Monday, November 04, 2013

The Chautauqua Experience: Opening This Sunday! (Double Feature) Closing Celebration of the Farm Show by Floyd Elzinga!

Join us this Sunday, November 10 from 2pm – 4pm for opening of The Chautauqua Experience, and the closing celebration of The Farm Show by Floyd Elzinga!

Admission is ALWAYS free.

The Chautauqua Experience

November 8th, 2013 – December 8th , 2013

Opening Reception: Sunday November 10th, 2pm-4pm.

The Chautauqua Experience features local and regional artists in all disciplines, with a specific focus on Chautauqua, Grimsby and its history.
Come see photography, paintings, drawings and three dimensional works featuring Grimsby Beach, Grimsby Park, takes on our beautiful town and its surrounding area.

The Farm Show: Floyd Elzinga

Closing Celebration:  Sunday, November 10, 2013, 2pm – 4pm.

Floyd Elzinga is a farmer’s son who went on to grow metal flowers and plow Art Gallery floors.  Elzinga’s art is conceptual, environmentally influenced and often reflects his early life on a dairy farm. Farm Show is a ground-breaking work. It challenges viewers to consider their relationship to food production and take an active step to be stewards of the earth. It contrasts ideas of modern and urban with idyllic and rustic to create a glimpse of a dystopian future of cultivation. Farm Show evokes thoughts about the ongoing breakdown in the relationship between the natural and industrialized worlds and emphasize the enormous disconnect between the production of food and the people who consume it. It juxtaposes the traditional male fashion requirements of the office place (suit and tie) against the physical labour so necessary and prevalent in traditional farming practices. Elzinga is drawn to explore, highlight, and create objects and ideas that embody polar opposites and as a result dualist themes are often present in his work.
Floyd Elzinga is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with a major in Sculpture and minor in Art History.

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