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Art. Inspiration. Education.

Current Show and Gift Shop

The Williams Mill Gallery and Gift Shop is a unique place for beautiful, one-of-a-kind Canadian Art and Craft, and gifts you'll feel proud to give.  In addition to monthly art shows, you can browse and buy a wide selection of jewellery, pottery, fibre, glass, wood, jewellery, sculpture and seasonal wearable art.  

"Seeking"
New Work by Mary Karavos and Laurie Skantzos
March 29-April 16, 2017

Paper artist Mary Karavos and painter Laurie Skantzos share their latest work, which is driven by exploration, discovery and surprise.  Spring's invitation has made its mark on their canvas and bright, light energy radiates from each work.  Unique in their work is the ability to present traditional techniques in a fresh and modern style that commands attention and appreciation in all who view their work.

"What you seek is seeking you" Rumi
 

Mary Karavos
Coral Depths, Paper Collage
Laurie Skantzos
There All Along, Oil on Panel (detail)
   

Mary Karavos was born in Toronto Ontario, Mary’s formal art training took place at the Ontario College of Art. In her graduating year Mary was selected to study fine art in Florence Italy.  Life in Florence and the beautiful mosaics greatlyinfluenced her individual style and technique. She has spent years developing her process. Only the finest Japanese and Nepalese papers are patiently layered piece

by piece, layer upon layer to create her original paper art. She truly" paints with paper". Mary actively exhibits and sells her work in select galleries and juried exhibitions

locally and internationally.

 

Artist Statement

A visual and emotional journey captivates me as I layer hand torn papers purposefully on canvas. The inspiration is intuitive and surfaces from the memories of my surroundings and my travels. It is an expression of my life-long love of color, music and nature. The results are a rich interplay of texture and color achievable with the patient layering of only the finest Japanese, Thai and Nepalese papers for my palette. I am continuously exploring my love for paper and the creative process towards original works of art.


Laurie Skantzos's abstract and semi-abstract painting is largely inspired by the natural world and filtered through her inner landscape. She studied fine art at the University of Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She regularly participates in shows such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Toronto Artist Project, as well as International Affordable Art Fairs with Spence Gallery. Laurie’s award winning work is included in private and public collections across North America, Europe and Asia. She works from her home studio in Guelph Ontario.


Gifts and Craft

Williams Mill finds makers across Ontario and brings them to Glen Williams for you to enjoy the best one of a kind art, craft and gifts, all hand made in Canada.  Browse the gallery for pottery, jewellery, wood, fibre and glass objects whose makers live across our beautiful province.



      

Feathered Egg, Sterling Silver,                    Ceramics by Frans Rood
Andree Chenier

   

Wooden Chopping and Presenation Boards
by Wayne Muma
 

Functional Pottery by Monica Johnston

 

Sheba

Gabrielle Fischer

 

 

“ Sheba” is a monumental work of bronze sculpture mounted on the side of Williams Mill’s stone building.  Artist Gabrielle Fischer, assisted by two Williams Mill artists, made the cast as Sheba was attended to, fed and rested by her carers.  See the video here

 

This beautiful and monumental sculpture is available for sale.  Price on Application.

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Shopping in the Studios 

Meet artists in their studios and watch them at their easels and workbenches.  Ask questions, discuss commissions and have the opportunity to buy their latest work before it even leaves the studio.  

Studios Open Friday and Saturday 12noon-5pm
Other times by chance or appointment.
Studio Directory

Show your Work

Williams Mill Gallery presents an annual programme of art shows by high calibre artists from across Halton region and beyond.

Solo, joint or group show applications are welcome. Shows typically last for four weeks, include hanging and take down, marketing and an opportunity for a reception.

For and informal chat and rates, please call the contact the gallery administrator, gallery@williamsmill.com or call (905) 873 8203. For submissions, please supply show statement, brief biography and 3 digital images accompanied by title, medium, size and price. 




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