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Exhibitions in the Gallery

Minarovich Gallery

The Minarovich Gallery is one of two gallery spaces at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  Located in the original stone schoolhouse, this gallery was once part of the former principal’s office and school reception area.  The gallery offers exhibitions throughout the year, featuring contemporary regional artists (or featuring talented, contemporary artists.)   It is also available for private function rentals for those looking for a unique and intimate location for live music, weddings and special events in the heart of downtown Elora, Ontario.

Harris Gallery

The Harris Gallery is located in the former Grade 1 classroom of the original stone schoolhouse.  It boasts the original schoolhouse lighting, large windows and wood floors of the original structure (there is even a remnant of a hopscotch outline on the floor!)  The Harris gallery features a more permanent assortment of artist works on its walls, and is home to our permanent Artisan Shop, featuring artist designed, handmade or eco-friendly products at affordable prices.

The Air Conditioned Nightmare: An exhibition by Tim Murton

October 10 - November 17, 2019

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

November 21 - 24, 2019

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

November 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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 and Asia. She works from her studio in Guelph Ontario. Laurie also teaches sessions at the Guelph School of Art, Elora Centre for the Arts, The Hive in Alton Mills and a week...

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Shape of Dance Exhibition by Jerre Davidson

January 9 - March 8, 2020

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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