This August, we have ‘Repercussions’ by Paul Kelly at the Arts and Heritage Centre in Warkworth, ‘Landscape Reflections’ by Paul Chester at the Art Gallery of Bancroft, sculptor Tutani Mgabazi at ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery, the ‘Figuratively Speaking’ show at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, a show of young talented artists from Curve Lake featured at the Kawartha Art Gallery in Lindsay, and the Quality of Life Festival happening at Evans Contemporary in Peterborough.
A Place for the Arts in Bancroft is hosting monthly open studio workshops, and Mary Catherine Newcomb is currently showing at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Newcomb’s exhibit will be followed by “If You go Down to the Woods Today’, a show of Gerald Banting’s work.
Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth presents ‘Repercussions’ by Paul Kelly
‘Repercussions’ is the latest body of work by Paul Kelly, whose career has led him to become recognized in a variety of fields: landscape painting, semiotics, design, art education, and art history.
This latest series of paintings, prints, and drawings incorporates both representative and non-representative processes. The series explores modern design practices in the context of fine art surfaces.
The opening reception featuring the artist will be held on Saturday, August 4th, from noon until 4 p.m. On Sunday, August 26th, Kelly will give a talk at the Arts and Heritage Centre from 1 to 2 p.m.
The show runs until Sunday, September 9th.
Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth is located at 35 Church Street in downtown Warkworth. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, visit ahcentre.ca.
ZimArt presents ‘Rice Lake 19’ featuring artist-in-residence Tutani Mgabazi
ZimArt is a lovely sculpture garden and studio located in rural Ontario.
From August 4th to September 2nd, ZimArt is hosting ‘Rice Lake 19’, the 19th annual exhibition and sale of Zimbabwean stone sculpture.
If you have yet to visit, be sure to stop by and see the work of talented Zimabwean sculptor Tutani Mgabazi, ZimArt’s 2018 artist-in-residence. You can meet the artist and learn about his process. He will be there working and giving workshops for the month of August.
An opening party will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring traditional Zimbabwean music and festivities. The exhibition will run until Sunday, September 2nd, and a closing party will be held on that date from 2 to 5 p.m.
During the course of the exhibition, there will be carving workshops run by Mgabazi, who is an experienced instructor and sculptor. In addition, there will be craft markets every weekend, with all proceeds going to Zimbabwean children in need. This exhibit boasts work of over 50 sculptors, including Mgabazi. All the pieces on display have been hand selected by curator Fran Fearnley.
For further information or to book a preview appointment. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-939-6144.
ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery is located at 855 Second Line Road in Bailieboro. The gallery is open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 1st until Thanksgiving (all other times by appointment). Reach them by phone at 705-939-6144 or find them online at zimart.ca.
Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio in Peterborough presents ‘Figuratively Speaking’ show and sale
The Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio is presenting ‘Figuratively Speaking’, an all-members show and sale, from Wednesday, August 8th until Sunday, September 9th.
An opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 12th, where you can meet many of the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and take in a multimedia art show of figurative and portrait works.
Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio is a not-for-profit artist’s co-operative, located at 420 O’Connell Road in Peterborough. Hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kawarthaartists.org.
Art Gallery of Bancroft presents ‘Landscape Reflections’ by Paul Chester
‘Landscape Reflections’, a show of contemporary impressionist landscapes by painter Paul Chester, will be on display at Art Gallery of Bancroft as of Wednesday, August 1st and will continue until Saturday, September 1st.
The paintings depict various landscapes from memory, of places the artist knows or has experienced, depicted in his dreamy yet striking signature style.
“My paintings are an emotional response to what I see in the natural landscape in the area that surrounds my home and studio,” Chester writes. “Somewhat ethereal in nature, images of landscapes and water are painted from memory and the experience of that moment. I enjoy using oil paint because it lends itself to being scraped and scratched, cutting into the paint to reveal the colours beneath.”
An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
The Art Gallery of Bancroft is located at 10 Flint Avenue in Bancroft. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday. For more information, visit www.artgallerybancroft.ca.
Evans Contemporary in Peterborough presents the Quality of Life Festival featuring garbageface
Doom rapper garbageface (Karol Orzechowski) wll be the artist-in-residence at Evans Contemporary this August.
garbageface will put on a month of workshops, film screenings, spoken word, music, discussion, and cultural exchange. Looks like an action-packed month at Evans!
The festival begins on Wednesday, August 1st with a film screening of the 1979 coming-of-age crime drama film Over the Edge, the film debut of Matt Dillon, at 8 p.m. There will be events or workshops almost every day, with the month culminating in a dance party on Friday, August 31st featuring Dopewolf.
All music shows and performances will be $5 to $10, with all proceeds going to the performers. Film screenings and other events will be by donation.
For a full schedule of events, check in at the gallery or visit the Quality of Life events page on Facebook.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington currently showing ‘Bread and Bones’ by Mary Catherine Newcomb
A fascinating show is on now at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. ‘Bread and Bones’ by sculptor Mary Catherine Newcomb is a contemplation of life and death.
Using bones, such as the intricately decorated cow bone in ‘Miss Real Silver’, Newcomb creates a sculptural landscape that makes us think about mortality and the cycles of life. This show will be on display until Sunday, August 12th, so stop in and see it if you are in the neighbourhood.
Coming up at the end of the month, there will be an opening for the next show ‘If You Go Down To The Woods Today’ by painter Gerald Banting. The opening for Banting’s show will be held on Sunday. August 26th, and the show will be on display until September 23rd. There will be an artist’s talk happening in September, please monitor www.vac.ca for details.
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is located at 143 Simpson Avenue in Bowmanville. Hours of operation are 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to exhibits and artist talks is free. For more information, visit www.vac.ca.
Kawartha Art Gallery in Lindsay hosts Curve Lake Young Artists’ Exhibit
Now on at the Kawartha Art Gallery is a juried show of young artists from 15 to 30 years old from Curve Lake First Nation.
On display until Saturday, August 11th, this is a great showcase of local talent and supports young artists in the community.
The exhibit is juried by Clayton Samuel King, whose own work is also on display along with pieces from the Kawartha Art Gallery Permanent Collection.
Stop in and see it while you still can! A reception will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st.
The Kawartha Art Gallery is located at 190 Kent Street West, 2nd Floor, in Lindsay. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please visit kawarthagallery.com.
A Place for the Arts in Bancroft hosts ‘Creative Splash’
On the third Saturday of each month, A Place for the Arts in Bancroft hosts an art workshop. Participants are encouraged to play and explore various processes and techniques. All are welcome.
The non-profit artists’ collective is always looking for new members and new projects. If you are in the area, drop in for a coffee and see what is currently on display. If you are around on a Friday, you can also take in some live music at the Partista Café from 4 to 6 p.m.
A Place for the Arts is located at 23 Bridge Street in Bancroft. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed on Tuesdays) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.apfta.ca.