Guelph Arts Council is thrilled to announce its 2022 Winter exhibits

By GAC Staff Member Madeleine Avery

Guelph Arts Council is thrilled to announce its 2022 Winter exhibits:

Laura Cook, November 2nd-15th

Taras Lachowsky, November 16th-30th

Roxana Bahrami, December 1st-19th

Remembrance of Beauty, Laura Cook

Artwork by Laura Cook

Laura Cook describes herself as a “see-er and lover of beauty.” Laura’s passion for photography has fueled her artistic journey for the past 20 years. The artist’s photographic work reflects their goal to celebrate the awe and wonderment they experience in surrounding beauty. Laura utilizes texture, colour, and form to invite viewers on “a visual retreat, a reprieve from the stress of a hectic work day.” 

You can experience Laura’s awe inspiring work November 2nd to 15th. An opening reception will be held Sunday November 6th from 2 to 4pm at 42 Carden Street, Guelph ON where you will have the chance to meet the artist themselves. We hope you can come experience this beautiful body of work and walk away with a stronger appreciation for the surrounding beauty in your everyday life. 

Viyna/Art of War: Ukraine, Taras Lachowsky

Artwork by Taras Lachowsky

Taras’s work is influenced by their Ukrainian-Canadian heritage. The artist’s parents emigrated from Ukraine to Canada in 1950. This particular exhibit deals with the war going on in Ukraine and is a personal examination of how the war has affected the artist themselves. Taras describes this body of work as a way of recording and understanding the emotions and questions brought up by the war and its injustices. 

You can view Taras’ work November 16th to 30th at 42 Carden Street, Guelph ON. An Opening reception will be held Saturday November 19th 6:30 to 8:30pm where you will have the chance to meet the artist themselves. We hope that you can come out and view this equally beautiful and important artwork yourself.  

Dancing Flowers and Singing Birds in December, Roxana Bahrami

Roxana is a Guelph based and self taught artist as well as having been a local for the past 25 years! Roxana advocates for using the arts as a form of mindfulness and improving wellbeing. Roxana describes their use of pointillism to depict the fluidity of small flowers and birds in this exhibit’s body of work as a form of mindfulness activity. 

Artwork by Roxana Bahrami

GAC invites you to come on over to 42 Carden Street, Guelph ON between December 3 and 19th to view this calming exhibit and take a moment to recharge. Be sure to also stop by Friday December 9th at 6 to 8pm for the opening reception for a chance to speak with the artist themselves!  

We hope you are just as excited as us at GAC for these upcoming winter exhibits. Make sure to mark your calendars and come out to cozy up with some local art this winter season!

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