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Throughout the year the Douro-Dummer Public Library hosts Art Shows and Sales featuring the work of talented local artists.

Upcoming Art Shows:

Photographic Artist
Susan Lappin
September 13 to December 13, 2018 

Opening Celebration – Fri. Sept. 21, 7-pm.
Everyone welcome to come and meet the artist!

Since my retirement from the banking sector I have embraced my life-time passion for photography. My fascination for photography began in the late nineteen-fifties when my father introduced me to preserving the greatness of Toronto train yards from within his darkroom. Along with preserving these days and the legacy of his love for the huge engines of steel, I am also capturing my passions in nature and the uniqueness of things whose time is too quickly passing. I believe it is so very important for us to take a moment in time and appreciate everything around us.

When we look at something are we really seeing? Are we are using our whole being, our senses, our minds and our emotions? Can we let go of our past; go beyond the labels society puts on things; relax and stop, so that we can truly ‘see ‘.

The difference between looking and seeing is in how involved you are in the action. You look at a flower that has been named a tulip or a rose, but can you go beyond that and feel the colour, the softness, strength and/or gentleness. Don’t let life in the world around you go by without being involved in it. Stop and see!

susan lappin

Winter Artist Jan. 9 to March 22- Susan Sydney and Daniel Marlatt
Spring Artist Apr. 1 to June 29 – Roy Bowles – photographic artist

We welcome your suggestions for Artists’ shows/sales

For information phone 705652-8599 or
email library@dourodummer.on.ca


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Panoramic Picture of Art Gallery Space

Panoramic Picture of Art Gallery Space

Past Shows:

Photographic Artist
Nancy Towns
April 3 to April 29.

Nancy Towns spent half her life working in various parts of the Americas and Europe before recently returning to the place of her childhood, Douro Ontario to co-found Towns & Leahy Mercantile and Deli. From her time growing up in her family’s general store, P.G. Towns & Sons established in 1892 by her great grandfather, to collaborating with small scale producers and business owners during her travels as a guide and researcher for Toronto based cycle touring company Butterfield & Robinson. Her experience with food and small business both here and far has shown her a common thread – food connects people with people and people with place.

Opening Reception at the Library – Friday, April 13

Fabric Artist
Anne Garron
January 2nd to February 20th.

This is our first textile artist show and sale in the art gallery!  Over the years Anne has made many quilt tops using a
variety of patterns and techniques.  She has always viewed quilting as a hobby and believes anyone can be successful at it, given time and practice.  Be sure to drop into the library during regular library hours to view Anne’s very interesting fabric art.

Opening Celebration: January 19th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jenni Evans
Jenni and Ken Evans

Jenni and Ken Evans

Jenni Evans is an RN who has a passion to help others. However, because of her own health problems, she is unable to work now.  Her renewed passion for photography started because of her memory loss due to a stroke.  Always, she has had an eye for photography and is self-taught. Almost all the memories she has from the last 19 years are what she has in photographs.  This includes such events as her wedding, vacations, and her university education. Landscapes and nature are the subjects of the photos she is willing to share, and she takes pictures as often as she can.  Taking pictures is her way of making memories that will last.  Be sure to pop in to the library during regular hours to view Jenni’s photography show and sale!

Download a Poster of Jenni’s Show Details HERE

Photographic Works of Art by
Tom McKeiver
Show/Sale – Fri. Sept. 1 – Sat. Oct. 11
Opening Celebration – Fri. Sept. 8 at 7p.m.


Tom McKeiver

Tom McKeiver has worked in the field of agriculture for over 40 years and is currently working as a rentals associate at Merretts Home Hardware.

Importantly, he is a self taught photographer! Mainly, he photographs landscape and nature scenes that he finds along the countryside in Douro-Dummer, although he still finds plenty of time to photograph his three grandchildren. With great success, Tom has entered his photographs into contests at many Warsaw and Norwood fairs.

We feel so proud to feature Tom’s particularly sensitive and revealing photographic works of art in the Douro-Dummer Art Gallery during September and October this year. Be sure to come and meet this talented photographer at his Opening Celebration Friday, September 8, from 7 until 8 p.m.
Art Show and Sale


Visual Artist
Carolyn Anstee and Dorothy Conlin

Running from May 3, 2017 until June 30, 2017

With the Opening Celebration Friday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To help usher in the warmer spring, we are privileged to feature the visual works of Carolyn Anstee and Dorothy Conlin. For your study and enjoyment be sure to drop in to the Library to view this diverse collection of art in a variety of mediums.

May and June Art Show and Sale Poster (pdf -375kB)


Group Art Show and Sale Featuring the Return of the Countryside Art Group:
Cindy Allan, Mary Diane Collins, Norma MacEachern and Sue Sydney

March 1 to April 30, 2017
With the Opening Celebration Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

From March to the end of April, we are privileged to feature a group show with the Countyside Art Group comprises of: Cindy Allan, Mary Diane Collins, Norma MacEachern and Sue Sydney. For your study and enjoyment be sure to drop in to the Library to view the works of these four talented artists.

PDF of Event Poster


The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery,PDF of Poster (pdf – 215kB)
425 Douro Fourth Line Road,
Hamlet of Douro, Ontario