Meet the Maker: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley

Occupation: Curator, Georgina Art Centre & Gallery

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: July 27, 2018

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Ewa is a trained art historian who enjoys delighting visitors to the small but mighty Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery (GACG). Happily ensconced in the vibrant Georgina arts scene, Ewa curates exhibits that feature works in a variety of media – including art by local Ojibway artists and indigenous artists from across Canada.

Originally from Toronto, Ewa started volunteering at the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery (GACG) when she moved to the small community with her family. She was impressed by the grassroots gallery’s extensive permanent collection and dynamic community offerings like art classes, concerts and public talks.

While the GACG may look humble from the outside, it holds a treasure trove well worth a visit. “We have exhibitions in the main gallery and the smaller gallery,” says Ewa. “And visitors love to visit our beautiful shop with its handcrafted Canadian gifts.”

The lively arts scene in Georgina inspires residents and visitors alike. Many newcomers – like Ewa and her family – move to Georgina for the art and the natural setting. “Surrounded by this beautiful landscape, people are inspired to start painting even if they never did before,” says Ewa.

This summer, take a road trip to Georgina and experience this gem of a gallery for yourself! Take a class, attend an art talk or a concert, and explore the natural beauty of the gallery’s surroundings. If you find yourself inspired to pick up a paintbrush, stop in at the gallery shop to browse their selection of art supplies!

Georgina Arts Centre Gallery

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