Town of Halton Hills Public Art Banner Project

We received a public call for artists that may be of interest to our members:

Dear artist – I am pleased to share news about the Town of Halton Hills public art banner project, calling for artists to submit original work.  You will find all the details here:   https://www.haltonhills.ca/culture/pdf/RFP_Banner%20Art_Temporary%20Public%20Art.pdf

Please get in touch should you have questions and feel free to share this information with other artists.  The call is open to artists and artist teams from across Canada.

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3

Clare Ross CONTACT Exhibition “Conversations with Nature”

You are invited!

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE IS OPENING SOON!

PRESENTING:

A Scotiabank 2019 CONTACT Photo Festival Open Exhibition

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
Opening Reception
Thursday May 16th 7 – 9 pm

Art Space Connect Gallery
at the Neilson Park Creative Center
56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, M9C 1V7
Neilson Park Creative Centre

EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 14 – JUNE 2ND 2019

Gallery Hours:
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 9:30pm
Sunday noon to 4:00 pm
or by chance

CLARE WILL BE IN THE GALLERY between May 14th and June 2nd
Tuesdays 3 pm – 7pm
Wednesdays – Saturdays noon – 4 pm
Except May 16th and June 30th

CLARE WILL BE GIVING AN ART TALK ON THE TOPIC:
The Controversy around Photography as Art on Sunday May 26th at 2pm.
This talk is part of the official Neilson Park Speaker Series.
Everyone is welcome.

Click here for the gallery free parking and transit directions
www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com/…/inform…/map-a-directions

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
is a photographic series of more than thirty images taken over the past two years. Several of the images in this series have been included in exclusive juried shows including “Elegy of an Anemone,” the winner of two Jurors’ awards.

NOTES ON CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE
In Conversations With Nature, Ross takes a close up look at natural forms that have died and fallen apart and she attempts to rebuild and record them in her studio.
About this series she writes, “I can never achieve the perfection that these plants achieved alone in the natural world, but instead they take on new physical forms and communicate a message about what happens when people’s immediate goals and desires impact negatively on nature.”
Ross pays unusual attention to colour, light and sculptural form. Printed on archival watercolour paper, every photograph is an artifact symbolically showing our opposing desires for both nature and comfort and the lengths we will go to recover what might destroy.

OSA Member Exhibition: L. E. Glazer: SALVAGE

I’m pleased to invite you to the current exhibition of my latest project “SALVAGE”on  Saturday May 11th from 1 – 3 pm. The collection will be on display through to May 31, 2019 at The Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch Gallery,  40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto.

Taking inspiration from urban fragments and salvaged objects, L. E. Glazer’s study of decaying structures, artifacts,  and replacement forms, has been used as the starting point for his current works of photographic image decomposition. In these new images, the dominant colour, scale, and perspective of distressed buildings and artifacts are deconstructed before re-assemblage as digital paintings according to the dominant chromatic range of the component parts.

The exhibition is open 7 days a week :
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The exhibition can also be visited online at SALVAGE 
on the L. E. GLAZER website.

Hope you can make it!
L. E. Glazer

2019 OSA New Members Show Opening Reception

It was wonderful to see so much great artwork and so many artists and guests at the opening reception of the 2019 OSA New Members Show at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke. Here are some photos from the event.

2018 – 2019 OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition

Come out and welcome the new members to the OSA!

The OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition is a group show that showcases the superb artwork of artists inducted into the OSA in the previous two years.

The art in the show can be previewed online on the OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition page.

Location:

Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Dr. Toronto

The opening reception is Saturday April 27th from 1 – 3pm.

The show runs until May 12 at

Gallery hours are:

Tuesday 9 am – 9:30 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday noon – 4pm

Unmade: Call for Submissions – Propeller Art Gallery

UNMADE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline June 1st, 11:00 pm, 2019

https://www.propellerartgallery.ca/unmade-curated-show.html

As a white female settler of Welsh, Scottish, and Dutch German descent, I would like to begin by acknowledging I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Currently on a self-reflexive journey of what it means to consume, make and curate on Turtle Island. In this moment of deep ecological concern and human crisis, this call emerges from a desire to become more in relation with artists and practices that move outside of colonial capitalist systems that encourage the mass production, and therefore mass destruction, of environments that sustain us.

Amanda Boetzkes, within her book The Ethics of Earth Art, explains how ecology is “predicated on the principle that every creature is connected to every element that composes the environment, so that all living things depend on the balance of a complex system of growth and decay.” Outlining how relation with the earth and withdrawal from the elemental become ethical acts during the construction and performance of early and contemporary earth art and land art, what Boetzke doesn’t deliberate on is how all art and design, by virtue of their material nature and processes, are earth or land art, as it is from our landscapes we acquire materials and it is to our landscapes most often our works return.

UNMADE invites artists to examine “unmaking as a creative act” for an exhibition @ Propeller Art Gallery, June 26 — July 14, 2019. A nudge for artists to think about materiality in a deep ecological way where land becomes objects, objects become land and land becomes human. Participants are encouraged to push past the nostalgia of existing objects; work to the small, and embrace deconstructive methods to arrive at contractions, remnants, fragments, orations, actions or instructions that dismantle our notions of art, labour and Western ideals of representation and possession to make room for new understandings of material and what has value.
Jill Price, Curator
OCT ’07  MFA’ 17

Invitation to Toller Cranston Exhibition

Toller Cranston (1949-2015)
canadian artist & champion figure skater

LOS FLORALES
Saturday, April 20th | 6-9PM
remarks 7:30pm

Celebrating the life and artistic legacy of this iconic Canadian artist and athlete, who was named Skater of the Century by the European press.

Los Florales is the first major exhibition  to   focus on Toller’s exotic and flamboyant floral paintings. 

rsvp by April 18th

to info@artworldfineart.com or 416.620.0500

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

On what would have been Toller’s 70th birthday, we are pleased to launch a new partnership with the CANADIAN OLYMPIC FOUNDATION and the  Toller Cranston Memorial Fund. Artworld Fine Art Gallery in conjunction with Phillippa Cranston Baran have committed to an annual donation to the C.O.F. in Toller’s name, to help a new generation of skaters pursue their passion.

Toller was fearless in expression, courageous in creativity, and innovative in interpretation. 

He had a determination, dedication and a desire to go where no skater had gone before.

He lived life on his terms. He found his way of being in the world and staying true to himself.

ARTWORLD FINE ART GALLERY
365 Evans Ave, Toronto | 416.620.0500

www.artworldfineart.com