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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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Final Boiler Blitz Update & our 16th Annual General Meeting

BOILER BLITZ UPDATE WOW! We surpassed our $20,000 goal by January 31, raising a total of $20,900!!! Matching funds for more than $5000 donations came in, and we have made the first payment on the boiler fees. This is such an incredible show of support and the Staff and Board of ECFTA are at once appreciative and inspired. Our application to the MacDonald Fund has been submitted for building enhancements and an exciting collaborative growth project (details to be shared at the AGM in March). See below for AGM date and membership survey. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! You...

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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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Meredith Blackmore: Crowds

Artworks on canvas build and unfold over time as artist-in-residence Meredith Blackmore paints "Crowds" from objects on loan from you. Visitors to this interactive exhibition are encouraged to become part of the art making process by bringing in items that fit the following categoris: model cars, animal figurines, vases, boxes and other small objects used on a daily basis.

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Maggie Vanderweit: Being Here Now

Being Here Now Maggie Vanderweit Minarovich Gallery Opening reception & book launch | January 5, 7-9pm In Being Here Now textile artist Maggie Vanderweit captures moments in time with her soft, earthy hues and organic, ethereal renderings in cloth.

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artcetera Christmas Show

On behalf of the ECFTA and the artcetera 2014 committee we would like to thank our artists, patrons , community supporters and volunteers. We are looking forward to a successful, creative and inspiring 2015 year at the ECFTA . Please join us to up wrap up this year with an amazing show put on by the artists who contributed to our 2014 annual artcetera ; all works for sale in perfect time for the holidays.Opening reception December 4th 7-9 ; the exhibit runs from December 4th till December 20th. Participating artists It takes a village to keep a centre going...

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