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Gallery Programming

2017 Programming

Present Exhibition

January 4 to January 14
Eclipsed Success
Curator Talk January 20 at 5pm
From the Permanent Collection
The AJG exclusive exhibition of the works by Andre Lapine ARCA (1866-1952) concentrating on a timeline of his life. The Curatorial Talk will discuss the dramatic life of Lapine – his rise to fame and his eclipse to obscurity.

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January 20 to February 25
Elements
Opening reception January 20 at 5 pm
A group exhibition of juried work by local artists.
The word ‘element’ has many meanings: the core of which is an aspect of something essential.
Classical elements refers to earth, water, air and fire; categorizing the nature and complexity of all matter in terms of simpler substances. Artists understand elements intimately. Creation of work in clay, glass, fibre, wood, metal and stone utilize a number of skills learned by practice, often handed down over many generations.
This understanding can be empowering. Skill is under appreciated today but may very well become the ‘financial’ asset of the future. Are we at a tipping point where global trade will threaten employment yet make living everyday so costly people will revert and cultivate local community economics? Where the butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker become the important part of society?
This juried exhibition is of local artisans’ work that utilizes the basic elements into skillfully created objects.

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March 1 to April 29
Opening Wine Reception & Artist Talk March 3 4:30pm to 6pmAdamsPeter web
Engagement by Peter Adams
Creemore artist Peter Adams has long been a keen observer of the landscape. He has chosen to avoid the picturesque in favour of landscapes that speak to something deeper. He is primarily interested in how humans engage with the landscape around them. Informed by abstract expressionism and urban graffiti, he has developed his own distinctive style while exploring landscapes that are sometimes unsettling but always beautiful.

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May 3 to June 3Member Show
Opening Wine Reception & Curator Talk May 5 4:30pm to 6pm
Annual Members Show
Featuring Curator’s Choice Yves Ameline’s work in painting. This annual show is a non-juried opportunity for members of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. 2017 Member’s Show Entry Form.

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June 6 to July 1
Double Opening Wine Reception & Artist Talk June 9 4:30pm to 6pm
textile felt and embroidery
Paisley Tartan by Kate Carter-Thompson
Inspired by the fashionable Victorian’s interest in science and its related tools and trappings, the exhibition Paisley Tartan explores 19th century intersections of trend, morality, and privilege in an empirical context.
The Inherent Legacy by Kimberly Tucker
This exhibition will present a variety of sculptural assemblages incorporating felt, porcelain and found objects, portraying the cycle from inception to decomposition and the complexities of that journey.

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July 4 to August 26
Opening Wine Reception & Artist Talk July 8 1pm to 3pmthe tent project web
The Tent Project by John Notten
A thin membrane of fabric is stretched over an armature; such is a tent.
For many, it offers a nostalgic memory of the cozy camping experience, characterized by the sounds of rain on a tent roof and the smell of musty canvas. And yet this humble object offers multiple personas. While the tent may be an essential piece of equipment for those who choose to ‘rough it’, it is also the only shelter that protects the refugee. For the protester, it offers strength in numbers and a potent symbol for a cause. For the homeless, it is, out of necessity rather than choice, a place to truly call home.
The Tent Project explores these multifaceted contexts. From campgrounds to tent cities, it uses the common tent, in all its configurations, to examine notions of privilege, power and equity.

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August 29 to October 7
Opening Wine Reception & Artist Talk September 8 4:30pm to 6pm
Fragment 47 by Nancy McPheeMcPhee
A resident of Hamilton and professional artist for the past 10 years, McPhee exhibits work in mixed media / textiles that are about wind and landscape. The work is intended to elicit an emotional response similar to that of standing beneath an oak at the dusk. “Eros shook my Mind like a mountain wind falling on oak trees” Sappho fr. 47

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October 10 to December 16
Opening Wine Reception October 13 4:30pm to 6pm
Curator & Artist Talk October 27 and November 10
Impact: John LennardLennard_intothelake_24x30_oc
This exhibition is as often the case with Lennard: strong, bold and full of impact. We journey with Lennard, during this exhibition, with a series of curator and artist. Each talk delves into the many influences over John Lennard life of over fifty years as a professional artist – from Barrie, Ontario to New York City to the shores of Little Hawk Lake, Algonquin Highlands.