Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Colour Me Winter, Our annual open house: This Sunday!

COLOUR ME WINTER
Annual Winter Open House
Sunday, November 29
2pm-4pm
FREE ADMISSION

It’s that season again!  Join us Sunday, November 29 for our annual open house,
Colour Me Winter!

We’ll have live music, sweets, apple cider and of course, ART!




Friday, November 20, 2015

Art House Café Lecture Series TONIGHT @7pm!

TONIGHT!

THE GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY IS PROUD TO LAUNCH ITS 4TH SEASON
OF THE ART HOUSE CAFÉ LECTURE SERIES!

JOIN US AT 7PM- ADMISSION IS FREE, RSVP TO RESERVE A SEAT!

ALISA CUNNINGTON (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)
4O YARNS: USING TECHNOLOGY IN INSALLATION ART





Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk. 

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.


Monday, November 16, 2015

The GPAG Art & Treasure Market (Indoor Yard Sale) This Saturday!

We have a busy and exciting weekend coming up at GPAG!




Join us on Saturday, November 21 for our Annual Indoor Yard Sale, The GPAG Art & Treasure Market!

Garage Sale season may be over, but there are still great items to be had!

We'll have Art Supplies, Craft supplies, Collectibles, vintage items, books, and much much more!

Art House Café Lecture Series Launch: This Friday at 7pm!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly presents its 4th Season of
the Art House Café Lecture Series.




Friday, November 20
7pm
In the Library's Periodical Reading Room


Admission is FREE - RSVP to reserve a seat!



Alisa Cunnington (Keynote Speaker)
Presents: 40 Yarns: Using Technology in Installation Art


Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk. 
The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.


About Alisa Cunnington


BA Honours Visual Art Brock University, 1996
MA Popular Culture Brock University, 2011


Alisa Cunnington is a mixed media artist working with found objects, assemblage, fabric/quilting, drawing, installation, and book arts.  She has worked as an artist, curator and educator and is an active participant and member of the Niagara arts community.  After a hiatus from art production to pursue other academic interests she has renewed her practice in an effort to further investigate relationships, intersections and interstices between memory, history, cartography, archaeology and story/myth.   Fascinated by the untold story obscured by the process of representation and the separate subjectivities of viewer and collector/creator, her work is most often a collection that focuses on connections between objects, spaces and places, stories and surfaces. After working in the arts community she made a shift to academics and has been working full time at Brock University as an Academic Adviser and as a part time instructor for a variety of departments in Humanities for a number of years.  She enjoys the connections she has made in the music, literary, theatre, and film arts worlds and now appreciates understanding the larger contexts of cultural production.  




Friday, November 13, 2015

Our Annual Shop Sale is Happening NOW!


Our Annual Christmas Sale is Happening NOW!
Members receive 20% off and 
non gallery members receive 10%
Open today, and tomorrow until 5pm!







A Huge assortment of cards of all kinds.


Original Artwork by Floyd Elzinga


Beautiful Pottery



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Share YOUR Favourite GPAG Moment!


SHARE YOUR STORIES!



A Special thank you to all of those who took part in The Art of 40, an exhibition celebrating 40 years at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

This exhibit looks back at the forty years that GPAG has spent celebrating art with the Grimsby Community.

The two artworks, Bright Ideas and 40 Yarns , share dozens
of stories from those years for you to explore.

We are interested in learning about YOUR connection to the gallery.  Share your favourite GPAG story in the comments below!





Monday, November 09, 2015

Our Annual Christmas Sale at the Gallery Shop starts this Thursday!

GPAG's Gallery Shop is gearing up for its annual Christmas Sale THIS THURSDAY!

Don't miss your chance to save on so many handcrafted Canadian items!





NOV. 12, 13 & 14


GALLERY MEMBERS RECEIVE 20% OFF & NON-GALLERY MEMBERS
SAVE 10% OFF THEIR PURCHASES!

JEWELRY, CARDS, POTTERY, AND MUCH MUCH MORE!


SHOP HOURS:      



NOV. 12: 10AM-8PM
                        
NOV. 13: 10AM-5PM
                           
NOV. 14: 1PM-5PM

Our Annual Indoor Yard Sale is coming soon!

Our annual Indoor Yard Sale, the GPAG Art & Treasure Market is approaching fast!  Join us on your hunt for collectibles, vintage items, art supplies, and much much more!




We still have a few tables left if you have items to sell!
Reserve yours by contacting the Gallery.

(905) 945-3245
gpag@grimsby.ca

Friday, November 06, 2015

Call for Entries/Papers: Art House Café Lecture Series!




Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History or related fields are invited to propose topics to be presented as talks for the Art House Café Lecture Series at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. This series is devoted to the cultivation and sharing of ideas, and aims to promote both the study of art history and the research of emerging scholars throughout Ontario. Lectures will be presented once a month from January to April 2016, following a keynote talk in late fall 2015.   A small honorarium will be paid to each speaker. Please note that although we welcome proposals from across Ontario, we are currently not able to provide assistance with travel costs. 

Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk. 
The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.

Please include the following information with your proposal: Contact information:   This includes your university affiliation, 
level of study, address, phone number and email address. Title: This may be an initial working title. Abstract:    
A brief description of your proposed 
paper should be no more than 500 words. Ensure that your name does not appear on the abstract itself, 
as the entries will be juried.

Abstracts will be assessed by a committee of arts professionals from the local community.

Please send the abstract for your proposed talk by November 13th, 2015 to the following:

ATTN:  Art House Café Lecture Series
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Fax: 905-945-1789

E-mail:  gpag@grimsby.ca and include “Art House Café Lecture Series Proposal” in the subject line. 

Random Acts of Kindness Day: Friday, November 6






Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, Friday November 6, 2015, with the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery. Today and throughout the month of November we invite you to share with the community by donating a new unwrapped toy, mitts, hats, scarves and/or food. We welcome you to stay awhile. The Fireside Lounge is a perfect place to knit or crochet something warm to add to the donation box. All donations will benefit the Grimsby Benevolent Fund Christmas Hamper Program. The donation box can be found in the lobby of the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery until Friday December 4, 2015.

Hands On Demo & Sale Nov. 22 at the Gallery Shop!

Join us Sunday, November 22 from 2pm – 4pm for this special free demo with Niagara jewellery designer April Mitchell-Boudreau! (The Bead Queen)




April will demonstrate how her new, soon to be launched nation-wide line of modular designer jewellery can be personalized to complement your look! 

Various pieces from the LOFTTAN line will be available to purchase. Perfect for holiday giving (or keeping!)


Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Art House Café Lecture Series: November 20 with Alisa Cunnington!

THE GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY IS PROUD TO LAUNCH ITS FOURTH SEASON
OF OUR ART HOUSE CAFÉ LECTURE SERIES!

4O YARNS: USING TECHNOLOGY IN INSTALLATION ART
WITH ALISA CUNNINGTON, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
@7PM
IN THE LIBRARY’S PERIODICAL READING ROOM





ABOUT ALISA CUNNINGTON:


BA Honours Visual Art Brock University, 1996
MA Popular Culture Brock University, 2011

Alisa Cunnington is a mixed media artist working with found objects, assemblage, fabric/quilting, drawing, installation, and book arts.  She has worked as an artist, curator and educator and is an active participant and member of the Niagara arts community.  After a hiatus from art production to pursue other academic interests she has renewed her practice in an effort to further investigate relationships, intersections and interstices between memory, history, cartography, archaeology and story/myth.   Fascinated by the untold story obscured by the process of representation and the separate subjectivities of viewer and collector/creator, her work is most often a collection that focuses on connections between objects, spaces and places, stories and surfaces. After working in the arts community she made a shift to academics and has been working full time at Brock University as an Academic Adviser and as a part time instructor for a variety of departments in Humanities for a number of years.  She enjoys the connections she has made in the music, literary, theatre, and film arts worlds and now appreciates understanding the larger contexts of cultural production.