The Gallery @ The Guild in Charlottetown will present two new art exhibitions in March. At Play by Alyse Mercey and David D’Aubin: A Retrospective.
Alyse Mercey only began painting in 2018 and just one year later when she moved from Ontario to PEI, she took up a regular art practice. Mercey says her paintings are a way to capture ordinary, everyday life and emphasize the little things. Her studio process leverages play to address this theme and satisfy her curiosity.
The exhibition At Play celebrates ideas brought to fruition through a variety of techniques and mediums that have helped Mercey develop her skill and style without any formal training. At Play will be on view from March 3–14.
David D’Aubin: A Retrospective featuring artwork by the late David D’Aubin will be on display at The Gallery @ The Guild from March 17 to April 4, with an opening reception from 7–9 pm on March 24.
D’Aubin began painting and drawing more seriously after he retired from teaching in Nova Scotia. He and his wife Jeanette moved to PEI in 1998. D’Aubin was a long-time member of the Seniors College where he created a wide variety of work using bold colours and multimedia. D’Aubin also made large drawings with charcoal and enjoyed woodworking as a hobby—he made small wooden containers inspired by the patterns in the wood.
The Gallery @ the Guild is located at 111 Queen St in Charlottetown.