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Event Archive - Polished! 2.0: Michelle Winkel, Kate Carson

Fri. June 2nd 2017 - Thu. June 22nd 2017 @  Main Gallery, Community Arts Council, 656 Fort Street (All Ages)
11am to 7pm Wednesday through Sunday Show runs June 2-22, 2017.
Opening: Friday 2nd June 2017
Friday June 2, 2017 from 5 to 9pm at 656 Fort Street. Join us for wonderful art, wine and live music.
Venetian plaster artists Michelle Winkel and Kate Carson are back with a new body of work next week, as well as a hands-on workshop in response to repeated requests to learn how to work with this ancient medium.

“Last summer’s show at the Community Arts Council Gallery in the Cedar Hill Rec Centre was such a hit that we’ve moved to their main venue at 656 Fort Street,” explains Winkel. “This bigger space will allow us to offer daily demos and weekend workshops.”

Their new exhibit – Polished! 2.0 – opens this Friday June 2nd at 5pm and runs until June 22nd. It will be a wonderful showcase of the versatility of venetian plaster: made with marble dust and lime, venetian plaster dries rock hard and can be burnished to a marble-like sheen.

“It was the medium of choice in the days of Michaelangelo, but more recently has been relegated to the faux finishing section of the hardware store,” explains Carson. “We’re hoping to help spark a real revival!”

Full details about the art show schedule including live demos and weekend venetian plaster workshops at

Sneak peaks of the duo’s progress can be found on their POLISHED! 2.0 Facebook page.


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