July 6 – August 16, 2017
When not painting or playing guitar, Roelf enjoys spending time with his two sons, daughter, and granddaughter in Guelph, Ontario.
Join us for the Opening Reception on July 20th from 7pm-9pm.
L.T. Dougherty works in many mediums, including assemblage, painting, mixed media and moldmaking. A graduate of Bealart in London and Ontario College of Art in Toronto, she has exhibited in North America and internationally. Coining the phrase ‘myth cabinets’ in 1991 to describe her box-work assemblages, she has been expanding her practice into painting and drawing.
Join us for the Opening Reception on July 20th from 7pm-9pm.
Dennis Gaumond with Nora Ruddock & Nathan Saliwonchyk
September 22 – October 20, 2017
Gaumond, a professional musician for forty years, is also an author, a songwriter and a visual artist. He has been painting off and on for about thirty years and in the nineties, studied art at Zavitz College, University of Guelph. In 1998, he participated in a juried art competition sponsored by Wellington County with about one thousand other submissions, and placed in the top twenty. His painting, “Cheap Room in Cuba”, was part of a three-month exhibition at the Wellington County Museum. Paintings in this phase were done using a thick paint applied with painting knives. In the past several years Gaumond has begun a new line of paintings using painted tissue. The style is mostly non-representational abstracts, emphasizing color relationships. This new style is the result of a search for a process that allows the artist to relinquish a certain amount of creative control to chance. For Gaumond, the artistic process is even more important than the product. After many years of being a ‘closet painter’, it is time for this artist to begin showing his work.
“Tinderbox” (2017), Nora Ruddock & Nathan Saliwonchyk
Tinderbox generates a random sequence of 30-second videos; simultaneously, a random audio sequence of poems is heard; every 30 seconds, a new set of images and sounds follows the old. By mimicking the random connections created by dating apps, Tinderbox experiments with the ephemeral “sparkage” of image and word. What does the juxtaposition of one video do to a poem, and vice versa? What new “piece” is fired in the viewing consciousness? Our hope is that the meditative connections made will be rich and strange, celebrating the possibility, as Whitman says, for us to “preserve [our] nakedness / from the gibe of image-making love.”
A simulation video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/201900159/d145eb512e
Join us for the opening reception on September 22, 2017
The events of the evening will transpire as listed below:
6:30pm-7pm: Artist talk by Dennis Gaumond
7:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation, screening of Tinderbox (2017) and Q&A with artists Nora Ruddock & Nathan Saliwonchyk.
9:15pm: Free sit-down concert with Dennis Gaumond and guests.
There will also be additional presentations by the artists for Canada Culture Days on September 29, 2017.
January 9 – January 26, 2018
Aggie McCormack is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at the University of Guelph.
She has exhibited her work at a number of galleries and competitions in Ontario including Boarding House Gallery, Owen Sound Celebrates: The Banner Project, The Schomberg Village Street Gallery Juried Art Show, and River Gallery, Guelph.
Join us for the Closing Reception on January 26 from 7pm-9pm.
Dianne McCrimmon & Dixi le Roux
March 23 – April 19, 2018
Living in downtown Guelph, Diane works mostly in acrylics with some mixed media. Her work has been featured in juried art shows such as Insights Art Show 2016 & 2015 as well as Wellington Artists Gallery 2015 & 2014. Diane attended Sheridan College for art fundamentals and graphic design.
Painting in an impressionist style, Dixi lets the paint and image guide her work, she enjoys exploring the possibilities and challenges of different mediums. Dixi was born into a family of artists and has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. However, life happened and it is only now in retirement that she has found the time and freedom to fulfil her passion for painting.
Join us for the Opening Reception on March 23 from 7pm-9pm.
Erik van Miltenburg
April 27 – May 18, 2018
Erik, as a furniture design/maker, began the work by apprenticing with a European master cabinetmaker, and continues to be influenced by the Dutch design movement “de Stijl”. He was born in den Haag, Holland, and grew up in a multilingual household in about 18 locations in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. His furniture work is in daily use in Ireland, Greece, the United States, and Canada. All the craft “Playroom” pieces are made from diverted landfill, with the exception of necessary adhesives and the occasional use of hardboard or other backing materials. These ’Sunday afternoon’ diversions are generally themed by current issues which bug the maker, and the donations can perhaps reflect possible solution-providing organizations.
Join us for the opening reception on April 27 from 7pm – 9pm
Sona J. Mincoff
Sona is a visual artist based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada exhibiting work for the past thirty years. Her self-taught technique is expressed through the media of oil paint and dry
pastels. She has a keen interest in spiritual and visionary encounters with landscape and aims to reveal the mystery of the land. Sona has had solo and collaborative exhibitions from 1984 to the present in Guelph at Renaan Isaacs Contemporary Art Gallery, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, The Kloepfer Gallery, in addition to the Flesherton Art Gallery and Elizabeth’s Art Gallery in Goderich. She has also been an artist in residence in Alkmaar, Netherlands (2007) as well as in Guelph (2002), and has been funded by the Ontario Arts Council (2012, 2013, 2016).
Sona’s aim is to further explore a way to find the underlying beauty in the seemingly mundane world and to develop a deeper connection to the otherworldly aspects of what surrounds us.
Join us for the opening reception on May 25 from 7-9pm.