A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery




featuring Barbara Di RenzoMelissa Kristensen-Smith and Michelle Salter.

Opening reception is Sunday, September 21st from 2 to 4 pm.

Reclamation runs from Wednesday, September 17th to Tuesday, November 18th, 2014.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

UpTown Gallery Waterloo presents Reclamation. An intriguing and thought provoking art exhibit, focused on our environment and global issues. Our new show features artwork incorporating reclaimed, recycled and upcycled materials by Barbara Di Renzo, Melissa Kristensen-Smith and Michelle Salter.


Barbara Di Renzo creates eco-friendly, mixed media art based on recycled metal. She creates unique metal sculptures that she incorporates in her contemporary paintings. Barbara is inspired by colour, shapes and re-using everyday objects. www.leftaligndesign.ca

Melissa Kristensen-Smith is a photographic artist who seeks to capture people and cultures from unique perspectives. The warmth and vibrancy of these images is enhanced by the texture of the reclaimed wood on which she prints her work. www.kristensen-smith.com 

Michelle Salter is a multidisciplinary artist working in found object sculpture and mixed media drawing. She includes unexpected objects in her artwork to both encourage the viewer to draw nearer and to evoke a feeling of fun and surprise. www.michellesalter.ca