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Art Exhibits

Visit the lower level of Central Library to view the talents of local artists.


Art Gallery Exhibit

Orchids & Oceans
Paintings by Sylvia Woods

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm

Born in Mount Forest, Ontario, Sylvia studied at Ontario College of Art. Significant time spent living and travelling in Europe influenced and encouraged the visual direction for her work.

Sylvia’s inspiration is derived from the symbolic meaning of natural elements, such as fruit, flowers, insects, and marine life particularly as they were known and used in art during the Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian eras. She elevates these symbols by isolating them from the narrative work of the master painters to give them a life and significance of their own.

Sylvia currently works out of her studio in downtown Guelph. She has shown extensively in both group and solo exhibitions, and her work is in private collections throughout Europe and North America.

See more of Sylvia's work


Interested in displaying your artwork at the library?

See the Artist Program page for more information about the selection process and exhibit space.