Saturday, July 18, 2015

Studios open - July 18 & 19

Join us this weekend in Portage du Fort, our three studios are all open. Also, the Stone School Gallery is open 11-4pm.
Look at the map in our previous post or just come and keep an eye out for the signs off Rue Mill.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Today - Sunday, July 5th

Today we will have many events happening again in Portage du Fort!

Café Thé Fundraiser
Yesterday was such a success that we will have tea in the garden again! Today, Sunday 11-15h at 29 Rue Mill. The event is to raise money for an orphanage in the town of Kimilili, Western Kenya. Join us for tea, coffee, snacks, or luncheon - cost is by donation only

Larry Evans will be performing live with his acoustic guitar along Rue Nancy from 12-14h

Open Studios
Our regular studios will be open, plus additional studios for this weekend. Walk around town, download our walking map here.
Stone Stable Studio - 16 Rue Nancy
Art Barn - 8 Craig Street (behind the house, also accessible via Rue Nancy)
Harbour Square Studio - 16 Rue Main
Catholic Church Hall - 23 Rue de L'Église (behind the Catholic Church)
29 Rue Mill

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This Weekend's Events! - July 4 & 5

Visit Portage du Fort this weekend for our special events

Café Thé Fundraiser
Saturday from 11-15h at 29 Rue Mill, join us for coffee & tea in the garden.

Additional artists!
This weekend, in addition to our three regular studio being open, there will also be many more artists and studios open, see below:

Stone Stable Studio - 16 Rue Nancy
Artists: Frances Shea - glasswork, Matina Evans - mixed media, Larry Evans - paintings, Sher Moscaliuk - ceramics, and Melissa Souliere - paper art

Art Barn - 8 Craig Street (behind the house, also accessible via Rue Nancy)
Artists: Geraldine Classen - paintings, Veronica Classen - sculpture & paintings

Harbour Square Studio - 16 Rue Main
Artist: Stephan Scrak - paintings, he also has a wonderful collection of mid-century modern collectables.

Catholic Church Hall - 23 Rue de L'Église (behind the Catholic Church)
A large exposition of local art
Bill Fleming will also be exhibiting his wood carvings

29 Rue Mill
Artists: Venetia Crawford - books & painting, Andy Nicoll - industrial art

Map of Portage du Fort

Portage du Fort is a small, historic village located on the Ottawa River just an hour outside of Ottawa. This village is a picturesque example of limestone architecture from the mid 1800s with several historic buildings.

In recent years it has also become notable for the arts with an influx of artists to the region and the Stone School Gallery, which exhibits artists on two floors and is open every weekend in the summer. The Pontiac School of the Arts also offers a variety of classes, visit the websites here.

Artistes de la Rivière currently has three studios exhibiting the work of nine distinct artists, we are open on weekends and are located within short walking distance of one another; the Stone Stable -16 Rue Nancy, the Art Barn - 8 Rue Craig, and Harbour Square - 16 Rue Main.

Download the walking map here or view google map here.

Andy Nicoll - Industrial Art

'Lukewarm Water   .   '3 Minute Hero'   .   'Spring Light'
Andy Nicoll is an industrial artist based in Bryson, and is one of the additional members who will be exhibiting this weekend (July 4th & 5th) in Portage du Fort. He will have his work on exhibit in the barn behind 29 Mill Street. Inspired by the rural Pontiac region, his work uses recycled items as a base, incorporating antiques and found objects to create unique and functional pieces. His work can also be seen on his website here.