Heritage Mississauga offers free exhibit space for community artists and heritage organizations in the Debbie Hatch Discovery Centre Gallery at The Grange.
Admission is free, and exhibits are open to the public, Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, and until 7:30 pm on select Tuesdays.
For more information on our exhibit space, or on our current or upcoming exhibits, please contact Matthew Wilkinson, Heritage Mississauga’s Historian at 905-828-8411 ext. 29.
Please note that our Discovery Centre Gallery is booked several years in advance.
February 18 to April 3, 2020
Opening reception: Tuesday February 18, 2020 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Hosted at The Grange
(1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga)
Please note: exhibit will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during March Break from March 16th to March 19th, 2020.
Michelina Williamson is a visual artist who began her art practice as an experimental filmmaker. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art’s New Media program in 1991 and exhibited work in Toronto, Montreal and Germany. In 2010, she obtained a BFA from OCAD University and the next year took up painting.
Michelina describes the beautiful landscape, stories and memories as the inspiration for the painting series:
“The Impressions of Ireland series gives you the opportunity to experience the personality of a country through its landscape. A trip of a lifetime to Ireland with three of my lifelong friends is the inspiration behind this series of paintings. These paintings emerged through the use of my sketches, photographs and memories of that trip. The colour palette elicits feelings of calm, joy, strength and beauty. Texture is used to display movement and substance. Every painting in this series has a story behind it, which I share in the exhibit. You are invited to experience those stories and to discover your own.”
Emotion is at the essence of Michelina’s paintings. It is the foundation, the core from which her art emerges, develops and manifests into a physical form. Her painting process is a delicate balance between conscious decisions about colour and composition and the intuitive application of paint and texture. Drawing inspiration from nature, she strives to convey an emotional connection to her work. Each painting has a story, and she invites you to experience the story that speaks to you.