The Thames Art Gallery will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions with a public reception on Friday, May 18, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Julia Vandepolder: Truth in Beauty, curated by Irene MacCreadie, features the artist’s vibrant oil paintings inspired by her immediate surroundings and environment in Caledon, Ontario. We will also showcase the best in contemporary handcrafted clay and glass in Fireworks, the sixteenth traveling exhibition organized by FUSION: the Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Selected by jurors, Sandra Alfoldy and Ione Thorkelsson, these diverse works stand as a testament to the vitality, originality and inventiveness of today’s practicing crafts community.
Complimentary refreshments and music will also be served for your enjoyment. Please come and bring friends and family. All are welcome! Gallery hours are: Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thames Art Gallery is located at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North.