First Friday July 5th

6+1 Art Group, Bill Walters Solo, Music by Missy Burgess on the Lawn 6:30-8:30, Book launch , "The Murder Society" by Jessica Alexandria

WaterLily by Irvin Hawkes

The 6+ 1 Art Group will be displaying their work in the Main Gallery for the month of July. The group has been together since 2000 when 6 women and 1 man finished watercolour classes at Lambton College and decided to keep painting together. Over the years the group has expanded to 29 Members who meet to paint in oil, watercolour, pastels, graphite and coloured pencil once a week.

6+1 Art Group Exhibition


Bill Walters’ paintings reflect his love of colour, nature and his commitment to recording his artist journey. Many of the paintings in this exhibition have been painted locally on site. You may have seen him with his easel on the shores of Lake Huron or under a flowering tree in Canatara Park. This exhibition will also include several larger studio paintings. For Bill painting is a spiritual process connecting him to nature and himself. His work will be on display through the month of July.

Bill Walters Solo Exhibition

Best in Show by Bill Walters

Sunday Yoga with Monica is off for the summer but will begin again in the Fall

The Lawrence House Literary Arts Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Carmen Ziolkowski Poetry Prize. The winners can be found at 

Over 70 poems were submitted from across Canada and abroad. The entries were anonymized by Rhonda Melanson and the winners were selected by Ryan Gibbs , Lois Nantais, Carmen’s friends , fellow writers and Carmen’s son Jim Ziolkowski.

First prize $500, donated by Carmen’s family, is awarded to Katherine Weinmann of Sherwood Park Alberta for her poem “Contemplating the Cherry Tree”.

The second price of $250 is awarded to Sarnia poet Emily Fortney for her poem “Every Day(a love letter from Lake Huron to us.)” Third place also awarded to a Sarnia poet is awarded to Grace Vermeer for “The Rain” 

Honourable mentions are awarded to Mike Madill for “Soothsayer’s Familiar and to James X Wang for A Lotus Blooms at Dawn”

The Lawrence House is a community based , independent, not-for-profit charitable organization committed to encouraging the creation and appreciation of the visual, performing and literary arts in Sarnia Lambton. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping with the daily running of The Lawrence House and the Gift Shop. If you have computer skills we could use help with inventory control and the online store. If you have skills in social media, advertising or Grant writing we need you.  Please leave a message for the volunteer coordinator  at 519-337-0507 for more information.

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