Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices - Opening Reception April 9th!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly brings you its next exhibition, Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices!

Join us for our opening reception Sunday, April 9 from 2pm-4pm.  The artist will be present, and admission is free!






Leon Rooke’s narratives presented herewith are based on figments of Tony Calzetta’s graphic imagination…
The ‘Fabulous Fictions’ project began with an uncommon idea. Artist Tony Calzetta and his printmaker friend Dieter Grund … were looking for a project they could work on together. Tony suggested they collaborate with … novelist Leon Rooke to produce a limited edition livre d’artist. One twist to the project was that, instead of the customary practice of the artist illustrating the writer’s text, they would approach the Fabulous Fictions project the other way round.
Tony presented Leon with a number of small drawings. Leon wrote sketches for nineteen of the images, which artist and author then winnowed down to a select nine ‘Fabulous Fictions’. Tony reworked the original drawings and combined them with Leon’s texts and media that included intaglio, woodcut and digital printing. In addition, one of the drawings and its text, ‘How God Talks in His Sleep’, was reimagined as an interactive paper sculpture and attached to the front of the slipcase…. Excerpt from Production Notes in The Porcupine’s Quill.
Fabulous Fictions comes to Grimsby as part of our regular spring celebration of the book arts. This elaborate and unusual collaboration is sure to intrigue, inspire and above all entertain viewers. First exhibited in 2016 at the Art Gallery of Peel, we thank curator Tom Smart and publisher Tim Inkster of The Porcupine’s Quill for their organizational work and insightful writings.  Special recognition also goes to Dieter Grund of Presswork Editions for his role in creating this work.


Tony Calzetta is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker who has recently relocated to Welland. A Governor-General Award winning novelist, poet and painter, Leon Rooke lives and works in Toronto.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Free Auction Preview Night - TONIGHT!

While our popular Auction will take place on March 25, you still have a chance to bid at our FREE auction preview night on Friday, March 24!  There's so many great items this year!



Also, as part of our free auction preview night, we'll be showing The Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67 by Marc Beaudet and Impressions of Expo 67 by William Brind thanks to the generosity of the National Film Board of Canada!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Phone Issues

Please note: We are still experiencing problems with our phones and we're sorry for the inconvenience. Please email us in the meantime: gpag@grimsby.ca

Monday, March 20, 2017

Snow Art Challenge Submissions!


Lucy Kelly, Snow Swimming



Jan Yates, Duck Feathers



Jan Yates, Hawk 2


Free Auction Preview Night!

While our popular Auction will take place on March 25, you still have a chance to bid at our FREE auction preview night on Friday, March 24!  There's so many great items this year!

Also, as part of our free auction preview night, we'll be showing The Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67 by Marc Beaudet and Impressions of Expo 67 by William Brind thanks to the generosity of the National Film Board of Canada!



The Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67 by Marc Beaudet


Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

Visions 2017: Expo67 Tickets still available!

Art Expo67 is almost here!
  
At 7 p.m. Saturday March 25th the doors will open on a fundraising event like no other. Inspired by Canada’s coming of age party, Expo67, Art Expo67 will help the Gallery raise crucial funds in support of educational programming and care of the collection. Silent and live auction items include art, jewellery, collectables, gift baskets, services and more, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, and the hard work of the GPAG Volunteer Committee. 
Tickets are just $35 and include gourmet appetizers and your first drink!

Preview the items Friday, 9 – 5 & at the preview reception 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 – 5; advance bids are welcome.

A few of our featured items are:


Carolyn Dover, Colwater River #3




Karen Logan, Columbine



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices: April 1- May 21!

Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices
April 1 - May 21, 2017

Opening Reception:
Sunday, April 9

2pm-4pm



Tony Calzetta in collaboration with Leon Rooke
How God Talks in His Sleep



Leon Rooke’s narratives presented herewith are based on figments of Tony Calzetta’s graphic imagination…
The ‘Fabulous Fictions’ project began with an uncommon idea. Artist Tony Calzetta and his printmaker friend Dieter Grund … were looking for a project they could work on together. Tony suggested they collaborate with … novelist Leon Rooke to produce a limited edition livre d’artist. One twist to the project was that, instead of the customary practice of the artist illustrating the writer’s text, they would approach the Fabulous Fictions project the other way round.

Tony presented Leon with a number of small drawings. Leon wrote sketches for nineteen of the images, which artist and author then winnowed down to a select nine ‘Fabulous Fictions’. Tony reworked the original drawings and combined them with Leon’s texts and media that included intaglio, woodcut and digital printing. In addition, one of the drawings and its text, ‘How God Talks in His Sleep’, was re-imagined as an interactive paper sculpture and attached to the front of the slipcase…. Excerpt from Production Notes in The Porcupine’s Quill.

Fabulous Fictions comes to Grimsby as part of our regular spring celebration of the book arts. This elaborate and unusual collaboration is sure to intrigue, inspire and above all entertain viewers. First exhibited in 2016 at the Art Gallery of Peel, we thank curator Tom Smart and publisher Tim Inkster of The Porcupine’s Quill for their organizational work and insightful writings.  Special recognition also goes to Dieter Grund of Presswork Editions for his role in creating this work.

Tony Calzetta is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker who has recently relocated to Welland. A Governor-General Award winning novelist, poet and painter, Leon Rooke lives and works in Toronto.


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Second Sunday: THIS Sunday, March 12!

Bring the whole family THIS Sunday for our exciting Second Sunday event! We'll have some arts and crafts, and all around creative fun! Admission is free thanks to Grimsby Hyundai!!!

Join us on March 12 we'll have Across this Mighty Land - Create a colourful Canadian landscape artwork using tape!

Second Sunday
Sunday, March 12
2pm-4pm
Admission is free, thanks to Grimsby Hyundai



Artworks created on Second Sunday, February 12, 2017