Simcoe, ON – May 18, 2017 – The Norfolk Arts Centre permanent collection is rich in works on paper. Women on Paper: Selections from the Permanent Collection presents a series of prints and drawings by Canadian women artists of local, regional and national renown. The focus is on representational work that spans diverse subjects from crushed cars to the senses. The exhibition will be on display at the Norfolk Arts Centre until July 29th.

Women on Paper offers a glimpse into the many techniques and media used by artists working in print and paper. Delicately rendered in ballpoint pen, Watching the Sailboat Races at Bonnyview Lodge – Port Dover by Norfolk County artist Edith Speers captures the feeling of a peaceful afternoon on the shore of Lake Erie. In contrast, Hamilton artist Catherine Gibbon depicts the smoke and destruction of the Hagersville tire fire in stark monotone lithograph prints.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Norfolk Arts Centre will hold a printmaking workshop on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Participants will explore the printmaking medium, learning both relief and monoprint techniques. This program is for adults and senior secondary students, the fee is $50 (10% discount for NAC members). Preregistration is a requirement.

The Norfolk Arts Centre is located at 21 Lynnwood Ave., Simcoe. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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For further information contact:

Deirdre Chisholm

Director/Curator

Norfolk Arts Centre

21 Lynnwood Ave.

Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V7

(519) 428-0540

norfolkartscentre@norfolkcounty.ca

www.norfolkartscentre.ca