Marguerite Larmand sets up her new exhibit ‘DAWNING: Myth of a New Species’ at the Norfolk Arts Centre.

Oct. 17 – The dawning of a new species will take place at the Norfolk Arts Centre beginning this weekend.

Norfolk County artist Marguerite Larmand – known for works such as ‘The Naturalist Closet’ series of coats – will present ‘DAWNING: Myth of a New Species’ from Oct. 19 to Jan. 11.

Visitors will immerse themselves in the mythical world of the salix migrans, the rapidly evolving new species Larmand created for this installation. Larmand herself describes DAWNING as “an unfamiliar realm where a simulated species adapts to change”.

“This is a very unique exhibit from someone who knows how to create eye-catching pieces,” said Roberta Grosland, Curator of the Norfolk Arts Centre. “We’re very excited to have Marguerite share her passion with us.”

Born in Victoria Harbour near Midland, Larmand received a B.A in Art and Art History from McMaster University in Hamilton and an M.A. in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since retiring from teaching in 1995, Larmand’s has been part of both solo and group exhibitions within the region, across Canada and in Europe.

The exhibit’s opening reception will run from Oct. 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Also at the Arts Centre – ‘Hodgson, Mead, and Ronald: selections from the permanent collection’, an exhibit featuring work from three of the founding members of the artist group ‘Painters Eleven’. ‘Tobacco Kilns of Norfolk County’ – Larry Monczka’s collection of images of the tobacco kilns once found throughout Norfolk County – runs until Oct. 26.

For more information, visit norfolkartscentre.ca.