Elora Centre for the Arts launches virtual online gallery

ELORA – The Elora Centre for the Arts (ECA) is excited to announce the official opening of a virtual online gallery shop.

This is a great way to search and locate original Canadian art from the comfort of your own home. View each piece in-situation to get a sense of size and how it could look within your own space.

The online gallery is currently featuring the work of artists Rachel Albano, Sherry Czekus, Jennifer Elliotson, Callie Gray, Vera Kisseleva, Barry McCarthy, Carolyn Sharp and Laurie Skantzos.

Additional artists will be added throughout the spring, organizers say.

To view the virtual gallery visit eloracentreforthearts.ca.


The ECA is also launching Epiphany, an exhibit by artist Yangyang Pan, although with the recent emergency restrictions, the launch has been postponed till May.

This solo exhibition is a fusion of cultural reflections on the Canadian landscape.

Coming from away, Pan unpacks her paint box to interpret the Canadian landscape from a different perspective.

With a bird’s eye view of the new, yet old earth around her, she challenges the Canadian Shield and honours the St. Lawrence Lowlands.  It is an immigrant immersion.

Her paintings, with their exuberance and wild colours, develop and evolve as an intuitive reaction to her beautiful surroundings.

The resulting work is an interplay of memories and her present, bringing together the ethereal and the physicality of the land around her, but also reflecting her inner emotional landscape.

“Pan’s paintings pulse with life, and reveal a marriage of cultural connections and energy flow of the senses, creating a fusion of eastern and western traditions,” organizers say.

The exhibition pushes the relationship between form and colour to create a visual sensation of energy, emotion and reality: epiphany.

Gallery Hours will be Thursdays to Saturdays from  10am to 4pm and Sundays from noon to 4pm.

Supportive Arts program is back, sort of

The ECA has also resumed its Supportive Arts Program for young adults with disabilities.

This program, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Grow Grant, continues to adapt to COVID restrictions as necessary.

Currently participants can attend to “in person” workshops at the Live and Learn Centre in Guelph.

“Each week we explore a new theme for our art project and mindfulness session, lead by Arts Educators Judy Anderson and Eileen MacArthur, and Mindfulness Coach Stephanie Lines-Toohill.

For more information on our weekly Supportive Arts sessions please visit eloracentreforthearts.ca.