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Jagdeep Raina: Archiving memory and migration

The quiet surface of paper and soft fabrics echoes the humble archives Jagdeep Raina draws from - the history and documentation of pioneering Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh communities in the South Asian diaspora. 

Born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, artist Jagdeep Raina has a research based studio practice. For Jagdeep, the history of pioneering Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh communities “live in overlooked materials: books, oral history manuscripts, VHS tapes, records and cassettes tucked away in cardboard boxes, yellow photographs in peeling albums stuffed in cupboards and shelves, in basements, on online databases and in the research of scholars who have dedicated their lives to recording a history in the margins.”

 

Jagdeep Raina.To my friend Baljit thank you. Lets rediscover the evocative power of our sweet Punjabi music 2015 mixed media on paper 68 x 50in
Jagdeep Raina.To my friend Baljit, thank you. Let's rediscover the evocative power of our sweet Punjabi music, 2015, mixed media on paper, 68 x 50in

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Guelph Arts Council Announces Summer Exhibitions at 10C Shared Space

Guelph, ON June 27, 2019 – Guelph Arts Council is pleased to announce four summertime exhibitions in the street-level community gallery at 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden Street. Three feature work by local emerging and newcomer artists, and the fourth celebrates the work of Art on the Street 2019 award winners. Guelph Arts Council is grateful for support for its Making Art, Making Change project from The Guelph Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund. The project will continue in November and December 2019.

First up is After the Fires, in which emerging artist Anne Munroe uses photography to reflect on the devastation of forest fires in Williams Lake, BC. Anne’s project involved visits and interviews with affected community members. Anne is a photographer and painter, a senior Studio Art student at the University of Guelph, and a participant in the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project. The exhibition runs from July 3 – 15. Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on Wednesday, July 3 from 5 – 7 pm.

Next is Disturbed Balance from July 16 - 31, featuring paintings by artist Canan Altinkas. Canan is a newcomer to Guelph who has been a professional artist for almost 20 years. Her abstract work is inspired by ordinary objects in her environment. Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

From August 1 – 15, Guelph Arts Council looks forward to presenting a group show featuring work by Art on the Street 2019 award winners. Participants and an opening date will be announced.

Anyone who has seen this year’s Hillside Festival poster will recognize the work of local newcomer artist Maria Ibarra. Maria is a painter, sculptor, writer, illustrator, and teacher, but above all a plasticine lover. Her colourful works, often drawing on childhood dreams and meaningful moments, are crafted from thousands of small plasticine dots. See Maria’s work at 10C Shared Space from August 16 -31.

Artists interested in exhibiting their work at 10C Shared Space as part of the Making Art, Making Change project are invited to contact Patti Broughton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Other exhibition and event spaces are also available at 10C year-round, with details available here.

About Guelph Arts Council:
For over forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Art on the Street Award Recipients Announced

Guelph, ON June 25, 2019 – Saturday’s sunshine brought thousands of art lovers out to Quebec Street in Downtown Guelph for the 17th annual Art on the Street. Presented annually by Guelph Arts Council and Downtown Guelph Business Association, Art on the Street is Guelph’s largest outdoor exhibition and sale.

Art on the Street spotlights multi-disciplinary talent within the regional arts community. Each year, over 80 established and emerging artists showcase their works in temporary, open-air studios. Painters, potters, blacksmiths, jewellers, glass blowers, wood carvers, textile artists, photographers, and more are represented.

The presentation of awards is an exciting part of the day for both artists and visitors, and an opportunity to recognize exhibitors’ excellence. Ballots for the People’s Choice Award are distributed, collected, and counted by volunteer Art Angels, and a trio of judges, all arts professionals, make the rounds throughout the day to make choices for the Best in Show, Honorable Mention, Best Booth, and Emerging Artist awards.

Guelph Arts Council and Downtown Guelph Business Association congratulate this year’s award winners:

People’s Choice AwardDawn Anderson Vaughan. Dawn loves to capture life’s moments in pastel and paint.

Best in ShowGina Duque. Gina’s mixed media work explores biological systems and their hidden structures.

Honorable MentionAnnette Kraft van Ermel. Annette’s work layers oil paint, wax, and charcoal, and celebrates the beauty in the familiar.

Best BoothNicole Gagnon Wooden Designs. Nicole hand-selects wood for her modern, eco-conscious wooden jewellery and accessories.

Emerging Artist - Beyond Relief Designs. Artist Brendan Lancaster pulls relief prints from hand-cut lino blocks.

Art on the Street is a true celebration of all things creative in downtown Guelph. A few highlights of this year’s event included:

Artists interested in applying to Art on the Street 2020 should contact Guelph Arts Council in January, sign up for Arts Blast e-news at guelpharts.ca, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for event updates.

About Guelph Arts Council:
For over forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Inviting you to the 17th Annual Art on the Street

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Guelph, ON, June 13th, 2019 - Returning for its 17th year, Art on the Street organizers are pleased to invite you to the Saturday, June 22nd show. Guelph’s leading art fair will showcase an array of original work and exciting projects from nearly 100 established and emerging artists.

Starting at 10am, visitors can walk this open-air art gallery in the beautiful and historic setting of Quebec Street. Ceramics, jewellery, acrylic paintings, photography, textiles and much more will be on display, accompanied by the artists who made them.

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