Formerly the Meaford Council Chambers and Town offices, the renovated galleries feature 16 ft. ceilings, original refinished hardwood floors, and new exhibitions every two months. 

IN THE GALLERIES:  Natural Connections Art Show featuring Darla Anderson, Bonnie Dorgelo and Michelle Fleming.  December 3 to January 29, 2023.

Opening Reception Saturday, December 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Open for free viewing Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless occupied for a private function or meeting. To avoid disappointment it is recommended to check ahead about availability by phoning 877-538-0463.

Meaford Hall welcomes applications to exhibit in our galleries.  Simply email meafordhallbookings@meaford.ca for the application form to be emailed to you.

Natural Connections Art Show
Natural Connections Art Show

Natural Connections Art show featuring 
Darla Anderson, Bonnie Doregelo and Michelle Fleming

Darla, Bonnie and Michelle have been living and painting in the Southern Georgian Bay Area for over 30 years. All three take their inspiration from the beauty of this land, internalizing their deep appreciation for the landscape and expressing it through the poetic use of colour, form and line.

Collaborating on this show highlights the joy and pleasure of their connection to nature and their long time friendship.

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Galleries are open for free public viewing at any time during business hours, however some private functions may result in the Galleries being closed.  Please contact Meaford Hall in advance to ensure hours at 877-538-0463.

Darla Anderson
Darla Anderson

Darla Anderson is an artist working and living in the Collingwood area.

Darla has a passion for nature, gardening, animals and the environment.  Much of her work is inspired by the world around her, walks in the woods, gardening and light.

"I want to tell a story in paint and ask myself, what story do I want to tell?  Painting is my voice. What does the image say to me? Painting is poetry.  With paint and images you can express emotion and tell the story as you can with words” 

For 20 years Darla had her own business as a paint finisher of many different kinds of decorative finishes on walls and furniture. Darla started to learn to paint on canvas by taking classes at the Haliburton School of Art many years ago, and The Bay School of Art with Michelle Fleming.  Eventually Darla starting teaching at The Bay School of Art. She has regularly attended workshops and has studied encaustic painting, oil and watercolour painting and abstract painting.   She has had many plein air painting excursions in Italy and France painting with her husband and painter John Anderson.

Bonnie Doreglo
Bonnie Dorgelo

Bonnie Dorgelo’s Earth Alive series is compassionately created through a colourful interplay of fluid acrylics, inks and oils to express the spiritual beauty that surrounds us.

Residing in beautiful Collingwood, Ontario Bonnie finds inspiration in scenic views of Georgian Bay, shorelines, an abundance of hiking trails as well as drawing from her experiences of extensive travel adventures around the world.

Michelle Fleming
Michelle Fleming

Michelle Fleming is an artist living in the Southern Georgian Bay area. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design and received a BFA from Guelph University. Her studies have included drawing, painting, printmaking, experimental art and art history.

In 2006, Michelle founded The Bay School of Art, offering a variety of art classes for all ages in both Collingwood and Clarksburg Ontario. Michelle recently retired from her position as Director of The Bay School of Art and full time teaching so she could devote more time to painting.

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