SUDBURY, On – Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – Hermina Hubert and Joyce Latham have teamed up to bring Hard Rock & Soft Chalk to Artists on Elgin for the month of October. This exciting exhibit features pastels, photography and sculpture. The public is invited to meet the artists during their reception on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Joyce's abstract stone sculptures involve the process of removing material with hand tools from soft stone. She describes it as, "Physically laborious, a dusty and dirty adventure which eventually leads to creating curvaceous, organic forms and negative spaces, resulting in emotional reactions from which you see and can feel".

Hermina describes her creative process as, "An application of layers of velvety soft chalk. Shape, value and colour evolve into vibrant painting, reflecting both the landscape of Northern Ontario and the exotic locals I have visited. When the work speaks to me, I know I am done. The emotions are conveyed, through the pastels, from artist to viewer."

The artists describe their joint show, "The result of our efforts is a morphosis of earthy minerals into visual beauty, ensnaring the senses of sight and touch. Simple shapes and textures come alive through the processes of carving and smoothing, layering and blending...hands busy at a labour of love".

Hard Rock & Soft Chalk will be on display during the month of October. Artists on Elgin invites the public to meet the artists during their reception on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.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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