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TWO EXHIBITIONS opening at Sivarulrasa Gallery

TWO EXHIBITIONS opening at Sivarulrasa Gallery

DEBORAH ARNOLD: TOUCHSTONE, AN INVITATION, May 31 – July 5, 2024
SHERRY PARK: PORTRAITS, May 31 – July 5, 2024
Combined Vernissage/Artists Reception: Sunday June 2, 2pm-4pm.

DEBORAH ARNOLD: TOUCHSTONE, AN INVITATION will run in Galleries I and II. Deborah Arnold has been
sculpting stone in Almonte, Ontario for over three decades. “Built into its presence, each kind of stone
embodies ancient narratives about its formation”, she says. “Touching these stones, working with them,
grounds me and brings me closer to their narratives.” The artist’s reference to touchstone in the title of
the exhibition is multifaceted – inviting audiences to experience her works through the sense of touch;
recalling the historical use of schist or jasper to evaluate and identify precious alloys; and referencing
our contemporary understanding of a touchstone as a standard by which something is judged or
recognized.
A member of the Sculptors Society of Canada, Deborah Arnold’s work has been exhibited in solo and
group shows in Ottawa, Almonte, Oshawa, and Toronto. In 2001, she completed a public art commission
entitled The Power of Three, now installed in Almonte. In 2010, the National Cemetery of Canada
acquired her work Inner Egg. In 2022, Canada’s Official Residences Crown Collection acquired her work
Purple Fire, now installed at Rideau Hall. In 2023, her sculpture Lanark Sky was installed on the Alameda
in Almonte. She has also completed several private commissions in Canada and the United States.
SHERRY PARK: PORTRAITS will run in Gallery III. The exhibition features figurative works by artist Sherry
Park. “When I paint a portrait I want to get to know the person first, which helps with the final piece”,
she says. “I paint people that I am familiar with or whom I met briefly. It helps to understand the
person.” Painting in a naturalistic style, Sherry Park’s portraits offer a glimpse into her subjects’ lives.
The artist creates evocative compositions, playing with light and bringing her characters to life against
vibrant backdrops.
Born in South Korea, Sherry Park’s studio is based in Alton, Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario
College of Art and Design (OCAD), majoring in Fine Art, and spent her fourth year in an off-campus
program in Florence, Italy. Her works have been shown in exhibitions in Canada and internationally. She
is the winner of several awards, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and the Mary
Pratt Crystal Award from the Society of Canadian Artists.
Join us for the Artists Reception on Sunday June 2, 2pm-4pm! Artists Deborah Arnold and Sherry Park
will be in attendance.

For more information and available works, visit our Exhibitions page:
http://sivarulrasa.com/exhibitions/
SIVARULRASA GALLERY
34 Mill St, Almonte ON
info@sivarulrasa.com
sivarulrasa.com
613-256-8033

 

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