Calling All Art Collectors. Are you Running Out of Wall Space? Consider Donating Art Works to Help Raise Funds for Guelph Arts Council

Guelph Arts Council [GAC] presents The Collector’s Dilemma, an auction of fine art previously owned by local collectors. It is a fun online event to help raise funds for GAC. Save the dates - May 6 to 20.

The Collectors' Dilemma is an exciting fundraising event for the Guelph Arts Council. This auction showcases fine art previously owned by local collectors. All profits go to the Arts Council, helping artists and art institutions make Guelph an enriched place to live and work. Over 100 people attended when this event was held in person and over 60 works sold during the first online auction.

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Local groups find ways to sing together safely

By Jane Litchfield

Singing together is one activity that has been hard hit by pandemic restrictions, but the connection and mental health boost it provides are more important than ever. GAC checked in with some local singing groups to find out how they have managed to come together safely in song.


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A screen capture of the Royal City Ukulele ensemble collaboration with Ukelear Bomb (University of Guelph First Year Seminar) brought together by Cynthia Kinnunen.

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Review of Gary Diggins’ novel, Slow Dancing in Fast Times

By Barbara Salsberg Mathews

If you are interested in a novel that has sex, drugs, music and love, then this book is for you. 

Slow Dancing in Fast Times is a first-time novel by Gary Diggins. It has a ‘lived’ feel to it, drawing upon the author’s experiences as a musician during the late 60s to early 70s. Diggins was part of an eight-piece band that shared the stage with many fine musicians including: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, and Sly and the Family Stone. They mostly performed in the Detroit-Windsor area. Diggins writes:

“It is my hope that you will feel a resonance with the back story - the upheavals of the times and how these issues parallel our own woes today.”

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Author Gary Diggins. Image provided by author.

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Art Not Shame Wraps Up Art Gives Awareness Campaign

By Art Not Shame 

Art Not Shame is a Guelph-based, community-engaged, arts organization and we have just wrapped up our first ever awareness campaign, Art Gives.

Earlier this month, we reached out to our network of artists, arts workers, and arts enthusiasts to submit a short video clip expressing, from their perspective, the various ways in which art has enriched both their own lives and the community at-large. These elements have been used by Toronto videographer Shanele Soares to create a heartfelt homage to what art gives us all.

 

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Screen shot collection of artists, arts workers, and arts enthusiasts expressing, from their perspective, the various ways in which art has enriched both their own lives and the community at-large. Image provided by Art Not Shame.

 

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