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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner and I write from time to time on Colder by The Lake. I am an accredited facilitator for Amherst Writers & Artists, which runs not-for-profit writing workshops.

D.H. Monet – Cottage Country

Donald Harrington Monet’s practice focuses on landscape, photo-collage and found object paintings on wood. This exhibition is a collection of quintessential summer moments, a meditation on the sky and land in the Killaloe area, east of Ottawa. These cabins, cottages, camps – or whatever name is given where […]

Michel Dumont -Mukwa Dodem 

Thunder Bay based Michel Dumont self-identifies as a queer, Métis, Two-Spirit, disabled artist and trauma survivor whose lateset exhibition (Mukwa Dodem) means “I am Bear Clan.”  The exhibition focuses on a range of animal mosaics produced from 2017-2022, a series Dumont describes as “an exploration of the clan […]

Franklin Carmichael – Peaceful Farm

An integral member of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) primarily worked in watercolors but this lush work – called Farm, Haliburton, 1940 – was done in the deep textures and colors of the oils he came to use. ⁠Ian Dejardin, executive director of the McMichael Canadian […]

From the Canoe – Encaustic

The Victoria Day weekend (on now) is when Canadians traditionally bring out canoes and resume their love affair with a craft that is an essential part of the country’s history. The entrancing view from the water was the impetus for Josy Britton’s Paddle and Portage exhibition at Roberts […]

Sandra Miegs – Sublime Rage

 Award winning Canadian artist Sandra Meigs takes inspiration from the wilds of Ontario for her latest solo exhibition, Sublime Rage, on at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection through Nov. 19. During the pandemic, Meigs retreated to the woods of Algonquin Park and Lake Calabogie where she created a […]