Artwork by Jill Price
Interesting find on the net today - Artist Jill Price traveled from Barrie to London and back snapping photos at 90 km/hour to document the landscapes that sustain us. A fly-over in 2009 of this fast-growing area quietly revealed to her that “farming, despite its hardships and controversies is still the fabric of our society.” Even with strong public support in southern Ontario behind curbing sprawl and planning better for growth, Barrie/Simcoe County (outside the Greenbelt) is the new epicentre for what critics call a relentless and uncoordinated drive to plunk large developments on greenfields and agricultural lands . Many residents and Ontarians wonder, will these rural lands last? If not, what does the future hold? Price’s artworks, a mash up of paint, fabric and digital imagery give us a glimpse into the future by exploring and communicating how urbanization is changing nature’s light, colours and spaces and how technology is changing how we acquire and work the landscape.Read more
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Mount Nemo is a precious part of Southern Ontario and part of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mount Nemo is the headwaters of at least 10 creek systems, significant wetlands and woodlands, and home to rare and endangered species...
Since 2005, PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land), a citizen volunteer group has been working to save the Mount Nemo plateau from being hollowed out by a huge below-water-table quarry proposal.
In 2009 the City of Burlington, Halton Conservation Authority, Region of Halton, and the Niagara Escarpment Commission all rejected the Nelson Aggregate/LaFarge quarry proposal. We continue to work passionately with all levels of government to make sure the Province of Ontario rejects this proposal and protects Mount Nemo for future generations.Read more
Silver Pines Elementary school students make supporting green initiatives look like a walk in the park…literally.
On December 14th at one o’clock in the afternoon, the lunch bell rang and the ‘big gym’ filled with happy, excited children. Excited because they were about to be recognized for all the hard work and creativity they had expressed over the last few months. By painting murals on the walls of their school and crafting a Greenbelt quilt, the students of Pine Hills created an artistic approach to getting the word out about the greatness of the Greenbelt.Read more
It helps us a lot (grade 2 student)
So they know all about where animals live (grade 2 student)
So they know who’s taking care of wildlife, green space, farms and water (grade 2 student)
That they protect the land and someone cares about us because we live in the enviroment and it would be hard to live and stay healthy without the Greenbelt. (grade 5 student)Read more
Until I had the opportunity to work on the Quilt of Possibilities project in celebration of the Ontario Greenbelt’s 5th Anniversary, I more or less considered myself a crafter. I like making things. My first passion was cross stitch. Now it’s knitting. I’ve tried quilting (I took a couple of classes), and beading is okay. Scrapbooking, not so much. I know how to sew and I own a sewing machine. (It doesn’t get much use). Which really just goes to say – I dabble.Read more
Contributions from over 50 artists have created the Quilt of Possibilities - a dynamic quilt that celebrates the Ontario Greenbelt's 5th Anniversary. Each square evokes a personal connection that each maker has with this important landscape.
The Quilt was unveiled to Members of Provincial Parliament at a reception hosted by the Honourable Steve Peters, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, on May 3rd. The Quilt is on display at Queen's Park until June 11th. Visitors to Queen's Park can view the Quilt on the fourth floor, where it will be hanging outside the public viewing gallery.
Highlights of the Quilt include a square made by recycling men's shirts into crop rows, and another that use the silk from Greenbelt-grown corn to make a corn maze. Materials and techniques used in the Quilt range from spinning and weaving, to needlework, beadin, screenprinting, and traditional quilting. The result is a tapestry that is as diverse as the Greenbelt itself.Read more
Artists Survey: The Greenbelt makes its final stop on its Greenbelt tour this week, landing in St. Catharines for an opening night celebration on Friday, March 19, 2010 from 7-10pm.Read more
This will be the final stop on the tour of this travelling art exhibit, so make sure you drop by and catch a glimpse of these incredible and provocative works of art!
Please join us for the opening of Artists Survey: The Greenbelt at Cultural Expressions Gallery in Ajax.
See below for details.Read more
Artists Survey: The Greenbelt, an exhibition celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Greenbelt that launched last month at Toronto's Gallery 1313 is going on tour to a number of galleries and locales throughout the Greenbelt.
First up - the Cultural Expressions Art Gallery in Ajax. The exhibit will be hosted from March 4-11 with an opening reception being held on March 5th from 6-9pm. The Cultural Expressions Art Gallery is located at 62 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village Ajax.Read more