Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Classes

WINTER 2011-2012 COURSES & WORKSHOPS
CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Arts Club Junior   CANCELLED
With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 5 - 8 years
Saturdays January 28 – March 3, 2012 (6 sessions) from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Students will learn the basics of fundamental art practices and media while creating exciting works of art.
$80 members / $96 non–members 


Art Club   SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 8 – 12 years
Saturdays January 28 – March 3, 2012 (6 sessions) from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Students will further develop existing skills and improve creative thinking as they experiment with a variety of media and techniques in the creation of challenging projects.
$80 members / $96 non–members


Art Tots   CANCELLED
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Fridays January 20 – February 10, 2012 (4 sessions) from 10:00 – 10:30 am

Learn new art techniques and craft ideas that parents and young children can do together. Child friendly materials and a hands–on approach will allow junior artists to express themselves in a fun & safe way.
$27 members / $32 non–members


Fantasy Drawing   CANCELLED
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 12+ years
Sundays February 5– March 11, 2012 (6 sessions) from 1 – 3pm
For young artists who are serious about drawing and would like to improve their skills this course provides technical lessons that will help you draw creatures and characters from classic mythology to pop culture with your own unique style.
$80 members / $96 non–members


ART CONTEST
Heritage Art Competition Workshop   SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
With Andrea Eby
From ages 5-8 years
Sunday January 29, 2012 (1 session) from 1:30-3:30 pm

Once Upon A Time... in 1812
The 8th Annual Grimsby Heritage Art Contest is coming up! The theme this year is The War Of 1812 here in Grimsby. This art class will start with a simple history lesson through story telling geared to 5 - 8 year olds. What happened here 200 years ago? Students will use their imaginations to illustrate a story told by the instructor about a time they may know little about but is a very important part of our country's and more specifically, Grimsby's history. The works created during class will be photographed and reproduced to illustrate the story (with parents' permission). Every student will receive one free copy of the book for themselves. Extra copies will be available (price to be determined).
Learning about art and history.
Grimsby 1812 - Create works that are submission ready for the Heritage Art Contest
$15 members / $20 non–members


ADULT CLASSES
Drawing from the Costumed Model    CANCELLED
With Chris O’Hoski
Wednesdays January 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, 2012 (4 sessions) from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

This course offers artists the opportunity to work from costumed models with the guidance of an instructor. Perfect for the absolute beginner or the for those artists looking to sharpen their skills. Quick studies to extended poses will be explored. A materials list with suggestions will be provided but artists are free to choose their own media (no oils please). No materials are provided by the gallery.www.chrisohoski.com
$65 members / $75 non–members

Colour Theory for Beginners   IN SESSION/ REGISTRATION CLOSED
With Brigitte Huard
Fridays January 20– February 10, 2012 (4 sessions) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

For beginners who would like to explore the physical properties of colour through paint, this course will cover a spectrum of basic color mixing techniques and tricks of the trade.       Watercolor and acrylic are welcome, no oils please. Students will mix paint to explore hue, value, intensity and temperature. The workshop will cover color relativity and optical color       mixing. Utilize the color wheel to maximize the visual impact of your paintings by selecting the perfect color scheme to suit your compositions. A materials list will be provided.www.brigittehuard.com
$55 members / $65 non–members

KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to offer this opportunity to members with a family    membership. Birthday Parties can be booked for groups of up to 15 children. You provide the cake, decorations and refreshments, we provide an artist to instruct the children in a craft or art project.
We are happy to customize the activity to fit a theme if you have one in mind!
Parties are 3 hours, with the art class lasting  approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours. The remaining time can be used for refreshments, games, gifts and cake. Parties must be organized during regular gallery hours and around Studio availability so we may not be able to accommodate your preferred time. It is a good idea to book your party early.
Fees for a 3 hour party are $175. A $50 security deposit is required on all room rentals.
Media available: Painting, drawing, collage and/ or printmaking.



Remember ~ The Grimsby Public Art Gallery offers a wide range of programming for students at both the Elementary and Secondary School levels, including exhibition tours, and virtual exhibitions that bring the art to the classroom! Our Education Guide is available at the gallery for further information. Make sure your child’s teacher is aware of this great opportunity to enrich their students’ art education!

**All gallery programs are subject to minimum and maximum registration. Payment is required 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. Cancellations require 7 days notice to receive a full refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes without prior arrangements. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our Wayzgoose 2012 Poster is here!!



The Goose is here! LOVE it!

This year's marvelous Wayzgoose poster was created by the Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.

Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/WNYBAC

Every year, the Gallery invites a book artist to produce a poster for Wayzgoose. We always need help with distribution so if you would like to help us promote this Book Arts Fair, the poster is available for pickup at the gallery or can be mailed to you if you want to put it up for all to marvel at.

Please contact us at 905-945-3246 or gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca.

Wayzgoose is our celebration of the art of the hand made book. Each year on the last Saturday in April practitioners of traditional book related crafts including letterpress printers, printmakers, paper makers and hand bookbinders gather at the 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 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 28th.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition: This Land Is Our Land: The Greenbelt Dichotomy























THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: THE GREEN BELT DICHOTOMY

Jan Yates, Michelle Teitsma, Gordon Leverton, Jefferson Campbell Cooper
Artists concerned, informed and moved by the Greenbelt Legislation in Southern Ontario

February 4 – March 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday February 5th from 2 - 4pm

Intended to preserve agricultural land from development, the Ontario greenbelt legislation has had the additional effect of depriving many farmers of control over their land and activities and of the potential to turn their land into a reasonable retirement income. The artists in the Greenbelt Collective all live in areas affected by the legislation and through their works they address the complex and contentious issues created by the legislation. The artists are using their works and research to create a better understanding in the community of the effect of the legislation on rural individuals. In their joint statement the artists of the Greenbelt Collective say:

The Greenbelt Legislation protects almost two million acres, making it the largest policy of its kind in the world. At the start of this project we predicted opposition to the legislation by developers, but we were not prepared for the resistance of farmers and growers to the law and to the constraints it has imposed on their land. In effect, the legislation tells them what they can and cannot do with the land that they have farmed, depended on and invested in all their lives or in many cases for several generations.

… we were compelled to investigate further. We conducted research by visiting and interviewing landowners, farmers and those in the public sector. In addition, we gathered information and corresponded with many individuals and organizations; including Friends of the Greenbelt, Grape Growers of Ontario, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance and Environmental Defence. We also investigated whether the Greenbelt legislation provided protection for old growth trees, flora, migratory birds and wildlife threatened by urban sprawl.
Initially hailed as the saviour by some of  those working to conserve and protect our natural lands, the Greenbelt legislation has become a source of frustration and anger for others. Our combined body of work challenges preconceptions and presents a diverse and compelling exploration of Ontario's Greenbelt.

This Land is Our Land is part of a series of exhibitions and programs at the GPAG that examine the nature of Niagara in recognitions of the formative role that the War of 1812 had on the region. During the years 2012 -2015 we will be examining the Niagara region in a variety of ways that will help all of us better understand our historic origins, how this history has shaped our present and how it might influence our future.

For more information on the Ontario Greenbelt please visit:  http://www.greenbelt.ca/

Monday, January 16, 2012

NFB Films for Kids on Friday!














Friday January 20th, 2012 at 11am (for KIDS)

Sunday Animation (9 min 50 s)
Battling his Sunday afternoon boredom, a young boy places a coin on the train tracks and soon witnesses a remarkable transformation.

Oma’s Quilt – Animation (12 min 52 s)
A film about love, life and change. Oma is moving to a senior’s residence where she doesn’t know anyone. Her granddaughter Emily tries to ease the burden of such a momentous change.

Painted Tales: In Winter Still – Animation (10 min 10 s)
When Monet’s selfish gardener bans children from the gardens at Giverny, spring refuses to come. Without his garden and young visitors, Monet loses his desire to paint. Inspired by one of Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales.

The Dingles – Animation (7 min 47 s)

Doris Dingle fights a ferocious windstorm to save the lives of her three beloved cats in a charming adventure story.


Free admission. 
These films will continue to be shown at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery as part of a collaborative programme between the GPAG and the Grimsby Public Library

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Reminder: Sharing The Legacy — Sandy Graham

Sharing The Legacy — Sandy Graham

Sunday January 22nd, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Many visitors to our current show, A Surgeon’s Hand, an Artist’s Heart have been moved to tell us stories of their own turned wood treasures made by featured artist, Sandy Graham. We know that there are many more works – and stories to go with them – in our community and we would like to invite community members to bring their treasured Sandy Graham pieces into the gallery for a special afternoon of sharing those stories.

If you are interested in bringing in a work please contact the Grimsby Public Art Gallery at 905-945-3246 or email gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca ; even if you don’t own a work please come to enjoy the works shared by others and to learn a little more about this marvelously generous and talented individual. 

A catalogue will be available to accompany this exhibition.

Admission is free, refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Exhibition Assistance Deadline fast approaching!

Need help with an exhibition? Don't forget!

Exhibition Assistance Grant Deadline


Next Deadline: January 13, 2012
Please note that we have three deadlines for Exhibition Assistance grant applications annually.


Applications for exhibition assistance grants are now being accepted.  Applying artists must have an exhibition scheduled and confirmed in a publicly accessible venue. Grants can assist with exhibition costs, including materials, framing, presentation and shipping.

All applications must include 10 slides or jpegs (compatible with PC), resume, budget, a letter of confirmation for upcoming exhibition, an artist’s statement and description of the exhibition, as well as a SASE with sufficient postage for return of all submitted material.  All support material will be returned following the recommender’s decision. Grants amounts range between $500 - $1500 and are now handed out three times a year (deadlines for the GPAG: January 13, July 31, & October 31 of each year)

Visit
http://www.arts.on.ca/Page122.aspx for more information and to download the application & guidelines. 

Hard copies of the application & guidelines may also be picked up at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18 Carnegie Lane.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

8th Annual Heritage Art Competition





The Town of Grimsby’s Heritage Advisory Committee, in cooperation with the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, is pleased to present the 8th Annual Heritage Art Competition. The goal of this community art event is to inspire Grimsby residents to embrace and enjoy local heritage from architecture and the landscape to events, personalities and artifacts. The contest encourages participants to look at everyday places from a different perspective and to better understand the characters and events that have shaped our town and our people. It is an opportunity for everyone to discover and reflect on the importance of heritage in our day-to-day lives by researching local history and creating art. The competition is open to all ages, from JK to adult.

Take a workshop: The gallery offers a variety of Heritage Art workshops for classes, groups or individuals. Call Brigitte Huard, Education & Media Coordinator at 905-945-3246 or email gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca for more information or to book a workshop.

Deadline for Entries: Entries may be submitted at the gallery February 6 – 10 during regular gallery hours. All entries must be received by February 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Town of Grimsby website.

Win Prizes: Knowledgeable judges selected by the GHAC will judge the art and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the six category levels.

Awards Ceremony and Exhibition: The Award Celebration will be held at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery on Sunday February 19 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be served. Prizewinning artwork will remain on display in the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery building until March 19.

Please visit the Town of Grimsby's website for a pdf entry form:  http://www.town.grimsby.on.ca/

Upcoming Exhibition























THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: THE GREEN BELT DICHOTOMY
Jan Yates, Michelle Teitsma, Gordon Leverton, Jefferson Campbell Cooper
Artists concerned, informed and moved by the Greenbelt Legislation in Southern Ontario
February 4 – March 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday February 5th from 2 - 4pm

Intended to preserve agricultural land from development, the Ontario greenbelt legislation has had the additional effect of depriving many farmers of control over their land and activities and of the potential to turn their land into a reasonable retirement income. The artists in the Greenbelt Collective all live in areas affected by the legislation and through their works they address the complex and contentious issues created by the legislation. The artists are using their works and research to create a better understanding in the community of the effect of the legislation on rural individuals. In their joint statement the artists of the Greenbelt Collective say:
The Greenbelt Legislation protects almost two million acres, making it the largest policy of its kind in the world. At the start of this project we predicted opposition to the legislation by developers, but we were not prepared for the resistance of farmers and growers to the law and to the constraints it has imposed on their land. In effect, the legislation tells them what they can and can not do with the land that they have farmed, depended on and invested in all their lives or in many cases for several generations.

… we were compelled to investigate further. We conducted research by visiting and interviewing landowners, farmers and those in the public sector. In addition, we gathered information and corresponded with many individuals and organizations; including Friends of the Greenbelt, Grape Growers of Ontario, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance and Environmental Defence. We also investigated whether the Greenbelt legislation provided protection for old growth trees, flora, migratory birds and wildlife threatened by urban sprawl.
Initially hailed as the saviour by some of  those working to conserve and protect our natural lands, the Greenbelt legislation has become a source of frustration and anger for others. Our combined body of work challenges preconceptions and presents a diverse and compelling exploration of Ontario's Greenbelt.
This Land is Our Land is part of a series of exhibitions and programs at the GPAG that examine the nature of Niagara in recognitions of the formative role that the War of 1812 had on the region. During the years 2012 -2015 we will be examining the Niagara region in a variety of ways that will help all of us better understand our historic origins, how this history has shaped our present and how it might influence our future.
For more information on the Ontario Greenbelt please visit:  www.greenbelt.ca