artNOW – March 2019

Featuring First Friday Peterborough, Brian Nichols, Steven Vero, Nikoiya Wile and Charlie Earle, Arnold Zageris, Anne Renouf, Krista Belle Stewart, and more

A detail from 'Climbing out into the Light', a piece from Anne Renouf's new series 'Unearthed' that will be on display at the Art Gallery of Bancroft this March. An opening reception takes place at 7:30 p.m. on International Women's Day on March 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
A detail from 'Climbing out into the Light', a piece from Anne Renouf's new series 'Unearthed' that will be on display at the Art Gallery of Bancroft this March. An opening reception takes place at 7:30 p.m. on International Women's Day on March 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

March kicks off with the popular First Friday art crawl on March 1st. There will be art and festivities around Peterborough on that evening, including ‘dis INTEGRATION’ by Brian Nichols at Atelier Ludmila, Steven Vero showing his recent paintings at Acme Art & Sailboat Co., and Charlie Earle and Nikoiya Wile showing their work at the Red Dog Lounge as part of the ‘Celebrating Black Arts Vol II’ special event closing out Black History Month.

For all the art crawl happenings on March 1st, visit First Friday Peterborough on Facebook and Instagram.

Later in March, the Art Gallery of Bancroft presents Anne Renouf’s ‘Unearthed’, Arnold Zageris speaks about his Antarctica series at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, and a new show of multimedia installation work by Krista Belle Stewart opens at Artspace, with an artist talk the following afternoon. The Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio presents a member’s show ‘Awakenings’, and if you are looking for some inspiration, every Tuesday morning until March 19th there is a drop-in art making program happening at The Mount Community Centre.


Atelier Ludmila presents ‘dis INTEGRATION’ by Brian Nichols

A recent work by  renowned therapist and artist Brian Nichols. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
A recent work by renowned therapist and artist Brian Nichols. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Atelier Ludmila Gallery is pleased to present ‘dis INTEGRATION’, a new body of work by renowned therapist and artist Brian Nichols.

A truly creative soul, Brian’s work is surprising, visually interesting ,and experimental. An artist who seems to dabble in all methods of creative expression, his work gives the viewer a peek into a world of creative freedom and expression.

Stop in during the First Friday festivities between 6 and 10 p.m. on March 1st, or alternately from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following four Saturdays (March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd). If these times do not suit you, you can book a time to view the show by emailing Brian at bnichols@cogeco.ca.

If you’re there on First Friday, make sure to check out The Drawing Room for “Poetrick!”, a live and interactive poetry happening with local poet Justin Million and local entrepreneur Sam Sayer. Sam will ask you a few questions at the doorway to the poet’s lair, and Justin will create a unique improvisational poem based on your answers.

Operated by artistic director Laurel Paluck, the Atelier Ludmila Gallery and The Drawing Room are located on the second floor of the Commerce Building (129 1/2 Hunter St. W., Peterborough). For more information, visit atelierludmila.com.

 

Acme Art & Sailboat Co presents new paintings by Steven Vero

A detail from one of Steven Vero's recent paintings that  will be on display at Acme Art & Sailboat Co  this March. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
A detail from one of Steven Vero’s recent paintings that will be on display at Acme Art & Sailboat Co this March. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Steven Vero is a prolific and seasoned painter, working in both representational and abstract styles. He captures the subtle nuances of the natural world and creates striking abstract paintings.

Some of his most recent pieces will be exhibited this March at the Acme Art & Sailboat Co. A series of new work by Joe Stable will also be displayed in the Copper Closet.

The opening reception will be held as part of the First Friday Art crawl from 6 to 11 p.m. on March 1st. There will be light refreshments and the artists will be in attendance.

Acme Art and Sailboat Company is located at 129-1/2 Hunter Street West, 3rd floor, in downtown Peterborough. Hours of operation are variable, please check Acme’s Facebook page.

 

Art works by Nikoiya Wile and Charlie Earle at ‘Celebrating Black Arts Vol II’ with spoken word and music at the Red Dog

'Celebrating Black Arts Vol II', a  ticketed spoken word and music event at the Red Dog, also features a free art show by Nikoiya Wile and Charlie Earle. (Poster courtesy of Wendy Fischer)
‘Celebrating Black Arts Vol II’, a ticketed spoken word and music event at the Red Dog, also features a free art show by Nikoiya Wile and Charlie Earle. (Poster courtesy of Wendy Fischer)

Black History Month comes to a close on First Friday as Black Lives Matter Nogojiwanong-Peterborough and the Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough present ‘Celebrating Black Arts Vol II’ from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Historic Red Dog Tavern.

This special event features an art show by illustrator Nikoiya Wile and singer-songwriter and artist Charlie Earle in the Red Dog Lounge from 6 to 11 p.m. There is no cost to view the show.

On the Red Dog stage from 6 to 10 p.m., there will a series of performances, including: spoken word by Niambi Tree, Elizabeth “EJ” Jenkins, and Beth “Bethlehem” Bekele; drag by Said “Dixie Q” Jiddawy; hip hop by Anane, Tokoni, Azubike (Zubby), and TMGxKOD; and soul-jazz by Brandon “Don Soul” Kwakye-Longdon and Azalyne. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children or pay what you can.

VIDEO: Celebrate Black Arts Vol II at the Historic Red Dog

After the event, the Trent African Caribbean Student Union’s “Rep Your Flag” event hosted by DJ KingBizzy runs until the wee hours.

The Red Dog is located at 189 Hunter St. W. in downtown Peterborough.

 

'Iceberg, Variation #9' (2014, archival inkjet print) by Arnold Zageris. (Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Peterborough)
‘Iceberg, Variation #9’ (2014, archival inkjet print) by Arnold Zageris. (Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Peterborough)

‘Antarctica’, a series of photographs by accomplished photographer and author Arnold Zageris, continues on display at the Art Gallery of Peterborough until Sunday, March 31st.

On Saturday, March 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m., Arnold Zageris will be at the gallery to give a talk about his process. He is an engaging speaker full of fascinating facts and entertaining anecdotes about his travels and the landscapes he has photographed.

Drop by the gallery on March 2nd to view these stunning photographs and learn about the mysterious land of Antarctica and the many journeys it took to produce this body of work.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located at 250 Crescent Street in downtown Peterborough and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. It offers free admission, barrier-free access, and a gallery shop. Parking is available in the Del Crary lot. For more information, call 705-743-9179 or visit agp.on.ca.

 

'Aureola Light'  (24"x24") by Anne Renouf. (Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Bancroft)
‘Aureola Light’ (24″x24″) by Anne Renouf. (Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Bancroft)

Closed during February, the Art Gallery of Bancroft reopens in March with ‘Unearthed’, the latest series by local artist Anne Renouf.

Drawing inspiration from the 90 acres of cedar and maple woods, wetlands, and fields that surround her studio in Peterborough County, Renouf’s work is both simple and visually stunning. Themes of spirituality and nature are explored and artfully represented through her mixed media technique. Accordingly, imbued with a feeling of light and space, the images somehow speak to us of transcendence.

This show will be on display from Wednesday, March 6th until Sunday, March 31st. An opening reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. on International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8th).

Also in March, the Art Gallery of Bancroft will be hosting a series of workshops on Mondays with artist Anita Murphy. There will be one series of four mixed media workshops on Monday monrings and another of four painting workshops on Monday afternoons. The cost for each series is $160.

The Art Gallery of Bancroft is located at 10 Flint Avenue in Bancroft. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, visit www.artgallerybancroft.ca.

 

Artspace presents ‘A Guest a Host a Ghost’, new work by Krista Belle Stewart

Work by Krista Belle Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Artspace)
Work by Krista Belle Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Artspace)

‘A Guest a Host a Ghost’, a show of recent multimedia work by Krista Belle Stewart at Artspace in March, was developed during her current residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

Krista is a member of the Syilx Nation, currently based on unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and S k_wx_wu´7mesh territories (Vancouver, BC). The show features installation and video work dealing with personal and political narratives, and questioning their representation in institutional histories.

The opening reception will be held on from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 8th, with a talk by the artist at 1 p.m. on the following day (Saturday, March 9th). The exhibition runs until April 18th.

Artspace is located at 378 Aylmer Street in downtown Peterborough and offers barrier-free access (to all but Gallery 2) 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.

 

'Awakenings' runs until March 24, 2019.
‘Awakenings’ runs until March 24, 2019.

On now until Saturday, March 24th at the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, ‘Awakenings’ is a members’ show and sale featuring a variety of pieces by local artists.

Drop by the opening reception on Sunday, March 3rd from 1 to 4 p.m., with many of the artists in attendance.

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. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.kawarthaartists.org.

 

Three more Tuesday community art-making sessions at The Mount

The Community Art Making Project at The Mount Community Centre. (Graphic courtesy of  Brian Nichols)
The Community Art Making Project at The Mount Community Centre. (Graphic courtesy of Brian Nichols)

Every Tuesday morning since January 15th, community art making has been taking place at The Mount Community Centre in Peterborough. There are three more sessions happening on Tuesdays in March, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. until March 19th.

Open to all, you can join this wonderful community building opportunity for everyone. Each session is only $5, or pay what you can, to cover the cost of materials.

This is a drop-in program with no registration necessary. Stop by on Tuesday, see what is happening, and perhaps meet a few new people.

For more information, call Mary Lou Green at 705-740-0078 or email Brian Nichols at bnichols@cogeco.ca.

The Mount Community Centre is located at 1545 Monaghan Road in Peterborough.

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