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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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Artisan Gallery Shop

Our gallery market shop features unique local, handmade and eco-friendly items for home and gifting.  The shop is always transforming and adding new products!  Right now, the shop features artisan designed crafted home decor, hand made home & beauty products & jewelery and sustainable / eco-friendly items and gifts.   To compliment our current exhibition, we also have a selection of well-priced original prints and handmade cards.  The gallery artisan shop is open 6 days a week all summer long! Come see what is fresh, new and creative!

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The Air Conditioned Nightmare by Tim Murton

Thursday October 10 - Sunday 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...

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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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H2O For Good

H2O FOR GOOD: 3 ARTISTS | 3 WALLS | 1 PLANET This exhibition features the work of 3 different artists who have been inspired by our oceans, lakes or rivers.  Water speaks to us in many ways.  And it has a lot to teach and remind us.  Rebecca Brianceau, Carolyn Sharp and Helen Utsal have each embraced the beauty of water in a way that will harken peaceful days at the beach, the power and might of the ocean, the restful calm of our rivers.  The exhibition will also remind us that our water is precious, and clean water is...

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METROPOLITANS by Sherry Czekus

How has technology changed our perception of a real "live" crowd experience?  What is our role within a crowd in the modern world?  Are we a participant, an observer or not present at all? In ‘Metropolitans’, Czekus considers the crowd as an entity that forms as a result of the structure of the urban environment. Looking back to Flaneurism in the late 19th c in Europe, Czekus investigates the rise of urban culture as a social phenomenon where people took to the sidewalks of the city, as a way to see and be seen, interacting, socializing publicly. She records her...

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