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‘A Moment in Time’ Exhibition by Maureen Ault

October 6 - November 20, 2022  |  Artist reception on Saturday October 15 from 1-4PM “A Moment in Time” by emerging mixed media artist Maureen Ault captures the idea that all of us experience moments in our lives that leave lasting impressions upon us. Whether that be a particular location or experience in nature, we carry those memories within us because we relate to them and want to revisit them time and again. When Maureen began focusing on the subject matter to be included in this exhibit, she thought of those experiences and places people could relate to, but in...

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‘Common Threads: A Printmaker’s portal’ – Exhibition by Carolyn Riddell

Exhibition dates: November 24, 2022 - January 22, 2023  |  Opening reception with live music: Sunday November 27th from 2-4PM Carolyn Riddell is a painter and printmaker who muses and makes work about place and memory. She has had studios in Europe, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Her research and studio practice, active since 1986, is a constant unfolding towards an understanding of material, history, ritual and meaning. Her visual explorations resound in printmaking, stitch work and assemblages using ready made materials. Prints, wallpaper, weaving, thread work and collected artifacts become Carolyn’s signatures: possibilities for recollection, affirmations of the handmade...

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‘Soar’ exhibition: Celebrating our ABILITY to fly, sing and SOAR through the ARTS

Opening Reception: Saturday March 11 from 2-4PM Our SUPPORTIVE ARTS groups will be filling the gallery with their interpretations of our avian friends! Migrating birds, land birds, sea birds, birds of prey, sparrows, swallows and songbirds – they all have unique traits and skills that make them powerful. As we explore flight, song, and soaring, we are also invited to consider the metaphors within. We can consider how we explore and appreciate unknown places and unknown ways of being. How to see things from a new perspective, (a “birds-eye view”), and how to navigate the challenges of diversity as part...

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Call for Artisans and Artists! | Creative Spark in the Yard | Summer 2022

CALL FOR ARTISTS!  Apply today!  |  This is a handcrafted only, juried show Early bird special - application open until Wednesday April 6th, 2022 at 11:59 PM.  Final application deadline May 4, 2022 Elora Centre for the Arts presents Creative Spark in the Yard 2022 | An artisans and makers show & sale  Event Dates: Saturday & Sunday July 9 & 10, 2022  Time: 10AM - 5PM, both Saturday and Sunday (Entry fee for patrons will be by donation to the Elora Centre for the Arts) The Venue: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street, Elora ON Quite literally...

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‘Beyond Words’ a student artist showcase

The Elora Centre for the Arts presents 'Beyond Words' in partnership with the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Arts & Music (SOFAM) department to present a student exhibition that is sure to leave a lasting impression.  'Beyond Words' is a curated, by invitation show that taps into the wisdom and the power of artistic expression, and the importance of developing creative ways to help us understand the world we live in.  Art students at SOFAM were challenged to submit pieces for this show that gave voice to something important to them, allowing them to use their art form to...

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‘The In Between’ | An exhibition by artist blacksmith Sandra Dunn

March 10 - April 17, 2022  | Main gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts Artist reception drop-in: Saturday March 19th from 1 - 3 PM “Between the idea, and the reality”, a line from T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men, is a quote I keep coming back to in my work. There is an entire world of process that happens in the gap between the invisible phase of ideas and the reality of a finished forged piece. The final object leaves behind it a trail of tools that were also designed and made by hand in order to give it life....

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‘Everything Connected’ | Octarine artists respond to Climate Change

April 21 - May 15, 2022 Artist Reception Drop-in: Sunday April 24th from 1 - 3PM , everyone is welcome! The Octarine Women Artists' Collective (OWAC), founded in 2013, is a group of 8 artists, living in Centre Wellington, working in various media who exhibit together.  The OWAC members are Judy French (oil), Carol Hughes (watercolour), Kim Johnston (watermedia and oils), Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden (weaving,textiles) , Jean Loney (in memory, glass mosaic),  Gail Root (oils and chalk pastel) , M. Anne Smith, (textile and fibre arts)  and Nancy Farrell (acrylics). About the Exhibition: Climate Change is the existential crisis of...

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Elora Plein Air Festival Art Show & Sale | in the gallery at Elora Centre for the Arts

Sunday May 22, 2022  |  1:00 - 5:00 PM in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts Elora Plein Air Festival Show and Sale: This is the culmination of the artists’ efforts and they are ready to share and celebrate. In the gallery there’s a buzz of excitement as people come in to view and buy the beautiful works the artists created over the previous 3 days.  Meet the artists, discover a piece you can’t resist, vote for your favourite for the People’s Choice award and just enjoy the show! For more information about the Elora Plein Air Festival...

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‘Splendid Isolation’ by Eva McCauley

Opening Reception: Saturday May 28, 2022 from 2-4PM  |  Main gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts ‘Splendid Isolation’ is a series of paintings exploring themes of isolation, uncertainty, and transience during the strange and surreal time of the global pandemic but also, simultaneously, of enhanced connections, and deepening of the creative spirit. This has been a time of renewal as we explore new ways to live.  Many of us are re-examining our existence and what is most important to us, as we emerge from the pandemic, finding new meaning in our transformed lives as we plot a course...

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‘Connection and Response’ exhibition by Bruce Cull

Meet the Artist in the gallery: Sunday September 11th from 2-4PM Northern Ontario artist Bruce Cull draws from the impact of the last two years, during which time his long-held belief was reinforced:  that the most important aspects of our lives is our sense of connection.  As Cull explains, we begin our lives connecting to our parent, our siblings and gradually extending those relationships outward to a greater world of friends, co-workers and others whom we encounter on this journey.  Most of all, we reach for mutually nourishing intimacy in partner relationship and this connection of love brings us hope...

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