Grand opening Dec. 6 at 111 Dunlop St. E.
Setting up shop at Gallery 111, a new collective in Barrie. Current core artists include painters Peter Miehm, Claudia Mandler McKnight, Lois Green and Jill Price, sculptors Roy Hickling and Gavy Swan, fibre artists Liz Eakins and Janet Donaghey, and goldsmiths Sarah Uffelmann and DoriAnne Ross. Painting, in back, by Miehm. (Submitted)
Gallery 111, which is located at 111 Dunlop St. E., in Barrie, is a new gallery collective opening just in time to coincide with holiday shopping.
Inspired by the Mad and Noisy Gallery, in Creemore, Gallery 111 will operate as a collective, presenting a wide variety of contemporary work from core artists.
Currently looking for four more core members to join the creative force, the gallery will also feature professional artists from outside of the collective to draw attention to the amazing artistic talent both within and outside of Simcoe County.
Moving into the space formerly occupied by My Paris Apartment Antiques, the space will feature a selection of two and three dimensional work, ranging from expressive landscapes to whimsical creatures.
But that doesn’t mean the antiques will be gone: My Paris Apartment is a core member of the collective and a selection of antique furniture will be featured in the space to assist in staging the art.
Current core artists include painters Peter Miehm, Claudia Mandler McKnight, Lois Green and Jill Price, sculptors Roy Hickling and Gavy Swan, fibre artists Liz Eakins and Janet Donaghey, and goldsmiths Sarah Uffelmann and DoriAnne Ross.
“I am looking forward to working with these amazing artists to create a dynamic exhibition space,” said in-studio artist Price, whose studio space at the back of the gallery will allow her to staff the gallery while she paints.
“Getting an inside scoop on the space’s sublease only two weeks ago, it is amazing how quickly everyone has rallied together to take full advantage of an amazing opportunity,” Price added. “I owe a great deal of thanks to Peter and Monica Vida from My Paris Apartment Antiques, as well as to Gary Owen of Gary Owen Fine Art and Framing for encouraging me to move up onto Dunlop with a group of artists.
“It is my hope that we will be able to work with other galleries in the area to infuse the streets of downtown Barrie with visual culture, increasing appreciation and patronage for art along the way.”
Gallery 111 will host a grand opening on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, call Price at 705-229-5211, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.