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The Gallery at The Guild in Charlottetown will present two new art exhibitions this November. Making Your Mark, a group exhibit, will be on view to November 22, with Metamorphosis by Elaine and Jennie on view November 25 to December 5.

this town is small’s Making Your Mark, a group exhibit by local artists curated by Monica Lacey, will feature work from Sandi Hartling, Will Baker, Deborah Montgomery, Niyi Adeogun and Daniel Macdougall. This exhibit will showcase a group of Island artists working in various materials, from pencil to digital, exploring expression and observation through the coordination of hand, eye and imagination. Making Your Mark opens October 29, and will be on view to November 21.

Metamorphosis will open November 25. Mother and daughter Elaine and Jennie find themselves at seasons in their lives where they are undergoing a metamorphosis. They are experiencing different periods of grief and self-discovery but are meeting in a place where they are seeing their lives transform into something new and at times, unexpected.

Jennie’s watercolour art represents a period of loss, but also personal growth and transformation as a woman. Her artwork reflects her interpretation of this inner process, where she takes inspiration from nature and the human body. Jennie is a mostly self-taught, emerging artist. As a trained librarian and English major, connecting her art to the words and stories that are meaningful to her is an important part of her artistic expression. She often uses art to understand and express experiences when words are not enough.

Elaine has rediscovered what brings her joy, experiencing a transformation of self. Elaine’s art is primarily in wool with silk and represents her personal transformation with abstract and realistic artistic styles. Elaine has had an interest and passion for artistic activities for as long as she can remember.

Metamorphosis will be on view to December 5.

The Gallery at The Guild is located at 111 Queen Street in Charlottetown.

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