Friday, May 08, 2015

**NEW Culture Camps with the Town of Grimsby, GPAG, and the Grimsby Museum!


NEW THIS SUMMER!




A brand new partnership between the Recreation Department, the Grimsby Museum and the 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery.  Campers will spend their morning at the Grimsby Museum or the Grimsby Public Art Gallery doing a variety of culture activities with staff from these sites.  Campers will spend the afternoon with Camp Leaders, swimming at the Grimsby Lions Pool (are cooling off at the splashpad) and then playing outdoor games for the remainder of the afternoon (indoor activities at the Peach King Centre if inclement weather).  A Camp Supervisor will be with the group all day to ensure consistency and familiarity.  Be sure to give this camp a try to mix up your summer with us and open your child’s mind to something new!


Ages:  6-13 yrs
Time:  9:00 am–3:30 pm 
(Extended Care: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm)

Cost:   $140.00 per week
Extended Care:  $38.00 per week

Location:   The regular program will begin at the Grimsby Museum or the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, and will end in Coronation Park (or the Peach King Centre if inclement weather). 

Extended Care will be held at the Peach King Centre and campers will be moved to and from these locations by bus.

*For Culture Camps. Registration is from
 Monday - Friday, 9am-9pm at the Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Avenue
In order to register for programs you must come in to the Peach King Centre, complete a registration form and pay the full amount for the program.







**July 6-10  Grimsby Public Art Gallery

This week campers will carry out 2 painting pieces using different styles and mediums.  Campers will learn about creating paintings, using colour and much more.

July 20–24   Grimsby Museum

Bringing history to Life!   We will explore local history through creative projects and activities for a unique week of learning and fun. Campers will be surprised about their new Grimsby stories.


**July 27–31  Grimsby Public Art Gallery


Art can come from very unique materials and forms.  This week we will create art projects from materials that will surprise you and open your eyes to new ideas.


August 10–14   Grimsby Museum

How do you preserve an artifact, carry out a dig, or create a collection to display.  New skills, new ideas and a week of creative fun you won’t want to miss.




















Thursday, May 07, 2015

Xtracurricular 2015: An Annual Highschool Art Exhibition RETURNS May 22!

Opening May 22!


Xtracurricular is an annual exhibition that features artwork by local high school students and their teachers. This is our chance to showcase the work of the talented individuals who will be our next generation of regional artists.





The exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and photography. 

Xtracurricular represents a year’s worth of learning. These students have explored their surroundings and manipulated their materials in order to transform a given project or set of guidelines into unique and meaningful works of art. Please join us to congratulate these talented youths!

Xtracurricular 2015
An Annual Highschool Art Exhibition
Curated by Chris O'Hoski
May 22-June 7, 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 22
4pm-5pm

How to Apply for an Exhibition with George Wale: Spots still remain!




SPOTS STILL REMAIN!

Take advantage of this incredible workshop held by Artist & Educator, George Wale.

How to Apply for an Exhibition will give you an inside look
at what Galleries want, the best time to send proposals, and WHAT to send them.

George Wale is the former Director of Programming at the Burlington Art Centre, (Now AGB) and offers professional development courses across South Western Ontario.

This workshop is opened to the beginner, as well as the seasoned artist!



Wednesday, May 06, 2015

We're celebrating 40 Years of GPAG!

GPAG: 40 Years of Art!





In the spring of 1975 a dynamic new gallery entered the Ontario arts scene. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery was the inspired creation of Bill Poole, then a member of the Grimsby Public Library Board, who arranged to turn the lower level of the 1974 addition to the Carnegie Library into our public art gallery. From May 2015 to May 2016 we are celebrating 40 Years of Art in Grimsby with a wide range of exhibitions and events. 

We look forward to seeing you many times over the coming year!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Spots still remain in our Spring Courses & Workshops!

WE STILL HAVE SOME SPOTS 
REMAINING IN OUR 
SPRING COURSES & WORKSHOPS!

CLASSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!





'EN PLEIN AIR’ (Outdoor Painting) 
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Wednesdays: May 6- June 7, 2015
From 6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$65 Members/ $75 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3ME7 


Spring is HERE and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  Through 6 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 


*Material list to be provided upon registration




INTRODUCTION TO WASHI

with Tracey-Mae Chambers
Saturday, May 9, 2015 
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$50 Members/$60 Non-Members


Learn how to transform flat pieces of Japanese Paper in to lightweight, malleable, translucent sculptural material. Using konnyaku (traditional starch paste), leather, fur, inks, acrylics, and raw beeswax you will play with manipulating this beautiful paper into your own creations!

*$15 Material Kit payable to instructor at the
Beginning of class





HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITION 
(Portfolio/Professional Development)

with George Wale
Saturday, May 23, 2015
From  2pm-4pm
1 Session
$50 Members/ $60 non-members


This artistic development workshop will look at how to prepare your portfolio, shortlist galleries, what to send them and when.





DIRECT ENCOUNTERS - LAND ART (Ages 9-12)

with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$25 Members/ $35 non-members


Our goal is to understand nature by directly participating in nature as intimately as we can. Working outdoors with whatever comes to hand -twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds and flowers, participants will create temporary works of art. We will look at the work of renowned environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, who leaves the landscape he has worked with unharmed. In this way the work of art arises out of sensitivity towards habitat. 

Each participant will make their own piece of outdoor art although working collaboratively on the same construction is also an option. Your land art will be documented right after it is made, so bring your cameras! 

* Please dress for the weather as we’ll work outdoors, rain or shine











Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wayzgoose 2015: Thank You!




With special thanks to our vendors (Wayzgeese), The Grimsby Public Library, our members, our volunteer committee, our community and our sponsors, Thank you for making our 
37th annual Wayzgoose such an incredible success!















































































GPAG Virtual Exhibitions thanks to RBC!


Article thanks to Amanda Moore of Niagara This Week:
April 29, 2015, Page 23






On Thursday, March 26, The Grimsby Public Art Gallery was honoured to receive a grant from the RBC Foundation for our Virtual Exhibitions Programme.

GPAG believes that art is integral to the overall well-being and vitality of any community and supports this belief by creating unique, relevant and educational programming for children, adults and seniors. As the only public art gallery in the Niagara Region, GPAG offers innovative and challenging programmes and activities that support and enhance the Ministry of Education’s Visual Arts Curriculum and exposes students to the vast range of creative experiences available to them in today’s visual culture. We encourage teachers to participate in planning art education experiences, and we are pleased to design programmes that suit individual classroom needs. 

The gallery’s Education Coordinator is readily available to meet with teachers, individually or as part of a staff meeting to discuss programming options.

GPAG offers a dynamic schedule of nine to ten exhibitions each year, featuring contemporary and historic artworks by regional, national and international artists. Exhibitions change approximately every six weeks and each exhibition is complemented by a variety of educational programmes designed to enhance the viewer’s understanding of and interaction with the artwork presented. Specifically for schools, we develop educational programmes that provoke dialogue, enhance critical thinking and teach analysis skills. Hands-on activities allow students to apply what they have learned to their own artistic creations. Our goal is to provide a supportive and inspiring environment where students feel comfortable sharing their ideas and develop confidence in their creative abilities. 

Although we always stress the importance of interacting with original art, we do realize that for logistical or financial reasons it is not always possible for classes to physically visit the gallery. 

Our Virtual Exhibitions Programme is the perfect solution for schools and organizations in that situation; it allows the GPAG to come to them! Developed in 2005 with the help of the Niagara Community Foundation and the RBC Foundation, this programme brings virtual tours of gallery exhibitions into classrooms across our region.
Using a digital projector, the Education Coordinator or a trained instructor will show students images of the work currently on display in the gallery along with relevant supplementary materials. The presentation is complemented by a Hands-on art class where students will create their own art work, inspired by what they have seen and applying what they have learned. Virtual Exhibitions can also bring any of our regular Hands-on art activities or our themed Six Session Series into the class room.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Join us for Wayzgoose 2015 TOMORROW!

The eve of Wayzgoose is upon us, and the excitement in the air at GPAG is inspiring!

Join us tomorrow from 9am-5pm for nearly 50 vendors, prints, books, paper, and an all around celebration of hand made art!


Admission is free, and there is LOTS of free parking!







Saturday, April 25, 2015
9am-5pm
Admission is FREE!




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 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.  The 2015 Anthology will be available on the 25th; 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 25th.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Summer Employment Opportunities at GPAG!



Thanks to the generosity of Young Canada Works, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to offer 3 positions THIS Summer!

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.


Young Canada Works








Curatorial Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.00 per hour
Start date: June 8, 2015
End date: August 28. 2015
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday May 22, 2015 and will be accepted in hard copy via mail or hand delivery at Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1, or by email at gpag@grimsby.ca.
Attn: Rhona Wenger, Director

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will primarily work with the Permanent Collection and temporary art exhibitions at the gallery. Tasks will include examining and inventorying artwork; updating documentation; research on relevant art and artists; preparing and delivering brief public presentations of this material and curating an exhibition. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, museum studies and/or history. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. 

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.





Summer Studio Instructor
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $12.00 per hour
Start date: June 8, 2015
End date: August 28, 2015
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday May 22, 2015 and will be accepted in hard copy via mail or hand delivery at Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1, or by email at gpag@grimsby.ca.
Attn: Chris O’Hoski, Education & Media Coordinator


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Instructor. The Summer Studio Instructor will be responsible for developing and running the summer children’s programs at the gallery and for helping to plan educational programs for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate will have a least some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history or museum studies. S/he will have experience working with a variety of art media as well as experience working with children. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of French is an asset. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. 

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.




Summer Studio Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1Y1

Wage: $11.00 per hour
Start date: 22 June 2015
End date: 28 August 2015
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday June 5, 2015 and will be accepted in hard copy via mail or hand delivery at Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1, or by email at gpag@grimsby.ca.
Attn: Chris O’Hoski, Education & Media Coordinator

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Assistant. The Summer Studio Assistant, supervised by the gallery’s Education Coordinator, will assist the Summer Studio Instructor with running the Gallery’s summer art program for children. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of basic art materials and creative processes. S/he will enjoy working with children. Experience working with groups of children, interacting with the public and/or working with art processes are assets. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Basic computer skills are required. 

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.





Monday, April 20, 2015

Wayzgoose 2015 THIS Saturday, April 25th!

We're less than 7 days away from our LARGEST event of the year; Wayzgoose 2015!

Join us for our 37th Annual Wayzgoose - and begin celebrating 40 years of GPAG!







THIS Saturday, April 25, 2015
9am-5pm
Admission is FREE!





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 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.  The 2015 Anthology will be available on the 25th; 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 25th.


This year, Wayzgoose has been generously sponsored by:

Aulward Graphics, The Japanese Paper Place, Tim Hortons
& Van Huizen Bookbinding.