Abstract, paintings

Purple Beginnings

It’s a new year, and now is the time to boldly reinvent your surroundings!
For a fresh pop of purple to start your year, check out this recent trio fresh from my studio!

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Purple Lyric 1

Purple Lyric 1
18 x 18  Acrylic on Canvas  2018  $350.00


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Purple Lyric 2

Purple Lyric 2
18 x 18  Acrylic on Canvas  2018  $350.00


Purple Lyric 3 (small)
Purple Lyric 3 (smaller)

Purple Lyric 3 (smaller)
16 x 16  Acrylic on Canvas  2018  $300.00

 


Special Deal for all 3 “Purple Lyric” Paintings:
Purple Lyric 1 plus Purple Lyric 2 plus Purple Lyric 3 (smaller) = All 3 for $900.00
You save $100.00 when you purchase all 3!


 

Wishing Everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

 


 

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Paintings and More!, Yellow

Fresh From the Easel!!!

Releasing Long-held Grievances
Into The Blinding Light of Love

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Releasing Grievances Into The Blinding Light Of Love by Amy Ferrari

Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48     2018
$1900.00

This is a recently finished painting that I worked on for almost six months.  So to have it finally finished is indeed a celebration!  Much of that six months was taken up by my relocation efforts moving my home from Waterloo to Hamilton.  But whenever I could steal a paint day, I’d find new ideas to try with the painting…

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The thing I really love about doing abstract paintings is that the reference image, or, starting point, for the piece need not dictate the final piece in any way.  Which means I can fall down the rabbit hole with the painting for as long as it takes me.  This piece took me for quite a journey far far away from the source material which consisted of a few random drips of paint forming four figures.  The source material drips had inspired me because it hatched the thought of trying to create a piece that was about bringing out the dark grievances in life into the light of understanding and love.  It seemed like an important idea to chase, and chase it I did!  While the imagery evolved drastically, the concept of dissolving grievances with understanding remained a constant.  

The images of the four figures, though radically transformed, also remain somewhat intact.  Everybody has unspoken grievances, and usually it’s because it can be difficult to talk about the things that can lead to disagreements.  The grievances are stored in the dark vessels along the bottom of the picture.  The left-most figure happens to be the figure getting the most attention, and the grievances that are being aired mostly come from her.  This figure is deemed by me to be a ‘she’; her focus is her immediate neighbour, who I deem to be her partner. The two figures on the right are relatives and also serve as support for the couple.  As she is finally able to communicate her grievances, the darkness she had held inside dissipates into the yellow light as the understanding from her loved ones becomes evident.  The grievances are dissolved into smaller effervescent particle globs that are surrounded by the yellow light of love that bubble upwards and eventually dissipate into the yellow light of understanding.

While the exact issue that formed the grievances is not terribly important to the piece, I invite viewers to come up with their own ideas about that.  My only suggestion is that she may happen to be reaching the later stages of her childbearing years…   As well, the ultimate result of airing her grievances is not exactly important to the piece, and again, I invite the viewers to envision the ultimate resolution. I suggest that important point of resolving her grievances is that she was heard, appreciated, and loved by the most important  figures in her life.

While the painting is essentially about love and understanding, I am hoping that it is a visual treat with humour, warmth, and harmonious spirit with a presence of positivity.

I wish you all a very merry holiday season full of light and understanding and mostly, full of love.  🙂


 

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Relocation

Relocation Update!

Apologies for my lack of updates….. it’s been a very busy time for me outside of my usual realm of posting about art and art shows and such!

As many of you may already know…. I am relocating my home from K-W to Hamilton! Marco’s job in Burlington has meant a lengthy commute for the past 6 months, and we’re looking forward to drastically improving that commute!

I’m going to miss everyone in K-W and truly appreciate the welcome and kindness everyone in the art community has extended to me over the past 11 years!

I want to extend an extra round to thanks to the folks at The Art District Gallery. I will miss my amazingly talented ADG peeps (past and present!) most of all!  As well, many thanks to the folks at Button Factory Arts; The City of Waterloo; Homer Watson House and Gallery; The City of Kitchener; Art$Pay; the participants of the past “Ferrari 500” shows, The Artists at Globe Studios; and the dedicated art lovers and collectors of the region. You all make the region and K-W a great place to be an artist!  I have indeed been fortunate to be part of such a great tribe of artists and art supporters!   Thank-you!!!

I only hope that I will find a new community half as welcoming in Hamilton. Having said that, Hamilton is not so far that I won’t be able to visit and also potentially participate on some shows!

The big moving day happens in mid-September – just a week away, and, gosh it will be such a relief to finally get settled in our new place…… and then to finally get back to the business of painting!!!

 


Here’s a couple pics of our new digs:

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It’s a cute little house in a neighborhood of cute little houses!

 

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Check out the sunroom at out new place!  Can’t wait to do some paintings in this space!  Mostly, I think the cat is going to love spend time here slumbering and spying on the squirrels and birds!

 


 

Woo Hoo!

 

Classes, Homer Watson House & Gallery

Color Workshop at Homer Watson!!

18149 Making the Most of Colour!

Register Online / Supply List

Over the course of a fast-paced and fun 3-hour session, we’ll get into the basics of colour harmony and colour usage, with simple exercises along the way, and plenty of time for questions! The lecture is great for beginning and intermediate level artists; for more experienced artists wanting a review; and for anyone simply fascinated by how and why we select our colours!

Adult Program with Amy Ferrari

Thursday, August 9, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 pm…$35/$40

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Fresh Air Fresh Art: The Art!

It’s an outdoor tent show in Ariss!   It’s going to be a wonderful weekend out in the fresh air of the country with plenty of art and wine!

The artists in show include:

Alana Farrel (Found Art) • Nancy Farrel (Painter/Sculptor)
Me!  Amy Ferrari (Painter) • Christine Goucher (Painter)
Marlene Kawalez (Sculptor) • Frances Kirk (Painter)
Clive Lewis (PrintMaker) • Jane Longo (Painter)
James Nye (Painter) • Amy Roger (Painter)
Pamela Rojas (Visual Artist) • Graeme Sheffield (Artisan Blacksmith)

These are the paintings that I’ll be displaying this coming weekend.  Hope you all can come out to see the show!  Hope to see you there!!!

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Fertile Farm Fantasia

Fertile Farm Fantasia
30 x 24  Acrylic on Canvas
$950.00

 

Zen Sky
Zen Sky

Zen Sky
36 x 24  Acrylic on Canvas
$895.00

 

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Next to Godliness

Next to Godliness
60 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$1420.00

 

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Grow House Groove On

Grow House Groove On
36 x 12  Acrylic on Panel
$320.00

 

Dusky Yielding FilaTree
Dusky Yielding FilaTree

Dusky Yielding FilaTree
20 x 24  Acrylic on Canvas
$650.00

 

Hidden Beyound the Green
Hidden Beyond the Green

Hidden Beyond the Green
30 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$1150.00

 

Post Pourdown Puddle Party
Post Pourdown Puddle Party

Post Pourdown Puddle Party
10 x 10  Acrylic on Canvas
$95.00

 

Raging Sky Po-e-treeprnt
Raging Sky Po-e-Tree

Raging Sky Po-e-Tree
24 x 48  Acrylic on  Canvas
$1150.00

 

Talking the Talk
Talking the Talk

Talking the Talk
30 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$750.00

 

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday

Lazy Hazy Saunter Sunday
16 x 20  Acrylic on Canvas
$350.00

 

Here’s More Info About the Show…


Woo Hoo!

art exhibition

Featuring…. Midnight Liaison!

I’m so excited to announce that “Midnight Liaison” is going to be featured at the Ferrari 500 on Friday, May 25!

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Midnight Liaison

Is it my latest painting????

Although is so swirly and beautiful, it most certainly could be a painting…

But it’s not a painting!

It’s another glorious cocktail concocted by Terry at MoonDance Whiskey!

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I can’t wait to try it!!

The Ferrari 500 is a pop-up art show and sale on May 25, from 5 to 9pm at Catalyst 137!

See you there!


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A Sneak Peek at the Ferrari 500!

Here are some of the original art pieces I’ll be offering for sale at the upcoming Ferrari 500!  The ‘500’ means no piece of art is priced over $500.00!  The prices of many of the pieces I am presenting here are well over 50% off their usual price! WooHoo!!!

Catalyst 137 (137 Glasgow in Kitchener)
Friday, May 25  2018
The show starts at 5:00 and runs until 9:00pm.
Get there early to make sure you get the piece you want!!!


Original Art for Sale!

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PondeRose

PondeRose
30 x 40  Acrylic on Canvas
$500.00

 

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Spirit Tree Dawning

Spirit Tree Dawning
20 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
$500.00

 

Double Door Power Play
Double Door Power Play

Double Door Power Play
40 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$500.00

 

Available
Pursuit of the Pink Preservationists

Pursuit of the Pink Preservationists
30 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

Available
A Farewell to Diet Coke

A Farewell to Diet Coke
36 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

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Flatlander Fabric Flow

Flatlander Fabric Flow
20 x 16  Acrylic on Canvas
$250.00

 

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Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond
20 x 16  Acrylic on Canvas
$275.00

 

Pathways to Peaceful Positivity
Pathways to Peaceful Possibilities

Pathways to Peaceful Possibilities
30 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas
$450.00

 

Available
Grow House Groove On

Grow House Groove On
36 x 12  Acrylic on Panel
$400.00

 

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Cy-Pressing a Wave

Cy-Pressing a Wave
24 x 36  Acrylic on Canvas
$400.00

 

Happosition Harmony
Happosition Harmony

Happosition Harmony
30 x 40  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 


And Some Smaller Original Works!

 

Happy Huddle
Happy Huddle

Happy Huddle
8 x 10  Acrylic on Panel
$125.00

 

Casting A Net
Casting a Net

Casting a Net
5 x 5  Acrylic on Cavas
Sold!

Ferrari Fugitive 1 Acrylic on Canvas 5 x 5 $75 2018 R
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Fugitive I
5 x 5  Acrylic on Canvas
$35.00

Ferrari Fugitive 2 Acrylic on Canvas 5 x 5 $75 2018 R
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Fugitive II
5 x 5  Acrylic on Canvas
$35.00

 

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Ordinary Specimen

Ordinary Specimen
8 x 8  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

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Yellow Channel

Yellow Channel
8 x 8  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

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Roswellian Relic

Roswellian Relic
8 x 8  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

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Yellow Channel

Yellow Hopper
8 x 8  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

Whispering Wanda
Whispering Wanda

Whispering Wanda
12 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

Gaston Gusher
Gaston Gusher

Gaston Gusher
12 x 12  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

Ace Kid Mark
Ace Kid Mark

Ace Kid Mark
12 x 12  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 

Smelly Nellie
Smelly Nellie

Smelly Nellie
12 x 12  Acrylic on Canvas
Sold!

 


 

As usual, I’ll have have some of my archival prints and drawings on hand, so there are many options for growing your collection of Amy Ferrari Art!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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Paintings and More!

The Ferrari 500 is at Catalyst 137!!

It’s coming up before you know it – Friday, May 25th at Catalyst 137!
You won’t want to miss it!!

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Catalyst 137  (137 Glasgow, Kitchener)

I am delighted and honoured to present the 33 artists who will be participating in the upcoming Ferrari 500! Such a diverse and talented group!!!

Cathy Amos
Michele Braniff
Dominique Cinq-Mars Delay
Jennifer Depencier
Barb Di Renzo Moore
Carolyn Dix
Diana Erb
Cathy Farwell
Amy Ferrari
Anne Filiatrault
Frances Gregory
Jennifer Gough
Faith Hieblinger
Maria Holland
Greg Kirch
Annette Kraft van Ermel
Desiree Lichty
Christina MacLellan
Shaun McFee
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Roslyn Ramsay
Steven Restagno
Pamela Rojas-Perez
Jax Rula
John Rula
Liz Skelton
Logan Soeder
Maca Suazo
Elvan Konedrali Suzer
Terry Torra
Sheila Trinkaus
Ralf Wall
Trevor Waurechen


Why Go to the Ferrari 500???

The Ferrari 500 aims to help support our local visual artists by providing a lucrative opportunity specifically designed to promote sales of original art along with original art-related merchandise.

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Open Barn by Cathy Amos

The $500 price cap is meant to inspire buyers! Many people are intimidated by the prospect of buying art; and knowing that every single item in the show is priced at $500 or under, allows our art lovers to wander through our displays, knowing any single piece that they fall in love with is within the realm of relative affordability!

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Peculiar Breeze 3 by Annette Kraft van Ermel

This also gives our artists a chance to explore their possibilities for presenting work at lower price points. This could mean our artists are offering smaller works, experimental works, reproductions of works, or even some older works that are in need of forever homes where they can bee seen and loved, rather than stored away. You just never know what wonders you will find!

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Inti. (Spirit of the Sun) by Liz Skelton

Many art events restrict artists from selling their own reproductions of their original works, insisting on showing and selling only the original hand crafted items. While the Ferrari 500 deeply appreciates this focus on original handcrafted art, we also wish to provide a rare opportunity for artists to expand the income producing potential of each work of original art by allowing artists to sell reproductions and original art-imprinted merchandise. Which means even more affordable options for our art lovers.

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Splitting Ground by Trevor Waurechen

And fall in love with art they will!! We have a roster of 33 professional artists oozing with creativity, offering refreshing, colourful perspectives expressed through their original art. Our art lovers will have a chance to engage with the artists to unlock even more insights into the art being presented.

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Necklace by Barb Di Renzo

And to further inspire our art lovers to become art collectors, each artist has agreed to donate 10% of their night’s sales to an amazing organization, House of Friendship, who supports Waterloo Region’s low-income residents by offering assistance and support (Addiction Services, Community Services, Housing Services).

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Morning Splendour by Anne Filiatrault

Just for showing up to our event, our art lovers will be given door prize tickets… a chance to win a valuable piece of artist-donated art or art-related item … for free!! The door prizes will be announced at 6:30, 7:30, and lastly, at 8:30. The lucky winners need to be present to win!

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Door Prize Donation by Amy Ferrari

Lastly, in addition to a table full of enticing nibbles, you will have access to our lively cash bar, featuring selected beers, wines, and an original moonshine concoction provided by Moondance Whiskey

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Midnight Liaison by MoonDance Whiskey

For this rendition of the Ferrari 500, MoonDance Whiskey is providing a stunning custom cocktail  entitled “Midnight Liaison”.  It’s so pretty, I might even base a painting on this beautiful drink! Can’t wait to try it!

See you there!!!

 

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Art District Gallery, Cambridge Centre for the Arts

Spring! For Art!!

It’s so wonderful that Spring has finally come to the Region of Waterloo!!  As you’re clearing away the last vestiges of nasty frozen weather, and are contemplating your celebrations of the warmer weather, I strongly suggest celebrating with art!

As Mother Nature is taking care of transforming our exterior environments…. Our local artists (Myself Included!) are providing offerings that can help refresh your interior environments with amazing beauty and colour and wonderfulness!!!

It all starts this coming weekend…………….


There are 2 events on Friday evening (April 27), and I happy to say my tree paintings will be part of both!

My solo show, Expressions of TreeQuility, opens in Cambridge!

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I’ll be attending the ‘Expressions of TreeCentricity’… Hope to see you there!!!


 

Button Factory Arts is presenting their stellar fundraising event, OOTLA!  (Friday, April 27) This promises to be an amazing evening of entertainment and art!  I have donated one of my very special tree paintings, UmBrOaken Silence (40 x 30)  to be auctioned off… with the minimum bid set at only $400.00!

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UmBrOaken Silence

Sadly, I won’t be able to attend this event….it’s going to be amazing!


 

There are also 2 events happening on Friday, May 4!

The Art District Gallery (185 King St. E., in Kitchener) is presenting their May show’s opening reception on May 4 from 5 to 9pm.

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Oh…that’s right….I’ll have two of my tree paintings in this show!!!

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Pre-Flight Pavilion Party
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About to Sprout

I’ll be attending… Hope to see you there!!!


 

As well, Art$Pay is presenting their Rock, Paper, Scissors Show on both Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in Cambridge!

Opening Reception – Friday May 4 from 5 – 9 pm
Show Continues – Saturday May 5 from 11 – 4 pm
Teardown – Saturday May 5 after 4 pm & includes sold-art pickup

VENUE LOCATION
40 Main Street, Galt – Cambridge

In time for Mother’s and Father’s Day! A special juried show & sale of ArtsPay members’ original artwork which include paper, metal, rock, stone, cement, fiber, glass, clay and any combination of those medium!
Exhibition juried by Chérie Fawcett, Independent Artist and Curator.

I won’t be attending this event, but from my own personal experience, ArtsPay events are always fantastic productions!!!!


 

There’s an especially  wonderful open studio event and sale at Globe Studios on Friday, May 11!

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I won’t be a participating artist, but I hope to make it out to see this amazing explosion of art!


And lastly…. but not leastly…..  on Friday, May 25, there’s my own pop-up art show….The Ferrari 500…….. Affordable Excellence!

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I’m so excited about this event – Hope to see you there!!!


 

For a more comprehensive listing of the visual arts events that are going on in the Waterloo Region this Spring, please check out the Art$Pay website calendar!!  WooHoo!!!!

 


 

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art exhibition, Cambridge Centre for the Arts

And More Trees!!!

I’m so excited to announce that my forest of tree paintings has grown some legs, and is travelling to Cambridge!  So if you missed seeing the debut of my tree paintings: “Tree-Centricity” at Homer Watson House & Gallery, you’ll be able to see a second exhibition, “Expressions of TreeQuility”, at Cambridge Centre for the Arts!

“Expressions of TreeQuility” runs from April 27 to June 1, and the opening reception is Friday, April 27 from 7 to 9pm.

To make the “Expressions of TreeQuility” show as unique as possible, I’m adding three new, never seen paintings, fresh from the studio!

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Hope to see you there!

Cambridge Centre for the Arts
60 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON
Phone: (519)740-4681

 


 

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Classes, Homer Watson House & Gallery

Colour Boot Camp!

1853 Colour Boot Camp!   At Homer Watson House & Gallery
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm…$57/$63

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Are you ready to become a colour mixing master?
Are you ready to conquer your colour qualms?

This six-hour intensive workshop will challenge you to adopt a no-fear atttitude towards colour… which will be backed up with a working colour knowledge that will open up your creative colour possibilities!

We’ll get into the basics of colour theory, colour mixing, and colour harmony, with eye-opening demonstrations and exercises along the way, and plenty of time for questions!  This hands-on workshop is great for beginning and intermediate level artists; for more experienced artists wanting a review; and for anyone simply wanting to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for colour.

In addition to a comprehensive presentation and demonstrations, there will also be plenty of exercises to drive the points home.  Of course, there would be breaks for lunch and for refreshments along the way.

 

Color Class

Color Boot Camp! SUPPLY LIST
A Set of Acrylic Paints (Watercolorus are OK too, but not preferred)
Required Colours: White, Yellow, Magenta,
Red, Phthalo Blue (either shade),
Black.   Additional Colors are welcome too!
Small Sized Brushes (#0, #1, or #2)
Protective Clothing (Acrylics won’t wash out of clothing!)
A good night’s sleep…..   😉

 




I love what I do so much,
It’s hard to not want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of fun and nurturing guidance



Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808

 

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