The Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project (GEAMP) is a unique opportunity for emerging artists to receive support in the critical transition into professional practice. This project is presented by GAC in partnership with the University of Guelph School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM).

Through the project, emerging musicians, visual artists, and cultural managers work with established-artist mentors to develop the professional networks, business and management skills needed for creative careers in Guelph. The collaboration has provided them with valuable opportunities to work creatively with each other and with established arts professionals, to promote their work, and to gain experience in curation, social media, marketing/publicity, graphic design, and more.

UNFOLDING – GEAMP 2021 Exhibition

GAC invites all art lovers and community members to Unfolding, the GEAMP 2021 culminating exhibition. Located at the Boarding House Gallery (6 Dublin st.) from Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 11.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 3rd 7:00pm – Masks and Proof of Vaccination required to attend.

Musical Performance by Jahshona Goddard and Nina Platiša: Sunday, December 5th 7:00pm – Masks and Proof of Vaccination required to attend.

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unfold ‘to be gradually made known, or to gradually make something known to other people’

Within their respective practices, these fourteen emerging artists are immersed in the ongoing exploration and development of their ideas, in pursuit of art that might come to be known and cherished by others.

Something seminal may not emerge at each stage of Unfolding, but the gradual process is akin to the sculptor’s chipping away at stone until a form reveals itself within.
These emerging artists have embarked upon a lifelong traversal of the rocky and winding path of unfolding. But for some, with a supportive mentor beside them, the stage of emergence may be one of rare clarity and fruitfulness.

The fourteen artists participating in this fall’s 2021 Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Program include emerging visual/media artists Jessica Buchanan, Fern Cooper, Nancy MacNabb, Dana McCool, Nico Newton, Emma Ongman, Maria Ryzhova, Mike Salisbury; Larissa Sorek, Ellen Snowball, and Jessica Spooner, and emerging musicians Jahshona Goddard and Nina Platiša.

Gallery Visiting Hours:

Wednesday December 1st – 5:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday December 2nd – 5:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday December 4th – 10:00am-7:00pm

Monday December 6th – 5:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday December 7th – 5:00pm-7:00pm

Friday December 10th – 5:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday December 11th – 1:00pm-5:00pm

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