Article by Joseph Chin – April 15, 2013

Following last spring’s inaugural event, Arts on the Credit returns to Port Credit April 27-28. It takes place at the Waterside Inn from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The show features more than 30 artists and an eclectic array of artistry including pottery, porcelain, mosaics, glass sculptures, silver and gold jewelry, textile art, and paintings in a variety of materials, media and techniques. In a nod to the electronic age, photographer Spiros Rakopoulos will show his computer-manipulated pieces. Working more like a painter than a photographer, he uses his photographs as raw material, digitally painting and reconstructing them until a new, unique image is created. “My work produces images that operate on a borderline between illusion and reality, between what is revealed and what is concealed, not unlike the street theatre found in the neighbourhood,” said the Toronto-based artist. Images are then printed, in editions of 15, on canvas and fine art paper. Arts on the Credit was founded by Sue Riley and Marie Payne in response to the closing of several art galleries in Port Credit resulting in loss of exhibit space for area artists. Admission is $5. There will be a draw prize, valued at $500, presented at the closing of the show. The Waterside Inn is located at 15 Stavebank Rd. S.