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Regina Gudelis has been painting for 50 years; her home studio in Bright’s Grove holds dozens of works that she has created over the years. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

First prize winner returns to Petrolia

When Regina Gudelis sits down to paint, she doesn’t always know where the brushstrokes are going to take her, but just being in front of a canvas always manages to pull something out of her. She describes her artwork as expressive and abstract, it is emotional and created from in the inside out.

Jim Donnelly of the Black Donnellys, subject of a film shot in Southwestern Ontario, set to be screened at Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia on October 13. (Submitted Photo)

Second show added after selling out

It’s an eerie tale most locals will remember from childhood – a family of outcasts massacred by an armed mob made up of their own neighbours, the Black Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario had quite the reputation, and still do.

Sarnia-based artist Mark McLean has his artwork on display at Victoria Hall for the month of June. Melissa Schilz/The Topic

Artist inspired by life

Mark McLean has travelled by motorcycle across Canada and America, including the Yukon and southern states, taking in sights along the way that he later translates onto canvas.