Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2015 Doors of Creativity: Winners announced!






The first annual Doors of Creativity Viewer’s Choice vote for the Golden Knob Award has resulted in a tie between Colleen Temple’s door Window to the Universe and Andrea Dean-Glab & Zofia Glab’s door Untitled (red trees with birds). Congratulations to the creators of these doors, who will receive half a Golden Knob Award each.



The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Doors Open Grimsby would like to thank and congratulate all of the artists who participated in Doors of Creativity. We were thrilled with all of the decorated doors that were submitted and with the resulting display in Coronation Park. Special thanks to the groups of young people who painted doors at our drop-in workshop during the summer and to the Blessed Trinity art students. We look forward to organizing the second annual Doors of Creativity event in 2016.



Colleen Temple, Windows to the Universe



Andrea Dean-Glab & Zofia Glab, Untitled

The Art of Grace: This Saturday! Admission is Free, don't forget to RSVP!


McNally House Hospice and the 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery are honoured to present


The Art of Grace 
a Fundraising Auction of the Works of Grace Cowling



Saturday, October 3, 7-9pm at Megalomaniac Winery
Doors open at 6pm for preview reception (cash bar)

This will be a live auction run by Nello Romagnoli

Admission is FREE ~ Please RSVP to 
GPAG 905-945-3246 or 
Amanda at McNally House 905-309-4013 ext. 31

There’s something for EVERYONE!

Landscapes, Florals, Abstract, Still Life, and more!

A preview of all works of art available for sale can be found at: www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery

If you would like to view some of the artwork in person, please visit any of these locations:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery, August Restaurant Beamsville, Cibo Osteria, Grimsby Megalomaniac Winery, Vineland & Station 1 Coffeehouse, Grimsby

To place an absentee bid please contact the Grimsby Public Art Gallery at 905-945-3246

Monday, September 28, 2015

2nd Annual War Games at GPAG!

GAME MASTERS FROM ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO WILL
UNITE IN THE GALLERY’S EXHIBITION SPACE FOR AN INTERACTIVE
GAMING EXPERIENCE:  GPAG'S SECOND ANNUAL WAR GAMES!


WARGAMES 2015
A DAY OF GAMING AND BATTLE SCENARIOS

FOR AGES 15 & UP
(UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)

PARTICIPATION: $10
SPECTATING: FREE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
9:30AM






*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED



WHAT IS WARGAMES?

WARGAMES IS A GAMING EXPERIENCE USING BATTLE SCENARIOS.

WITH THE USE OF DIORAMAS, FIGURINES AND MINIATURES, PLAYERS WILL BE ABLE TO RE-INACT BATTLES AFTER BEING GUIDED THROUGH A SET OF INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES.

PLAY AND LEARN ABOUT HISTORY AT THE SAME TIME!




Monday, September 21, 2015

The Art of 40 Opening, THIS FRIDAY, September 25!

The Art of 40
New works by Alisa Cunnington 
& Jan Yates

Artists’ Reception:

Friday, September 25, 2015
7pm-9pm


The Artists will be present





The Art of 4O marks the first four decades of the 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, an institution that has 
been bringing art and people together since its founding in 1975.   Students, artists, patrons, novices, experts, enthusiasts... they are all here. 
In sharing the stories of the gallery and its community, The Art of 4O connects us to the gallery’s history so that we better understand the GPAG of today.

Art builds connections: among artists, among artists and the people who interact with the art,
among the many and varied people experiencing the art together. 
Communities and histories grow out of these connections and amazing, unexpected events occur.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is one of these surprising happenings. It was built from the ground up by the people of Grimsby, led by a man who loved art, education, and building community in equal measure. The works created by Jan Yates and Alisa Cunnington are explorations of the 4O-year history of the gallery. At the same time, they are reflections on GPAG’s role in the community: bringing the world of visual art to Grimsby and supporting the artistic activities of local artists and aspiring artists.

As you explore The Art of 4O, we hope that you find stories that speak to your connections - with art, with GPAG, and with the Grimsby community.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Courses & Workshops!


We have an exciting Fall Course line-up. Courses for all ages, professional development, and our popular kids programmes!  Register today!


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.


KIDS/ALL AGES










FANTASY ART MAKERS
With Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Wednesdays: October 28-December 16
*No Class Nov. 7 and Dec. 9
6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$45 Members/$55 Non-Members


Each week students will create a project in a different media where the imagination has no limits! With a focus on painting and drawing skills, students can 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 over the course of 6 sessions!





COMMUNITY CHRONICLES
With Jan Yates, S.C.A.
All Ages
Tuesday, September 22
6pm-8pm
1 Session
$10 Individual/$18 Family


Join exhibiting artist & educator Jan Yates in creating a large scale collage reflecting Grimsby’s history.  Through the use of old documents, photos, this Art of 40 workshop will unveil our rich culture and history in a community setting.







PERSONAL GEOGRAPHIES
With Alisa Cunnington
All Ages
Tuesday, October 6
6pm-8pm
1 Session
$10 Individual/$18 Family

This exiting all ages workshop will explore the connections between maps, history, and stories. Participants will create Personal Geographies that illustrate their own history, while learning about the stories of others!







ADULT






INTRODUCTION TO RUGHOOKING
**NEW DATE!
(Christmas Ornaments)
with Ruth Emerson
Saturday, October 24
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members**

Ruth Emerson has a fun way to introduce rug-hooking. Since beginning teaching, Ruth has created some wonderful work in such a diverse medium.  Using basic techniques & a choice of subject, students will have the chance to use cut up wool and flannel on burlap canvases - with their choice of design!  
*Class maximum of 9 students
**$10 Material kit payable to the 
Instructor at the beginning of class







DEPTH DECEPTION
with George Wale
Saturday, November 7
9:30pm-3:30pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Join Artist and Educator George Wale for this can’t miss workshop! Explore drawing with tricks on Eye level, vanishing points, and creating the illusion of depth in your drawings.   Improve your drawing skills in this one day workshop open to beginners and seasoned artists!







HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITION
with George Wale
Saturday, November 8
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Applying for an Exhibition can be intimidating and confusing. Educator George Wale aims to change that.  Join us November 7 and learn about preparing your portfolio, shortlisting galleries, what to send them and when in this exclusive workshop!






INTRODUCTION TO WASHI
with Tracey-Mae Chambers
Sunday, November 15
1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Learn how to transform flat pieces of Japanese Paper in to lightweight, malleable, translucent sculptural material. Using konnyaku (traditional starch paste), you will play with manipulating this beautiful paper into your own creations!
**$15 Material Kit payable to the instructor at the beginning of
class



TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY:


(905) 945-3246

gpag@grimsby.ca



*All gallery programs are subject to minimum and maximum registration. Payment is required 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. Cancellations require 7 days notice to receive a full  refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes without prior arrangements

Monday, September 14, 2015

Personal Geographies: An ALL AGES workshop!

The Art of 40 is upon us and we want to add YOUR story!

Join us, Tuesday, October 6 as Art of 40 artist Alisa Cunnington teaches Personal Geographies!

Alisa's featured map piece, 40 Yarns, tells the story of 40 Years in Grimsby.  Participants are invited to bring their own maps, documents or photos to help tell THEIR story!

This community inspired, all ages workshop is $10 per person, or bring the whole family for $18!






Call for Entries: Art House Café Lecture Series 2015-2016!

CALL FOR ENTRY!

It's that time of year, and we're launching our 4th season of our 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.








The Art of 40: Artists' Reception September 25!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery cordially invites you to join us in celebrating The Art of 40!





The Art of 40 is a special exhibition celebrating the Gallery's 40 year history.  Featuring new works by Jan Yates and Alisa Cunnington, these outdoor art works are inspiring, engaging, and tell a story of GPAG's rich past.

We invite you to share your memories with us, and help us celebrate Friday, September 25 from 7pm-9pm.  Admission is FREE!