Father and son artists host new exhibit
Jaan and Tristan Teng and friends have work on display starting Sunday
The opening reception for Jaan Teng, Tristan Teng and Friends show takes place Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, 420 O’Connell Rd. with refreshments and artists present. The show features paintings and three-dimensional art by the Tengs (father and son) along with works by Anne Lepp, Carolyn Anstee, Jodie Hames, JoAnne Connell-Northey, Lorraine Staples.
Jaan Teng has been creating art since he was a child. He paints landscapes and floral images in acrylics, as well as doing sculpture in cement and welded iron. Over the last few years he has been creating more three-dimensional art.
Teng says that his motivation for creat- ing art is “To express my thanks for the beauty of my ephemeral existence as versus the nothingness of eternity.”
His advice for budding artists is to “Look and look some more until you see.”
Teng was born in Estonia and went to school in England and the University of Toronto. His son, Tristan Teng, is graduate of OCAD University and also U. of T.
The show runs until Nov. 25 at the gallery, open Wednesdays to Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call 705-741-2817, visit www.kawarthaartists.org, or like them on Facebook.
Bill Buxton, Microsoft lead researcher, renowned innovator, and outdoor adventurer, will be speaking at the Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd. as the 2018 Jack Matthews Fellow on Tuesday at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with Trent University and Lakefield College School, the evening will admission by donation.
An advocate for innovation and design as well as an avid canoeist, Buxton will explore the these interests in his presentation, Watap Holds More Than Canoes Together: An Ongoing Journey of Connection, Conversation and Creative Design. Throughout his early days as a musician, along with a ground-breaking career that includes 29 patents and countless accolades, canoes have been a passion for him and a source of inspiration for his designs. He will tell the story of his 2010 canoe trip to northern Saskatchewan along with conversations, connections and discoveries he made while travelling by birch bark canoe.
St. James Players presents Shrek the Musical, based on the animated film, for all ages at Showplace Performance Centre until November 17. Music is by Jeanine Tesori, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Nate Axcell and Drew Mills, starring Rowan Lamoureaux as Shrek, Lindsay Barr as Donkey, and Elizabeth Moody as Princess Fiona.
Tickets are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors and students, and $23 for children under 13. Available at Showplace Box office, at 705-742-7469 or www.showplace.org.
Grace United Bake Sale
The annual Christmas Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. at Grace United Church, 581 Howden St., all proceeds going to the church. The event will feature the famous Cookie Walk, squares, loaves, pies, tarts, bread, candy, Christmas cake, and other sweet and savoury treats. For more information, please phone 705-742-5846.
Fleming Open House
Fleming College will host its Fall Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at its campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg, as well as at the Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy (EOETA) in Norwood.
For more information or to register, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/openhouse. Register online for a faster check-in and to be eligible for Fleming prizes.
Violas by Jaan Teng will be on display at the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio.