Featured Artists

Current Featured Artists:

Interested in being a Featured Artist or in suggesting someone who should be? Let us know! A Featured Artist can be a person or an organization involved in any creative activity that's making waves in our communty. Contact artsandculture@collingwood.ca

 

Jason Booth

Jason has spent years crafting his unique skill of “photo art,” turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. He is a homegrown, self-taught photographer and artist and has spent almost 20 years capturing the life of Collingwood. An old soul, focusing on the heritage of Collingwood, his style of photography has two spins on it. One is a vibrant image, while the second might have a heritage spin to it. Jason’s ability to edit and give an image an “artful life” allows him to set his own sail. “What I am doing here is a passion,” he says. “Both preserving the past in a personal collection, archiving along with providing education of our past; all while photographing the current.”

Jason is currently exhibiting Terminal 64 in Council Chambers at Town Hall until March 2018. Terminal 64 focuses on the rich history behind the walls of one of the most mysterious buildings in the Southern Georgian Bay area. This photo art tour will take you from the basement to the highest part of the building, exposing all the mysteries within. In 2012, Jason Booth had the rare privilege of gaining access to the building to document the interior. The photographs show a structure that is still quite sound and ready to be revived into its next chapter. “This show showcases my photo art of the inside of the grain elevators after having been closed to the public eye since the early 1990s and will allow people to see inside from a different perspective.” www.jasonbooth.ca

 
 

 Cecilia Spihlmann

 
Cecilia was born in Peru, an extraordinary country, rich in culture, history, and cuisine, along with warm people, and stunning scenery full of color and textures to stir the artist’s spirit. In 2004, she moved from Lima, several years later settling in Collingwood, Ontario.
 
Having a background in graphic design, discovered early on that painting was her life passion, offering free expression and a means to search infinite creative ways to show the world her inner self. Her art shows a distinct attention to the basic components of design using line, color, depth, texture and nature symbolism to take you back to the most primitive form of human expression. Spihlmann’s Art shows a clear fusion of her Peruvian background with her Canadian living experience.
 
Cecelia is currently exhibiting Woods and Farms in the Press room gallery at 65 Simcoe Street. www.spihlmannart.com
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