Category Archives: Art Archive

Ahmri Vandeborne & Emelie Robertson – March 10-27, 2020

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Wild & Wacky – February 7-28, 2020

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December 1-20, 2019 – Miniature Art Show – Opening Reception: December 5, 7-9pm

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November 16-30, 2019 – Gary’s Big Event – Opening Reception: November 16, 2019

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August 3 – 26, 2019 Frances and Alisa have been working on a call and response project for several years. Starting with a succession of two distinct visual pieces and culminating in co-creating several collaborative mixed media pieces. This form is borrowed from music, most notable in historical work songs and originates at its most basic from human communication. It has been used widely by artists as a means of discourse. The artists set out with very few parameters; only that they each respond to the other’s mark making. Sometimes ideas and works in progress are shared, other times final works are revealed as complete. In the final phase this call and response project, they are working back and forth on the same piece, contributing small areas of colour and/or texture at a time. During the course of the project, any sense of linearity has been lost and the pieces…

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August 31st – September 25, 2019 Web: www.mikesalisbury.caInstagram: @mikesalisbury.ca MIKE SALISBURY studied at the Toronto School of Art in the late 1980’s and was founder of the Toronto Student Art Gallery in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto. A graduate of University of Guelph and OALA Landscape Architect, he specializes in the design of playable sculpture and children’s playscapes. Mike creates multimedia artwork with a drawing style consisting of one continuous unbroken line to create rich and complex images that communicate a surprising degree of emotional expression. The intensity of his style relies on the ability of the viewer to integrate their own biases and emotional predispositions into the abstract‐realism of the image. At different viewing distances the subject matter is emphasized, discovered, rediscovered or vanishes completely. Up close we consume the image with an almost analytical focus on the detail, then transition to the larger context which brings us back…

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October 2 – October 27, 2019 Royal City Gems: An Artist’s Tribute to Guelph Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 7–9pmArtist Talk: 7:30pm A collection of acrylic paintings featuring beautifully unique views of Guelph. The collection includes local gems such as the Gryphon statue (sculpture by FASTWURMS 2014), Basilica of Our Lady, Bernardi Rooster, the Petrie Building, and many more. For more information on viewing hours contact info@silencesounds.ca

July 3-25, 2019 As an artist who divides his time between illustration, music,and writing, drawing for me is a meditative and playfulexercise that allows me to both concentrate on the form anddetail of a subject and to contemplate its nature andbeauty—to look closely, to study, and to imagine. Inspired by the works of the naturalist painter John JamesAudubon and the whimsical notebook renderings ofLeonardo da Vinci, my visual work attempts to capture theiconic quality of a subject and to express the wonder inherentin the ordinary. Each piece in this series began with a pencil sketch on a birchpanel which was then outlined and coloured with inks,marker and coloured pencil. I have shown at the Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto, at theebar, the ACE show, and most recently at Art on the Street.

Roelf was born in the Netherlands and came to Canada with his family in 1955 settling in Galt. Raised in a family where everyone seemed to have an instinctive creative urge in their daily work, he carried this on with a love of art and music, and went on to study art history and drawing at the University of Guelph. After, he focused on a trade and began his on-the-job training as a carpenter, and the arts had to lay fallow for a while. His love of woodworking and art emerged after a few years ago when he was inspired by the effect of dyes he used to colour some cajons (drum boxes) he was building. Intrigued by the “whimsy” of this medium on wood, he set out to play with their effects on a larger scale, and framed these sometimes odd-shaped pieces with native wood species and salvaged woods.…

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