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METROPOLITANS by Sherry Czekus

April 4 - May 12, 2019 | OPENING RECEPTION Saturday April 6th from 2 - 4 PM 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...

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Elora En Plein Air Show & Sale

Sunday May 19, 2019 | 1 - 5PM 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 April 4 - June 23, 2019 | OPENING RECEPTION Saturday April 6 from 2 - 4PM 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...

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See the Forest Through the Trees: a Planet Youth exhibition in support of mental health

May 30 - June 23, 2019 | Opening reception Saturday June 1 from 2 - 4 PM 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.   In partnership...

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Handmade Artisan Market & Eco-Friendly Pop up Shop

NOW OPEN!  Our pop up shop features local, handmade and unique items for home and gifting.  The shop is always transforming and adding new products!  Right now, the shop features sustainable and eco-friendly home decor, beauty products and gifts to compliment the H20 for Good exhibition: handmade reusable shopping bags (with cork trim!), all-natural handmade beauty products, eco-friendly water bottles, recycled glass from Spain, natural hand-dyed clothing, handmade macrame plant holders, water-inspired jewellery, Water is Life T-shirts and more!  Our collection of Wendy Tancock designed Canadian treasures is also back! Come see what is fresh, new and creative!

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Bubblegum Landscapes by Frances Hahn

June 27 - September 15, 2019 | Opening reception Thursday June 27  from 7 - 9PM "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...

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Fabric of Memory Exhibition: Pam Lobb & Tammy Ratcliff

June 27 - September 15, 2019 | Opening reception Thursday June 27th from 7 - 9 PM Fabric of Memory: Perforations and Passages in printmaking and fibre arts. Featuring the work of Toronto artist Pam Lobb and Guelph artist Tammy Ratcliff.  

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Fire & Steel

FIRE & STEEL: CONTEMPORARY BLACKSMITHING February 21 – March 31, 2019 | OPENING RECEPTION Thursday February 21 from 7 – 9 PM FORGED IN FIRE: This exhibition showcases a collaborative group of artist blacksmiths from across Southwestern Ontario. The collection of handmade objects is a cross-section of functional, architectural and sculptural ironwork. This compelling body of work is an honest expression of what is capturing the imagination of blacksmiths, who make a living hammering hot metal in order to re-shape it into useful, pleasing or thought-provoking objects of art. Participating artist blacksmiths include Mike Armstrong, Wolfgang Bleckert, Aimie Botelho, Megan...

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Submission Criteria for Exhibitions

The Elora Centre for the Arts considers submissions from artists and curators for solo and group exhibitions. We accept proposals from emerging and established artists working in all styles and mediums and across disciplines. To submit your work for consideration, please include the following information: (more…)

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Call for Student Artists!

PLANET YOUTH! is a student art gallery show at the Elora Centre for the Arts, featuring selected 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.  The gallery exhibition will be called “See the Forest Through the Trees: a Youth Exhibition in Support of Mental Health.”  Prizes will be awarded for the top entries! The concept:  Utilizing 12 key landmark trees in the community as a benchmark for inspiration, the exhibition will draw parallels...

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