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Getting By in the Foreverscape

Getting By in the Foreverscape: New work by Colin Matthes
January 18- March 10, 2013 Join us for the opening reception Gallery Night January 18, 6-10pm. Artist will be in attendance.

Getting By in the Foreverscape

Colin Matthes makes work about engineering the absurd, which allows him to address economic and environmental crisis from a funny, critical, fatalistic, and industrious point of view. His upcoming exhibition, Getting By in the Foreverscape, is influenced by empty places and harsh weather. Featuring drawings made while in residence at Cow House Studios in Wexford Ireland and the release of the limited edition poster set, Essential Knowledge: Volume 1 this is Matthes’s first solo exhibition in Milwaukee since 2008. Within this exhibition the viewer will find advertising, questionable science, obsessiveness, paranoid ramblings, and genuine concern laced with humor. 

Colin Matthes’s drawing based multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, object making,installation, public art …

Debbie grew up in Kinston, NC and graduated from East Carolina University with a BSN. She went on to get an MSN from Duke University with a concentration in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Her career eventually brought her to Morehead City.

Most of Debbie's spare time is spent painting, attending art workshops or touring art museums. She has attended many workshops given by renowned American artist James Sulkowski and has been awarded certification by John Howard Sanden, one of America’s top ten portrait artists. She has also studied the art of portraiture with John De La Vega, a well known artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Debbie prefers painting with oils but also enjoys acrylics and pastels. Her favorite technique when painting portraits is the discipline and structure of the classical academic method of the old masters such as William A. Bouguereau, a nineteenth-century French artist. For landscapes and still life she prefers the avant-garde metho…

Summer BAZE

The wonderful BAZE (book and zine exhibition) opening on Thursday night with a big crowd and excellent response.

Today (Saturday) is our last trading day of the year so don't miss out on the chance to buy a unique gift or stocking filler - I'm here till 5pm today.

We reopen on Wednesday January 16th so you will still have a chance to check out this great show and all of the fabulous (50+) books and zines on display.

Doomsday Rides!

Doomsday Rides Friday December 21st, 2012 from 3:30-5:00pm The end is near, the time has come, bring some quarters and have some fun!
Bring the kids in tomorrow after school for some colouring activities, candy canes, and horsey rides on Mary Anne Barkhouse’s coin- operated Doomsday horses! Pick up a Winter 2012 Courses and Workshops brochure to see all the great classes and workshops we have planned for this Season and don’t forget to take a look in our Gallery Gift Shop for that unique, hand-crafted gift.
Admission is free, all are welcome!
Happy Holidays!

Summer BAZE

Join us at Hand Held for Summer BAZE (Book Art and Zine Exhibition) opening next Thursday 20th December 6-8pm.

Books will be available to take home on the night so dont miss out - take this opportunity to purchase a unique Christmas gift, seriously cool stocking filler or a little something for yourself!

We're open Friday and Saturday too so plenty of time before Chrissy to drop in and pick something up!

Holiday Sales at the GPAG!

The Gallery Shop NO TAX TUESDAYS! For the month of December, save the HST on all purchases in the Gallery Shop! Please note that members do not receive an additional 10% off their purchases. 
ALL customers receive 13% off only.
Anthology Sale Give the Gift of the Goose!

All in stock Wayzgoose Anthologies are 20% off for the entire month of December. The perfect gift for the art collector with no more wall space! Don’t miss out on this bargain!


Some local kids having a blast while visiting our current exhibition Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as Four-Part Concerto by artist Mary Anne Barkhouse.

Bring some quarters and hold on tight!

Winter Courses and Workshops


Art Tots
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Wednesdays January 16 – February 26 (4 sessions)
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn new art techniques and craft ideas that parents and young children can do together. Child friendly materials and a hands–on approach will allow junior artists to express themselves in a fun & safe way.
$27 members / $32 non–members
Arts Club Junior
With Katia Perez–Turgeon
From ages 5-8 years
Saturdays January 26 -  March 2 (6 sessions)
10 am - 12 pm

Students will learn the basics of fundamental art practices and media while creating exciting works of art.
$80 members / $96 non–members
Arts Club
With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 8–12 years
Saturdays January 26 -  March 2 (6 sessions)
1 pm - 3 pm

Students will further develop existing skills and improve creative thinking as they experiment with a variety of media and techniques in the creation of challenging projects.
$80 members / $96 non–members

Waterfall Necklace Workshop
With Cr…
TIFF Film Night- Moonrise KingdomTickets are $8.00 or purchase a 4-movie pass for $25/person. Tickets and passes may be purchased through the Gallery

Friday November 30 @ 7pm Director:Wes Anderson Cast:Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Bruce Willis Runtime:94 minutes Year:2012 Country:USA

New exhibition: Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as a Four-Part Concerto

Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as a Four-Part Concerto Mary Anne Barkhouse Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013 Opening reception: Sun, Dec 2,  2-4pm
In Reins of Chaos Mary Anne Barkhouse explores the concept of the Apocalypse, both as told in the biblical Book of Revelations and as referenced in a range of modern environmental, technological and psychological crises. Barkhouse has chosen to focus on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and presents them in three versions; as coin-operated kiddie rides; as rocking horses and as small bronze statues. In each version, however, the horses are riderless, suggesting that there are options to Conquest, War, Pestilence and Death and simultaneously encouraging the viewer to interact with the works and complete the gaps in the expected story. With the coin operated horses the potential for interaction is quite literal. The viewer can become a rider since these ponies are fully operational. The horses are contrasted with the Donkey of Eternal Salvation. This …


Jill Hermans and Chloe McColl revealed their exciting new works at Hand Held this week at the opening of their new show MELT. The word 'Melt' inspires visions of soft undulating surfaces, intense colours, unusual shapes, unexpected unions and exciting textures and this collection of contemporary jewellery does not disappoint. Drop in and see the exhibition in the next few weeks.


"ALL SORTS" limited edition prints by Jessica Seamans will be available.
We will be kicking off our season at Art vs. Craft NOV 24. After that join us for our open house NOV 30th 5-10pm and enjoy hot cider & friends. The ALL SORTS boutique will be open in the gallery regular shop hours for the month of DEC. Remember, we only order in small batches so come early to pick out your selections. 
Wecouldn't be more excited about the list of designers we are working with this year here are a few to wet your whistle:
Danmala // Cards
Stone & Honey // Jewelry
Erin Smith // Jewelry
Wilder // Magazine
Uniforma // Accessories
David Scheid // Stained Glass
Ben Fiess // Ceramics
Nikki McClure // Calendars
Kaye Blegvad // Jewelry
ALL Knitwear // Hats
Jeremy Rendina // Moon Calendars & Stationary
Santa Fe Stoneworks// Knives Jessica Seamans // Prints
The Wild Unknown // Tarot Cards
We will also have signed copies of Sign Painters in stock, gallery curator Faythe Levine & Sam Macon…

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