Join us in celebrating Craig's first solo exhibition. There is no cost to attend, but please pre-register for this event by reserving a ticket. There are two available time slots to choose from.
Wind is the elemental force that shapes our landscape. It creates and it destroys, ushering in new seasons, and moving the seeds of life from one place to the next. In his first major solo exhibition, Craig Mainprize follows the wind as it moves through the northern landscapes, seasonal wildflowers, and across the turbulent skies. Inspired by the power of this unseen force, Mainprize uses lively brush strokes and a palette of bold colour to express the wind’s overwhelming, yet ethereal presence on our landscape.
Mainprize was born in 1983 in Orillia, Ontario. He holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa, specializing in painting and sculpture. His works have been exhibited at Propeller Art Gallery in Toronto, the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Beaux Arts in Brampton, and the Orillia Museum of Art and History. He was recently commissioned to create the mural for Ontario’s 2020 Winter Games, which is a permanent installation at the Orillia Recreation Centre.