Showing posts from September, 2012

Photographs by Daniel and Samuel

In the gallery October 19- November 25, 2012

Join us on October 19th for the opening reception 6-10pm both Sam & Daniel will be in attendance.

Daniel Arnold and Sam Macon have been friends for years. They've been taking pictures for just about as long. Photographs by Daniel and Samuel is their first combined show featuring images created, accumulated and captured over recent years. The work documents a wide array of people, places and experience. Daniel is a photographer and writer living in Brooklyn NY, and Sam works as a film director in Chicago IL. They both originally hail from Milwaukee WI.

Check out more of their work: Samuel Macon& Daniel Arnold


An exhibition of the usual suspects :

Priscilla Ambrosini

Paul Compton

Bonnie Hanlon

Megan Herring

Sheridan Jones

Deborah Klein

Culture Days at the GPAG

A Canada-wide interactive celebration of arts and culture.
F Friday September 28th @ 7pm 2012/ 2013 TIFF Film Series Gala Premiere

Film: Monsieur Lazhar Director:   Philippe Falardeau
Cast:   Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse
Runtime:   94 minutes
Year:   2012
Country:   Canada
Language:   French with English subtitles
Monsieur Lazhar is a 2012 Canadian French language drama film directed by Philippe Falardeau. The screenplay was developed from Bashir Lazhar, a one-character play by √Čvelyne de la Cheneli√®re. 2012 Oscar nominee.
F Saturday September 29th from 2-4pm 2012 Heritage Art Competition Project: The Grand White Oak Tale – War of 1812 Book Signing by Andrea Eby and contributors.

F Sunday September 30th from 2-4pm Biannual Juried Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards

Tropism @ 1305

Opening Final Friday, September 28th with a reception from 6-11 pm is:

Tropism: Photographs by Rachel Girard Reisert

September 28th- November 11th gallery hours thurs- sun: 12-4 pm. and by appointment, as well as select evenings to coincide with FOTOFOCUS events and gallery walks.

 Next month Rachel Girard Reisert graces us with a stunning group of photographs in a series she calls, Tropism. Various sources define the word "tropism" as referring to the movement of a biological organism in response to an outside stimulus. In Reisert's toned cyanotype prints on Arches Platine paper, the most obvious reference to this phenomenon is how a tree and its various parts react to sunlight and to the earth they grow forth from. Branches bend and twist, roots dig and trace, and leaves turn.

 Not so obvious is the reference Reisert's title gives to the printing process, and how it in many ways emulates and compliments the meaning of the word as it refers to plants. Creating the cyan…

Biannual Juried Exhibition on Cogeco TV!

Our Biannual Juried Exhibition is getting a lot of positive feedback, have you seen it yet?
What did you think?

Here is an interview with Director, Rhona Wenger by The Source/ Cogeco TV:

The exhibition will be on display until October 7th, 2012. Admission is free.

Wayzgoose 2013: Call for Entry

35th annual Bookarts Fair
APRIL 27, 2013 ~ 9am - 5pm
FREE admission!

Each year on the last Saturday in April practitioners of traditional book related crafts including letterpress printers, printmakers, paper makers and hand bookbinders gather at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to present their work to the public, renew connections with colleagues and share their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans. 

Wayzgoose Anthology 2013
Celebrating the 35th annual Grimsby Wayzgoose
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is excited to announce an open call for submission of print works for the special 35th Anniversary 2013 Wayzgoose Anthology Vol II. 
The Grimsby Wayzgoose is a one-day festival held annually on the last Saturday of April to celebrate the books arts. Private press printers, printmakers in all media, book binders, papermakers and related artists gather at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to celebrate the art of the hand-made book. Each year t…

Doors Open Grimsby & Niagara Nights of Art

DOORS OPEN GRIMSBY 2012 September 22, 2012 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Town of Grimsby is proud to present the second annual Doors Open Grimsby Festival to be held on September 22, 2012.  Buildings and places of architectural, historic, cultural, social and industrial significance will open their doors to the public for a town-wide celebration.  Access to the sites is free from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Doors Open.
Doors Open Grimsby is designed for you to discover this unique, historical and scenic West Niagara town.  Explore, ask questions, and reflect as you travel to Grimsby’s meaningful places.  Learn the stories; interact; have fun and discover something new.  Make it an adventure.
This year, Doors Open Grimsby will feature some sites as part of the Trails Open Ontario Program. Please visit: for a full list of participating locations.
The Ontario Heritage Trust and Doors Open Ontario are supporting partners of Doors Open Grimsby


Random acts of ART!

While out and about in beautiful Grimsby, one of our instructors, Chris O'Hoski, was stopped in his tracks:

Welcome back to school everyone, it's going to be a great year!

Fall Courses and workshops



Arts Club Junior
With Katia Perez–Turgeon
From ages 5-8 years
Saturdays October 6 - November 10 (6 sessions) 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
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 October 6 - November 10 (6 sessions) 1:00 pm - 3:00 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

Art Tots
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Wednesdays October 17, 24, 31 & November 7 (4 sessions) from 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 / $3…

Fall Exhibitions @ the GPAG!

Biannual Juried Exhibition
August 31 – October 7, 2012
Exhibition reception & Awards Presentation:
Sunday September 30, 2 – 4pm
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s Bi-annual Juried Exhibition is a province-wide competition, open to artists working in all media, including visual art, fine crafts, installation and new media. The call for entry was widely advertised earlier this year and by the June 29th deadline we had received over 250 entries. From these, the jurors selected the 32 pieces that will be in the show. The 2012 Biannual Juried Exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery from August 31st to October 7th.
Like many juried shows that draw entries from a large geographical area, ours is selected from images. There are many advantages to this system. The cost of transportation to enter the show is minimal; a couple of dollars to send a cd in the mail instead of having to drive or ship the work to the gallery for consideration. This makes it possible for artists from across th…

Turkish Gold: New work by Jourdon Gullett

“Turkish Gold" New work by Jourdon Gullett September 8th - October 14th, 2012 Opening Reception: Saturday September 8th 4pm-10pm  Beer tasting 6-8pm with Brenner Brewery
Chicago based artist Jourdon Gullettworks with layered materials, including wood, wallpaper and other found paper materials. His work has recently been exhibited at Jennifer Norback Gallery, Chicago Urban Art Society, Johalla Projects, and The Believe Inn. Currently he works with ASM, and CPAG doing public art in Chicago and full time/illustrations with a Brewery, Solemn Oath Brewery. Gullett is also collaborating with Jesse Neuhaus, launching Bluetown Skateboards.
Gullett’s work is heavily influenced by his surroundings. A recent trip to Instanbul resulted in hundreds of photos to use as fodder for his upcoming show at Sky High Gallery. Combinations of found and new materials are used to create organic hand cut shapes out of plywood. Using the photos from the trip he cropped, pasted, and layered detailed montages of…