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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 (events found - 25)

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first day (see May 24 for curator-led conversation)
Free Black North. Comprised of rarely seen photographs of men, women and children living in Ontario in the mid-to-late 1800s, many of whom were descendants of Black refugees who escaped enslavement in the southern United States, Free Black North tells the story of how historical Black Canadian communities used photography as a tool to visualize and lay claim to their complex histories. Curated by Julie Crooks. Organized by the AGO and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival ... more
Free Black North. Comprised of rarely seen photographs of men, women and children living in Ontario in the mid-to-late 1800s, many of whom were descendants of Black refugees who escaped enslavement in the southern United States, Free Black North tells the story of how historical Black Canadian communities used photography as a tool to visualize and lay claim to their complex histories. Curated by Julie Crooks. Organized by the AGO and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Art Gallery of Ontario (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Jaan Poldaas: 2016 ... more
Jaan Poldaas: 2016.
Birch Contemporary is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new conceptually-based, hard-edge abstract paintings by Canadian artist Jaan Poldaas, his first exhibition since 2013. This new exhibition includes a selection of works in two different scales: 121.2 x 121.2cm and 60.1 x 60.1cm.
"The grids Poldaas has created for his most recent paintings are 18 by 18 units, with no lines within three units of a parallel canvas edge, leaving behind a central square 14 by 14. Lines within this square can be associated with dealt playing cards Ace through King (games of chance are loaded with symbolism, which is why the Surrealists loved them), the red cards becoming vertical lines and the black horizontal, with each painting having at least a single black square. Each of these paintings is plotted in the form of seven shapes, squares or rectangles of differing dimension, each with its own colour.... For Poldaas, his methods are a way of making explicit, if not exactly transparent, the sequence of decisions in a kind of relief. Art, like all forms of human action, is defined by sequences of decisions, some determined by broad, pragmatic reflections, others impulsive and intuitive, all of them haunted by contingency, expedience, arbitrariness, and ultimately, by irreversibility." – Excerpt from the essay "Seeing and Thinking" by Daniel Baird, to be included in a forthcoming catalogue publication of Jaan Poldaas works from 2016.
Birch Contemporary (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Ginette Legaré: For the time being ... more
Ginette Legaré: For the time being.
Birch Contemporary is pleased to present For the time being, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Ginette Legaré.
Legaré's new sculptural works mine what remains available in reused objects and materials after their initial inscription in, and erasure from, more functional work sites. In these sculptures and installations she continues to expand her search into the often overlooked and elusive relations among objects within the various social, material, and historical contexts they occupy. Essentially, as she puts it, "Though much has been said about objects, they remain disarmingly intriguing. They compel me to engage with the ideas, perceptions, and other intangibles they inevitably host."
Birch Contemporary (T.O. Downtown)
opening reception 2-6pm
Claude Tousignant // A Selection ... more
Claude Tousignant // A Selection.
Christopher Cutts Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
opening 2-5pm
Robert Mapplethorpe: Fluid Beauty ... more
Robert Mapplethorpe: Fluid Beauty.
Olga Korper Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
artist talks 2pm
Artist talksDominique Prevost & Victoria Cowan, in conjunction with their exhibition Flow ... more
Artist talksDominique Prevost & Victoria Cowan, in conjunction with their exhibition Flow.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (T.O. Downtown)
photography fair Apr 29 & 30
Stephen Bulger Gallery at PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA. http://bit.ly/2oOlaVF ... more
Stephen Bulger Gallery at PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA. http://bit.ly/2oOlaVF.
Stephen Bulger Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Urban Gallery presents our Apr 2017 solo exhibition, Prototype, artworks by Welland, Ontario artist Colin Nun ... more
Urban Gallery presents our Apr 2017 solo exhibition, Prototype, artworks by Welland, Ontario artist Colin Nun. Colin Nun experiments with how language is depicted and how the viewer perceives language. His text-based paintings explore the idea of conveying the meaning of words, using words themselves as imagery. His carefully constructed typographic motifs are deeply rooted in graphic design, influenced by pop culture, cinema, advertising graphics and ephemera.
Colin is a Canadian-born artist living and working in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. His studies include Niagara College, Canada, from 2000 to 2002, NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003 for his degree, and OCAD University in Toronto from 2006 to 2009. Colin has exhibited his work at several group shows in Toronto and has received awards from Creative Quarterly.
Urban Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Sorel Etrog: The Existentialist. Born in Romania, Sorel Etrog immigrated to Canada in 1963 and quickly established himself as one of North America's pre-eminent sculptors. With a career spanning over 50 years and collaborations with the likes of Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, John Cage and Marshall McLuhan, Etrog developed a complex visual vocabulary which he used to express meaning in the human condition through abstract form ... more
Sorel Etrog: The Existentialist.
Born in Romania, Sorel Etrog immigrated to Canada in 1963 and quickly established himself as one of North America's pre-eminent sculptors. With a career spanning over 50 years and collaborations with the likes of Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, John Cage and Marshall McLuhan, Etrog developed a complex visual vocabulary which he used to express meaning in the human condition through abstract form.
Barbara Edwards Contemporary (T.O. Central)
final day of exhibition
Melissa Jean: April Showers – acrylic painting exhibition ... more
Melissa Jean: April Showers – acrylic painting exhibition.
My raindrop series began on a rainy day, while I was jumping in puddles with my kids. I became mesmerized by the patterns the raindrops made. Since then, raindrops have become more and more interesting to me, a little of an obsession. Having lived by the water all my life, I love watching the shapes and reflections in the ripples of the water. Painting is just my response to that crazy love. It can be said of anything, the closer you look, the more there is to discover.
Blue Crow Gallery (T.O. Central)
reception 3-6pm
Tara Hoth: When the Sun Hits ... more
Tara Hoth: When the Sun Hits.
Gerrard Art Space (GAS) (T.O. Central)
first day
CONTACTElementalJudith Carol Coulter, painterly photographic waterscape reflections; an examination of synergy relative to the unconscious mind and to chaos within the natural world; mechanisms of decay / regeneration are explored. Offset from the traditional landscape platform but remaining intrinsic to it, leitmotifs of serenity and dissonance provide structure and shape to fragmented perceptions of hidden processes ... more
CONTACTElementalJudith Carol Coulter, painterly photographic waterscape reflections; an examination of synergy relative to the unconscious mind and to chaos within the natural world; mechanisms of decay / regeneration are explored. Offset from the traditional landscape platform but remaining intrinsic to it, leitmotifs of serenity and dissonance provide structure and shape to fragmented perceptions of hidden processes.
Yorkminster Park Gallery (T.O. Central)
weekend show & sale 1-4pm Apr 28; 10am-5pm Apr 29 & 30
Heintzman House Art Show and Sale.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
Step into colour with 37 outstanding Canadian artists; enjoy over 600 pieces of original art at this prestigious event, and pause for a snack in the tea room of the historic Heintzman House mansion.
For invitation to the opening evening reception, please contact us by email: hhartshow@hotmail.com ... more
Heintzman House Art Show and Sale.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
Step into colour with 37 outstanding Canadian artists; enjoy over 600 pieces of original art at this prestigious event, and pause for a snack in the tea room of the historic Heintzman House mansion.
For invitation to the opening evening reception, please contact us by email: hhartshow@hotmail.com.
Annual Heintzman House Art Show & Sale (T.O. Environs)
final day of exhibition
Home Places & Special Spaces Art Exhibition. Main Gallery. Inspired by special places and spaces found in the everyday and faraway, Tatiana Bastovanovic's artworks are moments of time captured in various brush strokes of colours and compositions that invite the audience to feel at home ... more
Home Places & Special Spaces Art Exhibition. Main Gallery. Inspired by special places and spaces found in the everyday and faraway, Tatiana Bastovanovic's artworks are moments of time captured in various brush strokes of colours and compositions that invite the audience to feel at home.
Beaux-Arts Galleries Brampton (T.O. Environs)
final day of exhibition
The Blue Calm Abstract Art of Sarah Terrill. Cove Gallery. The colour blue is considered one of honesty and its commonality of use, and choice favourite of a loved one suddenly lost, brought forth these abstract expressions of heartfelt loss and lessons learned. Come and experience the hues of blue and the textures of trust in Sarah Terrill's art show ... more
The Blue Calm Abstract Art of Sarah Terrill. Cove Gallery. The colour blue is considered one of honesty and its commonality of use, and choice favourite of a loved one suddenly lost, brought forth these abstract expressions of heartfelt loss and lessons learned. Come and experience the hues of blue and the textures of trust in Sarah Terrill's art show.
Beaux-Arts Galleries Brampton (T.O. Environs)
final day of exhibition
Inner Dialogues: The Latcham Gallery Annual Juried Art Exhibition. [...]. Selected artists are: Edward Abela, Peter Adams, Katie Argyle, Veronika Beaulieu, Wendy Bermingham, Vera Bobson, Susanne Clark, Luke Despatie, Teri Donovan, Iwona Dufaj, Sabrina Ebenreth, Diana Hillman, Bill Hornbostel, Jane Hicks, Momin Khan, Audrey Lawson, Jennifer Murphy, Jeannie Pappas, Tom Ridout, Afsaneh Shafai, Vicky Talwar, Sally Thurlow, Antonio Volpe, Carol Westcott ... more
Inner Dialogues: The Latcham Gallery Annual Juried Art Exhibition.
The Latcham Gallery is very excited to present this year's Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This event is a favourite among our gallery visitors and very much anticipated by the region's art community. This exhibition offers artists an opportunity to have their work evaluated by a group of jurors chosen from art educators, gallery professionals as well as professional artists. It also offers the public the opportunity to see the work of a wide spectrum of emerging Ontario artists.
This year's jury has selected 27 works by 24 artists from a field of 279 works by 160 artists. Selected artists are: Edward Abela, Peter Adams, Katie Argyle, Veronika Beaulieu, Wendy Bermingham, Vera Bobson, Susanne Clark, Luke Despatie, Teri Donovan, Iwona Dufaj, Sabrina Ebenreth, Diana Hillman, Bill Hornbostel, Jane Hicks, Momin Khan, Audrey Lawson, Jennifer Murphy, Jeannie Pappas, Tom Ridout, Afsaneh Shafai, Vicky Talwar, Sally Thurlow, Antonio Volpe, Carol Westcott.
The Latcham Gallery (T.O. Environs)
weekend festival 10am-5pm Apr 28-30
Oshawa Art Association 4th Spring Art Festival.
Location: Camp Samac Oshawa, inside Council Hall building, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa ON L1H 7K5.
FREE event; hourly draws for prizes.
70 artists, all mediums.
Lunch counter available ... more
Oshawa Art Association 4th Spring Art Festival.
Location: Camp Samac Oshawa, inside Council Hall building, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa ON L1H 7K5.
FREE event; hourly draws for prizes.
70 artists, all mediums.
Lunch counter available.
Oshawa Art Association (T.O. Environs)
closing event 6-10pm
Sikh Heritage Month. Opening event: Sat 1 Apr, 6-10pm at PAMA. Closing event: Sat 29 Apr, 6-10pm at Brampton City Hall. Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn more about Sikh and Canadian culture and history through exhibitions, performances and workshops. FREE general admission in April is sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada. Group rates & reservations apply for groups of 10+ ... more
Sikh Heritage Month.
Opening event: Sat 1 Apr, 6-10pm at PAMA.
Closing event: Sat 29 Apr, 6-10pm at Brampton City Hall.
Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn more about Sikh and Canadian culture and history through exhibitions, performances and workshops. FREE general admission in April is sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada. Group rates & reservations apply for groups of 10+.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (T.O. Environs)
two days only! (Apr 29 & 30)
Join us Fri 28 Apr, 2-4pm at the Varley Art Gallery for the announcement of a major Group of Seven donation from the Jack MacQuarrie Collection. The donated works will be on view Sat 29 Apr & Sun 30 Apr ... more
Join us Fri 28 Apr, 2-4pm at the Varley Art Gallery for the announcement of a major Group of Seven donation from the Jack MacQuarrie Collection. The donated works will be on view Sat 29 Apr & Sun 30 Apr.
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham (T.O. Environs)
final day of exhibition
The Shifting City. [...]. With featured works by Paul Elia, Stephen Brookbank, Gord Leverton and more ... more
The Shifting City.
Presented by AGH Art Rental + Sales.
With featured works by Paul Elia, Stephen Brookbank, Gord Leverton and more, this exhibition presents a range of perspectives on our city's urban spaces, and the delicate, beautiful balance that often exists between its industrial vestiges, heritage architecture, and civic revival.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario South-West)
book arts fair (one day only!) 9am-5pm
Wayzgoose 2017 Book Arts Fair ... more
Wayzgoose 2017 Book Arts Fair.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery (Ontario South-West)
final day of exhibition
Early Spring '17 Group Show. The promise of spring is highlighted by a wonderful burst of creativity on display at TAG Art Gallery, from exciting and talented artists new to the scene, and from several favourites of visitors to previous exhibitions. For the Early Spring '17 Group Show, TAG Gallery is pleased to welcome Carol Basciano, Barbara-Jean Lovell, and Stephanie Loback. Returning artists who always energize the walls at TAG with their imaginative creations are Prudence Smith, Marshal Foster and Sheldon Goldman. The range of Ontario and Quebec-based artists featured in the show means viewers can easily find pieces with strong personal appeal. And the Gallery offers an outstanding collection of art jewellery, glass and metal art, bronze, soapstone and limestone sculptures, and transfer art ... more
Early Spring '17 Group Show. The promise of spring is highlighted by a wonderful burst of creativity on display at TAG Art Gallery, from exciting and talented artists new to the scene, and from several favourites of visitors to previous exhibitions. For the Early Spring '17 Group Show, TAG Gallery is pleased to welcome Carol Basciano, Barbara-Jean Lovell, and Stephanie Loback. Returning artists who always energize the walls at TAG with their imaginative creations are Prudence Smith, Marshal Foster and Sheldon Goldman. The range of Ontario and Quebec-based artists featured in the show means viewers can easily find pieces with strong personal appeal. And the Gallery offers an outstanding collection of art jewellery, glass and metal art, bronze, soapstone and limestone sculptures, and transfer art.
TAG Art Gallery (Ontario South-West)
opening 2pm (see May 28 for artist talk)
Spencer J. Harrison: Not a Freak Show: Growing Up Gay in Rural Ontario. [...]. In conjunction with this exhibition, the AGP has partnered with Rainbow Youth at PARN to present works on representation, identity, and perception by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults from the region. Also on exhibit: From / were / are – works from the Permanent Collection along with works by artists from the region ... more
Spencer J. Harrison: Not a Freak Show: Growing Up Gay in Rural Ontario bears witness to the artist's experience using the vernacular of the circus freak show to discuss both exclusion and inclusion. The work takes the form of a large circus tent that can be walked around and gathered within, acting as a catalyst for discourse and assertion of presence.
In conjunction with this exhibition, the AGP has partnered with Rainbow Youth at PARN to present works on representation, identity, and perception by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults from the region.
Also on exhibit: From / were / are, which features works from the Permanent Collection along with works by artists from the region.
Art Gallery of Peterborough (Ontario East)
opening reception 2-5pm
In the State of Flux Gallery: The RE Books by Lise Melhorn-Boe. [....].

In the Main Gallery: sculpture by Dong-Kyoon Nam ... more
In the State of Flux Gallery: The RE Books by Lise Melhorn-Boe. The RE Books consist of a series of artist's books that address issues of memory, experiences with love, and fresh starts after setbacks. The books, up-cycled from used t-shirts and upholstery scraps, play on the phrase "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", therefore each book has only three words, each beginning with the letters RE. The large stuffed letters spill out of covers suspended from the ceiling.

In the Main Gallery: sculpture by Dong-Kyoon Nam.
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Ontario East)
family workshop 12noon-1pm
FAMILY WORKSHOP –

Sat 29 Apr, 12noon-1pm: Mother's Day Fairy Planter Workshop. For ages 5+ with adult ... more
FAMILY WORKSHOP –

Sat 29 Apr, 12noon-1pm: Mother's Day Fairy Planter Workshop. For ages 5+ with adult.
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre (Community Courses)