Welcome to Gallery 33's website!

Welcome to Gallery 33's website!

Please enjoy this sample of artwork from each of our artists in Gallery 33.

Catharinus (Rene) Beerthuizen

Catharinus (Rene) Beerthuizen

“Onions,” image 8"x 10" in an enclosed frame, oil paints, $650

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Will be teaching a class in October.

Biography:

"Rene was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada at the age of five and lived most of his life in Kakabeka Falls in Northern Ontario. Rene now resides in Vernon, British Colombia, Canada and often visits his family in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Working mostly in graphite, he taught himself from art magazines and books until his mid-forties when he began using watercolours. Rene has studied watercolour under Peter Huminuk, Pauline Horricks and Greg Zelinski, and under their guidance his painting took a more meaningful direction and took his career to a higher level. His paintings reside in private and corporate collections in Canada, the Unites States, and Europe. He has taught beginner to advanced watercolour classes in Ontario and British Colombia. Rene still teaches watercolour in British Colombia today. Rene has recently started painting in oils, and is finding success in that medium as well. Painting in an impressionist style, he leaves realism to the camera. Changing times have a great influence over his present work and he hopes that others are able to reflect on their past and future through his."

Sirpa Bishop

Sirpa Bishop

“First Snow,” unframed acrylic on canvas, 16"x 20" $320.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: Cards.

Bio incoming. Acrylic artist.

Ruth Tye McKenzie

Ruth Tye McKenzie

“Harmonic Motion,” unframed acrylic on canvas, 24"x 24" $400.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: Ink drawings, printmaking, cards, and a solo wall of art. Acrylic, Printmaking, and Drawing.

Biography:

Thunder Bay artist Ruth Tye McKenzie has had a long and interesting art career. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, she was always interested in making art and attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto (4 year course in Advertising Art) 3 of those years on scholarship and graduated in 1952 receiving the Silver Medal for Advertising Art. Marriage and 3 children later, she embarked on developing her painting and printmaking skills through courses at the Dundas School of Art. After moving to Thunder Bay, along with doing art, she became a charter member of Artists North of Superior, joined the Lakehead Visual Arts, supported Definitely Superior Art Gallery, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and C.A.R.O. and continued to exhibit all over the region. For 15 years she oversaw a drawing group formed at Lakehead University for students and other artists to get practice in drawing nudes. She also exhibited in several out of town venues through the years and started the Painted Turtle Art Shop in 1984 specializing in selling fine art supplies. In 2003 she was fortunate to be offered a retrospective at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Since retiring and selling the Art Shop she continues to paint, exhibit, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Wendy Poschmann

Wendy Poschmann

“Dragonfly,” framed alcohol inks and marker, 18"x 19" $150.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Bio incoming. Watercolor, alcohol inks, and mixed media.

Ken Crawford

Ken Crawford

"Flowers and Window," watercolour, 16"x 20" framed, $225.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: cards, reproductions, matted/wrapped works. Watercolour artist.

Will be teaching a class in September.

Biography:

"I am a retired teacher living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. My interest in art began at an early age which led me to take art courses at high school and university. I continue to paint with fellow artists and friends and participate in courses and workshops given by local and visiting artists.

The focus of my art is primarily landscape painting. I have spent my life exploring the bush around Northwestern Ontario mostly hiking, canoeing and fishing. More recently, my travels have included more tropical destinations. The inspiration for my art is found in the rugged beauty of the northern bush and the infinite variety of scenery experienced through my travels.

I have worked in other artistic media but have recently focused primarily on watercolour as my medium of choice. Watercolour allows me to enjoy the creative process by mixing water, pigment and paper using a variety of techniques. Because of the spontaneous and unpredictable nature of watercolour, this is always an exciting journey. My goal is to express some of the natural essence of the chosen landscape whether a rugged northern lakeshore or a tropical sunset.

In the Spring of 2016, I started teaching a watercolour workshop at Gallery 33. It was well received and I will continue teaching this workshop on how to get started in watercolour painting. I am presently developing a Part 2 of this workshop for those who want to continue with their watercolour journey.

Samples of my paintings can be seen on my Facebook page 'Watercolour Paintings by Ken Crawford.' My work can be purchased at Gallery 33 at the corner of Balsam and River Streets and at Local Colour Art Gallery. For more information contact me by email at: kengcraw@hotmail.com."

Murielle Horsman

Murielle Horsman

“The Northern Look,” framed watercolour, 29.5"x 17.5" $300.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: Mixed Media, cards, reproductions, matted/wrapped works. Watercolour artist.

Biography:

Murielle is a watercolour artist residing in Thunder Bay. A lover of nature, she has spent most of her life in Northern Ontario.  Following her formal education at Confederation College and Lakehead University, Murielle discovered watercolour and decided to devote her energy to painting. Studying under world renowned watercolour artists in North America, she has created a passionate style that is both unique and exciting. Combining vibrant colour with a love of the natural world that surrounds her, Murielle produces spectacular results.

Her award winning work has been exhibited in galleries and is displayed in many residences and corporate offices.

“The spontaneity and movement of watercolour is like no other medium, allowing me incredible freedom. The glow of watercolour is so exhilarating, it makes a finished painting absolutely shine, and I’m always hoping this will evoke emotions in the viewer.”

-Murielle Horsman

 

 

Marilyn Morton

Marilyn Morton

"Snow in the Valley" Oil paint, framed 23"x 19" $200.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: Watercolours, cards, matted/wrapped works, miniature paintings. Oil and Watercolour painter.

Biography: 

"I was born and raised in Thunder Bay. My father was an oil painter, as was a great, great uncle in Norway, so I was raised surrounded by original art. I began painting in 1964 at night school classes. Some of my teachers were local artists Anne Stollie, Mariette Freeman and Florence Quachenbush. In my work I try to convey my love for the northern landscape. Rocks, water, and trees are my inspiration. I work in both oils, watercolour collage and basic watercolour paints. My one hope is that others can enjoy my work." -Marilyn L. Morton

Darryl Big George

Darryl Big George

"Bison" reproduction, matted/wrapped, 18"x 12" $60.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

This artist only has reproductions available at this time. Drawing artist.

Biography:

Darryl is an Ojibwa/Sioux from the Lac La Croix First Nation in southwestern Ontario. He was born in Kenora, Ontario in 1968; Darryl is a self-taught artist. He mainly prefers to draw with black India Ink and started to experiment with colour. During Darryl's younger years he would sketch and draw with a pencil while sitting in his grandparent's living room. He traveled with his grandparents to powwows and to several summer camps which inspired many of his works. He would create works depicting his emotions and experiences during his lifetime. Darryl had the opportunity to be taught new techniques by mentor artist Robert Kakakeesick from the United States; which encouraged him to continue his passion of art.

Artist statement:

"I feel the time is right for me to share my art with other people. I want to share my artwork onto the next generation so that they too can continue to draw."- Darryl Big George

Tracy Barry- The Nest Studio

Tracy Barry- The Nest Studio

"Northern Lights," acrylic on canvas unframed, 16"x 20" $300.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: matted/wrapped works, reproductions. Acrylic Painter.

Biography:

Canadian Artist, Tracy Barry is originally from Nicol Island, Ontario. She paints primarily in acrylics on canvas, using graphite & coloured pencil in her drawings. With a passion for art from an early age, she was influenced by her travels on a youth program called Katimavik. She gained experience sharing her love of art at Prince Albert Art Center, Ecole Duville, and Stanley Park Ecology Society.

Tracy's work is largely an experimentation of different mediums, tools and techniques and her art often portrays nature. 

Tracy’s artwork is currently displayed in Thunder Bay at Habana Art Gallery, Gallery 33, and Pictograph Art in Atikokan. Throughout the summer months, her artwork can be found at artisan & craft fairs in Thunder Bay and surrounding area. She has co-ordinated painting workshops with the Adult Learning Centre, Sister Margret Smith Center, Schrieber Public Library and Gallery 33. 

You will find that her paintings reflect the natural beauty that surrounds us. She projects an opportunistic viewpoint and displays the hidden beauty that is just waiting to be found.  From Nude-scapes to abstract emotions; she allows room for your imagination and personal reflections to create depth and meaning behind each piece.

-Tracy Barry; Artist Bio 2016 

Thom Kyryluk

Thom Kyryluk

"Blue Calm" photograph on canvas, unframed 42"x 17" $300.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: matted/wrapped photographs.

Biography:

"I grew up in Fort William, Ontario (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Canada, surrounded by natural beauty and didn't even know it. Music was my main obsession when I was younger, but I was always intrigued by photography: the catching of the moment in time and wondering what happened before, what happened after, but more importantly what happened during that infinite moment in time.

Does the photo reflect our memory or the does the memory reflect the photo?

I try to capture what I remember, what I have forgotten, what never was there and perhaps what will be there. Lofty ambitions, but what is life without a challenge?

I am self taught." -Thom Kyryluk

Charles Burke

Charles Burke

"Lake Superior Sunset" oil on canvas, unframed 12"x 24" $300.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: 2016 Art Calendars. Oil Painter.

Biography:

Charles Burke was raised in the presence and influence of David Milne, who lived “Just around the corner”, in Bancroft Ontario (Once voted the “Most talented town in Ontario”, due to the large number of artists and craftspeople per capita).

Unable to choose both music and art in high-school, he made the decision to study music and would later receive a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. Even as a high school teacher, he was still interested in a comprehensive arts approach and guided students through lessons relating music and art. His grade 13 students were able to draw relationships in style between an artist and a musician based on stylistic principles.

After putting the comprehensive arts programme in place, Charles decided to obtain a Masters degree in Performance from the University of Western Ontario. Here he met and was invited by world re-known clarinetist Yona Ettlinger, to study at Guild Hall in England. Living in Thunder Bay at the time, the untimely passing of Mr. Ettlinger ended this adventure and at this time he decided to shift his focus to visual art where he was encouraged by Joanne Silverman - the co co-ordinator of Artwork at Lakehead University - to become more serious about his art. Much time was spent in the spectacular landscape around Thunder Bay. Happiest when he was physically out in nature, he was, (and still is) empowered by nature while in his studio doing semi-abstract work. There have been many powerful, inspirational moments in his career including meeting Frank Carmichael’s daughter, by chance, one early morning on Cranberry Lake, where she directed him to the very rock Carmichael sat upon to sketch the famous, “Grace Lake” piece. To sketch from this exact place was very powerful indeed.

All the while Charles had continued studying music with clarinetist Aurahm Galper from the Toronto Symphony orchestra. As traveling expenses from Thunder Bay to Toronto began to climb, Charles made a move to Eastern Ontario, becoming involved in art shows in Cobourg, Lindsay and Cloyne and joining art clubs in Oshawa and Ajax. After winning the Mayor’s Award at the Lindsay Art Gallery competition, he was introduced to Pauline Bradshaw, an instructor in Traditional Realist art. Pauline was also a past graduate student of John Angel, who founded the School of Realist Art in the Junction in Toronto.

Charles studied classical drawing for the next five years until health issues forced him to move to Toronto after having open heart surgery. He continued to do shows in the GTA, and became a member of the Don Valley Art Club, the Artist’s Network of Riverdale, Ajax Creative Arts and became co-convenor for the Fine Arts Department at Sunnybrook Hospital. To this point his work had been influenced by the Group of Seven, but after several trips to study in Italy, he added the influence of baroque painters, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.

ln Oshawa, he did a presentation to The Oshawa Art Association on colour theory based on Quantum physics, relating harmonically, art colour and musical sound. This principle is a common thread making his work cohesive whether it’s a semi-abstract nature scene or pure abstraction with realist overtones. His study of music was essential in the development of this theory and contributed to his artistic development. He has looked mainly to the harmonic principles of musician J.S. Bach in an effort to combine the vibrant colours used by of the Group of Seven artists with the craftsmanship of traditional painting to mediate the two disciplines. The resultant “Harmonic Theory of Colour and Sound” is something he hopes to publish and to use to develop a methodology to teach children who experience perceptual difnculties. These two completed endeavours would be his legacy in return for the gifts of encouragement bestowed upon him over the years.

Recently his work has been accepted in Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft in Kingston and the Norman Felix Gallery in Toronto. Charles continues to live and work in Toronto.

His work is represented in the following galleries:
Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft - Kingston ON
Gallery 33 - Thunder Bay ON
Norman Felix Gallery - Toronto ON
Rose’s Art Gallery - Sault Saint Marie ON
Winnipeg Art Gallery - Winnipeg MB

Janice Andrews

Janice Andrews

"Earth Series #6" acrylic on canvas, unframed 40"x 30" $400.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate) Acrylic Artist.

Biography:

I have always been attracted to vibrant colour and its ability to affect us on many levels...the emotional, the spiritual and the physical. Painting is the medium I use to connect that triad from myself to the viewer. The vitality of the colours combined with intentional and intuitive brushstrokes create energy in the painting.

 

My paintings are based on landscapes... the impressions of what I’ve seen and experienced and remembered. They are not literal at all. I try to capture the essence of that fleeting moment of magical light and colourful forms as they filter through my mind and senses, emerging as a an emotional, spiritual and physical journey on canvas.

My new work is taking me on a journey to speak about the Earth, the oceans, the air - this blessed living planet we inhabit. I look to the physical and energetic upheaval and invasion of the Earth and am driven to express it in my painting. My process mirrors this upheaval - struggle, chaos and then resolution and renewal. It cannot be any other way. 

Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong

"Chucked Chucks" woodcut, framed 13"x 10.5" $60.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: handbound "whiskey" books, matted/wrapped works, cards.

Bio incoming. Printmaker.

Gabrielle Marohnic

Gabrielle Marohnic

Art cards with envelopes (some with postage): $4.00-$5.00

"Fields of Lavender" (thick) stone/gemstone bracelet $60.00

"Chakra Balance" single strand stone/gemstone bracelet $30.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate) Painter and Jeweler.

Biography:

Canadian artist, Gabrielle Marohnic, was born into a large family in Port
Elgin, New Brunswick, the 5th daughter of eight children. She is proud to
count the Flemming-Rutledges and the Knockwoods as part of
her Scottish & Mi'Kmaq heritage.

A long time desire to be a painter finally came to blossom about 20 years ago
when she married into a family of artists in Atikokan, Ontario. She figured
she better get busy being "artistic" if she wanted to fit in. And busy she got,
participating in many group and solo exhibitions throughout Ontario.  Her
watercolour paintings are bright, colourful and express her unique vision
of the way she sees the world. Her paintings hang in many
collections throughout Canada.

 She is a member of the Thunder Bay art group, "Northern Images"
and resides in Thunder Bay with her photographer
husband, Joseph Marohnic.

 

Northern Linx- Carol Milne

Northern Linx- Carol Milne

Wrap around bracelets (multiple colours): $60.00

Charm bracelet: $50.00

Bali Bauble Earrings: (multiple colours): $20.00

Dangle Earrings with pearl beads: $40.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: Necklaces.

Bio incoming: Jeweler.

Tine Schrijvers

Tine Schrijvers

Fused glass necklace:  $50.00

White clay ceramic necklace: $20.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Biography: Jeweler and multi-disciplinary artist.

I am a practicing artist living on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, just outside Thunder Bay, Ontario. I create Fine Art, Pottery and Jewellery. 
I have a Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Specialist Visual Arts. 
I have taught in the school system as a visual arts teacher for 30 years and currently work as an artist in the schools through CAHEP, Community Arts and Heritage Education Program In Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Kim Casey

Kim Casey

"Thunder Bay City's True Murder Investigations"- soft cover book $25.00

"The city of Thunder Bay has received a lot of negative attention lately, due to it's large number of homicides. Even more troubling is the fact that this isn't an isolated incident. There have been many years throughout Thunder Bay's troubled history, where there's been an excessive amount of senseless deaths at the hands of murderous people. This book, the first of it's kind, looks into the investigations that resulted in murder, manslaughter and infanticide charges from 1882-2014, in the area now known as Thunder Bay City."

Other titles available from this author:

"Breaking the Beyond"- soft cover book $20.00

"Remembrance of Truth: the Story Behind the Abuse"- soft cover book $20.00

Biography:

She was born and raised in Thunder Bay. Kim obtained her Social Service Worker Diploma from Confederation College. She went on to Lakehead University, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor Degree of Social Work. Kim spent several years working in the helping profession, a year of which was in Atikokan.

Her lifelong dream of becoming a writer, began in her late twenties. Over the last thirty years she has published her biography and two novels, as well as the popular book, Thunder Bay City’s True Murder Investigations. Kim is in the process of completing her fourth book, Thunder Bay District’s True Murder Investigations 1885 – 2016. She has also contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines.

To be closer to the wilderness, she and her partner Jon, moved to Nipigon in 2013.   

Horse & Dragon- Susan Grinstead and Joan Thomas

Horse & Dragon- Susan Grinstead and Joan Thomas

"Rosebush" children's book, $19.95

Children's Book

Also available from this artist: Cards.

Biography:

Horse and Dragon began as a creative endeavour in 2005. We are sisters. The horse and dragon are our Chinese Zodiacs. Joan is the horse and Susan is the dragon.

Stitchery pictures done in petite point or embroidery, digital art, paintings, photography and sewing crafts are also some of the items made.

The story is by Susan Grinstead. Illustrations are drawn in pencil crayon by Joan Thomas. 

This book is dedicated to the memory of Joan. She passed away before the book came to print. Her artistic talent is beautifully displayed in the pictures that grace this story.

Sophie Fogg

Sophie Fogg

"One Our Father"- soft cover book $20.00

"This intriguing story is written by the youngest girl in a family of ten children. inviting you to relive her adventure from childhood to adulthood. You will witness her faith as a seven-year-old in the power of 'One Our Father' that protected eleven people from being killed or wounded. Because of the sensitivity of this incredible story, the names, places and timelines were altered to protect family, friends and all those involved."

Other info:

Sophie Hajdu-Fogg is the author of One Our Father.

Hadju-Fogg says a tragic family incident when she was seven and living in LaVallee was the impetus for the book.

She says it took almost fifteen years to complete, and initially didn't want to release the story before receiving encouragement from others to do so.

 

 

Marianne Jones

Marianne Jones

"Here, on the Ground" poetry anthology, soft cover book- $15.00

"From Northwestern Ontario a collection of poems by an award-winning poet that explores themes of loss, faith, folk tales and longing for transcendence from the perspective of one whose feet are firmly rooted here on the ground."

Biography:

Marianne Jones' poems have appeared in numerous journals and won seven awards, including The Northwestern Ontario Writers' Workshop (NOWW) Writing Contest, the Writers' Digest Poetry Competition and the Canadian Authors' Association Northern Ontario Poetry Competition. Her work is shaped by the lakes, the trees, the highways and the frosted windshields of Northwestern Ontario. This is her second collection of poetry and her third book.

 

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Marc Mullo

Marc Mullo

"Poetic Potpourri" poetry, soft cover book, $10.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate) Author.

Biography:

"I was born on October 9th. 1973, right here in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Lakehead as it's known, the center of Canada geographically. I was raised here by my folks, Kal and Florence, and I have one younger brother, Eric. Besides writing, I also enjoy camping, volunteering and walking. I consider writing as a therapy for my disability, depression, which I've struggled with since high school. I've been writing part time for 10 years, my other interests as a writer include fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. It's my hope to become a freelancer. Patience is probably my strongest trait, and being indecisive would be my weakest trait as a middle aged man. My father's family emigrated to Canada from Scandinavia back in 1951, and my mother's family have an Italian and Ukrainian background, having lived in the east end of this community back in the day. My folks and brother also still reside here, my dad worked in the offices of Resolute Forest Products (as it's known today) for 31 years, my mom has worked as a nurse and housewife for almost 50 years, 10 years in nursing, and 40 years as a homemaker. May God Bless you all. Look for future titles by yours truly wherever you shop, thanks, by for now.

My writing journey has taken me rather far,

Albeit not full-time; this passion is even par, 

Regular submissions over these many years,

Complimenting those numerous hidden fears,  

Whatever the genre; I know the expectations,

Modest poetry has topped all harder decisions,

Underlying that everything won't get published,

Loving all the positives that others have dished,

Life's craziness hasn't caught up to me just yet,

Only this creative guy knows his talented outlet!"

-Marc Mullo

  "Autumn Daze" soft cover children's activity book- $10.00    "I remember how it felt to jump into a huge pile of leaves, the sound of giggles on the first day of school, the pride I felt as I chose the biggest pumpkin and the cool evenings and warm knitted sweaters.    These and other traditions are an important part of childhood, and the value of lasts far beyond the moment. The activities I have gathered for this book are meant to become part of your autumn traditions, teachable moments and fond memories."   Other titles available from this author:   "Spring Daze" -$10.00  "Summer Daze" -$10.00  "Snow Daze" -$10.00

"Autumn Daze" soft cover children's activity book- $10.00

"I remember how it felt to jump into a huge pile of leaves, the sound of giggles on the first day of school, the pride I felt as I chose the biggest pumpkin and the cool evenings and warm knitted sweaters.

These and other traditions are an important part of childhood, and the value of lasts far beyond the moment. The activities I have gathered for this book are meant to become part of your autumn traditions, teachable moments and fond memories."

Other titles available from this author: 

"Spring Daze" -$10.00

"Summer Daze" -$10.00

"Snow Daze" -$10.00

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Pat Kozyra

Pat Kozyra

"Tips and Tidbits: for Parents and Teachers" soft cover book- $25.00

"After fifty years of teaching, Pat Kozyra has now acted upon the many requests and encouraging suggestions from family, friends, and colleagues that she write a book about her many years in the teaching profession.

This seasoned professional has so many Tips and Tidbits to offer, so much to share. Pat has had an exemplary career and has taught in many areas including: primary grades, vocal music, art resource, gifted education (15 years), preschool coordinator, English as a Second Language, and courses in special education at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Her decision to write this book was made easy as she began her fiftieth year in the classroom. She felt the time was right to celebrate this milestone by sharing with parents and teachers important and useful information she has learned in her distinguished career."

Biography:

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Bob Spivak- Gourd Creations

Bob Spivak- Gourd Creations

"Dragon Vase" decorated gourd, 12" tall $40.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: gourd pitchers, oil lamp and decoration. 

Bio incoming. Sculptor and crafter.

Floyd's Glass- Stained Glass

Floyd's Glass- Stained Glass

"Penguin" stained glass plate with stand, 10"x 10" $120.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: stained glass birds and stained glass vase. 

Bio unavailable. Stained glass.

John Belanger- Decorative Boxes

John Belanger- Decorative Boxes

"Loon," birch bark and wood box, 4.5" tall, $60.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Several boxes of a similar style available.

Bio incoming. Sculptor and craftsman.

Elizabeth (Betty) Nash- Sybsis

Elizabeth (Betty) Nash- Sybsis

Handmade Beaded Bag $165.00, Dreamcatcher $45.00, Hand-beaded Bracelet $15.00, Wirewrapped Necklace $35.00. (Other sizes of products vary in price.)

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Also available from this artist: rings, keychains, headache remedy bags, refurbished leather bags, recycled glass window ornament, suncatcher, gift items. Mixed Media, artisan, jeweler.

Biography:

Elizabeth M. Nash is a status Indian born at St. Mary’s First Nation, Fredericton, New Brunswick and is still learning about her Wolastoqyik heritage.  Elizabeth has lived in Thunder Bay most of her adult life. While she is a student of the local Ojibwe art and culture, aside from the dream catchers and bead work, her work is not always in the “native” style. Celtic/Flemish Knots are inspired by others in her bloodline.

“I am an artist who happens to be Native rather than a Native artist.”* Benjamin Chee Chee. *

Elizabeth studied Native Art, history and culture at Confederation College and Women’s Studies/Psychology at Lakehead University. She is also disabled as defined under the act.  She has a neuromuscular disorder related to Parkinson’s.  The twisting, tremors and spasms that occurs in muscles can and often does change the direction of her work. 

SYBSIS, the name Elizabeth signs on her work is a variation of the Maliseet word 'sipsis' that means little bird or small bird, Grandmothers nickname for her.

Works produced so far include:

Acrylic and Watercolour paintings, Mosaic Garden Stones, Wind Chimes, Quilts, Bent Wire/Lead Crystal Sun Catchers. 

Jewelleryincluding:  Amethyst and Semi-Precious Jewels wrapped in Silver and Copper Wire, Hammered and Bent Wire Earrings, Rings, Loom Work, Feather Earrings etc.

Dream Catchers are made with Reclaimed Leather, Crystal and Hammered Copper knots.   Each Dream Catcher comes with a written cultural explanation for the purchaser.

Reclaimed Glass Art pieces are made from broken discarded glass. Glass broken in an act of violence or anger or carelessness is collected to find new life as a scene from nature. Hope is offered to the person who broke the glass and for the seer of its new purpose, Limited Availability.  Elizabeth also teaches classes in Woodland art, Jewellery Making and Dreamcatcher workshops.

All work is offered in the spirit of kindness and with deep humility for the gifts she has been given.  

 

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Ashlynn Dolph

Ashlynn Dolph

"Red Diamond" hand beaded earrings, $20.00

"Cotton Candy" hand beaded earrings, $25.00

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

Bio incoming. Jewelry and crafts.

Jane Kmill

Jane Kmill

"Recycled Jean Bag" $48.00

"Textured Silver Earrings," $30.00

"Formed Copper and Silver Bracelet" $60.00

"Embossed Copper Bangle" $24.00

"Copper Ring" $26.00

Also available from this artist: aprons, scarves and paintbrush holders. Jeweler and crafter.

Bio incoming.

All Wrapped Up Jewelry- Val Haigh

All Wrapped Up Jewelry- Val Haigh

"Turtle" stuffed animal, 15" long $55.00

Pairs of Earrings, multiple styles, $15.00 each

(Photographs may have bad lighting or reflections. Sizes are approximate)

All Hand made not Perfect Fun Wear, Jewelry and Stuffies!

Char's Art- Charlene Loponen

Char's Art- Charlene Loponen

Bracelets: $15.00

Necklaces: $25.00

Lip Balm: jar $5.00, tube $4.50 (cocoa, mint, coconut)

Tiger (muscle) Balm: small tin $6.00

Solid Perfume: $6.00 (woodsy blend, citrus, patchouli, vanilla bean)

Cocoa Lotion Bar: large $5.00

Also available from this artist: earrings, herb bundles and cards. Jeweler, crafter and multi-disciplinary artist.

Biography:

Charlene Loponen was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She graduated from York University's HBFA program 2001, and Lakehead University's MSW program in 2006. She has worked in various mediums over the years, but most recently has shifted her focus from painting and printmaking, to creating jewellery, glass mosaics, and most recently focusing on creating natural, organic, non-toxic personal care products. Charlene has always been inspired by nature and the waters of the world. When not creating art she values time with family and friends, cherishes each moment with her beautiful daughter, practices social work, teaches yoga, runs a small hobby farm, and loves getting outdoors. The swirling energies of mother earth and her love of colour can be seen in her different creations. 

Flipper Flanagan's Flat Footed Four/Grumpy Grandpas

Flipper Flanagan's Flat Footed Four/Grumpy Grandpas

"Where the Rainbow Ends" Flipper Flanagan Original CD, $20.00

"Damn Big Party" Flipper Flanagan CD, $20.00

"Talk! Walk! and Rock!" Grumpy Grandpas CD, $20.00

"Stop! Drop! and Roll!" Grumpy Grandpas Fire Safety CD, $20.00 (all proceeds from this CD go to Harbour Youth Services)

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Bio incoming. Musicians, Band.

Linda Dell

Linda Dell

Madge Pirie- 2017 Calendars

Madge Pirie- 2017 Calendars

"Capturing Superior- 2017" Calendar 12.5"x 9" $10.00 (Clearance)

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Bio incoming. Photographer.

Eleanor Albanese- Tea of Fortunata

Eleanor Albanese- Tea of Fortunata

Bags of Tea, $9.00 each. Flavours available in store:

Philip's Seven: Black Tea- a delicious tea with organic berries; available both as a regular black tea or naturally decaffeinated, "for love of family."

Poet's Jasmine: Green Tea- an organic green tea with jasmine blossoms, "to see the world through the poet’s eyes."

Mending Heart Tea: Herbal Tisane- an organic herbal tisane, "to mend hearts and keep hope alive."

Crimson Forest: Herbal Tisane- organic berries and wild-harvested gems, "To step inside a forest through a pot of tea."

Blue Blossom: White Tea- white tea with sweet and fragrant blossoms, "To bring sweetness to a moment."

Biography:

"Hello! My name is Eleanor Albanese and I’m the creator of Tea Of Fortunata. We provide local and organic premium teas made with ingredients from our own gardens in the beautiful Northern Ontario region of Thunder Bay. We have dozens of unique blends of black teas, white teas, green teas, and herbal tisanes. Our mission is to promote happiness, health, well-being, and the joy of connecting with each other over a cup of tea.

I’ve been drinking tea since longer ago than I can remember. It seems that all the significant moments in my life have been accompanied by a cup of tea: tea with my grandmother, tea to warm up from bitter cold winter nights, tea to celebrate birthdays and tea for wiping away tears.

Tea became a constant in my adult life as well. For me, tea symbolizes home, nesting, friendship and warmth. It’s not surprising then, that as an adult, I feel drawn to harvesting my own ingredients for tea and making my own concoctions.

I have always loved tea, and for years I’ve been inventing my own blends from fresh, quality ingredients, hand-harvested from small gardens. I’ve carefully refined each of these recipes over many years through my own testing along with feedback from friends and family who’ve received all of my carefully-honed tea recipes as gifts over the years.

One day last August, I had spent the morning harvesting herbs from my own garden and wild-harvesting a few handfuls of clover from a nearby forest. I made myself a cup of tea. In that moment, I felt an overwhelming joy for the memory of my grandmother, and an inspiration to share that joy with the world. I told my friends and family about this inspiration and, after many shared pots of tea, we created a plan to start sharing Tea Of Fortunata with the world.

Fortunata
My Italian grandmother, Fortunata, has always been an inspiration and influence in my life. She grew her own food, lived simply, was utterly dedicated to her family, and told captivating stories about life as a young mother raising a family during the Great Depression.

When we visited her, she welcomed us into her home and always put on the kettle for tea and baked treats.  If we were lucky, she read our tea leaves, but warned us not to tell anyone because it was considered “superstitious.”  Everything she made had the touch of someone who put love into her food.  Everything was carefully harvested from the garden and made into something marvelous for her loved ones.  She was also artful in the way that she made up a simple bouquet of pansies, or arranged fresh baking onto a beautiful china dish.

Fortunata often cooked with ingredients from her own garden, lovingly crafting delicious meals, snacks, and teas for the people she cared about.

She taught me about about the importance of feeling connected to the food I eat, knowing where my food comes from, learning how to prepare food, and taking the time to learn from others. When I decided to start up my own tea company, I knew that I wanted to bring that same attention and energy into my tea blends."

-Eleanor Albanese

Wolfhead Coffee- whole bean coffee

Wolfhead Coffee- whole bean coffee

Locally roasted whole bean coffee. 1 pound bags available. Roasts carried in store:

Colombian- dark roast $18.00

Sumatra- medium dark roast $18.00

Guatemala- medium dark roast $18.00

Smoked (Hickory/mesquite)- Vienna roast $24.00

Gift packs are available closer to Christmas.

Biography off of CBC Radio (cbc.ca):

A Thunder Bay man is hoping his backyard boutique coffee business catches on with local java drinkers.

Dan Dampier started Wolfhead Coffee due to his own love of fine brews.

This spring he purchased an industrial coffee roaster, set up and started to source beans from places like Ethiopia and Nicaragua.

Dampier said he has tried to encourage the personal touch with his business.

"I invite people to come into my shop and sample coffee," he said.

" A lot of people see a name and have never heard of it and they don't know what it tastes like. I have no problem with people coming here and sampling a few coffees and then I will point them in the direction where they can buy it."

Dampier said he's already selling his coffee blends to several shops in Thunder Bay.

He has developed a coffee that is smoked that he said is one of his most popular blends.

Dampier said he enlisted some friends to help him taste his blends and roasts.

"I have a few people who are helping me with the sampling and it's always good to get a second opinion," he said. "They come in and make notes and sometimes, like with the Costa Rican coffee, we went through probably 15 samples before we decided on the one we wanted to carry." 

Randle's Candles- Lynda Randle

Randle's Candles- Lynda Randle

Large Glass Container Candle: $16.00 (paraffin)

Small Mason Jar Candle: $6.00 (paraffin)

Tealight Candles: $7.00 (paraffin)

Large Glass Container Candle: $16.00 (paraffin)

Small Mason Jar Candle: $6.00 (paraffin)

Melts: $5.00 (paraffin, some soy varieties available)

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Bio incoming. Candle maker.

Gribbly Bare Soaps

Gribbly Bare Soaps

A variety of soap types for $7.00 a bar.

Handcrafted natural soaps made with organic coconut oil, organic sustainable palm oil, canola oil, olive oil, essential oils & natural colorants/exfoliants