Monday, 25 March 2013
Annual Book Arts Fair
Saturday April 27 from 9 am - 5 pm
In the Gallery, Library & Carnegie Building
The Grimsby Wayzgoose started in 1979 as a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors. Since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with 45 to 50 artisans exhibiting their creations for the more than 2000 people who regularly attend the event. Participants and visitors come from across Ontario, Quebec and the North Eastern states. There are also often a few travelers from Europe, Japan and across the U.S. who find their way to Grimsby to enjoy and appreciate this fascinating craft.
The Wayzgoose Anthology has been part of the tradition since 1981. Each contributing artist creates a sample of work in a format that can be bound into a book. These sections are known as signatures, and the signatures from all the contributing artists are organized and hand bound into a volume that is sought after and cherished by many bibliophiles. In honour of the 35th anniversary of Wayzgoose a special juried call for signatures was distributed across North America and in Europe; these signatures will form a special extra section of the 2013 Wayzgoose Anthology. Sales of the Wayzgoose Anthology help to offset the costs associated with Wayzgoose; the 2013 Anthology will be available on the 27th; many back issues are also available.
The impact that Wayzgoose has on culture and tourism in the Grimsby area is significant, both because of the number of people that come to town for the event and for the potential it has to generate repeat visitors. Wayzgoose provides a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions that turned us into a literate society. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones on Saturday, April 27th.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Friday, 22 March 2013
Jenny Bolhofner's intricate, layered, sewn and stained maps direct the viewers thoughts inwards. Towards islands of the unknown, inlets of uncertainty, isolated harbours, misguided passages and undefined destinations. These are Maps to Nowhere but they are reflective of everywhere, and everyone.
Navigate your way into Hand Held before April 13th.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Jenny Bolhofner's exhibition 'A Map to Nowhere' opens at Hand Held next week.
Jenny has sent this beautiful exhibition over from America for her first solo show outside of the US.
Jenn will be in Melbourne from Wed 10th to Saturday 13th and we'd love for you to meet her.
Well schedule a meet the artist afternoon on the 13th and hopefully lots of you will be able to drop in and say hi.
"A Map to Nowhere"
Maps are supposed to tell us where we are. They show us how to go from point A to point B. Maps reveal relationships. They represent space and orientation. But I always wondered what a map of isolation would look like. How do you show space without anything in that space? How do you depict something without having anything nearby to determine scale, location, or relation? How do you make a map to nowhere? A life changing move to Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific, left me examining this idea. Suspended there, insignificant in the vast sea, I experienced feelings foreign to me- feelings of isolation and detachment. In this body of work, I wanted to explore these feelings through research and attempt to translate my emotions into something more calculated and scientific. I turned to Charles Darwin's studies on nature, geographical isolation and evolution to help symbolize my own feelings of severance. His work provides relevant theories on the creation and extinction of plant and animal species in areas isolated by geographic barriers. Living on an island, I could relate to these ideas of natural selection and allopatry (the process by which a population of species becomes separated by a physical barrier and divides into two different species). Collecting plant life around Guam, I incorporated them into my work to represent my own feelings of separation. Aesthetically, I used topographic imagery to attempt to connect personal feelings to something more tangible and universal. While emotions are ambiguous and hard to pinpoint, I feel that maps provide a platform in which the viewer can relate. Likewise, the use of repetition in imagery and process (i.e. layers of sewing) were integrated to connect the viewer to the concept of the mundane. Each stitch mimics the continuity and monotony of isolated living.
& Gala Event
Saturday April 6, 2013 @ 7 pm
Tickets $30 each
Free Artists’ Reception & Auction Preview: Friday April 5 @ 7 pm
Don’t be late! Mark the Date! Tickets are now available at the GPAG or from the Volunteer Committee. Join Alice and her creative crew in a magical dream world full of art, music and wonderful surprises. Hang onto your head – you may well find the Queen of Hearts directing her court or the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Doormouse sharing tea or be greeted by Alice herself as the evening becomes curioser and curioser…
The Art Gallery and Volunteer Committee look forward to your continued support and attendance at this very important fundraising event. Many hands make light work and we are always happy to welcome new volunteers. If you have time to give or just need a little more information, please contact the gallery at 905-945-3246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Tickets are available for purchase at the Gallery for $8
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Country: USA 2012
Time: 93 mins
Principal Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly.
Faced with her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Monday, 11 March 2013
Director/ Curator: Rhona Wenger
Artist: Laurel Campbell
Education & Media Coordinator: Brigitte Huard
Sunday, 10 March 2013
New work by The Little Friends of Printmaking
March 15 - April 7, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, March 22nd 6-10pm
Artists will be in attendance selling cash & carry editioned prints
Sky High Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by Milwaukee based print duo THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING. This show is being presented in association with the 2013 Southern Graphics Conference.
You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts; their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others.
Our aesthetic is broadly influenced by the silkscreen process and its idiosyncrasies-- We love its flatness; the interplay between ink layers; its bold immediacy and its capacity for subtlety. We try to imbue our print designs with a playful looseness that leads the viewer to consider the process by which the print was created, in order to demystify the process and reaffirm the qualities that make screenprints desirable and unique among works on paper.
For us, the definitions of Art and Design have become interchangeable. We work primarily as printmakers, but also take on design projects from outside collaborators. We've charted an alternate course for ourselves somewhere between Art and Design, without drawing a bright line of distinction between them.
Additional press materials & images available upon request.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
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
Sign up for single days or the whole week!
Register today! Call 905-945-3246
Mini Maker Mornings
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Children ages 5-8 years old
Avid Artists Afternoons
1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Children ages 8-12 years old
Wednesday : Clay
Thursday : Collage and Book Arts
Friday : Found Object Sculpture
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Wed March 27, April 3, 10, 17 (4 sessions)
10:00 - 10:30 amLearn 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 April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25
10 am - 12 pmStudents will learn the basics of fundamental art practices and media while creating exciting works of art.
$80 members / $96 non–members
With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 8–12 years
Saturdays April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25
1- 3 pmStudents 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
YOUNG ADULT CLASSES
From Words to Image to Music
With George Brasovan
Sunday May 5 from 2– 4 pm
Ages 14 +This course takes the participants through a creative process starting with a sentence (statement) leading to a story to poetry/lyrics to images (graphics/video) and music. The final product will consists of a multimedia project assembled and edited on computer to be taken home at the end of the course in the DVD format. The course aims to provide a creative environment in which the participants can feel free to express themselves as a group or individually and learn how to create content and links in various media and how to use available user-friendly technology to bring it all together. The full course was recently part of a project involving students, teachers and parents in Toronto. Titled "Project Discovery" it received a number of awards including the 'Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence".
Free Information Session. Please call 905-945-3246 to reserve a seat.
With Jan Yates
Tuesdays March 26, April 2 & 9
(3 sessions) 6- 8 pmThis series will open up new ideas and fresh ways of 'seeing'. Exploration in varying influences and techniques are emphasized and you will be encouraged to experiment with colour, brush work and paint application. We will work from direct observation as well as learn how to use reference materials so your paintings look fresh and vital-not copied. Choose your preferred subject matter i.e. landscape, abstract or still life. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
$40 members / $50 for non-members
With Jan Yates
Sunday April 7 (1 session)
1:30- 4:30 pmAncient and intriguing, this method of painting originated in Greece, where it was used for the earliest easel and mural painting. A heady combination of colour, melting wax and heat, encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.
Artist & educator Jan Yates has been working with this luscious medium for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing.
Classes are enjoyable for those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium. A materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class will cover the cost of wax, tools and pigment. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
$25 members/ $35 non-members
Wed April 3, 17 & May 1, 15 (4 sessions)
6:30- 9:30 pmThis Open Studio format allows each artist to determine their own needs ~ quick studies to extended poses. There is no instructor and each participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.
$50 members / $60 non–members
Necklace and Earring Set Workshop
With Crystal Zettel
Sunday April 21 (1 session)
1:30 pm- 4:30 pm Using basic wirework techniques, participants will make a beautiful Y drop necklace and earring set. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills.
A materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing Chinese crystals and fresh water pearls and your choice of gold plated or silver plated tone findings (please notify your preference upon registration). Students must bring: scissors, flat nose and round nose, flush cutters.
$25 members / $35 non–members
Thank you for supporting the Arts in your community!
KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to offer this opportunity to members with a family membership. Birthday Parties can be booked for groups of up to 15 children. You provide the cake, decorations and refreshments, we provide an artist to instruct the children in a craft or art project. We are happy to customize the activity to fit a theme if you have one in mind! Parties are 3 hours, with the art class lasting approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours. The remaining time can be used for refreshments, games, gifts and cake. Parties must be organized during regular gallery hours and around Studio availability so we may not be able to accommodate your preferred time. It is a good idea to book your party early.
Fees for a 3 hour party are $175. A $50 security deposit is required on all room rentals. Media available: Painting, drawing, collage and/ or printmaking.
Remember ~ The Grimsby Public Art Gallery offers a wide range of programming for students at both the Elementary and Secondary School levels, including exhibition tours, and virtual exhibitions that bring the art to the classroom! Our Education Guide is available at the gallery for further information. Make sure your child’s teacher is aware of this great opportunity to enrich their students’ art education!