Monday, 31 October 2011

BLOODFEST!!!!!!
see some photos HERE
(MORE TO COME )


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!
Available to purchase from the Gallery: frames, artist oil paints, ceramic items, exhibition catalogues, and other miscellaneous treasures.
Have items to sell?
A limited number of six foot tables are available to rent at $20 per table.
Contact the Gallery to reserve your spot now before they run out! 

Giant Book Sale
NOVEMBER 12
10 am - 4 pm
NOVEMBER 13
1 pm - 4 pm
Choose from hundreds of books: children's books, mysteries, romance, science fiction, fantasy and classics, as well as non-fiction such as biographies, history, art, "how to" books on cooking, gardening and other hobbies.  Tables re-stocked continuously.  Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase new books for the Library’s collection.
PRICES
1 item  for 25¢ « 5 items for $1.00
Fill a plastic bag for $2.00
Fill your new Grimsby Public Library bag for $5.00

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!

















































Sunday, 30 October 2011

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.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Brand new work by Ruth Wartman this month:


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

Land

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

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.

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

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.


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

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

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 shop, check out Erin M. Riley's show in back, maybe pick up a Sky High shirt & get spooky. Best weekend of the year.

Read more about the featured artists and the publication here.

Thanks so much Logan!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

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 http://www.arts.on.ca/Page122.aspx for more information and to download the application & guidelines. 

Hard copies of the application & guidelines may also be picked up at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18 Carnegie Lane.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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 little Potter-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!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

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!

SEE YOU THERE!

Friday, 21 October 2011

"JAILBAIT" tapestries by Erin M. Riley

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

Prices available upon request

Erin M Riley, Freshly Shaven
“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 posters, the color of lighters, trash in the background, used condoms, dirty underwear, spilled beer, ashtrays, hickies, spots on the mirror, dirty sheets, and dirty socks. Many of the images of young girls are meant to be just about the body, sexually appealing and nothing else, sucked in bellies and arched backs but there are many details in these images that might clue you in to what kind of person this young woman might be. I wonder what it might feel like to feel the pressure as a young girl to provide these kinds of pictures and how this can cause a person to unravel as they grow up.

Erin M Riley, Bong
“Bong” 36 x 22, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley, Pink Nail Polish
“Pink Nail Polish” 36 x 45, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley, Alone
“Alone” 36 x 25 handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Erin M Riley, Webcam
“Webcam” 36 x 19, handwoven tapestry, hand-dyed wool, 2011

Thursday, 20 October 2011

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.   http://nfb.ca/filmclub

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!

TONIGHT                            
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, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.

Next Film Night                                         
Thursday November 24, 2011 at 7pm

 Watch for details!
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 for design 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.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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.