Elmvale District High School

An Exhibition of Grade 11 and 12 Art
June 1 – 29, 2024

IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Exhibition by Pat Whittle until May 30th, 2024

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An Exhibition of Grade 11 and 12 Art

June 1 – 29, 2024

By the students of Elmvale District High School

The Elmvale District High School exhibit culminates in expressive works created by grade 11 and 12 students involving a variety of art mediums and themes. Under the guidance of their instructor, Jeff Adams, the young artists explored the human condition deeply and honestly, adding their visual voice to life’s heavier topics, including mental health, coming of age, and belonging in the world. By processing feelings and thoughts visually, the viewer is impacted by authentic expressions. Delve deep, ponder and appreciate this communicative collection on display only for the month of June.

​The Stonebridge Art Gallery is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at 1 Market Lane, Suite 8, Stonebridge Town Centre Plaza, Wasaga Beach, ON (above Century 21). Admission is free.

See the Calendar for complete list of exhibition dates.

June 1, 2024

Opening Reception

Be sure to stop in to the Gallery for this special reception from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Light refreshments will be served.

In Pursuit of Happiness

April 6  – May 30, 2024

Featuring the art of Pat Whittle

Becoming an artist depends on the exploration process and creating finished works. For Pat Whittle, that includes the exploration of many mediums, watercolour, acrylic, oil, and encaustic, to convey joy. The artist delves deeply into the possibilities afforded by each medium. Her work ethic and dedication ensures every piece conveys her pursuit of happiness. The artist applies all the senses, from process to production, so the viewer can, through visual consumption, experience her use of colour, composition, medium, and subject. Each work connotates the artist’s singular pursuit of happiness which is clearly expressed in all aspects of creating. Pat Whittle make creating a true expression of happiness.

​The Stonebridge Art Gallery is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4pm at 1 Market Lane, Suite 8, Stonebridge Town Centre Plaza, Wasaga Beach, ON. Admission is free.

See the Calendar for complete list of exhibition dates.

Fall Fields          18″ x 18″           Acrylic

“Patterns, textures, and smoky images in art and literature have always fascinated me.”

Pat Whittle paints plein-air and in her home studio.

May 11, 2024

Artist’s Reception

From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm we celebrate our featured artist’s wide range of work using diverse mediums in vibrant ways to merit the show’s title. Be sure to stop in to the Gallery for this special reception! Light refreshments will be served.

Calling all storytellers!

Our new storytelling community meets every Friday at Stonebridge Art Gallery. Doors open at 6:45 and we start at 7:00 pm sharp until about 9:00 pm. Journey through time as short stories, long stories, ancient stories and personal stories are shared in the oral tradition. No books. Be the teller or the listener. All ages welcome. Light refreshments will be available. Pay what you can. $5 suggested donation.
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“Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution — more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.”Lisa Cron, Wired for Story

From around the web…

“If it’s not a story, it’s not worth talking about.” – Oliver Schroer, Musician and Storyteller

The Toronto Storytelling Festival 

Storytelling Fridays at the Stonebridge Art Gallery is inspired by 1001 Nights, still running every Friday night since 1978 in Toronto.

The Tale of the Storytelling Teacher by Dan Yashinsky

Storytelling Writer’s Circle in Collingwood for youth aged 13 – 17.

Start attending this week!  Heads up…keep Friday nights going while Xan is away from July 5th until August 2nd, 2024 and sign up to facilitate!

Welcome to the Wasaga Society for The Arts

The Wasaga Society for the Arts is a registered Canadian Charity. The Society’s purpose is to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by producing public art exhibitions, presentations and performance arts events, and by providing a forum for artists to exhibit, present or perform their artistic works through participation in such events.

Art Gallery Location:

1 Market Lane, Suite 8 (above Century 21 office) in the Stonebridge Town Centre plaza, Wasaga Beach.

Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Restrooms on site.

“Desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf