Friday, June 27, 2014

Artist Talk with Kaoru Ryan Klatt! July 12!

Join us Saturday, July 12 as Kaoru Ryan Klatt talks about
Setting: Land. Admission is free and the artist will be talking from 2pm-4pm!

The artist will be talking about the relationship between people and the land, as well as giving an in-depth look at his piece: Yulaska - the true story of an adventure to the arctic circle gone awry..

Admission is free, please contact the Gallery to reserve a spot!

(905) 945-3246

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Camp Registration Party, THIS SUNDAY!

Join us this Sunday as we launch our 
Summer Programmes!

From 1pm-5pm we will have arts, crafts & more! 7 weeks of Art Camp for kids, and courses for adults too!

Songs you Thought You Knew: Fundraising Concert, Tomorrow Night!

Join us tomorrow night for:
Songs you Thought you Knew
A fundraising concert supporting the Grimsby Public Art Gallery's
Education Programmes and care for the Permanent Collection.

Songs you Thought you Knew features the musical duo of 
George Brasovan and Tricia Cole of ginTonic.

This concert will feature classic songs, re-arranged in a modern flare, and modern songs composed with a traditional flare.

Songs including Gershwin & Porter, The Hollies and much, much more!

Tickets are just $20!

Contact the Gallery!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Setting: land. June 14 - July 27th


Setting: land

Kevin Lee Burton
Kaoru Ryan Klatt
Anna Tsouhlarakis
Kade Twist

Curated by Suzanne Morrissette

Organized and Circulated by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Setting: land brings together works by four artists - Kevin Lee Burton (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Kaoru Ryan Klatt (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Kade Twist (Phoenix, Arizona), and Anna Tsouhlarakis (Washington, DC). Through their video and installation-based artworks, each artist considers land as both a source of inspiration and a setting for enacting stories and experiences.

By examining variations of this theme, the artists in Setting: land each engages their work within different sites and locations through highly specific and speculative actions. For instance, Anna Tsouhlarakis’s short video Navagation (2002) depicts the artist walking blindfolded from her studio to her former residence in Maine, prodding her surroundings and placing trust in her own inner sense of direction. In the video Nikamowin (Song) (2007), artist Kevin Lee Burton charts his own journey through various terrains narrated through remixed Cree dialogue.

Kade Twist’s positioning of present day Phoenix in Our Land Your Imagination: The Judeo-Christian Western Scientific Worldview and Phoenix (2008) provides a melancholic vision of a city that has been settled on Indigenous land. In a place far more remote, but no less settled, Kaoru Ryan Klatt’s Yulaska (2007) tells the story of a personal trip taken through the Yukon Territory and the state of Alaska towards the Arctic Circle which consciously blurs the boundary between fiction and reality.

Together the works in this exhibition activate discussions around the various histories that have become lodged in the land and that continue to affect our lives in the present. — at Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Summer Programmes are officially open for registration!

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! 

Of course, we certainly have workshops for TEENS and ADULTS too!

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 14 - 18
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! 

Week 2: July 21 – 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!

Week 3: July 28 – August 1
Wild Animal Safari
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
What kid doesn’t love animals? For those students with an equal love of wildlife and the Arts, this week will explore the captivating world of zoology through works of art inspired by their favourite beasts!

*Week 4: August 5 - 8 (no class Monday)
Arts & Letters 
For Ages 5 - 8 years 
9:00am - 3:30pm
Extended care is available for an additional $30  
Extended care begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite your little Book Worms to come explore the wonderful world of books and book-related arts. Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!

Week 5: August 11- 15 
Earth Week: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Don’t throw it out, make it into Art! Students will be amazed to discover the infinite creative possibilities of every day objects, all you need is imagination and a love of nature! Be Green and grow through the Arts!

Week 6: August 18 - 22
Fantasy Art Week
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
In a land far, far away, on a street named      Carnegie Lane, brave heroes and crafty villains will gather to  create wondrous works inspired by legends and myths of old. This is the perfect week for Fantasy-loving students!

Week 7: August 25– 29
Deep Sea Adventures
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Yarrr mateys! What fascinating creatures and lost treasures lie at the bottom of the ocean? Students will explore the watery depths through art projects inspired by sea life, ship wrecks, mythological creatures and much more!


Art Club Junior (ages 5-8)
With Kendra Spurgeon
Thursdays,  July 3 - Aug 7, 2014
4:30pm - 6pm
6 Sessions
$30 Members/ $40 non-members

Each week , students will create a project in a different theme or media, make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. 
Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art.

Arts Club Senior (ages 9-12)
With Kendra Spurgeon
Thursdays,  July 3 - Aug 7, 2014
6:30pm - 8pm
6 Sessions
$30 Members/ $40 non-members

As a continuation to ArtsClub Jr., each week , students will continue to enhance existing skills and be introduced to new ones (open to all levels)
Emphasis will be placed on weekly projects, drawing & painting techniques and 3 dimensional art projects. Topics including Art History, linear perspective, colour theory, and form will be introduced in a relaxed, stress-free environment.


Fundamentals of Art (ages 12-16)
With Tabitha Stephens
Sundays: June 22 - July 27, 2014
(no class July 6th)
2pm - 4pm
5 Sessions
$40 Members/ $50 non-members

Open to all experience levels, the Fundamentals of Art will take students through traditional aspects of drawing, painting, composition, perspective and creativity.  Each week will present a different project utilizing traditional and modern techniques in art.
All materials are included!


Introduction to Landscape Photography 
(Artist Talk)
With Thomas Stirr
Thursday,  June 26, 2014
7pm – 8:30pm
1 Session
$5 members/$8 non-members

Whether you’re someone looking to improve your holiday snapshots or an amateur wanting to learn more about landscape photography, you’ll enjoy spending time with Grimsby photographer Tom Stirr and his Introduction to Landscape Photography presentation. You’ll have a chance to view a selection of Tom’s images and get some insights on three key areas that can help you improve your landscape photography.

Monoprinting Workshop (Full-Day)
With Liz Menard
Sunday, July 6, 2014
From 10am-4pm
1 Session
$50 members/$60 non-members

Monoprinting is an exciting, innovative form of printmaking that allows artists to create unique one-of-kind prints!  Experiment with rag wiping, wet and dry brush painting and printing found objects, such as lace, string and leaves.  Create wonderful images with unique patterns and textures.  Print with nontoxic inks on Western and Japanese papers using a delightful little etching press! Explore your inner Picasso!  No experience necessary – beginners welcome 
**A $15 materials fee payable to the instructor will cover the cost of all supplies. 

Life Drawing
(no instructor)
Tuesdays, July 8 -  July 29, 2014 
From 6:00pm - 8pm
4 Sessions
$30 members/$40 non-members

This Open Studio format allows each artist to        determine their own needs ~ quick studies to        extended poses. There is no instructor and each   participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Songs you Thought you Knew: Concert & Fundraiser!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to bring you 

Songs you Thought you KnewJune 21st!

This concert and fundraiser will feature the incredible musical talent of
 George Brasovan and Tricia Cole from Gin & Tonic. 

Tickets are just $20, and proceeds are to support the 
GPAG's Education Programmes. 

Tickets are officially available at the Gallery!

(905) 945-3246 or