Showing posts from October, 2011
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Art Gallery/ Library Yard Sale!

Indoor Yard sale
NOVEMBER 12 10 am - 4 pm Summer is over, the weather turned cold, But many fine items remain to behold, Selling or buying, there’s lots to be eyeing, With pleasure we’ll label it SOLD!

Witchcraft and Wizardry at the GPAG and the GPL!

On Sunday, Grimsby's finest wizards attended the gallery/ library's Harry Potter Party to show off their impressive talents. Puppets of their favourite Hogwarts pals were made, candy sushi was enjoyed and extensive trivia was shared!
It was great fun and we thank you for taking time off from studying for your OWLS to take part in this event!

Pictures after the jump!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Connie Chadwell
Wherever there are people, there are subjects for Connie Chadwell's artwork. Connie says, "I have a lifelong fascination with the figure and never miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life. In the case of dancers or other 'fast movers,' I usually do quick gestures, then paint final versions from memory. Some of my best gesture drawings have been done on napkins in bars, restaurants or places where people gather."

Connie teaches figure drawing classes at Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas. One of Connie's best figure drawings appeared in the North Light book, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing.

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Brand new work by Ruth Wartman this month:

Opening Final Friday, October 28th: reception 6-11 pm is


new work by Ruth Wartman

The exhibition runs through November 21st, with regular gallery hours Thursday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, and by appointment.

Since graduating from the BFA program at the art Academy of Cincinnati in 2007, local artist Ruth Wartman has continued to make art prolifically. Her paintings and drawings are spellbinding and carry a sort of lovely sadness within them.
The new group of paintings and drawings she will be presenting in 1305 have been long-awaited. I first approached Ruth when she was still in school about having a show here, and it's finally come to pass.

Join us this and every Final Friday for food, drinks, artwork, a chat with the artist, and to enjoy our street and neighborhood.

SUBP•A•ROTH: Issue #2 ghosts & monsters

This week a mysterious package from our friend Logan Bay who lives in Bangkok arrived. Logan does a lot of great stuff so I knew it was going to be something good. I was super excited to find 10 copies of SUBP•A•ROTH, a overszied, two-color offset printed magazine created by Logan and Vigunya Voratanitkitkul in 2011 to promote and expand the contemporary arts scene in Southeast Asia.

The cover of issue #2 is designed by Bangkok native Teerayut Thun Puchpen (TRK) who is known for his gory and mildly perverted black and white illustrations. Additional artwork by in this issue by Korakrit (Krit) Arunanondchai, Terawat (P’O) Teankaprasit, Sheryo, Samapeap(Peap) Tarr, Tripuck (PUCK) Supawattana, Shahril Nizam.

So Happy Halloween Milwaukee, it's first come first serve on these FREE 9 copies left (we of course snagged one for our collection) that are normally only distributed in New York, Miami, Chicago, Paris, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap.

Swing by the…

Exhibition Assistance Grant

Next Deadline: October 31, 2011
Please note that we have three deadlines for Exhibition Assistance grant applications annually.

Applications for exhibition assistance grants are now being accepted.  Applying artists must have an exhibition scheduled and confirmed in a publicly accessible venue. Grants can assist with exhibition costs, including materials, framing, presentation and shipping.

All applications must include 10 slides or jpegs (compatible with PC), resume, budget, a letter of confirmation for upcoming exhibition, an artist’s statement and description of the exhibition, as well as a SASE with sufficient postage for return of all submitted material.  All support material will be returned following the recommender’s decision. Grants amounts range between $500 - $1500 and are now handed out three times a year (deadlines for the GPAG: January 31, July 31, & October 31 of each year)

Visit for more information and to download the application &a…

Harry Potter Party!

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 2-4 pm For ages 13-18 Free Event
Time to step out in your most beguiling Harry Potter costume, wand firmly in hand, to enjoy a littlePotter-mania with your fellow Hogwarts-lovers.
Use your favourite charm to transform ordinary Muggle candies into bewitching Candy Sushi. With a wave of your wand and a spell from Transfiguration Class, an unassuming pumpkin can become a Potter character or a complete surprise.
No trip to Gringotts necessary! This free activity is offered through the combined magical forces of the Library and Art Gallery. Come by flue powder, or walk on in. You’ll be spellbound!

Halloween Party Friday!!

Come out friday and get bloody!

We are hosting "Pandemic Blood Fest" a joint Halloween party and birthday celebration for our good friend Becki Fuller!

Come in costume! just don't get all pissy when you end up covered in blood!


"JAILBAIT" tapestries by Erin M. Riley

“JAILBAIT” New Tapestries by Erin M. Riley
October 21- November 27, 2011

Prices available upon request

“Freshly Shaven” 36 x 22, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley | Statement
As I research the issues that preface addiction and risky behavior I am creating scenarios in my mind about how the people in the images I use grew up or how they have caved to the pressures of today’s life. I am finding images using Google Image Search, and Facebook, to find pictures of young adults in precarious situations or the objects that are the cause of arrest, investigation or bad behavior. I am using imagery that I find to be shocking and excessive, that many might find to be temporary, fun and fleeting and weaving them into tapestries to solidify the event in yarn. I am weaving these images which reappear all over the internet to show how excessive and exploitative the internet can be. I am drawn to an image because of the details, braided hair, bracelets, music or video game…

NFB Film Night - Tonight!

The National Film Board of Canada is Canada’s public film producer and distributor. An agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes innovative, socially relevant documentary, animation, alternative drama and digital media productions. In total, the NFB has produced over 13,000 productions which have won over 5,000 awards.

A selection of films will be shown at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery as part of a collaborative programme between the GPAG and the Grimsby Public Library. Admission is FREE!

Thursday October 20, 2011 at 7pm

William Shatner Sings O Canada (5:28 min)
William Shatner (Actor, director, producer, writer, spokesman and philanthropist)
Recipient, 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Documentary (93 min)Director Sturla Gunnarsson interweaves a key lecture given by Suzuki with scenes from his life and lifetime - the major social, scientific, cultura…
Sharon Kearns
Sharon holds a bachelor's degree in business communications from UNC at Chapel Hill and has worked as a newspaper account executive and staff artist. Over the years Sharon had also worked as a free lance artist for companies in North Carolina and New York City.

Today, with a solid background in the visual arts, Sharon has become a respected fine art painter. Her vivid imagination combined an her eye fordesign produce moving, realistic interpretations on canvas. Sharon's works cover a wide range of subject matter. Her work may be found in galleries as well as corporate and private collections all over the east coast.

"Today's Catch" made Sharon Kearns this year's North Carolina Seafood Festival artist. The 2010 poster is available at Tidewater.


Light and Lines now showing

Barry Smith and Fiona Dempster have installed a fascinating exhibition in Hand Held this month. Barry's steampunkesque mad-scientists-laboratory objects connect with Fiona's sometimes delicate, sometimes strong but always tactile bookworks to create a collection of wonderful, playful objects, textures, reflections and shadows.