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Unveiling of The Ripple Project by artist Julia White

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251 9th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1N8

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Great Art for Great Lakes unveils community art project, THE RIPPLE PROJECT by Sculptor JULIA WHITE at THE ROXY THEATRE on October 27th.


Draw water, make waves, paint ripples.

Great Art for Great Lakes invites art and great lakes enthusiasts to the unveiling of THE RIPPLE PROJECT—Water Columns composed of a collection of water drawings from the community synthesized into one flowing design of laser-cut steel sculpturesFriday, October 27th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm at The Roxy Theatre!


We are thrilled to announce that Mayor Ian Boddy and MPP Bill Walker will be in attendance to share their own personal connection to Lake Huron with the Owen Sound community.


THE RIPPLE PROJECT, the winning Great Art for Great Lakes submission for Owen Sound, celebrates the magnificence of Lake Huron and the community living within the basin.


"It has truly been an inspiring experience working with my community on The Ripple Project. I am so appreciative of this opportunity to listen, gather and weave together diverse voices and perspectives about what water and our Great Lake Huron means to us. I am having a lot of fun in this process of working with all of the wonderful 'water doodles' that people have contributed for this project. It is my desire that our collaborative installation of the Water Columns continue to be a source of inspiration, hope and vision for my community around all aspects of water and our Great Lake. It is such a treasure." - Julia White


THE RIPPLE PROJECT will be on permanent display at THE ROXY THEATRE upon it’s unveiling for the public to enjoy.


ABOUT JULIA WHITE, SCULPTOR

As a sculptor, I combine the raw beauty of nature with a curiosity to explore new possibilities within the sculptural language I have carved out during my career. Since receiving my BFA from Queen’s University in 1995, I have been steadily developing a unique creative process that is uninhibited yet deliberately refined. I create dreamlike sculptural landscapes with my enigmatic abstract forms.Julia was the recipient of the Robert G. Kemp Award in 2015 given by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts for her project Water Shadows. Recent shows include ‘Wild Threads’ a two-person outdoor installation at the Glenerin Inn, commissioned by the Art Gallery of Mississauga, ‘the Red and the Black’ at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in Oakville, ON as part of the World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fibre Art, the Toronto Outdoor Art Show, the Interior Design Show (Prototype) in Toronto and a two-person show at the Durham Public Art Gallery with Steven White called Roots Entwined. Three of my light sculptures have been featured prominently for episodes in the tv series, ‘the Strain’, by director Guillermo del Toro. Forest of Light Columns installations in various configurations were widely shown in the summer of 2013; they were featured at the Electric Eclectics Festival, in Meaford, ON, showcasing avant-garde music and contemporary visual and sound artists, in particular. Light Columns were onstage with Canadian bands STARS and Hannah Georgeas at the Mudtown Music Festival in Owen Sound and also a vibrant outdoor installation in a glade of trees flanking the stage at the Canadian Spirit Festival (and band ‘Tribe Called Red’), presented by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. In 2007, I created Threads Of Peace, a multi-media textile sculpture that served as a score for a performance I directed with 17 musicians at Convergence, the Deep Listening Institute’s ‘Sonic Gesture of Peace’ in Hudson, New York. I now reside in a round house in the country near Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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