One Month Until Opening of ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’!

We are really excited to count down the days to go until the festival begins!  In case you haven’t visited the website lately, we have a whole bunch of information available on the home page, and also on the exhibit page.   But we thought we’d put a lot of it in this blog post anyway!

First: here is the poster our sponsor Focal Designs designed for us.  Thank you Focal Designs!

SiWC Poster-print

If you click on the link above you’ll see the poster – these will be on display all over Richmond Hill and further afield.  We are hoping that some kind souls might choose to print one copy themselves and help us out with our advertising!

Second:  A map of where it is all happening can be found here.  The map includes the two exhibit locations:

  • Boynton House & Richmond Green
    1300 Elgin Mills Road East
    Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5
  • Burr House Gallery & Tea Room
    528 Carrville Rd,
    Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6E6

The ribbon cutting occurs at noon at Boynton House and Richmond Green on September 28.  We will have some music at 2:30, then awards and speeches at 3:00 pm.  The exhibition paintings at Boynton House will of course be available all afternoon until 5:00 pm, and many of the master painters will be attending.  Throughout the afternoon there will be opportunities for plein air painting.  Also, there will be representatives from Winsor & Newton, QoR Watercolours, Daniel Smith, DeSerres Art Store, Da Vinci paints and RockWell Art Supplies demonstrating products.

At 6:00 pm, the opening day will continue at Burr House where the rest of the exhibition paintings will be on display.  Tea and scones will be available, and you can observe the local spinners and weavers at work in this heritage building.  Our opening day will end at 8:00 pm.

You’ll find the locations of all the festivities happening during the Five Day Celebration Event (September 28-October 2), and the location of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, which is where the concert “Symphonic Watercolours” is being performed by the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra on October 27, to close the show, on the  MAP.

Third: here is most of the event information briefly summarized in one graphic suitable for sharing on social media.

Painting is ‘Inner Symphony’ by Ona Kingdon, CSPWC, NWS, TWSA, IWS Master – President of IWS Canada. (Subject is Jessica Kun, the artistic director of the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.)

Fourth: here is a summary of the information for the Five Days of Festivities:

Painting is ‘Colour of Music’ by Anne McCartney, CSPWC, AWS, TWSA – one of the jurors for ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’.

Fifth:  A more detailed outline of the Five Day Celebration Event is here.

Remember – you are invited, and so are your friends, and their friends… please tell them all about it.

Sixth:  We cannot thank our sponsors enough!

 

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