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“Wild” exhibit at Artists on Elgin
Northern Ontario meets Art Nouveau and Art Deco

SUDBURY, ON – Sept 11 – Johanna Westby is an illustrator and graphic designer from Sudbury who teaches at the School of Art and Design at Cambrian College. Her art exhibit, “Wild,” depicts Northern Ontario with an illustrative style that utilizes vivid colours and influences from Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The show will have an opening reception October 5th from 5pm-8pm at Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin Street. 

‘Wild,’ is a selection of work that connect to each other through colour to express the familiarity of northern Ontario. Animals and landscapes are Westby’s main focus. Johanna Westby has exhibited work at different shows and galleries, and has written and illustrated two children’s books about conservation: “The Day I Went Fishing on Lake Wanapitei” and “Fire in the Forest.”

“Colours have this strange ability to create familiarity in the unfamiliar, movement in the static and visual excitement in the otherwise mundane. In my work, colour is the most important consideration, as it has the ability to breathe life into a piece,” says Westby.

Her exhibit at Artists on Elgin opens Oct 5th at 5pm and will run until Oct. 30th. Her opening reception is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: www.artistsonelgin.ca

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, where artists can exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. Artists on Elgin aims to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the artists and the community by addressing the business and marketing needs of the local art industry. Artists on Elgin is the ideal place to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us online at www.artistsonelgin.ca, or visit our Facebook Page. 
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