Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Are you looking to Learn How to Draw? Join us for Are You in Your Right Mind!

Have you been looking to learn how to draw?
Are you looking to expand the way you see?

Look no further with our special introductory drawing course,
Are You in Your Right Mind!





Want to see what you've been missing? These lessons are about learning to see better, whatever your medium or art style is and will truly change the way you look at all things. Both creativity and curiosity are encouraged through personally experiencing the left and right hemisphere states, making experience a more powerful teacher than the retention of facts. Hamilton Artist Hether Klesh is self taught and continues to research art, seeing and the brain. 

**Material List to be provided upon 
registration.

38th Annual Wayzgoose 2016!

38th Annual
Wayzgoose 2016
Saturday, April 30
9am-5pm
Admission is FREE!

Generously Sponsored By:
Alphabet Bookshop, Attic Books, Aulward Graphics, Hugh Anson-Cartwright, Fine Books
The Japanese Paper Place,  J.H. Gordon Books,  Steam Whistle Brewing & Van Huizen Bookbinding

It’s that time of year again, as our 38th annual Wayzgoose approaches!








Monday, March 28, 2016

Two exciting classes for ADULTS!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is focused on creating unique, relevant and educational programming both for the larger community and for our artist community. It is our goal to create a sense that art is for everyone and is pertinent in the lives of our community members. Art is integral to the overall well-being and vitality of any community and this is highlighted through our programming.


Today we have chosen to highlight two of our many courses and workshops!




PHOTOGRAPHY: LESSONS FROM 
REMBRANDT
With Philip Gebhardt
Saturdays: April 9 & 16, 2016
1:30pm-4:30pm
2 Sessions
$45 Members/$55 Non-Members 

Typical photography courses often focus on  the technicalities of the photograph.  Often, these become point and shoot exercises.  Photography: Lessons from Rembrandt will take participants through proven techniques used by painters over the past several centuries to put creativity back into the picture.  Students will go through exercises to create photographs that engage the viewer while promoting insightful commentary and dialogue, and traditional composition.

*Participants must bring their own camera
Material List to be provided upon registration






INTRODUCTION TO ZENDOODLE
With Leslie Davies
Sunday April 10, 2016
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members

“Zendoodle” is a term often used to describe a relaxing form of drawing known as Zendoodling.  Join artist & educator Leslie Davies as she guides you through line patterns, shading, and focusing on a small part of paper to create what is known as a “Zendoodle”.  This class will help further drawing skills, self confidence and self awareness.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Art Classes for Kids!

Have you checked out our Art classes for Kids this spring? We have Superhero Modelling, Superhero Mask Making and Young Picasso's! Join us and get creative!





YOUNG PICASSO’S 
Ages 5-8
With Jaime Nevitt
Thursdays:  April 21-May 26
*No class April 14 & May 12
6pm-8pm
6 sessions
$60 Members/$70 Non-Members

In Young Picasso’s we introduce children to the famous 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. We explore his famed Blue, Cubist and Neo Expressionist periods using a myriad of techniques such as collage, painting and constructed sculpture and where we touch upon colour theory and the elements of design.






SUPERHERO MODELLING
Ages 8-12
With Jaime Nevitt
Saturday, April 23, 2016
2pm-4pm
1 session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Calling all Batman and Superman fans! Here is your chance to spend an afternoon sculpting your favourite superhero.  Bring a detailed full body image of your favourite character and we will bring them to life using sculpting clay while addressing shape, form and texture!





SUPERHERO MASK MAKING
Ages 8-12
With Jaime Nevitt
Saturdays:  May 28 & June 4, 2016
2pm-4pm
2 sessions
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members


Captain America, Thor, Iron Man… Who is your favourite superhero? This two-day course has you make your own superhero mask that will fit you perfectly. Bring a detailed picture of your characters face and we will bring it to life.  Dress in an old t-shirt as it will be a fun but messy project!





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series: April 15 at 7pm!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly presents
its final talk of the 
2015-2016 Art House Café Lecture Series!






Join us Friday, April 15 in the library's periodical reading room as Quintin Teszeri presents: On Being About: A personal account of how writing about art, became
writing Art.




Admission is FREE, RSVP to reserve a seat!


On Being About is the personal retelling of how and why Quintin Teszeri went from writing about art to writing art. The talk will conclude with a performative reading by Quintin Teszeri, Nicole Clouston, and Syl Teszeri.


Quintin Teszeri is an artist and a writer. He has an MA in Art History from the University of Western Ontario where he is currently completing his MFA in Visual Art. Lately he’s been interested in the inescapability of language, the tenuousness of truth, anarchy, bullshit, poetical embodiment, linguistic corruption, absurdity, skin, finding, taking, deprofessionalization, and recorporealization. 







Event Launch: Drinks with Van Gogh!

Paint a Van Gogh while enjoying drinks at a bar in your neighbourhood! 



Looking for something fun and creative to do while enjoying a pint or cocktail? Paint with a group of comrades or come by yourself and meet inspiring people.

No experience required-just be  prepared to have a great night while learning something new. Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction- the fun is free! 
  
a portion of proceeds to benefit the Grimsby Public Art Gallery 

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 12
7-9PM
  
Location
Rikochez Pub & Eatery
54 Ontario Street
Grimsby, Ontario
rikochez.com


Tickets 
$45.00
  
Purchase tickets securely online:


drinkswithvangogh@gmail.com 
Ticket fee covers all materials and instruction by a professional artist
Food and drink can be purchased at the event
                           More info : 905-945 3246                                
http://drinkswithvangogh.weebly.com/


Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Classes for Adults!

This Spring, we have an exciting variety of courses and workshops for ADULTS!

Join us for our special introductory drawing course "Are You in Your Right Mind?" or paint our doors in "En Plein Air"!





PHOTOGRAPHY: LESSONS FROM 
REMBRANDT
With Philip Gebhardt
Saturdays: April 9 & 16, 2016
1:30pm-4:30pm
2 Sessions
$45 Members/$55 Non-Members 

Typical photography courses often focus on  the technicalities of the photograph.  Often, these become point and shoot exercises.  Photography: Lessons from Rembrandt will take participants through proven techniques used by painters over the past several centuries to put creativity back into the picture.  Students will go through exercises to create photographs that engage the viewer while promoting insightful commentary and dialogue, and traditional composition.

*Participants must bring their own camera
Material List to be provided upon registration






INTRODUCTION TO ZENDOODLE
With Leslie Davies
Sunday April 10, 2016
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members

“Zendoodle” is a term often used to describe a relaxing form of drawing known as Zendoodling.  Join artist & educator Leslie Davies as she guides you through line patterns, shading, and focusing on a small part of paper to create what is known as a “Zendoodle”.  This class will help further drawing skills, self confidence and self awareness.






THE HISTORICAL SCRAPBOOK
With Katia Perez Mendez
Sunday, April 17, 2016
1:30pm-4:30pm
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members


Participants will learn to create a historical and artistic scrapbook. Guided by the instructor, students will be shown how to consolidate their ideas step by step through the process of creating their own historical scapbook.  Students will apply the principles of design ie. colour schemes, composition, balance, rhythm, scale, proportion and perspective.  Students are encouraged to be creative and may apply different textures and techniques, such as watercolour painting, collage, photographic retouching, crackle and wrap plastic paint finish, stencils and stamps.

*Material List to be provided upon registration






EN PLEIN AIR
With Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
1:30pm-4:30pm
1 session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Spring is coming and it’s time to paint some colour as the Impressionists did- en plein air!  Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 

*Material list to be provided upon registration







ARE YOU IN YOUR RIGHT MIND? 
(INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING)
With Hether Klesh
Sundays:  May 1– June 26 
(No Class May 22)
2pm-4pm
6 sessions
$60 Members/$70 Non-Members

Want to see what you've been missing? These lessons are about learning to see better, whatever your medium or art style is and will truly change the way you look at all things. Both creativity and curiosity are encouraged through personally experiencing the left and right hemisphere states, making experience a more powerful teacher than the retention of facts. Hamilton Artist Hether Klesh is self taught and continues to research art, seeing and the brain. 

**Material List to be provided upon 
registration.





UAB Project: Uncovering Artists' Books Opening March 26!

GPAG’s special interest in the book arts, celebrated annually at the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair, has inspired us to create this major survey of artists’ books in Canada. 

The curatorial expertise of Geraldine Davis and the generous financial support of the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage have made this project possible; we are extremely grateful for both. 




UAB Project
Uncovering Artists' Books
Curated by Geraldine Davis

March 26 - May 15, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3
2pm-4pm


Generously Sponsored by:
Dr. J. Scott Peaker &
Salit Steel


Artists’ books read at once as sensual, spatial and tactile; they open our reading experience to the multi-sensory perception of books as art objects. UAB explores this rich artistic practice, highlighting its significant contribution to the history of visual art in Canada.

Curator Geraldine Davis investigates these often overlooked creations, bringing  us the opportunity to experience the intimate relationships with literature, visual culture and documentation that they deliver. Artists’ books form an integral part of most art movements; many important painters, sculptors and especially printmakers have chosen to make book arts a significant part of their practices. Experimental and collaborative attitudes prevail in these objects; contemporary examples incorporate new technologies and digital formats into the genre of artists’ books.




Friday, March 18, 2016

Tonight! Art House Café Lecture Series at 7pm!

TONIGHT!

JOIN US AT 7PM IN THE LIBRARY’S PERIODICAL READING ROOM FOR OUR NEXT INSTALLMENT OF GPAG’S 
ART HOUSE CAFÉ LECURE SERIES!

ADMISSION IS FREE, RSVP TO RESERVE A SEAT!





François Morellet L'avalanche




Art conservation is adapting to meet the new challenges of preserving contemporary art. Questions of dematerialization, technological obsolescence, artist intent and acceptable change are major issues encountered by conservators who deal with art pieces containing time-based media or unstable materials. Multi-disciplinary research in conservation as well as tools and solutions currently in use will be discussed.

Vincent Dion is currently completing his Master in Art Conservation degree at Queen’s University, specializing in the care of paper objects, photographic materials and new media. He has a B.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Université de Montréal and has worked at the AGO and the National Gallery.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Upcoming Classes for Kids!

Upcoming Courses for Kids!

We have an exciting line up of courses and workshops for Kids THIS Spring!







YOUNG PICASSO’S 
Ages 5-8
With Jaime Nevitt
Thursdays:  April 21-May 26
*No class April 14 & May 12
6pm-8pm
6 sessions
$60 Members/$70 Non-Members

In Young Picasso’s we introduce children to the famous 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. We explore his famed Blue, Cubist and Neo Expressionist periods using a myriad of techniques such as collage, painting and constructed sculpture and where we touch upon colour theory and the elements of design.





SUPERHERO MODELLING
Ages 8-12
With Jaime Nevitt
Saturday, April 23, 2016
2pm-4pm
1 session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Calling all Batman and Superman fans! Here is your chance to spend an afternoon sculpting your favourite superhero.  Bring a detailed full body image of your favourite character and we will bring them to life using sculpting clay while addressing shape, form and texture!







SUPERHERO MASK MAKING
Ages 8-12
With Jaime Nevitt
Saturdays:  May 28 & June 4, 2016
2pm-4pm
2 sessions
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members


Captain America, Thor, Iron Man… Who is your favourite superhero? This two-day course has you make your own superhero mask that will fit you perfectly. Bring a detailed picture of your characters face and we will bring it to life.  Dress in an old t-shirt as it will be a fun but messy project!








The Domestic Acts of Love: Last weekend to see the show!


Michele Karch-Ackerman's "Sweaters of the Lost Boys" are growing thanks to the many contributors in our community! 

If you haven't had the chance to see the Domestic Acts of Love, the show remains up until March 20th!






Monday, March 14, 2016

Photography: Lessons from Rembrandt at GPAG!

The Spring is almost here and so are our Spring Courses & Workshops!

Join us for a special two day workshop; 
Photography: Lessons from Rembrandt.




Typical photography courses often focus on the technicalities and creativity of the photograph.  Often, photographs become point and shoot exercises.  Photography: Lessons from Rembrandt will take participants through proven techniques used by painters over the past several centuries to put creativity back into the picture.  Students will go through exercises to create photographs that engage the viewer while promoting insightful commentary and dialogue, and traditional composition.

*Participants must bring their own camera
Material List to be provided upon registration


This workshop will introduce participants to compositional concepts used by painters for centuries.  Concepts such as Chiaroscuro; the use of cast shadows and diagonals to create a sense of depth in an image; the use of close, large objects vs. small distant objects to increase the illusion of distance; overlapping objects to provide a sense of depth; the deliberate use of colour, hue and contrast to set the mood in a photograph.  Most amateur photographers are focused on creating a single, isolated image; few photographers consider the creation of diptychs or triptychs.
While the rule of thirds has a place in the creation of photographs, it has been over emphasized in courses, magazines and books.  It is merely one approach to creation and needs to be balanced by techniques such as the golden rule.





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

Our next installment of our popular Art House Café Lecture Series takes place this Friday at 7pm!

Join emerging scholar Vincent Dion as he presents: From Materials to Relationships: Issues in the Conservation of Contemporary Artworks

Admission is Free, RSVP to reserve a seat!











Vincent will be discussing how the field of art conservation has been adapting to meet the new challenges of preserving contemporary art. Questions of dematerialization, technological obsolescence, artist intent and acceptable change will be addressed to outline the main issues encountered by conservators when dealing with art pieces containing time-based media or ephemeral and unstable materials. This will be presented alongside the current state of multi-disciplinary research in the field as well as tools and solutions currently being used by professionals

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Are You in Your Right Mind? (Drawing) at GPAG!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery strives to bring our community exciting courses and workshops for adults.

This spring, join artist Hether Klesh for a special introductory drawing course, Are You in Your Right Mind.  

Want to see what you've been missing? These lessons are about learning to see better, whatever your medium or art style is and will truly change the way you look at all things. Both creativity and curiosity are encouraged through personally experiencing the left and right hemisphere states, making experience a more powerful teacher than the retention of facts. Hamilton Artist Hether Klesh is self taught and continues to research art, seeing and the brain. 







ARE YOU IN YOUR RIGHT MIND? 
(INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING)
With Hether Klesh
Sundays: May 1– June 26 
(No Class May 22)
2pm-4pm
6 sessions

$60 Members/$70 Non-Members

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

TONIGHT! Artist Talk with Michèle Karch-Ackerman @7pm

TONIGHT!

JOIN US AT 7PM FOR EXHIBITING ARTIST
MICHÈLE KARCH-ACKERMAN TALKS ABOUT
THE DOMESTIC ACTS OF LOVE!

Admission is free, ALL are welcome!





Michele Karch-Ackerman creates ways to soothe the physical and psychological suffering of others. Through her artwork, she has honoured the often brief lives of pioneer babies (Sweet Breath of Trees), offered comfort to the young men who fought in WWI (Lost Boys), asked forgiveness from the Dionne quintuplets for their stolen childhoods (Springtime Story of a Little White Flower School for Girl Saints). In 2002 the GPAG hosted Lost Margaret, which provided travelling kits to ease the passage of individuals lost at sea, and in 2010 we featured Foundling, in honour of the lives and loss of unwed mothers and babies given up for adoption. The Domestic Acts of Love is a retrospective that includes elements from all of these and from Little Flower Sanatorium, a more recent installation that offers solace and grace to people who have experienced profound illness.

Karch-Ackerman channels comfort through lovingly hand-made textiles and purposefully collected vintage objects. A museum artefact garners significance from its provenance and from the lives it has touched. Karch-Ackerman creates equally powerful objects, imbuing them with significance and meaning through her choice of materials and subject but more importantly through the love that she brings to them, the power and personal integrity of her stitches.

Originally exhibited at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and Owen Sound Museums in Owen Sound, The Domestic Acts of Love is the result of a curatorial partnership between Virginia Eichhorn, Director/ Curator, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and Rhona Wenger, Director, Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

March Break 2016: SOME spots remain!

We still have a limited number of spaces remaining for the fun week we've planned for March Break!

Join us for Clay Day, Painting, 
or spend the week and save!









MARCH BREAK 2016



MARCH 14– 18, 2016 

Single Class: 
members $18/ non-members $22 

Clay Day*: 
Members $22/ Non-Members $24 

Whole Week: 
members $80/ non-members $96 


MINI MAKER MORNINGS 

For ages 5 – 8 years 
9:30am – 12:00 pm 

Children will learn important skills and work with a variety of materials while exploring a new theme each day! Exciting projects will challenge and entertain students. 

AVID ARTIST AFTERNOONS 

For ages 8 –12 years 
1:30pm – 4:00 pm 

Students will learn techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about art and artists. Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills. 

Monday: Painting 
Tuesday: Printmaking 
Wednesday: Clay* 
Thursday: Collage & Book Arts 
Friday: Found Object Sculpture

Monday, March 07, 2016

THIS Wednesday! Artist talk with Michele Karch-Ackerman!

Join exhibiting artist Michéle Karch-Ackerman,
Wednesday, March 9 as she talks about
the Domestic Acts of Love.

Michéle's work aims to comfort those who are hurting, those who are lost, and those who are forgotten.

Join us at 7pm, admission is free, and all are welcome!