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The Agnes Jamieson Gallery is named in honour after Dr. Agnes Jamieson. Operating since 1981, the AJG is entrusted to preserve and present the life, work and ongoing legacy of André Lapine ARCA (1866-1952) and to exhibit work by local and regional visual artists.

The AJG works to develop opportunities for meaningful connections to contemporary and historical art through exhibitions, education and programming.

The Agnes Jamieson Gallery is a Recommender for the OAC Exhibit Assistance Program for Zone 4


André Lapine

The Agnes Jamieson Gallery collection includes over one hundred works by André Lapine (1866-1952), one of Canada’s foremost artist. Born in Russia (in the area that is now Latvia), Lapine trained with Professor Rose from the Imperial Acadamie of Petrograd. He gained further training in Paris and then traveled to through France, where he reported to have painted nearly fifty commissioned portraits, and ended in Holland. Here he was accepted into a prestigious group, St. Lucius Society, by Piet Mondrian. In 1901 he married and the couple immigrated to Canada in 1905 to northern Manitoba; working the land for one year. After this they went to Toronto, where Lapine quickly became a leading artist. He worked for Brigden’s Ltd. where he was known for his ability to render lace and fur for images in the Eaton’s catalogue. In 1909 Lapine was accepted into the Ontario Society of Artists and in 1919 to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Lapine’s paintings were very popular. He was described in the media as the best illustrator of horses in North America. He was society’s “Gentle Cavalier” and was part of the centennial exhibition to the Tate in London England as well as having his work accepted into a number of public art galleries across Canada.

He visited Minden as many of the well-known artists of the day did. Frank Welch, the town Reeve, was friends with Lapine, taking care of him in his final year. Welch acquired 42 of Lapine’s paintings during this time, which he bequeathed to the town of Minden. Dr. Jamieson knew this was a wonderful opportunity for the community and working with volunteers and keen determination, ensured a public gallery was created to properly house and showcase this collection.


2019 Gallery Programming

Sketch of Downtown Minden by Andre Lapine c1930sJanuary 5 – March 23
AJG Collection I
Agnes Jamieson Gallery’s collection of André Lapine (1866-1952) ARCA selection of work exhibits throughout the year. This selection is of local scenes and winter landscapes.

 

 

 


Snow Before Dusk by Kai Cui oil on canvasApril 4 – May 25
Opening reception & panel discussion April 5 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Peripheral Visions: Ontario Society of Artists Juried Exhibition (Eastern Ontario)
This exhibition alludes to creating beyond the centre. Away from big city, shared studio facilities, foundries and printshops are few and far between. At the periphery art making can take a different tenor. It perhaps favours a more individualistic, solitary focus. There is a balance between outward observation and inward reflection; one chooses to travel to the centre or stay back and create. The periphery brings the perspective of distance and from the vantage, the artist ascribes meaning to the world through the signs and symbols of their time. —Curator Todd Tremeer

 


"The Hunt" oil painting by Andre LapineMarch 27 – July 6
AJG Collection II
Agnes Jamieson Gallery’s collection of André Lapine (1866-1952) ARCA selection of work exhibits throughout the year. This selection is of paintings depicting horses and other exceptional pieces. Lapine was known as the best illustrator of horses in North America.
Curator Talk: ‘Lapine-ism’ a culmination of many ‘isms’ comparing his work to Russian/European styles July 4 at 7pm at the AJG

 

 


San Murato paintingMay 30 – July 6
Opening reception May 31 4:30 PM to 6:0 PM
Ontario & Quebec: Living for Landscapes by San Murata
Artist talk & opening reception May 31 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Murata’s paintings are scenes from everyday life, depicted in a folk art style “with a twist”. San’s inimitable colour sense and style convey a truly magical spirit of place. His gouache paintings are lively, colourful, and whimsical yet display a mastery of what can be a very challenging medium.

 


Sketch of Elora Gorge in Ontario by Andre Lapine c.1925July 10 – October 26
AJG Collection III
Agnes Jamieson Gallery’s collection of André Lapine (1866-1952) ARCA selection of work exhibits throughout the year. This selection is of studies of people and seasonal landscapes.
Curator Talk: The Stories behind each Lapine Work – learn what inspired and why through personal anecdotes, influences and philosophies.
September 19 at 7pm at the AJG

 

 


Pattern process and procedure by Steve HudakJuly 11 – August 3
Opening reception July 12 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 
Pattern/Process/Procedure: exploring the computational sublime by
Steve Hudak

Artist talk & opening reception July 12 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
A series of four computational works that explore procedural systems through time-based media. This six-year exploration has been conducted as a series of action-research exercises in technologies used to create digital artwork. The exploration has played with patterns that are visually reminiscent of American Abstract Expressionism and the philosophies being expressed during that period.

 


Image of Agnes Jamieson Gallery reception for HSADAugust 7 – September 7
Opening reception August 9 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Haliburton School Art + Design Graduate Studio Arts Program
Artist talk & opening reception August 9 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
The exhibiting artists are students of the Independent Studio Practice certificate offered at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. The 14-week long program runs from May to August and students have the option of doing parts of the program from their home studio or working from a shared studio space on campus. This program is designed for working artists who are seeking an opportunity to focus exclusively on their work to reinvigorate their existing practice.

 


Tree Fixed I sculpture by Jocelyn PurdieSept 12 – Oct 19
Opening reception Sept 13 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 
Nature FIXED by Jocelyn Purdie
Sept 13 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
The series Nature FIXED brings together sculpture and a series of related photographs. The sculptures include reassembled trees that have been hinged together with steel brackets and embedded with an array of dioramas made from fabricated and natural objects.

 


Then they took the mountain mosaic by Julie SperlingOct 24 – December 21
Opening reception & artist talk
By Our Own Hands by Julie Sperling
Oct 11 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
This exhibition of mosaic art explores a range of themes tied to the new geological era in which we find ourselves, the Anthropocene.

 

 


Evening Glow painting by Andre LapineOct 30 – 2020
AJG Collection IV
Agnes Jamieson Gallery’s collection of André Lapine (1866-1952) ARCA selection of work exhibits throughout the year. This selection is of variety of different themes from landscape, still life and portraiture.

 

 


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