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Two Perspectives (Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2012)

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As fall approaches the weather turns cooler and nature’s colours shift, reminding us to reflect on autumn’s beauty.

The Collingwood Public Library’s September art exhibit brings focus to varying perspectives of nature providing both a realistic and a whimsical viewpoint of the beauty that surrounds us.

The show, titled The World of Nature – Two Perspectives, features photographer Harold K. Whyte and painter Kai-Liis McInnes. The artists’ distinct styles intertwine with an emphasis on landscapes and wildlife. The pieces depict a striking contrast between the realism of photography and the whimsical potential of watercolour.

McInnes’ paintings range from the nearly realistic to the colorful and whimsical. She paints in watercolour, often combining other media such as acrylic inks, pencils or techniques such as print making and stenciling.
“My inspiration comes from recent travels to the Yukon, Maritimes, Peru, Africa and Mongolia, and my childhood Scotland – and, of course, the animals on my farm. These paintings present a colourful and unique way to see animals. I paint what animals might do, where they might be,” says McInnes.

Whyte’s photographs reveal his love for nature which he captures in dramatic and meaningful ways. With a career in photography spanning over five decades, Whyte appreciates the advancements of today’s technology by using digital technology to subtly enhance the beauty of landscapes, flowers and wildlife.

“My wish, using photography, is to help the viewer become part of the spirit of the scene, with the correct use of light setting the final mood. My eye and camera become one to capture the essence of the moment, which in nature can be extremely fleeting,” says Whyte.
The World of Nature – Two Perspectives runs from Tuesday, September 4, 2012 to Sunday, September 30, 2012. The show’s opening reception takes place on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the FreeSchools World Literacy Community Room.

The Collingwood Public Library is committed to guiding our community in the pursuit of information, the wonder of lifelong learning, and the enrichment of social and cultural experiences. At the heart of the community, the Collingwood Public Library is an inclusive environment seeking universal accessibility.

For more information, please contact:
Christine Palka
Coordinator, Public Relations
Collingwood Public Library
705-445-1571 ext. 6241 


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