Several ongoing shows continue into April, while the city explodes with photography for the annual SPARK Photo Festival, Artspace gears up for its annual 50/50 fundraiser, and Evans Contemporary launches an exhibition of textiles.
Shilling brothers and “Photography in the Creative Process” at Christensen Fine ArtChristensen Fine Art is holding over an exhibit of work by brothers Bewabon and Travis Shilling (sons of the late Arthur Shilling, whose work is on display at The Art Gallery of Peterborough) while also presenting “Photography in the Creative Process”, an exhibition by Peer Christensen for this year’s SPARK Photography Festival.
The focus of “Photography in the Creative Process” is on the medium as the spark that initiates Peer Christensen’s paintings — the exhibition presents finished works alongside their photographic origins, allowing viewers into the artist’s decision-making process. This is a great opportunity to learn about the techniques and process behind Peer’s amazing oil paintings.
Located at 432 George Street in downtown Peterborough, the gallery at Christensen Fine Art is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pay parking is available along George Street. For more information, visit www.christensenfineart.com.
50/50 fundraiser and musical events at ArtspaceArtpsace’s current show, “Wanderings” by Meryl McMaster closes on Friday, April 8th.
Next up at Artspace is the 50/50 Art Draw and Auction on Friday, May 6th. This major annual fundraising event is not just for the centre but also for the participating artists, who receive 50% of the proceeds from their donated work. For more details on how and why to participate as an artist, visit artspace-arc.org. Work is being accepted between April 12th and 28th.
Meanwhile, with blank walls and floors, the centre will host some musical events beginning Saturday, April 9th, with an 11-hour marathon “Rock n’ Roll Buffet” split between Artspace and The Spill, featuring Stacey Green Jumps, Beef Boys, Deathsticks, ELMS, Nick Ferrio, SCAM, Piss Locusts, Television Rd, and more. The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. and costs $10.
Then, on Friday, April 22nd, Long Branch will play at Artspace starting at 8 p.m., for a $10 cover. And finally, on Friday, April 29th, Graeme Kennedy will play a farewell show starting at 8 p.m., also a $10 cover.
Artspace is located at 378 Aylmer Street in downtown Peterborough and offers barrier-free access (to all but Gallery 2, formerly known as the Mudroom) and free admission during regular open hours: Tuesday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the municipal lot on Hunter Street between Aylmer and George. For more information, call 705-748-3883 or visit artspace-arc.org.
Last chance to see Patrick Holland’s exhibition at Black HoneyPatrick Holland’s exhibition at Black Honey closes on Monday, April 4th. If you haven’t seen it yet, do.
For more details, read my March column.
Black Honey is located at 221 Hunter Street West in downtown Peterborough. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 705-750-0014 or visit www.blackhoneydesserts.com.
Julia Carr Wilson show ends and “Florals and Still Life” show begins at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio
Julia Carr Wilson’s “Kawartha Countryside Art Show” at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio ends on Saturday, April 10th, giving way to a members’ group show, “Florals and Still Life”, which runs from Wednesday, April 13th to Thursday, May 5th.
Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio is located at 420 O’Connell Rd. in Peterborough and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.kawarthaartists.org.
Eardley, Padgett, and Shilling exhibits continue at the Art Gallery of Peterborough … now on Twitter!
The current shows at the Art Gallery of Peterborough — Caribou I by Wayne Eardley, Mud and Stardust by Rebecca Padgett, and Arthur Shilling: The Final Works (curated by William Kingfisher) — continue until Sunday, May 22nd.
For more details, read my March column.
In other AGP news: they’ve started tweeting! You can now follow them 140 characters at a time, @AGPtbo_.
The Art Gallery of Peterborough offers free admission, barrier-free access and a Gallery Shop at 250 Crescent Street in downtown Peterborough. Parking is available in the Del Crary lot. For more information, call 705-743-9179 or visit agp.on.ca.
Mackenzie Kelly-Frère at Evans ContemporaryEvans Contemporary reopens on Friday, April 8th from 6 to 10:30 p.m. with a show of textiles by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère entitled “Interval/Duration”.
A Calgary-based artist whose works have been exhibited internationally, Mackenzie currently teaches in the School of Craft and Emerging Media at the Alberta College of Art + Design.
The title for the show is a reflection of the artist’s current practice, wherein he favours “compositional strategies where both the duration of and intervals between pattern elements are based on random numerical sequences, measurements taken from my body, and antique winding tools made irregular with time and wear. In combination, these methods produce complexity and variations that echo patterns found in nature and the irregular symmetries of the body.”
Evans always swims upstream, and their April show promises to be a contemplative tactile contrast to the plethora of exhibitions being mounted for Photography Month. The show runs until Saturday, May 14th.
Evans Contemporary is located on the 3rd floor at 129-1/2 Hunter Street West in Peterborough. Open to the public on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., viewings can also be made by appointment by contacting the gallery at email@example.com.
Group photography show at Gallery in the AtticGallery in the Attic (GITA) presents a group show of photography, opening Friday, April 8th from 7 to 10 p.m.
Operating out of Canada’s longest continuously operating photography studio building means photographic exhibits at GITA favour analog techniques and traditional darkroom photography, some of it even made on-site.
Stay tuned to their website and social media feeds for updates.
GITA offers free admission, and is located up two flights of stairs on the third floor at 140-1/2 Hunter St. W. in Peterborough. Parking is available on either Water or George Street. Open hours are Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.galleryintheattic.com.