Thursday, November 29, 2012

TIFF Film Night- Moonrise Kingdom

Tickets are $8.00 or purchase a 4-movie pass for $25/person.

Tickets and passes may be purchased through the Gallery

Friday November 30 @ 7pm
Director:   Wes Anderson
Cast:   Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Bruce Willis
Runtime:   94 minutes
Year:   2012
Country:   USA
Language:  English

On the fictional New England island of New Penzance in 1965, lovestruck twelve year-olds Sam and Suzy have decided to run away together. Moonrise Kingdom is sure to be a joyful experience for Anderson fans, and a treat for the uninitiated.

New exhibition: Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as a Four-Part Concerto

Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as a Four-Part Concerto
Mary Anne Barkhouse
Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013
Opening reception: Sun, Dec 2,  2-4pm

In Reins of Chaos Mary Anne Barkhouse explores the concept of the Apocalypse, both as told in the biblical Book of Revelations and as referenced in a range of modern environmental, technological and psychological crises. Barkhouse has chosen to focus on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and presents them in three versions; as coin-operated kiddie rides; as rocking horses and as small bronze statues. In each version, however, the horses are riderless, suggesting that there are options to Conquest, War, Pestilence and Death and simultaneously encouraging the viewer to interact with the works and complete the gaps in the expected story. With the coin operated horses the potential for interaction is quite literal. The viewer can become a rider since these ponies are fully operational. The horses are contrasted with the Donkey of Eternal Salvation. This humble creature, often perceived as the horse's inferior, is the creature in the Bible ridden by Jesus on his triumphant arrival into Jerusalem and, in its quiet and non-imposing position, offers a moment of hope.

The horses also make reference to colonial history, to a North American cultural tradition of Cowboys and Indians and the complex relationships between animals and humans in general.  The mechanical and wooden horses evoke nostalgia for childhood; they are playful and fun, but they represent animals that have been tamed, even made captives. By presenting them as the horses of the apocalypse, Barkhouse reverses these roles and we become subservient to them.

As with all her work, Barkhouse presents this story from the perspective of a native Canadian, whose culture does not have an apocalyptic end-of-the-world story. The exhibition is beautifully executed, engaging, humorous, challenging and perhaps most importantly, Barkhouse has taken an old story and made it relevant in a whole new light.

A member of the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation, Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in BC. She currently lives near Minden, Ontario. She creates art that addresses the relationships between humans, history and the land with intelligence and humour.

Friday, November 16, 2012

cNiagara Post-It Party at the GPAG


Join cNiagara for a Post-It Party in Fort Erie & Grimsby!

A great opportunity to post events, ask questions and learn how to optimize the site's many features with members of the cNiagara team...and what is a party without favours ;) 

PLEASE NOTE: These Post-It Parties are BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) - wireless internet will be made available, your laptop will have to be capable of this.
  • Fort Erie at The Sanctuary Centre for the Art - Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:30pm
  • Grimsby at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery - Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10:00am



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Annual Christmas Sale!

Annual Christmas Sale
November 15th, 16th & 17th
Thursday 10am-8pm   
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm

Gallery members receive 20% and non-members receive 10% off their Gift Shop purchases!
The Gallery Shop offers a wide array of exclusively Canadian, handcrafted giftware with much of its stock coming from regional artists. Gallery members enjoy a 10% discount on their purchases and an annual Members sale before the holiday season. We are open every day of the year during gallery hours with the exception of statutory holidays.
The Shop is run entirely by the Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Art House Cafe Lecture Series

Art House Café Lecture Series 
Inaugural Lecture
16 November 2012, 7pm
Keynote Speaker: Virginia Eichhorn, Director/Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery presents “Tom Thomson: The Man, The Myth, and Why He Means So Much To Us”

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 keynote lecture for this series will be presented on 16 November 2012 at 7pm by Virginia Eichhorn, prominent art historian and Director and Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound.  Eichhorn’s talk, “Tom Thomson: The Man, The Myth, and Why He Means So Much To Us” will investigate Thomson’s personal and artistic appeal and the myriad ways that people choose to remember him and honour his legacy.

Virginia Eichhorn has been active in the arts community for more than twenty-five years.  She is a member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, has curated exhibitions featuring such prominent artists as Carl Beam, Judy Chicago and Vessna Perunovich and is published in numerous art periodicals including Canadian Art and Border Crossing Magazine.

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to acknowledge the enthusiastic partnership of the Grimsby Public Library and the generous sponsorship of the Niagara Neighbourhood New Idea Fund, as well as private donations made in memory of Edith and Pat Brown. The Series is also sponsored by Lenore Kummel, Dr. Andy Lam, Dr. Donald G. Smith and Phelps Homes Ltd.  We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. Alan and Mrs. Margaret Goddard for their kind and generous sponsorship of the keynote lecture in this series. 

Please RSVP by 14 November to or 905-945-3246 as seating is limited. 

For more information contact:
Maeve Hanna, Project Coordinator or Brigitte Huard, Education and Media Coordinator
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
(904) 945 3246