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Rod Prouse’s Exhibition “Shimmer: A Painter’s Ode to Water” Makes Waves at Quest

Updated: Nov 18, 2023



MIDLAND, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2023 – Quest Art School & Gallery, a cherished cultural hub in Midland, is thrilled to announce the opening of internationally renowned artist Rod Prouse’s latest exhibition, “Shimmer: A Painter’s Ode to Water.”

“As an artist growing up experiencing the ravines of Toronto, the grandeur of Georgian Bay, the mysteries of Algonquin, I have been especially struck by the role played by aspects of water. This series of works celebrates one of the most alluring and mysterious of water’s presentations...shimmer.”


Rod Prouse, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, 1968, exhibits mainly in painting, printmaking, photo-based and video art. His professional career has so far seen 35 solo exhibitions, and as many group exhibitions, across Canada, the U.S.A., England and Germany. Solo exhibitions have included such public institutions as the McMichael Canadian Collection. Over the years, he has received numerous teaching and project grants, as well as awards of recognition for photography and design. His work is included in private collections in Europe, Asia and North America. His current paintings reference Canadian landscape in a refreshing contemporary style. Rod lives beside Georgian Bay and is inspired by its wind, rocks and water.


Exhibition Details Date: November 3rd, 2023 – January 13th, 2024 Venue: Quest Art School & Gallery, 333 King Street, Midland, ON


Opening Reception: Join us for an unforgettable opening night reception on Friday, November 3rd, 2023, from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, where art aficionados, collectors, and the community come together to celebrate creativity. Enjoy engaging conversations with the artist, indulge in delectable refreshments, and experience the satisfaction of being immersed in the world of visual art.


Admission: The exhibition is open to the public and offers free admission, providing an accessible opportunity for everyone to experience the power of visual art.


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About Quest Art School + Gallery 


Quest Art School + Gallery has been committed to bringing arts and culture to the North Simcoe area for over 25 years through workshops, exhibitions, and outreach programs. We believe in the power of art to transform communities and improve the mental, physical, and emotional health of the people within them.

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