Showing posts from June, 2012

Domestic Disturbance by Paul Compton

Take a look through the window into the dark and complex mind of Paul Compton.
His new exhibition 'Domestic Disturbance' is filled with dark humour, intricate detail and exquisite craftsmanship.
Not to be missed.

The opening night on Thursday was enjoyed by all who attended.


Recent Brock University graduate and 2011 Collections Management Assistant Rebecca Madamba tells The Source about her curatorial process and discusses Expressions, our current exhibition:

Congratulations Rebecca!

On Display now!

Moody - America Runs on Graff Solo Exhibition on display through July 15th
View entire Inventory HERE
 "Moody Cola"
 "Cafe N' Caps"
Outside the gallery - Opening Night

The Trading Tortoise

Sky High Gallery is very excited to be hosting the Trading Tortoise in Milwaukee.
Please bring something to trade and join us July 5th from 6pm-9pm, outside weather permitting (inside if we get rain or it's sweltering) for this  family friendly event.
The Trading Tortoise tour organized by artists Souther Salazar & Monica Choy. They developed this traveling art project with the goal to create a unique community experience while exploring America through objects and stories. Their sculptural installation will be set up at Sky High Gallery in the form of a large tortoise-shaped trading post.
At each stop the public is invited to bring an object, story or creation and exchange it for something else special we’ve found or traded for along the way. They hope to connect people in different places in America in this way, through a network of traded treasures and a mutual love of giving and receiving in a non-monetary exchange. Every person has a unique object or story that …

Domestic Disturbance

Paul Compton's 'Domestic Disturbance' opens this Thursday eve at Hand Held 6-8pm

One week before lift off

Don't forget to catch the bar tailed godwits before they fly off to the moon at the end of the week.

Exhibition finishes 23/6/12. Opening hours Tue-Sat, 12-5pm.

TIFF Film: My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn
Friday, June 15 @ 7pm Director:Simon Curtis Cast:Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench Runtime:101 minutes Year:2011 Country:United Kingdom Language:English Few celebrities have been able to rival the allure and magnetism of Hollywood’s most tragic and enduring icon, Marilyn Monroe. With My Week With Marilyn, director Simon Curtis offers a fascinating dramatized glimpse during Marilyn Monroe’s time shooting one of Hollywood’s most challenging film productions The Prince and The Showgirl. Based on Colin Clark’s memoir “The Prince, The Showgirl, and Me” the film recounts the young man’s experiences as assistant to director Lawrence Olivier, as well as the personal relationship he shared with the fragile screen icon. Williams is luminous as the dazzling screen star, and offers a layered performance that goes beyond impersonation. Playing both the damaged, insecure woman and the sensual celebrity construct, Williams’ tour-de-force turn offers a rare …

Welcome Megan!

Every year the GPAG hires two to three Summer Students thanks to Young Canada Works. Three positions are usually available: Summer Studio Instructor, Collections Management Assistant and Summer Studio Assistant. These jobs are an excellent opportunity for full-time students looking to gain some valuable experience as they work towards a career in the Arts (please note that all available positions at the gallery have been filled).

Welcome and congratulations to Megan Lewis our new Summer Studio Instructor for 2012!

Megan is currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in Fine Art at Nipissing University with plans to attend teachers' college in the Fall of 2012. She has been a Daycamp Leader for the Town of Grimsby, a gymnastics coach, and is involved in an art therapy program- People for Equal Partnership in Mental Health.

A few words from Megan:

Hi everyone! I’m Megan Lewis, the summer instructor for this year. I am going to teachers college and have a minor in fine arts. I feel tha…

Moody Solo Exhibition 6/23/12


The EXPO: Extreme Paint Off!

The EXPO: Extreme Paint Off was held yesterday evening and was a HUGE success!

Here is a link to a Niagara This Week article about the event details:

This community outreach art project was dreamed up over a year ago by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, The FORT (Foundation of Resources for Teens) and West Niagara Second Stage as a way for local youth to get together and express themselves in a positive and team-oriented way.
The Grimsby Youth Action Committee was instrumental in recruiting team members, professional artists and adult mentors for this event. We believe it is important for youth to have a voice and to actively participate in community events and projects.

We were thrilled with the turn-out and the artwork produced (which will be on display for the rest of the Summer in our Sculpture Garden). The teens were so dedicated they even kept painting through the storm!

Congratulations to the prize winn…

Summer Classes & Workshops at the GPAG


Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more each week! Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long!

Mini Makers Mornings
For ages 5-8 years; 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Avid Artists Afternoons
For ages 8-12 years;1:30 pm- 4:00 pm
*please note the All Day Arts & Letters camp has different times

Week 1: July 9 – 13
Circus Week: Under The Big Top!

Regular 1/2 day: Members $80 / Non-members $96
Calling all little ringmasters! Clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and stunt artists are all waiting to come to life through a variety of spectacular art projects you will make during this fun-filled-week!

Week 2: July 16 – 20
Around The World In Five Days

Regular 1/2 day: Members $80 / Non-members $96
Join us at th…

Niagara Arts Inspire!

Inspire your students!

 This new DVD is a celebration of the partnerships between Niagara schools, arts organizations and youth in our community. Profiled are performances and activities for youth, arts outreach programs and classroom activities from schools in the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board.

Since November 2011, Fourgrounds Media has been filming highlights of participatory arts experiences offered by over 20 of Niagara's visual and performing arts organizations and included taped interviews with artists, teachers, parents and participating students.

Find the video on Facebook at in Niagara

The goals of this project are:
-To grow opportunities for students to participate in the arts.
-To improve access to arts activities for children and youth offered by Niagara's cultural organizations.
-To collect and share information with educators and parents about art activities and resources available in Niagara.

Fly me to the Moon

'fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars... Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars'

Kate Gorringe-Smith's new exhibition at Hand Held explores the annual journey of the bar tailed Godwit as it makes it's journey chasing the sun across the globe - a journey that over a lifetime takes them the equivalent distance to that of the earth to the sun.

This exhibition is inspired by these tiny navigators: the miracle and mystery of their journeys, their beauty, and the way they embody our own hopes and dreams.


Fernando Olivera was born in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico in 1962. He studied art at the Escuela de Bellas Artes at the Benito Juarez University in Oaxaca. He went on to study lithography with Japanese print-maker Shinzaburo Takeda at the Taller de Artes Rufino Tamayo.

In addition to five solo shows in Mexico, Olivera has participated in group shows in Mexico City, El Salvador, Montana, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Chicago and Philadelphia.

He illustrated the award-winning children's book, The Woman Who Outshone the Sun, based on a Mixtec folk tale, published by Children's Book Press. Olivera's work was included in the 1994 show "Myth & Magic: Oaxaca Past and Present" organized by the Palo Alto Cultural Center. His work was also included in The Tree is Older than You Are, a 1995 collection of Mexican poems and stories published by Simon and Schuster.

Olivera's vision is grounded in the traditional life of Oaxaca and the myths and legends of its p…
Cathy Kiffney creates one-of-a-kind ceramic wall works, tiles and vesselswith intricate surface carving, using imagery from ancient myth and fantasyand from the natural world of flora and fauna.
Kiffney is known for a painterly approach to the surfaces of her clay work. Numerous slips, glazes, lustres and crystals are used in her palette, laboriously layered in order to achieve the distinctive and vibrant surfaces which characterize her art.
Cathy Kiffney is a juried exhibiting member of the Piedmont Craftsmen's Guild and the Carolina Designer Craftsmen, from which she was awarded the 2003 Dino Reed Award. She is also available to design custom tile work such as fireplace surrounds, back splashes and tables.
MORE Kiffney ceramics... Please contact the gallery regarding sizes, pricing or shipping. Email- Call: 910-325-0660  or 919-593-0024