Showing posts from February, 2013

Life As A Solo

Renuka Rajik's solo exhibition 'My Life As A Solo' opens this Thursday 21st Feb 6-8pm. Posted with Blogsy

Nate Weikert @ 1305

Opening Final Friday, February 22nd with a reception from 6-11 pm that evening & running through March 24th, 2013 is:

Nate Weikert
new work

Next month's exhibition showcases the talent of local artist and educator Nate Weikert in a collection of oil paintings on canvas or linen, and graphite drawings with gouache on paper. The two types of media both work to articulate a series which uses a neutral, grayscale palette to fragment, simplify, and obscure the subject matter.

In many of the paintings Weikert appropriates portrait-style imagery of individuals from history and culture onto a blurred and diffused surface. The already coded subjects become even more disembodied and cold, reflecting the numb and often oversimplified feelings we tend to draw from serious subject matter once it has been over publicized and marketed by the media.

The drawings combined with gouache are large and dramatic, with a distinct black on white palette. Many of them in the exhibition will hang clean and…
BARBI DALTON After earning a degree in Fine Arts from Kansas University, Dalton experimented with various artistic endeavors in New York City. She travelled through Europe to study the Italian masters, and afterwards became an established artist in the Chicago area. When she moved to North Carolina in 1998, Dalton broadened her range through “plein-air” painting and working in oil.

Dalton employs a skillful use of impasto painting in her latest series, “Ebullient Creeks.” This technique of thickly applying paint with the palette knife has enabled her to create a powerful and complex water series inspired by years of contemplating the stream that flows by her home. Dalton’s award-winning work is included in permanent and private collections.
Please contact the gallery regarding sizes, pricing or shipping. Email- Call: 910-325-0660  or 919-593-0024

Call for Expressions of Interest

Emerging Aboriginal Curator

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is seeking an emerging Aboriginal curator to co-curate an exhibition that will be featured in the main Gallery in August/September 2014.The exhibition will relate to the bi-centennial celebration of the War of 1812 and will examine themes related to this event in the work of contemporary First Nation’s artists. A curatorial fee will be paid, however, the position is subject to successful grant and sponsorship applications, as yet to be confirmed.
Your expression of interest should include a current CV relating your education and curatorial experience, details of your knowledge of and experience working with First Nation’s contemporary art and artists and a brief statement explaining your personal interest in this subject.Graduate students are eligible to apply but must be finished their studies by 2014.Individuals (no collectives please) who self identify as Aboriginal according to the OAC guideli…

March Break at the GPAG!

This week of art and fun includes a wide variety projects incorporating painting, printmaking, clay sculpture, collage, book-related arts and found object sculpture, as well as a guided visit of our current exhibition Sites Re-Seen featuring works by artists Tod Ainslie and Laurel Campbell.

Our camp classes are limited to 15 participants each and are led by qualified educators in both the Arts and teaching techniques. Co-operative learning and creative expression are encouraged while fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination are developed with each project. Each day focuses on a specific media so your child can pick their favourite, try something new, or join us for the whole week for an exciting, well-rounded Art experience.
Students are grouped according to age, with all working on similar projects adapted to their individual skill levels.

March Break 2013: March 11th-15th
Single Class: members $18/ non-members $22
Whole Week: members $80/ non-members $96

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Art House Cafe Lecture Series

Art House Café Lecture Series 15 February 2013, 7pm Speaker: Leanne Unruh, graduate student in Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories at OCAD University presents “Smuggling: A Methodology for Art and Activism.”
Hosted by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in the Periodicals reading room of the Grimsby Public Library. 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON
Admission is Free! Light refreshments will be served
The Art House Café Lecture Series promotes the ideas of young and emerging scholars from regional universities and provides an opportunity for them to present their research through lectures in a Parisian café ambiance that encourages sharing inspiration and cultivating ideas.
The third lecture in this new series will be presented on 15 February 2013 at 7pm by Leanne Unruh, a graduate student in Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories at the OCAD University.  Unruh’s talk, “Smuggling: A Methodology for Art and Activism” will explore issues of art and activism in the 2007 performanc…

Sites Re-seen- New exhibition!

Sites Re-seen Tod Ainslie & Laurel Campbell
February 8th – March 31st, 2013
Opening reception: Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 2- 4 pm
Grimsby Historical Society Talk- Speaker: Tod Ainslie Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 encourages Canadians to consider the significant role that this conflict played in the development of Canada. Many of us have visited sites, watched re-enactments, read histories – in short tried to imagine what our predecessors in the Niagara region experienced 200 years ago. As part of the gallery’s examination of these events we invited two regional artists, Tod Ainslie, of Burlington, and Laurel Campbell, of Niagara Falls, to visit significant war related sites and document what they, as contemporary artists, experienced and observed.

Campbell has established a solid reputation for her detailed watercolour paintings and pen & ink drawings of historic structures, many from the Niagara Region. Her paintings reflect a …