January Blooms hopes to chase winter blues

Artists Maria Pezzano, Guelph, and Marilyn Koop, of Elora, offer an antidote to the winter blues with January  Blooms, an exhi­bition of flower paintings.
The artists are known for an exuberant use of colour, and they are showing together for the first time at Guelph’s Whitestone Gallery.
Run by a group of 25 or so artists called The Peoples Art Collective, the gallery is a new­comer to the Guelph art scene. Koop and Pezzano’s show opens on January 17, from 7 to 9pm, to Jan. 27.