Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Winners of the Greenbelt Photo Contest on Display at GPAG!

WINNERS OF GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY AT GRIMSBY ART GALLERY 

Mark Williams, McCormack Pond


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to have winners of the Greenbelt Photo Contest on display September 1-October 31!

As part of the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the Greenbelt in 2015, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to host a photo competition featuring scenes from the Greenbelt. The winning photos are now going on tour through the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The twenty winning photographs will be on display at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for visitors to enjoy. The winning photos, selected by a jury of professional photographers and creative employees from the three participating organizations, were featured in an exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinberg and were recently showcased at the Balls Falls Centre for Conservation. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery will also feature a rotating display of eighty eight incredible images that made it to the final judging round. 

The photos capture stunning landscapes, agricultural, wildlife, and human subjects, and are touring the Greenbelt. Two of the winning photos were taken by local photogs – a photo of mushrooms in Niagara Shorthills by Lorne Stobbs and a photo of Beamsville Vineland by Vartkes Peltekoglu.

"We’re thrilled to welcome the Greenbelt photo exhibit and the work of talented local artists to our gallery", stated Rhona Wenger, Director of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. "This exhibit captures the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Grimsby and celebrates our local community."

“We’re excited to showcase the best of our photo contest, the beauty and possibility of the world’s largest greenbelt at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery,” said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “Grimsby is home to many Greenbelt champions who are working to save the Irish Grove Woodlot and this photo tour celebrates all that we stand to lose if the Greenbelt is not protected.”

The photos will be on display at Grimsby Public Art Gallery for two months from September 1st  until the end of October. Admission to the gallery is free.



About the Greenbelt:
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, active outdoor recreation, and a thriving economy. At nearly two million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect natural features. Learn more at: greenbelt.ca.

About the Grimsby Public Art Gallery:
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is located within the Library and Art Gallery complex located on Carnegie Lane (formerly Victoria Avenue). The Gallery was established in 1975, as a non-profit organization which operates for the benefit and enrichment of the public. Our immediate audience is the Town of Grimsby and surrounding centres in the Region of Niagara.


For more information, please contact the Gallery

Monday, August 29, 2016

Navigating Niagara with Jordyn Stewart: TOMORROW NIGHT!

In proud partnership with Station 1 Coffeehouse, The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is honoured to be Station 1's charity of the month for August. 

To help us celebrate, we're having a special artist talk 
with a Niagara-based emerging video and 
performance artist, Jordyn Stewart!
Inspired by the bodies relationship with its surrounding environments, she creates site-responsive performances.

Join us August 30th at 7pm at Station 1 Coffeehouse; Admission is Free!






About Jordyn Stewart


Jordyn Stewart is an emerging artist from the Niagara Region. Coming from a small town, she adopts child-like fascinations and curiosities from her upbringing. Now, immersed in developing urban environments she investigates the materials found within these spaces in search for the familiar. Working predominantly in video and performance she creates site-sensitive performances.

Stewart received her BA, Specialist in Art and Art History at University of Toronto, joint program with Sheridan College. She has most recently exhibited works at Trinity Square Video and Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Stewart completed the Emerging Artist Research Residency at University of Windsor this past May and is now an artist in residence in the Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program. She is currently interning with Art Spin and assisting with in/future this fall.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Call for Entries/Papers: Art House Café Lecture Series 2016-2017!

Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History, fine arts, cultural studies 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 in February, March and April 2017, following a keynote talk presented by an established scholar in late fall 2016. 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 Periodicals Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is open to the public, admission is free and light refreshments are served following 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: Please include your university affiliation, level of study, address,         phone number and email address.
Title: This may be a preliminary working title.
Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper that 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 11th, 2016 to the following:

Papers may be submitted by email to:
gpag@grimsby.ca (please include Art House Café Proposal as the subject line)

or by mail/hand to:

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.

For more information, please contact the Gallery
gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Botanical Drawing with Karen Logan: Some spots still remain!

Some spots still remain in Botanical Drawing with Karen Logan!

Join us Thursdays, Sept 1-22 from 6pm-9pm and learn how to render the anatomy of plant life!







BOTANICAL DRAWING
With Karen Logan
Thursdays: September 1 - September 21
(No class September 8)
6pm-9pm
3 Sessions
$75 Registration Members receive 10% off 

World explorers brought artists with them to accurately depict the specimens that were collected.  Using the collected specimens the artists would create scientifically accurate depictions of botanical flowers and leaves. This series will encourage the participant to observe nature more closely and will enable participants to learn a range of skills relating to botanical drawing. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through botanical drawing projects. The drawing process when choosing botanical subjects will be discussed along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing, blending and burnishing. The workshop is best suited to students with some drawing experience and an interest in botanical art.

*Material List to be provided upon Registration

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Grimsby Public Art Gallery Advisory Board Opportunities

TOWN OF GRIMSBY

Citizen Appointments to
Boards and Committees

The Council of the Town of Grimsby is seeking individuals interested in serving on the
following Boards and Committees to November 30,  2018.

BOARD/COMMITTEE: Grimsby Public Art Gallery Advisory Board

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 2

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be qualified to be elected as a member of Council,  must be 18 years of age,  a Canadian citizen and a resident in the Municipality or the owner or tenant of land,  or spouse of such person.

Application forms for the above positions can be obtained from the office of the undersigned or found on our website at: www.grimsby.ca

*Deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m.,
Friday,  August 26, 2016

Hazel Soady-Easton
Town Clerk
(905) 309-2003
160 Livingston Ave.
Grimsby, Ontario



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Navigating Niagara: A special Artist Talk with Jordyn Stewart at Station 1!

In proud partnership with Station 1 Coffeehouse, The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is honoured to be Station 1's charity of the month for August. 

To help us celebrate, we're having a special artist talk 
with a Niagara-based emerging video and 
performance artist, Jordyn Stewart!
Inspired by the bodies relationship with its surrounding environments, she creates site-responsive performances.

Join us August 30th at 7pm at Station 1 Coffeehouse; Admission is Free!





About Jordyn Stewart


Jordyn Stewart is an emerging artist from the Niagara Region. Coming from a small town, she adopts child-like fascinations and curiosities from her upbringing. Now, immersed in developing urban environments she investigates the materials found within these spaces in search for the familiar. Working predominantly in video and performance she creates site-sensitive performances.

Stewart received her BA, Specialist in Art and Art History at University of Toronto, joint program with Sheridan College. She has most recently exhibited works at Trinity Square Video and Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Stewart completed the Emerging Artist Research Residency at University of Windsor this past May and is now an artist in residence in the Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program. She is currently interning with Art Spin and assisting with in/future this fall.

Monday, August 15, 2016

More Drinks with Van Gogh - Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow Night!  Get creative and have some Drinks with Van Gogh!  This special wine and paint night includes all of the art supplies needed for just $45! The fun is FREE!

Spaces are limited. Email drinkswithvangogh@gmail.com to reserve your spot!




Drinks with Van Gogh
Tuesday, August 16
7pm-9pm
Teddy's Sports Bar
30 Main St. W.,
Grimsby, Ontario
$45
drinkswithvangogh@gmail.com










Thursday, August 11, 2016

Help us paint a door at Station 1: August 28th!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is honoured to be Station 1 Coffeehouse's Charity for the Month of August!

Help us celebrate Sunday, August 28th by helping us paint doors! Join us at the back of Station 1 from 10am-2pm and get creative!

















More Drinks with Van Gogh: Paint poppies!

'What would life be, if we had no courage to attempt anything'
-Vincent Van Gogh

Hello Friends,


We're excited to be back at Teddy's in Grimsby next Tues night (August 16 @7pm) and you will enjoy 'Drinks with Van Gogh' at this fun bar and restaurant!





Paint 'Vase with Red Poppies' from the master himself. Van Gogh has already done the work–we will just follow his lead and in the process learn about his inspiration. No experience required. Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction-the fun is free! To sign up please email drinkswithvangogh@gmail.com or  visit: http://drinkswithvangogh.weebly.com/



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Grimsby Public Art Gallery Advisory Board Opportunities

TOWN OF GRIMSBY

Citizen Appointments to
Boards and Committees

The Council of the Town of Grimsby is seeking individuals interested in serving on the 
following Boards and Committees to November 30,  2018. 

BOARD/COMMITTEE: Grimsby Public Art Gallery Advisory Board

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 2

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be qualified to be elected as a member of Council,  must be 18 years of age,  a Canadian citizen and a resident in the Municipality or the owner or tenant of land,  or spouse of such person.

Application forms for the above positions can be obtained from the office of the undersigned or found on our website at: www.grimsby.ca

*Deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m., 
Friday,  August 26, 2016

Hazel Soady-Easton
Town Clerk
(905) 309-2003
160 Livingston Ave.
Grimsby, Ontario




Monday, August 08, 2016

SONSI Presentation Day 2016: You're Invited!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Southern Ontario Science and Nature Illustrators cordially invite you to SONSI Presentation Day, 2016!

This fun-filled day will feature artist talks, demos and much much more!

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!





When: September 10, 1 PM to 5 PM (preceded by an 11 AM business meeting for SONSI members)

Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery classroom, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

map: https://goo.gl/maps/Dg9ypAQtn1U2

Who: SONSI members and the public

Fee: There is no fee for this event.

To register: e-mail sonsigroup@gmail.com

There is a limit of 35 participants, so register soon!

Agenda:

10:30 AM: Room opens for SONSI members to arrive and set up for the members-only Annual General Meeting.

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM: SONSI’s AGM and lunch for SONSI members only. Coffee, tea, and lunch will be provided.

12:45 to 1 PM break; room open for arrival of Presentation Day attendees (public)

1 PM to 4:45 PM: Presentations (open to the public) – see descriptions below.  Light refreshments will be available mid-way through the presentations.

4:45-5 PM clean up and vacate room

Presentations schedule (approximate):
1:00 to 1:25 – Jessica Hsiung
1:30 to 2:10 – Kaleigh Bulford
2:15 to 3:00 – Emily S. Damstra
Break
3:20 to 4:45 – various illustrators participating in the exhibit


Jessica Hsiung

Jessica created an interactive iBook with 3D animation for Whipple Operation patients, with the use of ZBrush, Maya, After Effects and iBooks Author. She will discuss her project and show us the result.


Jessica Hsiung is a recent graduate of the MSc Medical Art program, University of Dundee. She is currently freelancing as a medical and scientific illustrator.


Kaleigh Bulford

Introduction to Photoshop

With an overview of the user interface and basic file setup, Kaleigh will take us through her process on two illustrations and show us how to incorporate traditional media into a digital illustration.


Kaleigh Bulford is a freelance illustrator who has been working digitally since childhood. She has an eclectic mix of passions ranging from nature and wildlife, to zombies, unicorns and popular culture.


Emily S. Damstra


A successful grant application led to a self-directed project involving extensive research and the creation of a very large illustration. In this image-filled presentation, Emily will discuss the research, planning, execution, and purpose of her watercolour painting.


Emily S. Damstra has been a freelance illustrator for 16 years, exploring diverse subjects and participating in unique projects along the way. She has an MFA degree in Science Illustration from the University of Michigan.


Artist Talk with Erika DeFreitas: "These Funny Things", Tomorrow night!

Join us tomorrow, August 9 at 7pm in the Library's fireside Lounge for a special artist talk with Erika DeFreitas from At the Seams.

Admission is free, and all are welcome!



Erika DeFreitas is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist who explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity through public interventions, textile-based works, and performative actions. www.erikadefreitas.com