Friday, July 19, 2013

Collaborative Summer Activities with the FORT!


Once a month, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery gets a visit from the kids over at the FORT (Foundation of Resources for Teens) for a special activity art day! We've been working on these pinatas over the last couple of months and today is the day the kids get their treats!!

Let's hope for a bit of shade and good aim! (and no black eyes!).

If you'd like more information about our programmes, please visit www.grimsby.ca, call 905-945-3246, or email at gpag@grimsby.ca


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Art Camps at the GPAG: Space Invaders starts next week!

Our second camp - Space Invaders! will start on July 22nd.


Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long!

Mini Makers Mornings
For ages 5-8 years; 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Avid Artists Afternoons
For ages 8-12 years;1:30 pm- 4:00 pm

*please note the All Day Arts & Letters camp has different times






Week 2: July 22 – 26
Space Invaders!
Regular 1/2 day: Members $80 / Non-members $96

Kids in spaaace! This is the week for all the little space cadets out there who love looking up at the night sky, counting stars, finding constellations and dreaming about the Milky Way. Learn about the cosmos through art, and maybe run into an alien or two along the way!




Spaces still available!
Please call 905-945-3246 to register.

GO! Anywhere: New Summer Drop-In Program

Library / Art Gallery
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, starting June 27 – August 29

The kids have been making some great projects with Kendra during our Go! Anywhere new Summer Drop-In Program, have a look!
 


 
 
This summer families and kids can drop in and create at GO! Anywhere, a weekly travel themed reading and art adventure. Go! Anywhere will introduce participants to the Library’s Summer Reading Program and the Gallery’s Summer Art Camps. Each week will feature a different type of travel, and could include caravans, steam liners and rocket ships, and travel destinations from around the globe. Drop in when you visit the Grimsby Farmers Market to nourish your active imagination!

GO! Anywhere is a free drop-in program. Activities will be set up in the Children’s Reading Garden at the north end of the library, or in the Studio off the lobby in case of inclement weather. Children (under the age of 12) must be accompanied by a parent.

 
Thanks to the Niagara Neighbourhood NEW Ideas Fund for generously supporting this project.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Summer Sundays at the GPAG!

Beat the heat and come to the gallery for a variety of fun and creative activities for all ages that will happen in the lobby, studio, and gallery!

The Art Gallery is open from 1pm to 5pm every Sunday during the Summer

July 7th
A Day of Wood
Learn how to do wood burning, carving, and turning. Information and displays will be given about the Grand Old White Oak Tree Stand. There will be a tour of Simon Frank’s exhibition Modern Oak.
Free event; 1:30-4pm

July 14th 
Origami Exchange
Come in to learn different origami methods such as paper cranes, stars, and butterflies or teach other people your origami skills.
Free event; 2-4pm

July 21
Necklace and Earring set Workshop with Crystal Zettel
Learn basic wirework techniques and make beautiful necklaces and earrings. 
Pre-registration required
$25 members/ $35 non-members; 1:30-4:30pm

July 28
Kristen Smith "A Study in Classical History: Ancient Greek and Roman Art"
Come in to learn about ancient art and architecture of Crete, Turkey and Rome. This talk will explain the history of the artworks and the transformation of the architecture over ancient times.
 Free event; 1:30-3pm

August 4
The Rag TreeLearn about the meaning behind the tree and add a rag provided by the Gallery or bring your own material to write a message or make a rag doll to add to the Rag Tree.
Free event; 2-4pm

August 11
Opening celebration for Where Artists Dare to Tread
Come and join us for the opening of the exhibition that encompasses the dynamic relationship between people and the landscapes we inhabit.
Free event; 2-4pm

August 18
Summer Painting in a Grimsby Garden with Jan Yates
Join in making a Monet style “en plein-air” painting inspired by fresh flowers of a Grimsby summer garden.
Pre-registration required
$25 members/ $35 non-members;1:30-4:30pm

August 25
Mike Smith “The Art of Stamps”
Come in to learn about the process of stamp making and the art behind each stamp. Includes a look at stamps by local artists and a unique stamp collection.
Free event; 1:30-4:30pm




Art Camps at the GPAG!

Surprisingly, we still have spaces available in our upcoming Art Camps for Kids!

Our first camp - Circus Week: Under the Big Top! will start on July 15th



Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long!

Mini Makers Mornings
For ages 5-8 years; 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Avid Artists Afternoons
For ages 8-12 years;1:30 pm- 4:00 pm
*please note the All Day Arts & Letters camp has different times


















Week 1: July 15 - 19
Circus Week: Under The Big Top!

Regular 1/2 day: Members $80 / Non-members $96

Calling all little ringmasters! Clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and stunt artists are all waiting to come to life through a variety of spectacular art projects you will make during this fun-filled-week!

 
To register, please contact the gallery at 905-945-3246 or email gpag@grimsby.ca

Exhibition Assistance Grant Deadline- July 31st!

Exhibition Assistance

Please note that we have three deadlines for Exhibition Assistance grant applications annually.

Ongoing Deadlines: January 31, July 31, & October 31

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 31, 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. 

Thursday, July 04, 2013

GO! Anywhere: New Summer Drop-In Program

Library / Art Gallery
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, starting June 27 – August 29

This summer families and kids can drop in and create at GO! Anywhere, a weekly travel themed reading and art adventure. Go! Anywhere will introduce participants to the Library’s Summer Reading Program and the Gallery’s Summer Art Camps. Each week will feature a different type of travel, and could include caravans, steam liners and rocket ships, and travel destinations from around the globe. Drop in when you visit the Grimsby Farmers Market to nourish your active imagination!

GO! Anywhere is a free drop-in program. Activities will be set up in the Children’s Reading Garden at the north end of the library, or in the Studio off the lobby in case of inclement weather. Children (under the age of 12) must be accompanied by a parent.
Thanks to the Niagara Neighbourhood NEW Ideas Fund for generously supporting this project.