Works by artists influenced by water, skies and fields at Wiarton library
In July the Friends of the Wiarton library are delighted to welcome Tjalling Buwe Halbertsma, of Collingwood, who is displaying some of his wide range of photographs – from portraits, through sports, to creative imagery. We are also enchanted to welcome Louise Jarvis again. She is exhibiting examples of her exquisite jewellery in the library cabinet.
Tjalling was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he spent most of his youth among the endless green fields and wide skies of the province Friesland. With his wife and two sons, he lived and worked for 14 years on a Caribbean island. Then in the winter of 2015, the family moved to Canada and made a complete change of life. In this new adventure in a new country, he took up the camera. This gave him a burst of inspiration and he finally gave in to the artist in him, allowing him to tell his stories through this fascinating form of art. Since he is passionate about so many things, he is working in multiple subject areas. At his website www.tjallingphotography. com this love affair with people, different characters, athletes, colours, nature and what he encounters on his personal journey can be seen through his photos. Tjalling has also put great amount of effort in education of technical skills and equipment, but his main focus is art: the creative process through photography.
To arrange an appointment to see more of his work email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 441-3924.
Louise Jarvis was brought up in Southern Ontario, has an Honours BA in English/Fine Art from Guelph University and a B.Ed. from Ontario College of Education in 1972. But it all really began for her in 1977 with an evening course at Mohawk College in Hamilton, and the rear wheel of a 10-speed bicycle.
There was no electricity in the Bentinck County farmhouse where she lived with her husband, so her brother-in-law combined a bicycle wheel with a series of pulleys so she could pedal and polish jewellery. Her designs and techniques have evolved over the last 40 years but she’s always been affected by sky and water and natural beauty. After working and teaching jewellery classes in Ontario for 20 years, she moved out to Hornby Island in BC and the effect of those elements on her work intensified.
“In 2008, I had a solo exhibition at Harbinger Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario. I called that body of work For Love of Water,” Jarvis said.
“The theme evolved from a Dharma class (Buddhist teaching) that I was taking, where I became even more deeply aware of the interconnectedness of all things. The next day, I was picturing my favourite image of light on water as I worked and lovely ideas emerged. All the pieces in that show reflected the beauty and emotion of water.”
Living on Hornby Island for 10 years certainly deepened her love of water, and now, back in Ontario, she lives beside the Sydenham River on the south side of Owen Sound. Her list of honours for her jewellery is impressive – see her website www.louiseojarvis.com. Jarvis can be reached at (519) 3718227 or (519) 270-9660 (cell) or by email at email@example.com