Ceramic, Steel Platforms, Paper, and Fabric Collages

SUDBURY, ON --December 19– Artists on Elgin is proud to announce that their first exhibit of 2018 will comprise of the work created by International artist, April Martin. The opening reception will occur on Saturday, January 6 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. This is a free event that is open for the public to interact with April and to experience the innovative and contemporary work that has been created for this exhibit.

Efflorescence refers to a chemical state in which water interacts with a porous material, often architectural such as mortar, plaster, or ceramic and activates an embedded salt leaving behind a crystalline deposit. Through this wet process, salt, blooms through the surface of the material, evaporating and staining the outer surface.

Martin’s sculptural work embraces the scale of shared living, breathing, heating, and melting. The ceramic works, in April’s solo exhibition titled after this phenomenon, are modelled after industrial architectures from the past where this ‘flowering out’ has marked cement silos and warehouses in cities the artist has called home, such as Montréal, Chicago, and here in Sudbury.

Artists on Elgin encourages and welcomes the public to an opening reception that will surely set the tone for the New Year. The exhibit itself will run until January 30.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, where artists can exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. The aim is to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the artists and the community by addressing the business and marketing needs of the local art industry. Artists on Elgin is the ideal place to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us online at, or on Facebook and Instagram. 

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