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2019 Gallery Archive

Shape of Dance Exhibition by Jerre Davidson

Opening Reception: Sunday January 12 from 2 - 4 PM. A behind-the-scenes look at how technology influences the artistic process: 'Shape of Dance' explores dance movements as 3 dimensional sculptures and demonstrates how the use of new technology in conjunction with old techniques can enhance the creation of contemporary sculptural work.  The exhibition includes models and documentation of the creative and technical journey involved in this project, in virtual-reality through a cutting edge Free-Dome multi-projector display installation in partnership with local technology expert Gord Harris. (more…)

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The Air Conditioned Nightmare: An exhibition by Tim Murton

Could it be that we’ve been conditioned to live unnatural lives?  Like boiled frogs?  Welcome to the dark side of Tim Murton’s brain.  ‘The Air Conditioned Nightmare’ is a social commentary using satire and dark humour, often from a place of human disconnection and isolation, to shine a black light on the underbelly of our corporate world.  “The Air Conditioned Nightmare is a dark and humorous look at the absurdities of modern day existence”, says Elora artist Tim Murton.  “It’s not pretty, but hopefully thought-provoking” he says. The exhibition launches on Thursday October 10th with an opening reception at 7PM...

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Fishwife Film & Costume Exhibit

Presented by local film makers Emma Wardell and Gabriel Masewich. Opening Premiere is Thursday November 21 from 7-9PM in the gallery.  From November 22-24  the film will run on loop in the gallery (in case you missed the opening night). Also on display will be costumes featured in the film. Fishwife is a experimental film rooted in concepts of witchcraft and the historical portrayal of feminine power.  Spoken word elements direct our progress through the story as we follow two iconic female characters, Eve and Lilith. The story world uses natural landscapes to immerse the viewer in an older time....

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Journey Into Process: Exhibition by Laurie Skantzos

Open House Reception: Saturday December 7 | 2 - 4PM 'Journey into Process' explores the flow and evolution of Laurie's practise during her studio time here at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Laurie’s contemporary, process driven painting is largely inspired by the interactions of colour, shape and application. She studied fine art at the University of Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She regularly participates in shows such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and International Affordable Art Fairs with Spence Gallery. Laurie’s work is included in private and public collections across North America, Europe...

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Elora Fergus Studio Tour 2019 – Minarovich gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts

The Elora Centre for the Arts is honoured to feature a sample of work from all participating Studio Tour artists in the Minarovich gallery during the studio tour.  Start your tour at the Centre and plan your route from there, using the self-guided map provided.  This is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the studios of working artists in our community.  The 2019 Studio Tour exhibition in the Minarovich gallery will kick off with an Opening Reception on Thursday, September 19 from 7 - 9 PM and then be open 6 days a week until October...

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Tim Murton Satellite Studio Show – Harris Gallery

You are invited to this satellite studio show featuring local artist Tim Murton in the Harris gallery. The exhibition will feature some of Tim's fresh and bright oil paintings from his new collection.  Tim Murton's painting style ranges from impressionism to photo-realism, but his work is always inspired by the qualities of light. About the Artist Tim spent over 18 years in the Toronto film industry, accumulating scenic art credits on more than 40 feature films in Canada, US, England and New Zealand. He is now living his life’s ambition as an independent fine artist. Tim’s paintings have been exhibited...

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Bubblegum Landscapes by Frances Hahn

"All my dreams fall and form a bridge of memory where I can get back". Frances Hahn doesn't attempt to paint a clear representation of the 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.   Special thank you to the BLACK DRESS EVENT for helping to present this exhibition!   Frances Hahn's studio practice is based in Guelph. She...

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Fabric of Memory Exhibition: Pam Lobb & Tammy Ratcliff

Fabric of Memory: Perforations and Passages in printmaking and fibre arts. 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 nostalgia and memory that develop through the deconstructing, editing and reconstructing of materials. Pam is working 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...

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See the Forest Through the Trees: a Planet Youth exhibition in support of mental health

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.  High school students and elementary students are invited to submit work.  Selected juried submissions will be featured in the exhibition.  Prizes will be awarded for top entries.     Students interested in submitting work or finding out more about the criteria, please click here. Teachers can view and...

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Elora En Plein Air Show & Sale

The Elora en Plein Air festival is coming soon! Artists and visitors are welcome to participate or observe this wonderful weekend event (May 16 - 19). The weekend wraps up with a Show & Sale at the Elora Centre for the Arts on Sunday May 19 from 1-5PM. For more information visit http://www.elorapleinair.ca  

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