A se­lec­tion artists from across our great coun­try

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A re­cent in­ductee to the Royal Cana­dian Academy of Arts, Shayne Dark is an On­tario-based con­tem­po­rary artist who has ex­hib­ited widely both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. He has won nu­mer­ous grants and awards, and has com­pleted sev­eral ma­jor pub­lic art projects. His work is found in both pri­vate and pub­lic col­lec­tions. His sculp­tural installations raise ques­tions about our sen­sory and per­cep­tive ex­pe­ri­ence of our en­vi­ron­ment, just as they are in­spired by it. Stim­u­lat­ing a vis­ceral re­ac­tion in the viewer, Dark’s cre­ations of­ten pro­voke ten­sions be­tween the cul­tural and nat­u­ral worlds, be­tween in­dus­trial and or­ganic ma­te­ri­als, then be­tween no­tions of fix­ity and move­ment, space and tem­po­ral­ity.

Hamil­ton, On­tario based artist Ron Eady was born in Toronto into a long line of crafts­men, his fa­ther a pi­ano cab­i­net maker, and his grand­fa­ther a de­signer of stained glass win­dows for churches. His medium of choice is wood for his sculp­ture pieces, of­ten uti­liz­ing 100 year old beams. He likes that beams have had a pre­vi­ous his­tory and works within the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the wood to cre­ate unique pieces. The works are then painted us­ing acrylics, spray paint or en­caus­tics.

Eady main­tains stu­dios in Hamil­ton and in the vil­lage of Rosseau, Muskoka. He has been ex­hib­ited in­ter­na­tion­ally and his paint­ings and sculp­tures are held in col­lec­tions in the USA, Canada, Ja­pan and China.

Dean is a clas­si­cally trained, mul­ti­me­dia artist. He, along with his wife and part­ner Christina, has been op­er­at­ing D’Arts for three decades. Widely known for their ex­cep­tional mu­rals and unique sculp­tures, they en­joy the artis­tic chal­lenge of mak­ing ev­ery project better than the last.

Lauzé stud­ied Fine Art, Print­mak­ing and De­sign at UFV and was pri­vately men­tored by renowned artists. Christina is multi-tal­ented with de­grees in busi­ness, sci­ence, math and ed­u­ca­tion. She pro­vides her artistry through cre­ative de­sign, paint­ing and sculp­ture, and she man­ages the busi­ness with a keen eye for qual­ity con­trol.

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