Showing posts from March, 2013

Art House Cafe Lecture Series- Pictures!

Below are some photos taken at our most recent Art House Cafe Lecture series talk “Douglas Coupland: 21st Century Brain”, which was presented by Julia Polyck-O’Neill, graduate student in Studies in Comparative Literature and Art at Brock University. Thank you to all who attended and continue to support GPAG programming!

The next lecture "Communal Affect: Affect in Socially Engaged Art" is scheduled for April 19, 2013 at 7pm and will be presented by Suzanne Carte. Suzanne is a graduate Student in Contemporary Art History at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NYC and Assistant Curator of the Art Gallery of York University. Her talk will examine community-based artpractices as seen through the lens of affect theory and investigate works by Paul Chan, Suzanne Lacy and Humberto Vélez. More details soon!
Admission is free. Please call to reserve a seat as space is limited: 905-945-3246

Wayzgoose is coming!

The signatures for the 2013 Wayzgoose Anthology are here!! Time to collate!
Annual Book Arts Fair
Saturday April 27 from 9 am - 5 pm
In the Gallery, Library & Carnegie Building

Each year on the last Saturday in April practitioners of a wide variety of book related arts, 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.

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 t…

Images from Sara Pearce's "Sporting" Series

Hello! These new beauties will be in the RolePlay show:

© Sarah Pearce, 2013

mixed-media collage: vintage print, map (U.S. Geological Survey) and illustrations (Woman's World, 1922; Architectural Forum, 1960); ink, watercolor, marker; archival mat board. Framed with conservation glass for UV protection. 17.5" x 8.75"

Helena Always Hooked the Big Ones
mixed-media collage: antique illustration (Peterson's Magazine); vintage prints and map (U.S. Geological Survey); recycled greeting card, wrapping paper and children's book proof; hand-marbled paper; ink, watercolor, marker; archival mat board. Framed with conservation glass for UV protection. 18" x 9"

Leader of The Pack
mixed-media collage:

Found Maps, lost places ...

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. Posted with Blogsy

Sara Pearce: "RolePlay" @1305

Geoffrey Believed the Maxim That “The Ability to Accessorize Is What Separates Us From the Animals”
mixed-media collage by Sara Pearce, 2012 antique photograph, album page and illustrations (The Delineator; Godey’s Lady’s Book); 
vintage rhinestone button from the collection of Polly Pearce, recycled bead catalog; ink, marker, watercolor. Framed in an antique frame, with conservation glass for UV protection. 6" x 8.25"

Opening Final Friday, March 29th with a a reception from 6-11 pm that evening is:

new collages by Sara Pearce
Exhibition runs through April 21st, with regular gallery hours Thursday- Sunday: 12-4 pm.

David Always Wore Pearls for Formal Portraits
mixed-media collage by Sara Pearce, 2012 antique photograph, album page and illustration (Delineator,March 1893); 
recycled bead and jewelry catalogs; ink, marker. Framed in an antique frame, with conservation glass for UV protection. 6.5" x 9"
It was kismet- Sara Pearce said yes to having a show at 1305 this year! …

A Map to Nowhere

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 feelin…

Fundraising Auction & Gala Event

Visions 2013: Artists in Wonderland
Fundraising Auction
& 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…
Artists in Wonderland will be an entertaining evening and a great party. As always, there will be an exciting  array of items up for auction - art, antiques, gift certificates, collectables and more. Some very special items this year will include the chance to meet Alice in person for the lucky buyer of four passes to Disney World for a family of four or you can relive the acclaimed performance of…

TIFF Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild

March 28 @ 7pm
Tickets are available for purchase at the Gallery for $8
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Country: USA 2012
Language: English
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.

Sites Re-Seen on Cogeco TV

Here is a great feature on our current exhibition Sites Re-Seen and our March Break programmes! Thanks to The Source- Niagara/ Cogeco TV for helping us spread the word about all the wonderful things happening at the GPAG.

Director/ Curator: Rhona Wenger
Artist: Laurel Campbell
Education & Media Coordinator: Brigitte Huard

Little Friends: Milwaukee's Worst

Little Friends: Milwaukee's Worst
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.

Artist's BIO:
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 silks…

Life as a Solo

Renuka Rajiv's stunning drawings, artist sketchbooks and quirky paper mache sculptures are on display at Hand Held as part of her 'Life As A Solo' exhibition - on until March 16th. Posted with Blogsy

Art House Café Lecture Series

22 March 2013, 7pm Speaker: Julia Polyck-O’Neill, graduate student in Studies in Comparative Literature and Art at Brock University presents “Douglas Coupland: 21st Century Brain”.
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 fourth lecture in this new series will be presented on 22 March 2013 at 7pm by Julia Polyck-O’Neill, an MA student in Studies in Comparative Literature and Art at Brock University.  Polyck-O’Neill’s talk, “Douglas Coupland: 21st Century Brain” will explore a chronological map she created of Douglas Coupland’s dissemination of postmodern Canadian culture…


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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