Oeno Gallery 3rd Anniversary Celebration
On January 21st 2012 the Oeno Gallery will be celebrating its third anniversary at its location adjacent to the Winery and Inn at Huff Estates in Bloomfield. Best known for showing a wide variety of local, Canadian and International contemporary artists in its light filled main building, the Gallery has built a solid reputation in the arts scene in Ontario.
Over the past few years, the Gallery has presented exhibitions of work by senior Canadian abstract artists like Otto Rogers and Louis Jaque and various members of the Royal Canadian Academy such as Edward Falkenberg, Susan Collett and Paula Murray. Recent shows featuring new work by artists Alice Teichert, Chris Langstroth, Daniel Hughes, Kim Atlin and Sylvain Louis-Seize have attracted a number of collectors and enthusiasts. The Gallery also exhibits a number of up-and-coming painters, printmakers, and sculptors from across Canada and the United States.
The Oeno Gallery continues to collaborate with other cultural groups, organizing a 50 year retrospective on the career of Graham Metson in partnership with the John M. Parrott Art Gallery and s'posin, a jazz/dance/performance based on Alice Teichert's paintings, developed with the help of the Quinte Ballet School, the Ontario Arts Council and the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival.
With the help of assistant curator Hri Neil, the Gallery has started dealing in secondary market works, acquiring and selling works by members of the Group of Seven, the Painters Eleven, and work by other significant Canadian artists.
This past summer marked the launch of Oeno's Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates, a partnership between the Gallery and Huff Estates. The 3.5 acre sculpture garden, inaugurated on June 25, 2011, features an annual exhibition of outdoor works by over 20 artists. This year, the garden featured work by Shayne Dark, Anne O'Callaghan, Rick Lapointe, Camie Geary Martin, Mark Clark and many others. The works are exhibited against a backdrop of 35,000 perennials, and meandering paths lead to the meditation garden, the rose garden and the pond. A call for new outdoor sculptures is now underway in preparation for the 2012 summer season.
The Gallery hosts many musical performances throughout the year and has been praised for its excellent acoustics. This year it was chosen for the final performance by SuperNova, Canada's premier chamber music string quartet, during the Prince Edward County Music Festival.
The Gallery begins the 2012 season on January 21st with a dynamic group exhibition, featuring work by many of the gallery artists. Arabella Magazine's new book on Art, Architecture and Design will be launched at the same time. At the reception, January 21st, 6-8pm the first limited Sculpture Garden Series wine will be released by Huff Estates – a Sauvignon Blanc. Shayne Dark's Tanglewood is featured on the label. Many of the artists will be present, and we hope you can join us to help us celebrate this new season.