Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Introduction to Encaustic with Tracey-Mae Chambers!

Artist & Educator, Tracey-Mae Chambers is offering this incredible Encaustic introduction workshop! Learn techniques in one of the oldest painting mediums - or give the gift of art and register a friend or loved one!





WHAT IS ENCAUSTIC!?


Encaustic painting is using heated beeswax with pigment fused colour. The melted wax acts as paint to create some of the most remarkable textures and finishes.

Introduction to Encaustic painting is the process of using wax based paints that are heated to a molten state, applied while molten and fused with a heat source between each layer of paint to bond it to the layer below. This art form engages artists from a wide variety of mediums, such as mixed media, photographers, printmakers, painters and more.

In this one day workshop you will learn about the basic methods of painting with encaustic. Class time is structured with a demonstration and then a space of time for students to experiment on their own. Questions and answers are welcome throughout the class. No experience is necessary.
**Material list to be provided upon registration


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It's NOT Rocket Science! Workshop as part of The Final Frontier!

The Final Frontier is here, and we need help building rockets! 

 With a quick look at early space travel, participants will create small scale rockets, satellites, ships and vehicles not yet imagined out of found objects.

This fun workshop is designed to inspire, and bring the imagination to the moon and back!







2014 Wayzgoose Anthology Sale!



Give the gift of the goose this Christmas with our 2014 Wayzgoose Anthology Sale!

Our Wayzgoose Anthologies contain handmade works on paper from up to 120 artists!  Each copy is bound in limited editions.  The PERFECT art gift for a person without wall space!










WHAT IS WAYZGOOSE AND WHAT ARE WAYZGOOSE ANTHOLOGIES?



Every year on the last Saturday in April, the 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery celebrates Wayzgoose
a festival of Book Arts.  Papermakers, bookbinders, printers, engravers and other artisans come from across Canada and the United States to display the fruits of their labour and visit with people who share their passion for the book arts. 

The Wayzgoose Anthologies are composed of marvelous signatures* contributed from exhibitors and other presses in limited printings.  The Anthologies are lined with marbled paper and bound with beautiful covers.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has copies of the Anthology for most years for JUST $64 (TAX INCLUDED!) 


*A signature is a large sheet printed or a multiple of pages that when folded becomes a section of a book.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Final Frontier: Opening and more!


The Final Frontier has landed, and if you haven't had a chance to see it, the show will be up until
February 1, 2015, and admission is FREE!





This special exhibition featuring Reinhard Reitzenstein, Patt Wallace and Gary Nickard puts early ideas of flight and space travel in focus.


"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we have learned most of what we know. Recently we have waded our way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan, 1980 


We have been looking at the night skies for thousands of years, we have used the stars to navigate by, to work out our calendars and even to try and predict the future. Humankind has for millennia wondered exactly what is out there. When Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter in 1610 and discovered four moons orbiting this huge planet he proved to those with open minds in his superstitious era that ours was not the only world in space.



This latest in collaborative exhibitions by Nickard, Reitzenstein & Wallace, takes a fanciful look at how human beings have tried to breach the ‘final frontier' by attempting to travel in space, and in the immortal words of Captain James T. Kirk, to endeavor “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” In that this is a Canadian exhibition, the artists envision an Anglo/French dimension to the project. “ 
-Artist Statement


















It is indeed a SPACESHIP!
















The Artists: From left to right, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Patty Wallace &
Gary Nickard






Thursday, December 11, 2014

No Tax Tuesdays and 2015 Auction Tickets available!


If you're looking for last minute gift ideas, The Gallery Shop 

is the place to be! We have No Tax Tuesdays 
for the month of December, and tickets for our 
Annual AuctionVisions:  2015 Fabulous Fifties
make a GREAT gift! 

Tickets will available at the 
Gallery, Monday, December 15th!






What is our Annual Auction & Fundraiser?



Pull out your Poodle Skirts and Bryl Cream! It’s time to bop on down to the sock hop, and rock around the clock!  Visions 2015 will be an exciting evening, a great party and, as the volunteer committee’s main fundraiser, the source of vital resources that will allow the Gallery to continue providing top quality art programming for communities right across the Niagara Peninsula. Proceeds from this year’s auction will support our Educational programs for children and the work that we do to preserve and care for art in the permanent collection. As always, there will be an exciting array of items up for  auction - art, antiques, gift certificates, collectibles and more. Regional artists will be lending their talents to the cause, as will the many generous individuals and businesses in our community. We will once again be inviting the public to meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception and Auction Preview on Friday, March 27th, when guests will have the opportunity to socialize with local artists, place advance silent bids and review the items that will be up for live auction on Saturday evening.  

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. 

Your help with this event would be very much appreciated; if you have time to give or just need a little more information, please contact the gallery at 905-945-3246 or gpag@grimsby.ca


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Final Frontier: Opening THIS SUNDAY!

Join us on Sunday, December 14, 2014, from 2pm-4pm for the Opening Reception of The Final Frontier!

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

This exhibition will focus on the very beginnings of space travels, society's attempts at invention, and will bring sculpture and paintings.







"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we have learned most of what we know. Recently we have waded our way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan, 1980 

We have been looking at the night skies for thousands of years, we have used the stars to navigate by, to work out our calendars and even to try and predict the future. Humankind has for millennia wondered exactly what is out there. When Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter in 1610 and discovered four moons orbiting this huge planet he proved to those with open minds in his superstitious era that ours was not the only world in space.



This latest in collaborative exhibitions by Nickard, Reitzenstein & Wallace, takes a fanciful look at how human beings have tried to breach the ‘final frontier' by attempting to travel in space, and in the immortal words of Captain James T. Kirk, to endeavor “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” In that this is a Canadian exhibition, the artists envision an Anglo/French dimension to the project. “ 
-Artist Statement

At a time of year when many of us dream of travel to destinations unknown, we invite you to embark on an artistic voyage of discovery. Be sure to check GPAG social media for programming updates.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

GPAG on the cover of Slate Art Guide for the Final Frontier!

With special thanks to SLATE Art Guide, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery is honoured to have The Final Frontier listed on its cover!













Grab a copy here at the gallery, and join us on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2pm-4pm for the opening of The Final Frontier!

No Tax Tuesdays for the Month of December has BEGUN!

It's that time of year when the GPAG's Gallery Shop has NO TAX TUESDAYS!

For the month of December, save the HST on all purchases in the Gallery Shop!

December 9, 16, 23 & 30th!!

ALL of our items are Canadian made by national, regional and local artists.  

If you're looking for something UNIQUE or ONE OF A KIND, this is where you need to be!






HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THESE ITEMS!




RE-BEER GLASSES!




BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE CUPCAKE ORNAMENTS BY GPAG'S ALLISON POOLE!
ALMOST GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!





LOVELY PENDANT BY JO MARTIN






ORNAMENTS A PLENTY'!




HANDMADE SCARVES BY LUCY SKYLERMAN!





LARGE SELECTIONS OF POTTERY, MUGS AND CARDS!