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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 Opening Reception Sunday January 14th, 1 – 4PM 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...

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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. Opening Reception October 12th, 7-9pm in the Harris Exchange Gallery  

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Elly MacKay: Chasing Shadows

October 12-November 12, 2017 Opening Reception & Book Launch in the Minarovich Gallery October 12th, 7-9pm Sponsored by the Black Dress Event

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Brad Copping: Setting Afloat on a River in Spate

June 8 - September 3, 2017 Curator | Fynn Leitch Opening Reception | June 8, 7-9pm Artist Talk | Saturday August 19, 11am in the Minarovich Gallery Sponsored by | Riverfest Elora and ECOH

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Monday Night Painters: Across This Land

Across This Land Landscapes by the Monday Night Painters Harris Room Opening Reception | Sunday March 26, 2017 The Monday Night Painters group was founded on Jan. 1, 2008 after they met while taking a Barry McCarthy workshop at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Their desire to continue painting as a group brought them together every Monday night in the Casson room of the ECFTA

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Four Walls Four Artists

Mary Karavos - Laurie Skantzos - Sophie Hogan - Jessica Masters March 2 - 26, 2017 Minarovich Gallery   Laurie Skantzos Statement: Finding Your Own Mark With Acrylic and Mixed Media This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Laurie offers you an opportunity to explore, create and play with acrylic paint and a variety of mixed media and collage.  Utilizing an assortment of  “loosening up” exercises, she will assist you in finding your own, unique mark. Over the weekend, you will develop your personal expression in a safe,...

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