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May 21 - May 25


A Joint Exhibition featuring Art and Books from 2 local creatives!

Every painting has a story and every story conjures up an image!

Visual Artist Marian Drouillard and Author Gary May invite you to visit them at ARTSPEAK Gallery Tuesday, May 21-Saturday, May 25, 2024. 


ART & BOOKS for PURCHASE onsite 

Cash and E-Transfer accepted 


SCHEDULE: Meet both Artist & Author 

  • Tues May 21: Noon – 5PM 
  • Wed May 22: Noon – 5PM
  • Artist Reception Evening 6PM-8PM Marian Drouillard: Refreshments/ Nibbles
  • Thurs May 23: Noon -5PM
  • Author Reception Evening 6PM-8PM Gary May: Refreshments/Nibbles
  • Fri May 24: Noon – 8PM
  • Sat May 25: Noon – 8PM CLOSING NIGHT



Art featuring the use of Alcohol Ink on specialty paper, board, canvas, ceramic tiles and glass in frames, all in amazing vibrant colours will delight visitors, as will mixed media art, big and small on canvas, board and glass. 

View the various processes undertaken to create new unique originals from printed versions of the artist’s Ink based work. 

Marian is looking forward to tell the stories behind the art – as well as share with you her practice of daily Art journaling. 


GARY MAY – Author:

BOOKS ABOUT SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO: As a writer with an interest in the stories of our region, Gary May has tackled topics from Prohibition-era rum-running, to the origin of winemaking on Pelee Island, to the little-known saga of how the modern oil industry traces its roots to a nearby discovery in the 1850s. Stop by to meet Gary and check out his books. 



Marian Drouillard, Wednesday May 22, 6Pm-8PM

Enjoy viewing an array of very colourful abstracts and learn about the various processes and products that can be created from the originals. 

Art, big and small, ready to enjoy for yourself, family, friends, in your home or workplace, can be purchased at affordable prices.



Gary May, Thursday May 23, 6PM-8PM

Gary will talk about his work and read excerpts from some of his books.

Books for sale by cash or e-transfer:


Southern Exposure: How Pelee Island Winery Brought Winemaking Back to its Birthplace

Find out how winemaking in our region can trace its beginnings to the American Civil War.

Two Men and Their Monster: The Story of Rum-Runner Harry Low and His Walkerville Mansion

Harry Low made a great deal of money in the illegal sale of alcohol. He built Walkerville’s most distinctive mansion, a place that had fallen into ruin until Windsor businessman Vern Myslichuk saved it from destruction. 

Hard Oiler!: The Story of Early Canadians’ Quest For Oil At Home and Abroad

No, the oil industry didn’t begin in Alberta. It started right here in Southwestern Ontario. Find out how it happened, and why Canadians from this region travelled the world, sharing their knowledge of oil.

Crude Genius: The Making of Canada’s First International Oil Baron

Learn about William McGarvey, the small-town general store owner who became a petroleum superstar on the world stage. 


May 21 - May 25