Monday, January 30, 2017

Art House Café Lecture Series: Friday, February 17th!

Mythmaking and Indigeneity: Critically addressing the myths which failed Tekahionwake Pauline Johnson and Annie Pootoogook.

By Jordan Pederson

Friday, February 17
Free Admission

Questioning whether the representation of Indigenous People in Canada's mainstream media has changed in the last century, this lecture primarily examines the work of Tekahionwake (Pauline Johnson) and Annie Pootoogook alongside media sources and contemporary scholarship. Active participation will be encouraged from the audience, though no previous knowledge is necessary! This is intended to open a space for dialogue and collaboration, while providing resources for future reading and learning about the topic.

About Jordan Peterson

Jordan Pedersen completed her B.A.Hons in December from the University of Guelph with a double major in Studio Art and Philosophy, and will shortly begin a M.I. in Library Science. Her lecture brings together all of these disciplines by combining print culture, visual art and literature in a specifically Canadian context.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Some tickets remain for Galleria D'Amore!

Some tickets still remain for Galleria D’Amore!

Join us Sunday, February 12, at Cibo Osteria for a gourmet Italian meal!

Tickets won’t last long!

Galleria D’Amore
Sunday, February 12
Tickets $35

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Across this Mighty Land: A Visual Debate!

Have you seen our latest exhibition, Across This Mighty Land?  The show will remain up until March 16 and admission is free!

Have a look at two Canadian icons, Carl Beam and Frederick Hagan.

Frederick Hagan (1918-2003) Men having a meeting around a table

This exhibition examines commonly held perceptions about European exploration in Canada, seeking a better understanding of the significant and lasting effect that explorers had on the land and on Indigenous peoples.

Between 1986 and 1989 Canada Post issued the Exploration of Canada stamps, sixteen images reproduced from paintings by Frederick Hagan. Research for the project piqued Hagan’s curiosity and he continued to work on related subjects. His lithographic portfolio, Exploration, depicts the journeys of 18 explorers, the landscapes and people they encountered; and the consequences of their actions. The works reflect a traditional, euro-centric view of the exploration and settlement of Canada.

Carl Beam devoted much of his career to expressing the experience of Indigenous peoples in this confrontation of cultures. Beam often used small mixed media works on paper, including the ones on display, much like a sketch book or preliminary drawings, to develop the imagery for his major works. The wide range of motifs, materials and textual fragments that appear in his works provide numerous points of intersection with Hagan’s lithographs.

By featuring these two powerful voices in Across This Mighty Land we seek to show how the history that has divided us can, through thought and understanding, be used to initiate conversations with the potential to bring us together. After hundreds of years of division, conflict and occasional agreement, examining these two perspectives on Canadian history will be a provocative launch for our sesquicentennial programming.

Guest essayist, Nedda Baba, an emerging arts professional based in Toronto, will draw on her own experience as a recent arrival to help guide the conversation. All works in the exhibition are in the GPAG collection.

Generously Sponsored by
The Grimsby Historical Society

Friday, January 20, 2017

Square Roots Project: Squares are due February 3!

Only 2 more weeks until the deadline! 
150 squares went out, and we need all 150 squares returned completed by February 3 @ 4:30 at GPAG
Can't wait to see all your individual expressions of why you are proud to be Canadian, brought together as one!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Visions 2017: Expo 67!

The Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly brings you its annual auction and fundraiser, 
Visions 2017: Expo 67!

Join us for a night of live music, live and silent auctions and much more!

Tickets are just $35 and proceeds support education programmes at GPAG

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Galleria D'Amore Dinner & Fundraiser!

Tickets are going fast for our third annual Galleria D'Amore! Join us February 12 for a full course meal, and a chance to support the Gallery!

Galleria D'Amore
Dinner & Fundraiser
Sunday, February 12
Tickets: $35
For any dietary restrictions, please contact the Gallery.

Monday, January 16, 2017

March Break 2017!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s popular March Break Camp is officially open for registration!  Join us for a regular half-day, or spend the week and save!

March 13-17

Mini Maker Mornings (Ages 5-8)

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 (Ages 8-12)

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

Full Week
$80 Members/
$96 Non-Members

Single Day
$18 Members/
$22 Non-Members

Clay Day*
$20 Members/
$24 Non-Members




Collage & Book Arts  

Found Object Sculpture

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Superhero Art Makers!

It’s time to Save the World! In this Super-fun series participants will use a variety of powerful art techniques to create their own superheroes. Bring your super art-making-powers and prepare to save the day! 

Some spots still remain!

Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Saturdays: January 14 –February 18
6 Sessions

$75 Members/$82 Non-Members

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Great Canadian Snow Art Challenge: Open Call!

Canada is 150 years old and one thing we can guarantee is that in every one of those 150 years there has been snow. To celebrate 150 years of this most Canadian of substances we challenge creative Canadians, young and old, individually or in groups, to create Snow Art.

What is Snow Art? You tell us! Slip on your woollies, lace up your boots, get outside and create. Document your creations and/or your creative process with photographs or video and submit them to GPAG. We will post all submissions that meet our criteria on-line as they arrive . A jury of local artists will select the most interesting pieces to be displayed in Last Blast of Winter  in the Library/Art Gallery lobby in April.

And since you probably need to have snow to make snow art, you have all winter to create. Submission deadline is March 20. 

For more information or to submit images, please email

Please make sure to include your name, address, phone number and email with your submissions.

Snow minis by Rhona Wenger & Jan Yates
Milkweed Magic Wand by Jan Yates

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Through Our Eyes: Opening THIS Sunday!

Sunday, January 8 is going to be a big day at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.  Join us for Public Ice with Jordyn Stewart, Coast to Coast with Silva Talmassons, and it’s our FIRST Second Sunday!

In the Lobby
Coast to Coast
Silva Talmassons

January 1-February 28
Opening Celebration
Sunday, January 8

On the South Lawn
Public Ice
Jordyn Stewart
Winter 2017
Opening Celebration
Sunday, January 8

In the studio
Second Sundays!
Sunday, January 8: 2pm-4pm
Sunday, February 12: 2pm-4pm

Second Sundays are 
Generously Sponsored by Grimsby Hyundai

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!