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New collaborative exhibition features artwork and poetry by mother- daughter duo


St. Lawrence College is pleased to announce a new collaborative exhibition, “Walk with Me”, which features the artwork of Sheila Davis and the poetry of Jean Kallmeyer. The exhibit will be on view at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus, January 9 to February 18, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 2 pm until 4 pm.

Sheila Davis has been a professional artist for over twenty years. Her interest lies in obscure areas of the environment as seen on the periphery of daily vision. An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Ontario Society of Artists, Sheila’s work has been included in private and corporate collections around the world. She is represented by various galleries in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia and participates in select exhibitions throughout the year. Sheila’s work may be previewed at

The collaborative exhibition also features poet Jean Kallmeyer. Jean studied poetry in a workshop led by award-winning poet A.F. Moritz, an experience that lent her the confidence to join her daughter, Sheila Davis, in the 2003 art and poetry show “Two Ways of Seeing”. A member of The Ontario Poetry Society, (TOPS) Jean is a regular contributor to Verse Afire, a tri-annual TOPS publication. She has been involved informally in many poetry events and workshops.

Concurrently being displayed in the foyer the atrium at St. Lawrence College is a beautiful and eclectic mix of quality crafts and fine art by members of the Merrickville co-operative gallery The Grotto Artworks. To learn more about The Grotto Artworks and the artists involved in the co-operative gallery, please visit


Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm
Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

About the Art Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Denise Corcoran
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261