The Gananoque Arts Network at 157 King Street E is hosting a secondary portrait exhibition in conjunction with the Kingston Prize show currently on display daily in the Firehall Theatre.
The amateur exhibition is titled “Face to Face” and will be presenting a variety of different original artistic pieces in the mediums of painting, printmaking, clay, collage, mixed media and sculpture .
The Ganonoque Arts Network (GAN) put out an open call earlier this year for “entries and enthusiasts of portrait art from 10 to 110!” They describe the event as “a fun, community-oriented, open art fair!” The GAN is a non-profit organization, which aims to inspire and connect their community through the power of artistic expression.
Both “Face to Face” and the Kingston Prize portrait exhibitions were tasked to encompass the same guideline of portraiture. They contributing artists were asked to creatively render a specific person in portrait form based on a meeting, relationship, or encounter.
The “Face to Face” exhibition will hold an official opening on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1-4 p.m., however the gallery has been ‘on view’ to the public since Oct. 3 and will run until Nov. 16. The Gananoque Arts Network stated in their recent Facebook post that this event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend to support local amateur artists.