Text Size

Events from location : Elora Centre for the Arts[View Map][Get Directions]

H20 Water for Good: 3 artists | 3 walls | 1 planet This exhibition features the work of 3 different artists who have been inspired by our oceans, lakes or rivers. Water speaks to us in many ways. And it has a lot to teach and remind us. Rebecca Brianceau, Carolyn Sharp and Helen Utsul have each embraced the beauty of water in a way that will harken peaceful days at the beach, the power and might of the ocean, the restful calm of our rivers. The exhibition also reminds us that our water is precious, and clean water is something worthy of protecting. Gallery is open 6 days a week. Admission is always free. For more information visit https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/galleries/harris-exchange-gallery/
Event Date 04-04-2019
Individual PriceFree
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales
Youth Exhibition in Support of Mental Health: See the Forest Through the Trees This is a student art gallery show at the Elora Centre for the Arts, featuring juried work that draws upon trees as creative inspiration. We will celebrate the strength, healing and resiliency found in trees and highlight how we can learn, grow and face challenges like they do, despite the storms that come. Prizes will be awarded for top entries. Elementary and high school students interested in submitting work inspired by trees or to find out more about the criteria, please visit our website https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/news/call-for-entries/ Opening reception will be held in the Minarovich gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts on Saturday June 1st from 2-4PM. This project made possible through the generous support of CWCF - Centre Wellington Community Foundation and the Ken Danby Legacy fund at Guelph Community Foundation. With support and collaboration from: Youthtalk Upper Grand District School Board, Student Support Services Elora Environment Centre Fergus Educational Services
Event Date 05-30-2019
Individual PriceFree
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales,Children and Families
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.
Event Date 06-27-2019
Individual PriceFree
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales
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.
Event Date 06-27-2019
Individual PriceFree
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales
OPENING RECEPTION: 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 Exhibition: Bubblegum Landscapes by Frances Hahn June 27 –September 15, 2019 | Opening Reception Thursday June 27 from 7 – 9 PM 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. The opening reception for this exhibition will take place on Thursday June 27 from 7 – 9 PM. Admission is free, everyone is welcome to attend and meet the artist.
Event Date 06-27-2019 7:00 pm
Individual PriceFree
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales
 
city-of-guelph
ontario-arts-council
GCF logo horiz BW