Our art gang, St. Catharines’ Niagara Artists Centre (NAC), recently opened a store with artist studios in the rear and upstairs. After Christine and I toured the new space, we remarked that a sandwich board would help visibility along busy St. Paul St.
So NAC asked me to paint a sandwich board! It is a big sign, 40″ tall and featuring a leaping arrow. It has been designed with a space to put posters under a plexiglass cover. It also features a “Cash from Culture” logo I designed.
The sign will debut this Saturday, December 15, at 433 St. Paul Street, part of BOHO $T CA$HRINES, a day long studio crawl and sale (more info: www.nac.org).
Last month, fellow artist and friend Melanie MacDonald and I exhibited some large paintings in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at the Niagara Artists Centre.
The recently renovated exhibition space was treat to show at, with crisp white walls and a new lighting set up.
The paintings paired up nicely together, with lots of interplay between themes and colour palette. It also was the first time I’ve shown all three of my “1970s” paintings in one space.
Here are photos of the show (click to view large):
Rob Elliott & Melanie MacDonald
28 April – May 16 2017
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St.Paul Street
Mike Thompson of Emond Publishing asked me to create a new round of cartoons for David Doorey’s Law of Work textbook series. David has a good sense of humour, and I always enjoy refining his ideas into finished artwork.
Working on cartoons about workplace strife also makes me glad to be working here in the studio!