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OPG Info Centre

PineRidge Arts Council members’ exhibition schedule at

Ontario Power Generation Information Centre.
1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

open to the public
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

Exhibitions are part of PRAC’s “Art in Public Places” initiative. We thank OPG for their support.


2019 Exhibitions

Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair

March & May 6
Mary Jo Smith

May 6 and July 2
Jelena Zivkovic

July 2 and August 26
Charles Burke

August 26 to October 21
Elizabeth Lowe

October 21 to December 16
Hal Bilz and Garry Herridge

Elizabeth Lowe

Elizabeth Lowe

As an emerging visual artist, Liz expresses her love of art through watercolour, acrylics and oil. She works hard to create a mood or capture a moment with each brush stroke and create paintings that speak to her and others about the beauty of nature. Liz has shown her work at Ontario Shores in Whitby and Gallery 67 in Oshawa and Ajax Town Hall

Hal Bilz

Hal Bilz

Scarborough's Hal Bilz's art featured in collections in Canada, U.S.
Art Guild of Scarborough members are regularly featured on

Hal Bilz is a very creative artist and a man of many talents. He is a prizewinning watercolourist, a poet, a short-story writer, a carver of wood, a gardener — and an all-round nice guy. However, it was only after retiring from his 40-year career as a designer/illustrator that he was able to indulge his passion for painting by joining several arts groups, including the Art Guild of Scarborough.

He now has a great many awards to show for his success, and his work is represented in collections throughout Canada and the USA.

Because his father was a master carpenter, Bilz made good use of the wood scraps his father supplied during his young years; as an adult, he built and restored antique furniture, made toys, doll houses with miniature furnishings (for his three children and their children) and created a unique collection of wood carvings for his own home. In addition, over the years, a group of hand-built, balsa wood, First World War and Second World War airplanes grew apace — to fight imaginary battles from the ceiling of his studio.

In all of the above, Bilz is abetted by his good wife, Jean. Together, they form a dynamic team of active volunteers for the Art Guild of Scarborough. In addition, Hal says that he is always open to any new hobby suggestions to fill up his spare time … that is, if he ever has any.

Thanks to Joy MacFadyen, communications officer at the Art Guild of Scarborough. Artist members of the guild are regularly featured on To learn more about the group, visit or

Garry Herridge

Garry Herridge

Garry was always interested in drawing and he still has the set of dresser drawers with one of his earliest preschool drawings on the inside of the first drawer created using his mom’s lipstick. Later his parents bought him a drawing kit “Learn How to Draw” by John Nagy, who had a TV program of the same name. He graduated from the University of Toronto/Scarborough College with an Honours BA majoring in Fine Art. From 1975 until retiring in 2007 Garry taught Visual Art for the Toronto District School Board. In 1980 he became the Head of Visual Arts at Eastern High School of Commerce and instructed watercolour painting for the Toronto District School Board in Toronto from 1985 to 1999. During the summers from 1992 to 1995 Garry taught a workshop called "The Horse in Art" at the Mandala Riding and Awareness Centre in Hampton, Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy, the first course like this in North America.

Garry was always making drawings, paintings and sculptures of his children when they were growing up and now gets great pleasure in looking at those works throughout his house. While drawing has always been his major love, in 1982 he began working in watercolour. He belongs to The Toronto Watercolour Society where he is a signature member, the Art Guild of Scarborough where he was President from 2012 to 2018 and the Pine Ridge Arts Council. He is also a past member of the Canadian Association of Equine Artists and Supporters and the Don Valley Art club.
Garry has received many awards and his artwork has been purchased by such notable individuals as Karen Kain and Gerry Phillips M.P. as well as the Canadian Embassy of Beijing.

Featured Artists that have supported PRAC's
Art in Public Places Program.

Sharon Steinhaus| George Hadrbolec | Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson | Robert Hinves | Susan Hinnecke

Irene Leech | Cyril Cox | David Chamberlain

Top row from left: Bernie Bainbridge, Mia Azevedo, April Polak
Second Row: Rosemarie Sood, Phyllis Desjardins
Lower Row: Judith Jewer (Photo by Ruby Jewer), Don Hewitt and Shirley Heard



Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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