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31
May
2019

05-31-2019 12:00 pm - 06-13-2019 5:00 pm
Free

The fiifth annual spring art show at Imagine Gallery, 18 Colborne St. in Elora. Opening night is May 31st between 7 pm and 10 pm. Gallery is open 12pm to  5pm between June 1 and June 12. The show features new works of  4 Elora artists: Stephen Haigh - marquetry, Grayce Perry - mixed media collage, Shirley Al - clay sculpture and Heather Wood - Gass. Please join them to enjoy these fabulous new works.

07
Jun
2019

06-07-2019 7:00 pm -8:15 pm
Red Brick Cafe
Red Brick Cafe
8 Douglas St, Guelph, ON N1H 2S9, Canada
Twenty Dollars
JayWalking Guelph - The Unfortunate Man Tour This walk takes us up and down Douglas Street in Downtown Guelph. See where William Harvey worked (James Walter Lyon's The World Publishing Company), Bond's Hardware where William Harvey bought the pistol, St. George's Church, where William was the Sunday School Superintendent, and finally the Wellington County Courthouse where William Harvey was hung! Pardon me. Hanged!$20. 1.25hrs. Tours limited to 10 participants. Not for children. 519 820-3269 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. leave the Red Brick Cafe at 7pm. Admission gives you a $5 gift certificate for The Red Brick Cafe.
$20.00
17
Jun
2019

06-17-2019 9:30 am - 10-06-2019 4:30 pm
Wellington County Museum
Wellington County Museum
0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus, ON N1M 2W3, Canada
Free
Octarine: The Colour of Magic Octarine: The Colour of Magic is the sixth annual exhibition by the Octarine Women Artists' Collective.  This year's show runs from June 17 to October 6 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.  Participating artists are: Judy French (oil); Carol Hughes (watercolour); Kim Johnston (oil and watermedia); Jean Loney (glass mosaic); Leslie Miles (pastel and mixed media); Gail Root (oil); Anne Smith (textile art); and Susan Strachan Johnson (mixed media).
18
Jun
2019

06-18-2019 7:00 pm -8:15 pm
The Boathouse Tea Room
The Boathouse Tea Room
116 Gordon St, Guelph, ON N1H 4H6
Twenty Dollars
JayWalking Guelph - Brooklyn Scandals Stories include: the abduction of Annie Mary Carr 1877, the Foster Wedding 1867, the story of Arthur Wells 1877, some snippets from the past, river lore, and local poems written about the area circa late 1800's. Enjoy a walk along the Speed River every Tuesday evening at 7pm, May-Sept., as I share with you a few tales not found in history books! $20. 1.25hrs. Includes a complimentary ice cream from The Boathouse Tea Room! Tours limited to 10 participants. Not for children. 519 820-3269 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
$20.00
19
Jun
2019

06-19-2019 9:30 am - 09-01-2019 4:30 pm
Wellington County Museum
Wellington County Museum
0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus, ON N1M 2W3, Canada
Free
Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts

Insights Juried Show of Fine Art celebrating its 40th Year

Exhibition Hall - Wellington County Museum

27
Jun
2019

06-27-2019 - 09-15-2019
Elora Centre for the Arts
Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada
Free
Bubblegum Landscapes Exhibition by Frances Hahn Summer exhibition recalls whimsical memories from childhood: supported by women in the community to help promote female artists HARRIS GALLERY June 27 –September 15, 2019 Frances Hahn doesn’t attempt to paint a clear representation of a given landscape but takes from both reality and her best wondering about the place. She assembles these much like a puzzle into a simplified interpretation of beauty. While her visual work is either figurative or abstract landscape, the common subject is imagined memory. Future, past and fantasy have equal weight. In this vision, figures are simplified or distorted in order to emphasize gesture as if in a memory. Frances Hahn is perhaps best known for her figurative collection of work featuring people blowing large bubbles out of bubblegum. Recently Frances has been exploring abstract landscape and this exhibition primarily celebrates her new work. “All my dreams fall and form a bridge of memory where I can get back.” – Frances Hahn. Special thank you to the women in our community who attended the BLACK DRESS EVENT this past winter for their generous donation to help present this exhibition and support local female artists.
27
Jun
2019

06-27-2019 - 09-15-2019
Elora Centre for the Arts
Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada
Free
Fabric of Memory: Perforations and Passages in Printmaking & Fibre Arts Print & Textile exhibition explores the value of nostalgia vs. function, Elora Mill is presenting sponsor MINAROVICH GALLERY Fabric of Memory: Perforations and Passages in Printmaking and Fibre Arts June 27 –September 15, 2019 | Opening Reception Thursday June 27 from 7 – 9 PM Themes of tradition and nostalgia intersect in this collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Toronto artist Pam Lobb and Guelph artist Tammy Ratcliff. In Fabric of Memory both artists are using print and textiles to explore narratives of memory that develop through the deconstructing, editing and reconstructing of materials. The women investigate the notion of trading in the functional value of “things” for the more sentimental vale of nostalgia. Pam Lobb works from a regional perspective, collecting handmade textiles from Huron and Perth counties. She uses both handmade papers and a process of pouring paper pulp to encapsulate the textiles. An effect that references porcelain is created by layering a series of monoprints on the surface. The imagery is drawn from Victorian ceramic patterns and in combination with the patterns of the lace, a non-representational portrait of her hometown emerges. Tammy is inspired by the botanical world and its many examples of imperfection and impermanence. From this viewpoint she uses traditional textile techniques to manipulate her etchings and monoprints on handmade paper, creating renditions of functional textile pieces. Items whose utilitarian value might be lessened as they become threadbare and fragile through use are thus transformed into artifacts of shared memories and the passage of time. This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of the Elora Mill. Their commitment to supporting the arts community is invaluable.
16
Jul
2019

07-16-2019 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
Otherwise Studios
Free

artworms

Calling all art worms! Yes we said “art worms”…like a bookworm, but all things art. Let’s gather to engage in conversation about recent articles, discuss current exhibitions, and gain from each other’s knowledge and experiences.

Regular meetups every third Tuesday of the month. Connect with like minded and get just a little social. Join us, attend a gathering, and suggest a topic of discussion. 

All are welcome! DIversity guaranteed!

https://otherwisestudios.com/events/art-worms/

29
Jul
2019

07-29-2019 8:00 am - 09-14-2019 9:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe
Red Brick Cafe
8 Douglas St, Guelph, ON N1H 2S9, Canada
Free

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“In the flow” - new paintings by Oxanna Adams and Dennis Gaumond on display at the Red Brick Cafe.

Abstract paintings by Guelph artists Oxanna Adams and Dennis Gaumond celebrate the creative process.

Exhibition runs from July 28 to September 14 at the Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas Street, downtown Guelph. An opening reception will be held August 1st, 7 - 9 pm.

Oxanna and Dennis met in the mid-nineties while volunteering at the local chapter of the Council of Canadians. They like to think that their art is informed by the same sense of caring and compassion for the planet that brought them together at meetings and demonstrations.

Dennis, an accomplished musician, finds that abstract painting is akin to musical improvisation. Dennis revels in colours, textures and forms that emerge from his partnership with chance and circumstance. Find out more at https://www.dennisgaumondart.com

Oxanna is driven by the need to capture her experiences in the natural environment. Layers of paint, sometimes thinly applied or scraped away, reveal both the history of the process and a story of place. More about Oxanna at https://oxannaadams.ca

02
Aug
2019

08-02-2019 - 12-01-2019
Guelph Civic Museum
Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk St, Guelph, ON N1H 4H8, Canada
General Admission
Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

 Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, is an exhibition about our collective journey toward decolonization, through the submission of artworks that reflect personal experiences and challenge the conventions of institutional space. 

The exhibition will open on August 2 in conjunction with the performance of John Galt and The Instant City, a musical theatre production that navigates Galt’s background as a writer and Colonist. Both the exhibition and the performance will question Galt’s positionality in the context of our local Indigenous history and the impact of colonization that continues to shape Guelph today.

 
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