Burgh arts scene is buzzing – new edinburgh news – june 2009
New Edinburgh News | By Catherine Murphy | June 2009
7th Annual Garden Exhibit by Burgh artist Gordon Harrison at his John Street studio (June 5-7).
For the seventh year, Canadian Landscape artist Gordon Harrison will open his New Edinburgh studio to residents of the Burgh and Ottawa region. A new wrinkle on tradition this year is that the studio (81 John Street), built in 1894 as a gardener’s cottage, will also be part of Doors Open Ottawa that same weekend.
Original Burgh laneway paintings
Gordon has painted over 40 new paintings for this occasion to entice local art lovers and collectors to the Burgh. The works include recent New Edinburgh laneways, breathtaking tulip paintings like has never painted before as well as the ever-popular majestic birch stands. Also included is a sneak preview of some of his Muskoka landscapes – a series of which will be featured at the artist’s annual November show at the Gordon Harrison Canadian Landscape Gallery – as well as a new book to be released by the established Ottawa photographer John McQuarrie.
The artist along with partner and Gallerist Phil Émond continue the tradition of inviting their clients and visitors to enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and wine in a relaxed but sumptuous garden setting. Ottawa’s country and folk diva Pat Moore, accompanied by Pat McLaughlin will create the musical back drop for this Burgh exhibit.
Please join Gordon and Phil at the artist’s studio located at 81 John Street in New Edinburgh. The event takes place on Friday evening, June 5 from 5 to 9 pm, Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7 from 11 am to 5 pm.