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Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project Presents Win/Win

Guelph, ON November 7, 2019 – Guelph Arts Council’s fall 2019 programming includes Win/Win, an exhibition at the Boarding House Gallery that presents a thought-provoking and diverse multi-media selection of artwork by emerging artists based in and around Guelph. Opening on Friday, November 15 from 7-9 pm with a free, public reception, Win/Win continues until Saturday, November 30.

Win/Win is a collaboration of participants in the Fall 2019 round of the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project, which is presented by Guelph Arts Council and the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. The engaging and creative collaboration has provided emerging artists, musicians, and cultural managers with opportunities to learn about one another’s artistic practices and understand professional artistic practice with the guidance of their mentors. It also provides them with opportunities to promote their work and gain experience in graphic design, communications, and marketing, as well as curation and exhibition development. The opening reception will celebrate the emerging artists’ work, while the closing reception on Saturday, November 30 from 1-3 pm at the Boarding House Gallery will reflect a public engagement with the environment and art through Bree Leggett’s installation piece.

Emerging artists participating in the Fall 2019 round include: Yulia Balobanova, Carolina Benitez, Heather Caruso, Elly Grant, Bree Leggett, and Claire Stewart.

Win/Win is curated by Project participants. Beginning in 2017, the Project to date has paired 48 emerging musicians, visual artists, and cultural managers with Guelph established-artist mentors. The project supports emerging artists in the critical transition to professional life. In each round, the emerging artists’ experience culminates in a group exhibition of their work that they plan, promote, and install with support from their mentors. The Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project is made possible with the support of RBC Emerging Artists Project.

The Boarding House Gallery is located at 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm; and Sunday and Monday, closed.

Artists interested in participating in the Summer 2020 round as emerging artists or mentors are invited to contact Patti Broughton at Guelph Arts Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-836-3280.

For more information on arts events in and near Guelph this fall and winter, please visit guelpharts.ca.

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