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ELEMENTS OF CREATION

January 9 – February 17, 2019 | OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY JANUARY 12, 2019 from 2 – 5PM Elements of Creation is a collaborative exhibition showcasing the Five Elements that help determine the outcome of the artistic process and the relationship of these energies between eight local artists. Featuring original artwork by artists from the Elora Centre for the Arts Schoolhouse Art Cooperative: Leah Blagden, Megan Cleland, Julianna Cox, Emi Embrey, Carol Gregg, Teri Hranka, Nadine McEwan and Charlene Van Rees. In their upcoming exhibition, Elements of Creation, the Schoolhouse Art Collective decided to utilize the five fundamental reasons why life...

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Gesture & Geometry: the collective works of Chris Ahlers, David Brown and Laurie Skantzos.

Their distillations of real and imagined spaces navigate the threshold between observation & abstraction, the deliberate and the intuitive. Guelph artist Chris Ahlers' acrylic and mixed media paintings employ geometric and geomorphic abstraction, colour play and the exploration of materials to invite interpretation both as scenes and surfaces.  Toronto based artist David Brown's abstract encaustic paintings utilize beeswax, oil, and spray paint to construct a multi-layered, multi-sensory experience.  Guelph artist Laurie Skantzos’ process driven painting is largely inspired by the interactions of colour, shape and application. She works with oil and cold wax medium, layering shapes upon shapes, adding richness...

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THIS WAY OUT: Contemporary Landscapes by James Ridyard

THIS WAY OUT: Contemporary Landscapes by James Ridyard Toronto-based artist James Ridyard uses images of Elora and its iconic surrounds as aides-mémoire to produce richly layered, atmospheric landscapes at once familiar and foreign. Curator Micaela Campbell            

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FINDING THE NEST: SELF-IDENTITY AND OTHERNESS

GRAZYNA ADAMSKA AND NORMAN BUSSE Finding the Nest: Self-Identity and Otherness captures the ambiguous connections between our understanding of oneself and our striving for wider forms of acceptance and recognition. The exhibition features the paintings of Grazyna Adamska and Norman Busse. Exploring the relationship between power and positionality, both artists' works show an intense commitment to the human form as vehicle for interpretation of self and other within the diversity of contemporary realities. Curator Micaela Campbell

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Invitation to Participate Backyard Botanicals Exhibition

In celebration of summer and our rich community of professional artists and art enthusiasts, the Elora Centre for the Arts presents a community art exhibition entitled “Backyard Botanicals”. Opening July 12th and running through September 3rd in the Harris Exchange, the exhibition will highlight the beauty of Wellington County’s diverse native flora. Eligibility The ECFTA encourages the participation of professional and amateur artists working in a variety of artistic mediums as long as works are created using the standardized panels provided by the Centre. The panel/shadow box accommodates both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional botanical works. Requirements All works must be produced...

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Youth Culture – Call for Entry – Photography Exhibition

CRITERIA | Images that represent your experience of growing up in Centre Wellington. Photographic genres can include (but are not limited to) the following: documentary, reportage, nature, music, sport, leisure, candid and street photography. ELIGIBILITY | Must be a resident of Centre Wellington between the ages of 14 and 18 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS | Maximum of three (3) images | Images must be high resolution (4470 pixels x 2980 pixels) | Images must have a title. YOUTH CULTURE | A Photographic Exhibition will run from June 6th to June 17th as part of the Elora Centre for the Arts Planet Youth...

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Beverley Hawksley, Carmen Hickson, Supria Karmakar, and Tanya Zaryski: Response (and Responding)

A 4-person exhibition of exploratory work Sunday January 14th – Sunday March 4th, 2018 Minarovich Gallery at ECFTA Response (and Responding) features the work of Beverley Hawksley, Carmen Hickson, Supria Karmakar, and Tanya Zaryski. Exploring the theme of art as embodiment of mindfulness, these four artists working in a variety of mediums, challenge themselves to engage more deeply with their individual and collective creative process. Response (and Responding) addresses the space between action and reaction; the quiet reverberations moving from the creative source to the maker and from the maker to the viewer. Opens Sunday January 14th and runs through...

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Tania Love: Cyanotypes

Friday January 12th – Sunday March 4th, 2018 Harris Exchange at the ECFTA Opening Reception Friday January 12th, 7 PM Sponsored by Awareness Yoga The cyanotype is a 19th century photographic printing process named for its distinctive cyan blue hues. Circulation, a series of largescale cyanotypes by Toronto-based visual artist Tania Love, uses the process to map the cracks in sidewalks and roadways overlaying the Garrison Creek watershed; to bring to the fore both the intersecting language of and conflict between human made and natural systems. Love’s work calls forth the primacy of water and invites contemplation on the metaphor of circulation. Circulation runs through March...

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Black Sheep Festival

January 8th, 2018 Dear Art in the Yard Artists, Volunteers and Patrons, The ECFTA would like to thank you for 15 years of dedication to Art in the Yard, and let you know that this year we will be moving forward with plans to reshape this beloved annual summer festival. In response to a market saturation in summer art shows in the region, it is with careful consideration that we are narrowing our focus to the fibre arts and will be rebranding AITY as Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Arts. AITY has been and remains a major source of fundraising...

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Portraits & People: An Assembly of Forms

October 12-November 12, 2017 Featuring the work of:  Judy Anderson, Cindy McKenna, Frances Hahn, Nadine McEwen, Heather Murray, Grayce Perry, A. Linda VanWyk, Fuzzy Mall, Alisa McRonald. Curators Bear Epp & Micaela Campbell Opening Reception October 12th, 7-9pm in the Harris Exchange Gallery  

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