Friday, June 24, 2016

More drinks with Van Gogh!

Looking for something fun and 
Creative to do while enjoying a pint
or cocktail? Paint with a group of
Comrades or come by yourself and meet inspiring people!

No experience required; just be 
Prepared to have a great night while
Learning something new. Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction
The FUN is free!







A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Date & Time

Tuesday, July 26
7pm-9pm
Tickets:
$45

Location

Rikochez Pub & Eatery
54 Ontario Street
Grimsby, Ontario
www.rikochez.com

PURCHASE TICKETS SECURELY ONLINE: drinkswithvangogh@gmail.com
Ticket fee covers all materials and instruction by a professional artist
Food and drink can be purchased at the event
For more information: (905) 945-3246 http://drinkswithvangogh.weebly.com/

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Superhero Art Week!

Calling all fans of Superman, Wonderwoman & Batman!  Join us from July 11-15 for a week filled with creativity focused around our favourite Superheroes!  Spots are filling up fast!





SUPERHERO ART WEEK
JULY 11-15
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register at the Gallery 


Using clay, paint and mixed media, participants can re-create their favourite superheroes or create their OWN. This fun week will focus on our favourite caped beings while introducing fun art techniques and applications










At the Seams - Up until July 31st!

If you haven't had a chance to see our current exhibition, At the Seams, the show remains up until July 31st!
Admission is FREE and all are welcome!











This group exhibition brings together established and emerging artists whose work provides visual exchanges between craft, contemporary art and constructions of identity. Given that both craft and what has commonly been thought of as women’s work are often defined along gendered lines, this exhibition will address and explore the realm of this work away from traditional roles of the “feminine." Employing either materials or methods that have historically been affiliated with craft (including sewing, weaving and embroidery) the artists engage with these forms outside of the ways in which we normally encounter them, creating sites for new frameworks of engagement. Collectively their symbolic and innovative interpretation of materials and materiality act as vehicles for eliciting emotional responses and as objects of aesthetic contemplation. In concert with the notion of the transcendental, through a range of media, including video, fibre arts and installation, the artists’ works explores a variety of issues including the embedding of historical narratives, racial stereotyping and violence, and the globalization of labour and culture.

Erika DeFreitas' enigmatic stitched works reveal archetypal forms made evident through shrouded bodies; Dionne Simpson’s paintings feature delineated canvasses that are influenced by West African weaving techniques and explore architecture and the social structure of urban spaces; Danielle Dean’s video-based work reveals the contentious intersection of capitalism, consumption, and popular culture; Julia Brown uses video to document issues of labour and vanishing methods of production; Megan Morgan uses textiles as a tool for connecting to familial and national identities; Olivia Neal employs unconventional materials to construct tapestries that act as an archive of personal history; Simone Aziga’s multimedia practice interrogates the intersections of fashion, gender and oppression; Tamara Huxtable uses embroidery as a means of documenting everyday incidents of racialized micro and macroagressions; and Sonya Clark fuses vernacular, readymade objects with materials such as hair to comment on history, violence and cultural traditions.

At the Seams is co-presented by Third Space Art Projects, a Canadian curatorial collective (co-founded by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater in 2009). It is a forum for the promotion, presentation and development of multidisciplinary art projects that engage transcultural and diasporic communities, with a particular focus on visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. Past projects have included the exhibition 28 Days held at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto and Georgia Scherman Projects, Mahaber Shaw'ate (Association of 7) by Dawit L. Petros at The Print Studio in Hamilton, as well as co-presented lectures by artist Coco Fusco along with LACAP (Latin American Canadian Art Projects) and Theaster Gates as part of the Prefix Institute for Contemporary Art’s Urban Speakers Series. Third Space Art Projects gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects program.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Town of Grimsby and The Ontario Arts Council. This exhibition was generously sponsored by Dr. Joe Paolasini & Stitch

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day!


National Aboriginal Day: June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 marks the 20th year in celebrating the strong vibrant cultures and traditions of Canada’s unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.



In support of this day, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery has exhibited a small selection of Aboriginal art for our visitors to enjoy. On display are Norval Morrisseau’s Thinking of Fishes and Carl Beam’s Traffic.

Norval Morrisseau was born in 1931 on the Sand Point Ojibway reserve that is now known as Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was raised in accordance with Anishnaabe tradition; which is by his maternal grandparents. While his grandfather shared with him the traditions and legends of his people, his grandmother taught him the values of Christianity. The contrast between these two religions became a major influence in Morrisseau’s intellectual and artistic development.

Norval Morrisseau is founder of the unique painting style known as Woodlands School. Today the style is known as Anishnaabe painting; acting as a reference to the artist’s heritage. In his works that evoke renderings of spiritual creatures, Morrisseau reveals the souls of humans and animals through his unique style of imaging. His art draws upon Midewiwin birchbark scrolls, rock paintings, and Anishnaabe decorative arts. By combining rich colours, he represents inner realities with strong flowing lines, often indicating spiritual forces. His art expresses his spiritual explorations and aspects of cultures and Christianity, shamanism, the interconnection between all living things and the importance of family.

Morrisseau is also known as Copper Thunderbird. This name was given to him when he fell fatally ill at the young age of 19. According to Anishnaabe tradition, when a strong name is given to a dying person it has the power to give them new energy and save their lives. He recovered after this ceremony and uses his given name of Copper Thunderbird to sign his artworks.

Among many other honours, Norval Morrisseau is a Member of the Order of Canada, and was acknowledged as Grand Shaman of the Ojibway in 1986. In 1995, The Assembly of First Nations bestowed on him their highest honour, the presentation of an eagle feather.

Carl Beam was born in 1943 to Barbara and Edward Cooper. His mother, an Ojibwa, raised him on the reserve in West Bay on Manitoulin Island. In 1971 he began his artistic studies at the Kootenay School of Art and later earned his BFA at the University of Victoria in 1974. He pursued his MFA at the University of Alberta in 1975; however, he was unable to attain it due to disagreements with the faculty over the nature of his thesis on Indian art.

By integrating personal memory with issues related to the environment and brutality, Beam produces works that rethink the way histories were told. Beam employs a range of media including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The collage and photo-transfer techniques he often uses allow him to visually bring together subjects and events from different historical moments that he infuses with political commentary. His contemporary art-making strategies serve and empower his engagement with the struggle of Aboriginal people in the late 20th century.

Carl Beam had a strong influence on a generation of artists that was instrumental in the development of the art of Canada’s First Nations. In his work, Beam places his Native culture within broader surroundings by bringing attention to the problems that affect contemporary native cultures.

Aboriginal artwork is an important part of understanding and appreciating Canadian heritage. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to exhibit artwork by Norval Morrisseau and Carl Beam in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

If you are interested in learning more about National Aboriginal Day, please visit: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Superhero Art Week THIS Summer!

Do you like ‪#‎Superman‬, ‪#‎Ironman‬, ‪#‎Batman‬, ‪#‎Wonderwoman‬ and ‪#‎Catwoman‬? 

Then you'll LOVE GPAG's Superhero Art Week!





Join us July 11-15 and re-create or create your OWN Superhero!



SUPERHERO ART WEEK
JULY 11-15
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register at the Gallery 

Using clay, paint and mixed media, participants can re-create their favourite superheroes or create their OWN. This fun week will focus on our favourite caped beings while introducing fun art techniques and applications


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Art Camps for Teens!

New this year! We're offering THREE camps just for TEENS!
Join us for a week of painting, sculpture or drawing and cartooning! Come for a single day, or spend the week and save!



AGES 12-18
1:30pm-4pm
Members $80/ Non-members $96 (Week)
Members $18/Non-members $22 (Day)


DRAWING & CARTOONING
JULY 18-22 

Participants will be guided through the exciting world of cartooning through drawing and painting exercises, drawing techniques and history.


SCULPTURE WEEK
AUGUST 8-12 

Students will be working with Clay, found objects and more to learn the fundamentals of sculpture.  While creativity will be encouraged, participants will learn the traditions of three dimensional art and new ways to approach it.


PAINTING WEEK
AUGUST 22-26 

Using Acrylic, tempera, watercolour and mixed media, students will embark on the elements of painting, and the elements of art.  New and traditional techniques will be introduced throughout the duration of the week to create exciting projects.









Friday, June 10, 2016

At the Seams: Opening Tonight!

Image: Dionne Simpson, H.O.W.S. 3 (House of Warship Series), detail, tinted liquid paper and ink on delineated canvas, 2016



Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Third Space Art Projects presents: 
At the Seams 

Artists: Simone Aziga, Julia Brown, Sonya Clark, Danielle Dean, Erika DeFreitas, Tamara Huxtable, Megan Morgan, Olivia Neal, Dionne Simpson  

Curated by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater

June 11 - July 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

This group exhibition brings together established and emerging artists whose work provides visual exchanges between craft, contemporary art and constructions of identity. Given that both craft and what has commonly been thought of as women’s work are often defined along gendered lines, this exhibition will address and explore the realm of this work away from traditional roles of the “feminine." Employing either materials or methods that have historically been affiliated with craft (including sewing, weaving and embroidery) the artists engage with these forms outside of the ways in which we normally encounter them, creating sites for new frameworks of engagement. Collectively their symbolic and innovative interpretation of materials and materiality act as vehicles for eliciting emotional responses and as objects of aesthetic contemplation. In concert with the notion of the transcendental, through a range of media, including video, fibre arts and installation, the artists’ works explores a variety of issues including the embedding of historical narratives, racial stereotyping and violence, and the globalization of labour and culture. 

Erika DeFreitas' enigmatic stitched works reveal archetypal forms made evident through shrouded bodies; Dionne Simpson’s paintings feature delineated canvasses that are influenced by West African weaving techniques and explore architecture and the social structure of urban spaces; Danielle Dean’s video-based work reveals the contentious intersection of capitalism, consumption, and popular culture; Julia Brown uses video to document issues of labour and vanishing methods of production; Megan Morgan uses textiles as a tool for connecting to familial and national identities; Olivia Neal employs unconventional materials to construct tapestries that act as an archive of personal history; Simone Aziga’s multimedia practice interrogates the intersections of fashion, gender and oppression; Tamara Huxtable uses embroidery as a means of documenting everyday incidents of racialized micro and macroagressions; and Sonya Clark fuses vernacular, readymade objects with materials such as hair to comment on history, violence and cultural traditions.

At the Seams is co-presented by Third Space Art Projects, a Canadian curatorial collective (co-founded by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater in 2009). It is a forum for the promotion, presentation and development of multidisciplinary art projects that engage transcultural and diasporic communities, with a particular focus on visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. Past projects have included the exhibition 28 Days held at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto and Georgia Scherman Projects, Mahaber Shaw'ate (Association of 7) by Dawit L. Petros at The Print Studio in Hamilton, as well as co-presented lectures by artist Coco Fusco along with LACAP (Latin American Canadian Art Projects) and Theaster Gates as part of the Prefix Institute for Contemporary Art’s Urban Speakers Series.  Third Space Art Projects gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects program.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Town of Grimsby and The Ontario Arts Council. This exhibition was generously sponsored by Dr. Joe Paolasini & Stitch.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Summer Registration Party: This Friday!

Join us Friday, June 10 from 2pm-4pm for 
our Summer Registration Party!

We'll have crafts, colouring pages and you can help us collage our GBF Food Bank Box!

Admission is free, and all are welcome.





Come see what exciting Summer Camps GPAG has to offer this year!

Monday, June 06, 2016

At the Seams: Opening this Friday and You're Invited!

This group exhibition brings together established and emerging artists whose work provides visual exchanges between craft, contemporary art and constructions of identity. Given that both craft and what has commonly been thought of as women’s work are often defined along gendered lines, this exhibition will address and explore realm of the “feminine” and the body through the use of textile-based works. Employing materials and methods that are affiliated with the genre of craft, such as beading, knitting and sewing, artists are asked to respond/give consideration to the following themes in their respective works: the definitions of “women’s work”; notions of performance and/or labour in regards to gendered work; the performing body; the role of textile art as a form of communication; the tension between fine art, craft and its various intersections; the relationships between the textile arts and other forms of documentation; and familial geneologies. Their symbolic and innovative interpretation of materials and materiality act as vehicles for eliciting emotional responses and as objects of aesthetic contemplation in concert with the notion of the transcendental, exploring a variety of issues including the embedding of historical narratives, racial stereotyping and violence, to the globalization of culture. 

This exhibition will be co-presented by Third Space Art Projects, a Canadian curatorial collective (founded by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater in 2009) which is invested in the promotion of diasporic arts with a focus on the arts of the African diaspora. Through this project, we hope to provide audiences the opportunity to engage not just with contemporary art, African diaspora culture and its histories, but also with how these reflect, refract or participate in shaping and mapping the human condition. 







Thursday, June 02, 2016

Superhero Art Week! July 11-15

What better way to launch our GPAG Summer Art Camps than with Superhero Art Week!

Using Clay, paint and mixed media, participants can re-create their favourite superhero or invent their OWN!

This fun week will focus on our favourite caped beings, while introducing fun art techniques!







Register at the Gallery!

(905) 945-3246

gpag@grimsby.ca


SUPERHERO ART WEEK
JULY 11-15
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 

$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS