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Saturday, September 29, 2018
12:00 am

KIAM #YourWard Exhibition & Culture Days Collage Party

Art Gallery of Guelph

Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci (KIAM Studio) are this year's City of Guelph Artist in Residence team.

KIAM's project, titled #YourWard, uses images of each of Guelph's wards to create six large-scale paintings that explore transitions in the urban environment. Their artistic style uses thick layers of acrylic paint and gel mediums, photographs and washes to create mixed media paintings that draw attention to the contrasting perspectives on one canvas.

To complete the pieces, KIAM asked the community to provide images of their ward - places that reside in their memories and make them feel proud to live in their ward.

The final pieces will be unveiled at the Art Gallery of Guelph over Culture Days | Fête de la culture 2018 weekend.

While at the exhibition the artists invite you to try your hand at creating your own masterpiece using the same images they've incorporated into their artwork.

This collage workshop will run throughout the #YourWard exhibition and participants will be able to take their artwork home with them.

Join us for this culminating celebration of their residency!
9:00 am

Culture Hub & Makers Market


Join us in Market Square as we celebrate Culture Days and the talented crafters, makers and artisans of Guelph! Visit and try your hand at some crafty activities of your own!

-Interactive weaving installation with Alisa McRonald
-DIY instruments and drum circle with Earth Tones Studio
-clay-based pinch pot critter making with Guelph Potters Guild
-collective mosaic work with Lelkessen – with soul
-Japanese paper marbling with rock.paper.scissors
-Live broadcast from CFRU 93.3 FM
-Landscapes of Guelph & Ontario postcard painting with Art Studio Guelph
-Good luck charm crafting with Snowdrop and Company
-free henna designs with Megan Firth of We Learn Multi-Sensory Play
-iron-on patch decorating with Steph Sew Sublime
– Children’s Art Factory Maker Table

– Chris Kingdon – Necklaces, bookmarks, keychains, cards, magnets and prints created from original wildlife photography
– Designs by Erika – Handmade jewellery and accessories
– Guelph Potters Guild – Functional, hand-crafted pottery
– Lelkessen – with soul – Stained glass, mosaics and woven wall-hangings
rock.paper.scissors – Unique hand-bound books and handmade paper
– We Learn Multi-Sensory Play – Sensory toys and products
– The Midnight Raven – Ethically sourced gemstone jewellery designed for mental wellness and curated based on an archetype personality quiz!
– Art Studio Guelph – Handmade jewellery, bags, postcards and paintings
– The Explorer’s Emporium – Steampunk inspired art and accessories for people and places
– Women Of Deception Creative Collective:
– Hidden Folk Arts – Hand painted glassware
– Sparrowtail Jewelry by Alison – Wire jewellery
– Steph Sew Sublime – Handmade iron-on patches

9:00 am

Gyrokinesis Fall Session (Reg at 9am Beginner at 10.30)

Guelph Youth Dance Studios


Gyrokinesis Fall session
Wednesdays: 9:00–10:15 am
Saturdays: 9:30-10:30 a.m. (*Beginner) & 10:30-11:45 am
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