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January

January 2 – February 2

8×10: 2019 Amateur Photography Contest 

Opening Reception & Awards: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

The LAC is proud to present the 8×10: 2019 amateur photo contest. This annual exhibit features striking photographs in 3 categories: Wildlife, Smartphone Photography, and Buildings. With three prizes in each category, plus a People’s Choice Award, its certain to delight and prove that Anything IS Possible!

 Sponsored by: Speedprint & Framing by Anna

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CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

Crystal Clear is an exhibit of select works by local artist Leyla Muntenau in the new experimental medium of poured paint.

 

Munteanu uses specialized acrylic paints poured onto stretched canvas to create vibrant and hyper-colourful original works. As the paints and canvas interacted with gravity to take shape and form, Munteanu goes with the flow…

February

February 5 – March 2

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Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm

Zip Code is an exhibit of selected works from the region by a guest curator. The exhibit’s focus is to bring together a collection of efficacious works in a variety of mediums and subject matter throughout the artist’s careers.  The LAC is proud to feature and welcome new exhibiting artists to the LAC and our region.

Featuring:

Featuring:

Crystal Wagner, Darla Fisher-Odjig (Nadeau), Douglas Bedard, Elizabeth Sunnen, Irina Teske, Kara Smith, Laurie Langford, Lorie Thibault, Michaela Lucio, Michelle Bogggess, Nora Harvey, Sarah Robbins, Scott Taylor, Toni MacDonald Wells, Valerie Pearson, Ziguita Riberdy and Cardinal Carter S.S. Student Collaboration: Allyx Zittlau, Jaymieson Grosse, Rickelmy Lima, Mathew JeJou, Hanna Lebedyk, Lilly Adams, Felicia Tavares

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THE HENRY COLLECTION: Municipality of Leamington

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm

The Henry Family traveled the world collecting art and artifacts from all around the world and as far away as East Asia. The collection includes oil paintings from across Canada and the United States, porcelain figurines from China, jade and silver sculptures and reliefs, plus much, much more. 

This prominent collection was gifted to the Municipality of Leamington and is currently in care and possession of the Leamington Arts Centre/ South Essex Arts Association.

Regularly select works form the collection are brought into the gallery space for public viewing. Works selected for this exhibit primarily include two-dimensional works in the medium of oil, acrylic and watercolour, and a number of them by well-known Canadian painters.

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NEW ACQUISITIONS: LAC Permanent Collection

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm
 
The SEAA/LAC’s collection is of great pride amongst its staff, members, and constituents. We take seriously our mission to enrich culture through the collection and preservation of art. Since its founding in 1971, the SEAA/LAC has acquired hundreds of works of art, collecting in the areas of Canadian and international historical and contemporary art.The collection has been built both through donated gifts and considered purchases. Approximately 90% of Gallery acquisitions come from private donors—often dedicated collectors looking for a permanent home for their works where they will be appreciated, cared for, and put on display for others to enjoy.  It is because of the generosity of these donors that the SEAA/LAC enjoys the position it holds as a collecting institution.

 

This exhibit features works collected primarily in 2018.

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Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm

25 has many meanings in this first time, TWNENTYfive themed group exhibit.

How it worked: The LAC put out a call to all local artists and those who answered were each given a blank canvas and a 25% off coupon for art supplies from the LAC art supply store, then approximately one month or less to finish the canvas in any style, subject matter and medium and return it to the LAC before the deadline. All those works are now on display.

Cast your vote today for BEST IN SHOW! The winning artist will receive a $25 gift card to the LAC for more art supplies, plus a distinguished award certificate to use as bragging rights!

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CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

Crystal Clear is an exhibit of select works by local artist Leyla Muntenau in the new experimental medium of poured paint.

Munteanu uses specialized acrylic paints poured onto stretched canvas to create vibrant and hyper-colourful original works. As the paints and canvas interacted with gravity to take shape and form, Munteanu goes with the flow…

March

March 5 – March 30

WFCU CREDIT UNION: painting competition + exhibit

Opening Reception & Awards: Fri Mar 22, 7pm

The WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit is an incredible opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present their most accomplished works at the LAC for a chance to win cash prizes. The exhibit’s focus is highlight and celebrate the arts in our region and to offer financial support and an audience for artists. $1200 in Cash Prize will be awarded!
 
Sponsored by: WFCU Credit Union

INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

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ART ON CULTURE: the exhibit

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

Granted by the city of Windsor through the Arts Culture and Heritage Fund, Art on Culture is a line of artistic clothing developed by local artists and designers with the intention of showcasing what Culture means and looks like to them. The works were presented at the Water’s Edge Event Centre in Windsor on February 21, 2019 during an exceptional and inspirational fashion show.

Featuring work by:

Alysha Ellis, Angie Hart, Ashely Reginier, Aundrea Cervi, Briana Benore, David Derkatz, Derrick Biso, Ina Vu, Laura Service, Lindsey Whalen, Samantha Enriquez, Sarah Fram, Sarah Morris, Sophie Hinch, Stephen Drouin, Tena Campbell, Tracey Brown, Trina Hesman

April

April 2 – April 27th

JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW: 21st Annual

Opening  Reception & Awards: Thurs April 11, 7pm

The LAC presents the 21st Annual Juried Student Art Show featuring works by Secondary Students from across Essex County. Categories include: Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Media and Film.

$2120 IN CASH PRIZES will be awarded in EACH Category with a People’s Choice Award at the end of the month. Also, as a part of this event, a $100 “Future Artist” Award will be granted to the graduating student who showcases the most artistic potential.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Leamington & the Kiwanis Club

INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

May

April 30th – May 25th

INCUBATION: Flock Fest 

Opening Reception: Fri. May 3, 7-9pm 

Artist Talk: Lucas Cabral, Executive Director Artcite Inc., Fri May 3, 5pm

The Flock Fest is an annual arts event which brings the community together to embrace the arts. The Flock Fest is an exhibition of works representing the journey of creative exploration, connecting and soring past our personal limits. It is an exhibit of new, inspirational and stimulating artwork that highlights artist’s feats and flights through the thrills of personal and spiritual migration and growth.

The theme of this  year’s exhibit is Incubation: the process of incubating: to maintain under conditions favorable for hatching of development. To cause or aid in the development of an idea. 

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CARS & STARS IV: Graydon Dyck 

April 30 – May 25

Opening Reception | Fri May 3, 5-9pm

 

George Graydon Dyck was born in Leamington on September 15, 1946 and died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 19, 2011. Graydon was an artist whose work was shown in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Winnipeg. He is best known for painting vintage cars and movie stars. Graydon’s artistic skills were evident from a very young age and in 1967, he moved to Winnipeg to attend the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba. It was there that he met the love of his life Judith (nee Wolinsky). They explored many art scenes over the years, living in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Winnipeg.

Over his 45 year career, he did thousands of paintings and created hundreds of car and figure movement sculptures. His paintings are in many private and public collections across Canada and the U.S. In 1984, he was commissioned to paint a mural of nudes and figure movements in the women’s powder room of the famous Limelight Nightclub in New York. He was known for being a painter of Cars and Stars and had many a muse, namely 1940s American cars and a fine group of ladies, including Diana Ross, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. He also painted many others, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill and Golda Meir. Graydon loved music, especially Motown and saw many of the greats perform in Detroit and Chicago in his teenage years.

This exhibition made possible through the courtesy of Bob Ceh.

THE SHORES OF ERIE: Lorraine Moon

Opening Reception: Fri May 3, 7-9pm 

The Shores of Erie showcases the fragility of this Southwestern area of Ontario and the migratory route of many butterflies and birds. There are select plants that are only native to this area. Each branch, each rotted log and waterway gives and supports life in the extension of the Carolinian area that runs from this area down the Eastern Coast of the USA. My paintings strive to show through their colours, blurring, and blends, the flow of life not only in nature but on canvas as well. I want the public to realize that everything cut, taken down or cleared, will have a domino effect, which eventually leads to us. This is my encouragement to continue to paint, showing how everything in nature is in balance. Stories are not only told on paper, they also exist on canvas. 

 

INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

June

May 28th – June 27th

U19: 2019 LAC Members Show + Sale

Opening Reception: Fri. June 7, 4-10pm 

The 2019 annual members show and sale celebrates the strength, vitality, creativity and wealth of talent found within the Leamington Arts Centre (LAC)/ South Essex Arts Association (SEAA). Each year, the diverse and outstanding works by our members creates an exciting and engaging exhibition whereby artists are able to showcase, share and sell their work.
 

The exhibition creates a platform for artists to network with peers to develop their skills and experiences

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LEYDAN: artist group

Opening Reception: Fri. June 7, 4-10pm 

A collection of various media and subjects by LEYDAN Studios. Featuring in one exhibition space, a group of adult work relating to deserted lands and in another exhibition space, works by young artists. 

INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

July

July 2 – July 28th

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STORIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT: Bryan Halls

Opening Reception: Fri. July 5, 4-10pm 
 

“The Old Testament is the first part of the Christian Bible. Based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh), a collection of ancient religious writing by the Israelites believed by most Christians and religious Jews to be the sacred Word of God.”

In this series of twenty paintings there are illustrations of different themes and situations, some that not all would believe are in the bible if not already aware.  Showing that Gods design for his/her people may not seem to be perfect to the people but none the less are Gods design. This I try to convey through this series to educate not only Jews and Christians but all people so that we can all see that we are not perfect even when blessed by God.

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LIGHT – VISION – EMOTION 2019: Phos3 Photography  

Opening Reception: Fri. July 5, 4-10pm

The duo are self taught photographers. They are known Internationally and have sold their photography globally, won a plethora of photo contest, Kathryn’s Photograph “Elli Cloud” recently won the 1st place Peoples Choice Award for the prestigious “Weather Photographer Of the Year 2018” with the RMetS (Royal Meterological Society) and AccuWeather and published in national magazines. Dave’s Photograph “Threatening Skies AKA Let the Spin Begin” was one of 100 selected of 16,000+ submissions, to dawn the pages of Canadian Geographic/The Weather Network Special Limited Edition “Wicked Weather” Magazine 2014, Dave’s Photograph “Threatening Skies AKA Let the Spin Begin” was also chosen to be the front cover for the 2015-16 Canadian Geographic/The Weather Network Special Limited Edition “Wicked Weather” Calendar. 

 

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EXPLORATIONS FROM MY MIND’S EYE: Mike Ondrovcik

Opening Reception: Fri. July 5, 4-10pm

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent van Gogh 

Access to cultural imagery is expanding at an exponential rate. Uploaded images are shared in seconds and can circulate around the world ina matter of hours. Some ideas are outdated by the time they hit the mainstream media. So many things are disposable. 

It is refreshing then, that Explorations From My Mind’s Eye, an exhibition of new work by artist Michael Karel Ondrovcik, has solid roots in an old genre. The broader category of Folk Art, within which he practices, has stoodthe test of time and continues to remain relevant, much to the delight of curators and art collectors.

Each sculpture in Explorations From My Mind’s Eye seems to capture a frozen moment, not unlike like a paparazzi snapshot taken to expose a secret outing. The way in which he echoes these ancient archetypes, often through primitive manipulation of natural materials, is also part of the Folk Art tradition.

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INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

August

July 30th – August 24th

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ENTER FANTASAGO 3: Jay Raven

Opening Reception: Fri Aug 9, 4-9pm

There is a Beautiful Chaos that exists within, and beyond, the realm of humanity. It is a dimension as boundless as space, and as timelesss as infinity. It is the median between terrestrial and celestial, between the conscious and the subconscious, and it resides between the base of ignorance and the peak of wisdom. This weird and wondrous world, is the limitless sphere of imagination; a visceral expanse which is called Fantasago.

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THE TRUTH HAS LEGS: Talysha Bujold-Abu

Opening Reception: Fri Aug 9, 4-9pm

Non-beings and surreal monsters are the embodiment of an undefinable blackness – those that occupy the liminal in-between of mixed heritage. THE TRUTH HAS LEGS is a series of large scale drawings that examine a sense of the-self and a sense of otherness; pattern becoming visual narrative as a method of exploring shifting interpretations of identity.   

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LIGHT – VISION – EMOTION 2019: Phos3 Photography  

Opening Reception: Fri. Aug 9, 4-9pm

The duo are self taught photographers. They are known Internationally and have sold their photography globally, won a plethora of photo contest, Kathryn’s Photograph “Elli Cloud” recently won the 1st place Peoples Choice Award for the prestigious “Weather Photographer Of the Year 2018” with the RMetS (Royal Meterological Society) and AccuWeather and published in national magazines. Dave’s Photograph “Threatening Skies AKA Let the Spin Begin” was one of 100 selected of 16,000+ submissions, to dawn the pages of Canadian Geographic/The Weather Network Special Limited Edition “Wicked Weather” Magazine 2014, Dave’s Photograph “Threatening Skies AKA Let the Spin Begin” was also chosen to be the front cover for the 2015-16 Canadian Geographic/The Weather Network Special Limited Edition “Wicked Weather” Calendar. 

 
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INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

September 

August 27th – September 21st

P*ART*Y: Arlene Murphy & Andrea Mercier 

Opening Reception: Fri Sept 6, 4-9pm

Arlene and Andrea have been creating exceptional artworks together for more than three years now, logging two major Co’llusion Art Exhibit events, a winning entry into the Canada 150 competition and several sales of original and limited edition reproductions. Their creative paths have slightly diverged recently, with Andrea starting to write a series of books about her personal journey and Arlene buying and renovating a school bus into an art studio to take on the road. Although their journey is far from over together, they are taking off the next year in sabbatical to work on their own personal creative projects and pushing off the next Co’llusion Art Exhibit into 2021.

There must be a party to celebrate these new projects, the work they have done together and to thank all of their friends and families for supporting them in their art and their passions. So this final show slash PARTY, for the foreseeable future, is to celebrate all of us, the art, the fun and the people in our lives!

Featured Artists Include: Andrea Mercier, Arlene Murphy, John Dutton, Glen Donaldson 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: Point Pelee National Park

Opening Reception: Fri Sept 6, 4-9pm

Point Pelee National Park is excited to announce its first artist-in-residence program. Parks Canada is inviting up to 6 artists to participate in a 5 day residency program in Point Pelee National Park, located in Leamington, ON. The residency will take place from June 20, 2019 to June 25, 2019 and will provide artists with an opportunity to connect with nature and gain inspiration for their next work(s) of art.

 

THE TRUTH HAS LEGS: Talysha Bujold-Abu

 

Opening Reception: Fri Aug 9, 4-9pm

Non-beings and surreal monsters are the embodiment of an undefinable blackness – those that occupy the liminal in-between of mixed heritage. THE TRUTH HAS LEGS is a series of large scale drawings that examine a sense of the-self and a sense of otherness; pattern becoming visual narrative as a method of exploring shifting interpretations of identity.   

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INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

October

September 24th – October 19th

WE COME IN PIECES: Remix Collective 

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 4-9pm 
 
We are a collective of Canadian artists formed because our work is outside of the mainstream art culture and shares elements with Outsider Art. Each artist‘s work shows aspects of Outsider Art but it is not Folk art or artwork made in isolation. It fits more into Art Singular which fits under the umbrella of Outsider Art. It often has, but isn’t limited to having, political or sociological content and it is not influenced by the contemporary art school and MFA aesthetic. Some of our members have no formal art education and are self-taught. Others have art school and MFA backgrounds but do not follow in that tradition. Our members come from different backgrounds and life experiences.
We make art that is true, genuine, and unique.  Aspects of our work we hold in common are the use of recycled materials, the emphasis on Collage and Assemblage, and the freedom to do any type of work we wish to do. Above all, we avoid being constrained.
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HALF CENTURY CLUB: Young at H’Art Art

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 4-7pm 
 

The Half Century Club Art Group began with a single teacher, inspiring beginners in the 1970s. Faithful to this mission, we are now 20+ members strong. Blossoming artists/artisans explore various art mediums, from coloring books to fine art oils, each Wednesday, 9-11:45 am or so. We teach each other. We have materials, an art library and friendship to get you started, even if you have never created anything!

Recently retired, just moved into the region, or in new circumstances? Visit us. We offer acceptance, encouragement, camaraderie, fun, support and many interests to share. Laughter rules. We are a family, caring about each other, celebrating events, weathering challenges. Perhaps most importantly, what happens at the HCC Art Group stays there! Please come meet us on Wednesday mornings at the Half Century Club, 160 Talbot Street East, Leamington, ON N8H1M2, 519-326-2521. If you stop in at 10 am, we will likely be gathered around tables, drinking excellent coffee/tea and sharing great stories. We’ll always have a spot for you!

BREAKING BARRIERS

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 4-9pm
 

The Breaking Barriers exhibition’s focus is to create an understanding of lived experiences. The exhibition seeks to highlight resilience and resourcefulness in coping with barriers. A barrier can be anything that one must overcome to reach a goal, even if the goal is simply to survive. Breaking Barriers is an exhibition for creative expression that empowers, builds awareness, and facilitates partnerships and collaborations.  

FOREST & TREES: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 4-9pm
 

Nature around me, leaves rustling in the wind,

Dewy green grass in mornings, under my steps,

To breathe deeply the fresh, pure air of forest i enjoy.

I listen the twitter of birds that i so much adore,

I love to walk along rivers,                             

Blossomed flowers to smell and admire.

I adore the forest, the marvelous trees,

I want to live there forever,

Till the end of my days.

 

Magic Of Forest, Cristina Teodor

November 

October 22nd – November 16th

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MEMBER SHOW & SALE: Shooters Photography Club 

Opening Reception: Wed Oct 23, 7-9pm
 

Have passion for photography? Interested in being involved and gaining some knowledge and experience? See what the Shooters Club members have been up to…

Get inspired to pull out your old camera, or fall in love with a beautiful landscape. The Shooters Show and Sale will definitely have something to catch your eye!

FAR OUT SHOW

 Opening Reception: Wed Oct 23, 7-9pm
 
This exhibition’s focus is to highlight and showcase those offbeat, avant-guard, radical and/or extreme works of art that make us all think outside the box and push the limits of expressionism in contemporary art
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SEVEN ELEMENTS: Nora Harvey 

Opening Reception: Wed. Oct 23, 7-9pm 

In my Art Show, I’d like to represent a collective way of living one’s life that is influenced and determined by all the surrounding elements…by observing and studying the lower elements one can reach to a higher collective consciousness where love is what it is…ergo finding peace. My paintings will reflect on these singular elements…provoking thoughts and feelings as we observe and connect with them. 

Nora Harvey is a self-taught artist who works in her home studio in Olde Walkerville, Windsor Ont. Growing up in Europe she discovered her passion for art spending countless hours sketching and painting. The subject of Nora’s art is always the journey of life. She approaches it intuitively beginning with a solid textured background which develops into an idea by drawing, painting and sculpting the paint onto canvas. Her style is abstract landscape and impressionism with a love of rich and bright colours. Nora’s art is inspired with the movement of contemporary creation through a multitude of influences and inspirations.   

FOREST & TREES: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 4-9pm
 

Nature around me, leaves rustling in the wind,

Dewy green grass in mornings, under my steps,

To breathe deeply the fresh, pure air of forest i enjoy.

I listen the twitter of birds that i so much adore,

I love to walk along rivers,                             

Blossomed flowers to smell and admire.

I adore the forest, the marvelous trees,

I want to live there forever,

Till the end of my days.

 

Magic Of Forest, Cristina Teodor

December

November 19th – December 21st

A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: Indoor Artist Market

Opening Reception: Sat Nov 30, 4-9pm

The LAC presents a Signature Christmas indoor Artist Market. This annual arts and crafts show offers perfect unique and beautiful gifts for everyone on your list! Come see a festive presentation of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, driftwood and woodworking arts and crafts, acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, photography and much more; handmade items to fit every budget from stocking stuffers to signature gifts. Everyone is certain to enjoy shopping in a warm Christmas setting in this month-long “holiday store” with free visitor admission!

FOREST & TREES: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 4-9pm
 

Nature around me, leaves rustling in the wind,

Dewy green grass in mornings, under my steps,

To breathe deeply the fresh, pure air of forest i enjoy.

I listen the twitter of birds that i so much adore,

I love to walk along rivers,                             

Blossomed flowers to smell and admire.

I adore the forest, the marvelous trees,

I want to live there forever,

Till the end of my days.

 

Magic Of Forest, Cristina Teodor