thu11may - 5augAll DayMOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th AnniversaryArtworks available for purchase!(All Day) Categories:AppleSuites Gallery,Blue Gallery,Brevik Hall,Exhibitions,Great Hall Gallery,Red Gallery
May 11 (Thursday) - August 5 (Saturday)
The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada's oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating their 150th year of Confederation, this is the best
The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating their 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists. Art work displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.
Excitingly, the Ontario Society of Artists have graciously offered FREE workshops, demos, and talks through the duration of their exhibition. See details here!
thu13jul - 9novAll DayDecades of Dedication – Central York Fire ServicesCommunity as Curator Presentation(All Day) Categories:All,Community Curator,Exhibitions Event TagsAurora,Aurora Fire Station,Aurora Heritage,Central York Fire Services,Heritage,Newmarket,Town of Newmarket Fire Services,York Region Fire Services
July 13 (Thursday) - November 9 (Thursday)
Take a glimpse into the fascinating history of Central York Fire Services (CYFS) in this local heritage display. CYFS was created fifteen years ago on January 1, 2002 from
Take a glimpse into the fascinating history of Central York Fire Services (CYFS) in this local heritage display. CYFS was created fifteen years ago on January 1, 2002 from an amalgamation of the former Town of Aurora Fire Department and Town of Newmarket Fire Department. These organizations separately have been serving Aurora and Newmarket since c. 1859. This display showcases the amazing technological advancements in fire protection services through interesting photographs, artifacts, and old uniforms from days gone by. Curated by Rod Bruton, CYFS Historian.
August 12 (Saturday) - November 11 (Saturday)
This travelling exhibition, is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by 8 indigenous and 8 non-indigenous artists - inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's
This travelling exhibition, is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by 8 indigenous and 8 non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” . The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
- Peter Adams,
- Nathalie Bertin,
- Jennie Clark,
- Xavier Fernandes,
- Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
- Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
- Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
- Nancy King ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
- Jeanette Luchese
- Christina Luck
- Joanna McEwen,
- Mary Louise Meiers
- Jon Oelrichs
- Mercedes Sandy
- Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
- Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Saturday August 19, 2017 | 1 – 4 pm (same day as Doors Open Aurora!)
Reveal – Wednedsay September 27, 2017 – 6 to 8:30 pm
How these artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 – the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
PLUS! Participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
sat12aug - 11novAll DayWATERSHEDSolo Exhibition by Liz Menard(All Day) Categories:AppleSuites Gallery,Exhibitions,Great Hall Gallery Event Tagsart gallery,Aurora,biosphere,Liz Menard,Newmarket,Oak Ridges Moraine,printmaking,Richmond Hill,York Region,York Region art
August 12 (Saturday) - November 11 (Saturday)
Watershed is Liz Menard’s print and mixed media practice examining our water (systems), biodiversity and indigenous plant species. Using lithography, etching and embroidery techniques, Menard prints perceptions of the
Watershed is Liz Menard’s print and mixed media practice examining our water (systems), biodiversity and indigenous plant species. Using lithography, etching and embroidery techniques, Menard prints perceptions of the landscape and their systems, creating dialogue opportunities on the theme of conservation.
Liz Menard is a Toronto-based printmaker, book artist and arts educator. Menard has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, United States, Scotland, Europe and Japan. She has received numerous grants, awards and fellowships including Open Studio’s Nick Novak Fellowship (2011) and The Hexagon Special Projects Fellowship (2016). Recent exhibitions include: Fall along the River Don (solo), Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works 2016 (Best in Show), SHIFT: ERPP Environmentally Responsible Print Practices (2016), American National Printmaking Exhibition, Framing Toronto – City of Toronto Art Acquisitions, Fabrications – Explorations in Textiles (2016), and The River’s Nature (solo). Menard’s work is found in private and public collections including: Library and Archives Canada, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, Rogers Communications, City of Toronto, Station Gallery and Greater Toronto Airport Authority.
A Note from the Curator:
Curating Liz Menard’s solo exhibition of print works is an example to our commitment to exhibiting diverse medium techniques by artists creating meaningful pieces with technical fluency. Menard’s thoughtful creative process can be understood through her enthusiastic practice of examining our water (systems), biodiversity and native plant species in Ontario through her developed print and mixed media practice.
The Centre is located just North the Oak Ridges Moraine, with a majority of our audience living and working on this unique headwaters feature. Menard’s choice to print perceptions of the landscape and the systems they support, especially the water systems creates dialogue opportunities on the theme of conservation in a community primed and wanting to discuss environmental concerns and awareness. In addition, the imagery she draws and the conversations that develop is a complimentary flow from the additional gallery spaces exhibiting Call to Action #83 – Quest for Truth & Reconciliation.
We place significance on the relationship of the community and the galleries, and Menard’s experience in teaching and talking art allows for alternative art connections. It is through this experience, the audience can gather further insight into print practices and techniques.
Thank you to Gallery Sponsor
November 30 (Thursday) - December 30 (Saturday)
A multi-artist, two city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917: 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of '67 in Montreal, 1917
A multi-artist, two city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917: 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible. It was a coming of age story.
Curated by brothers Dave and Ross Rheaume, artists from Ottawa and Toronto will tell the story of milestones in history, medicine, art/science and sports, arts and entertainment.
It was to be one of the most difficult and challenging years in Canada’s then young history. On the battlefields of Europe Canadians perished by the thousands while at home unrest and riots over conscription broke out. In Halifax one of the greatest maritime disasters destroyed most of the city. Women fought for the vote. The legendary Tom Thomson passed away under mysterious circumstances and the NHL was born. 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible. It was a coming of age story.
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6 – 8pm
Participating Ottawa Artists:
- Ross Rheaume
- Andrew King
- Lydia Pepin
- Stan Harwood
Participating Toronto/West artists:
- Dave Rheaume
- Ken Kirsch
- Brian Harvey
- Linda Finn
- JoEllen Brydon
- Michael MacLean
- Erin Whitten Crysdale
- Ian Bodnaryk
- Sue Miller
- Catherine Mills