Born in, and named for Barryfield, Blunden is a part of Kingston’s history not only in legacy but in his longstanding contributions to the aesthetic of the town.
Some of the images are done in the day light, some worked out under electric light during the nights. My seven month old daughter Maria gives me such charmed smiles that I can ignore them only when she sleeps. Thus, I often work at night.
On clear mornings I could see for miles and miles; by mid-afternoon we were usually in the clouds. The crows would swoop down from the woods behind me and soar out over the valley below. I loved watching them from this vantage point.
Avi Jacob talks with Susan Oomen about her new exhibit ‘Interludes’ as the new work arrives at the gallery and is prepared for hanging.
There are 2 aspects to our business: the Idea Manufactory and the Open Gallery.Open Gallery – We are an established (8 years) commercial fine art gallery representing artists from across Canada. Approximately half of our artists are from the local region with the other half hailing from Change Islands, Newfoundland to Galiano Island, British Columbia. Mediums of artwork include: Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography and Graphics. Expect to find unusual and innovative techniques and materials.
Our gallery is warm and inviting with a fabulous view of historic market square and the lake where you can watch the passage of the Wolfe Island ferry boat from our windows. Come and enjoy Beautiful Art in a Delightful Circumstance.
Idea Manufactory – We are a broad based creative design studio servicing artists and arts organizations as well as the broader community. Our services include: Graphic design (print and digital – posters, flyers, invitations, catalogues and books), Spatial design (exhibit and set design), Creative Direction and Micro-publishing (books, promotional catalogues, broadsides). We take an innovative approach to our design work and execute all projects with excellence.
Our Space – We produce concerts and special events through out the year. Check our web site for upcoming events. We also rent our gallery space for book launches, cd release parties, intimate concerts and private events. Call or email us for details.
We are creators who believe firmly in the power of collaboration. Our studio is alive with the collective efforts of individual artists from many disciplines. Come on up and enjoy all that we offer today.