RENEWAL: At the Stack Gallery

The City of Orillia’s new exhibit entitled ‘Renewal’ is now open, featuring ten original works by local artists.

Defined as resuming something after a state of interruption, the word “renewal” seemed an inspiring theme following over two years of global interruption and isolation. Below are the final works selected by jury, representing a compilation of artist renderings related to renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation, and transformation.  The artists and their work are listed in the order that they appear in the exhibit, from left to right, top to bottom.

List of artists and title of work


Title of Work

Anne Chisholm Wood Anemones
Francy Forte Liminal Space
Helen Bradley On the Edge
Dani Magder Breathe New Life
Cheryl Daniells Boston Sunrise
Paul Shilling Eagle Vision
Earl O. Sandwiches Renewed
Carol Deimling Hope of Spring
Lise Rowlandson A New Day
Molly Farquharson Renewal


About the Stack Gallery: 

The Orillia Recreation Centre (ORC) is home to the Stack Gallery, an exhibit space designed primarily for two-dimensional works of art curated by the Art in Public Places Committee.

The Gallery, along with many architectural features throughout the building, is designed to honour the site’s industrial past as a manufacturing hub for Otaco Ltd. (Orillia Tudhope Anderson Company). The company produced a wide variety of products over the years, from farming implements to undercarriages to Minnitoys for nearly a century.

Today, the ORC brings a renewed vibrancy to this location in the heart of downtown Orillia. The Gallery is part of this vibrancy and is accessible throughout the day during regular business hours. Visit the ORC’s webpage for its hours of operation.

Many of the works within the Gallery are priced for sale and can be purchased directly from the artists. Please inquire at the front desk or call 705-330-6479. Note: As a curated show, any items purchased from the Gallery must remain in the exhibit until its closing. 

Directions from the Orillia Museum of Art & History to the Stack Gallery