natural world, her powerful presence from the long ago most relevant for this day. The excavations and artifacts of the Bronze and Neolithic Age, the earliest of marble figurines among other prestige items have re-charged me with possibility and strength.

Cecilia Stelini Artist Talk

Cecilia Stelini’s artist talk took place on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm.

As part of a partnership between the Kirkland Lake Arts Club and the White Water Gallery, Brazilian artist Cecilia Stelini will be conducting an artist talk accompanied by Kirkland Lake-based artist Cesar Forero. Stelini is the featured artist in the 7th Annual Juried Contemporary Show on view at the Museum of Northern History from April 10 – May 3, 2014, and she will also be leading two workshops on Saturday, April 5 and Saturday, April 12 in Kirkland Lake. Come out and meet this internationally recognized artist, and enjoy some light refreshments. All are welcome.