Paintings, plays, and the way of tea: Our October Line up

Sylvia D. Woods Fourth Friday's Guelph artwork

We have so many events planned for this month’s Fourth Friday’s. Read on to find out more!


At catch-23 located at 23 Wyndham Street North from 7 to 10 pm, view paintings by Sylvia D. Woods. This exhibition is FREE. About Sylvia:

Research into the symbolic meaning of natural elements, such as fruit, flowers and insects, particularly as they were known and used in art during the Renaissance, and most recently during the Victorian Tussie Mussie era, is the inspiration for my painting. I elevate these symbols by isolating them from the narrative work of the master painters to give them a life and significance of their own. By naming the finished works after their historic meanings, I am creating a sort of visual dictionary or catalogue of often forgotten symbols. Using acrylic on canvas or board, the strong, clean use of vibrant colour and pattern are the essence of my work, and reflect the style of painting prevalent during the Renaissance.

Shannon Kingsbury plays

At the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street) at 7 & 8 pm sit, back, relax and enjoy plays by Shannon Kingsbury. This event is FREE

Aboriginal Learning Circle

At 10 Carden from 7 to 8 pm, join us for the Aboriginal Learning Circle. This event is PWYC (pay what you can).

Kirtan & Candlelight Yoga

At 10 Carden, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, participate in kirtan, a call and response form of chanting. This event is PWYC (pay what you can).

Hands-on Wire Art Workshop

Learn from Patti Wheeler at Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Road South) from 5 to 8 pm. Supplies are provided and this event is FREE. About Crafts 4 U:

Great locally made crafts including pottery, jewellery, stained glass, wood work, sewing, weaving, copper enamel, art, photography, soap and much more.

The Way of Tea

At 10 Carden, from 7 to 8 pm, join Robert Coons for a traditional tea ceremony. This event is FREE!

Guelph Civic Museum

At 52 Norfolk Street, enjoy free admission from 5 to 9pm.