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Our Canada

December 19, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Location: RBC Gallery

Camelot Centre is a not for profit, day program for adults with intellectual disabilities over the age of 20.  Since its inception in 2006, Camelot Centre has partnered with the Art Gallery of Burlington, on a monthly basis, to present instruction in various medium, for this unique population.  We are committed to bringing art and artistic expression. in its many diverse forms, to our clients!

Our artists have been inspired by Canada, in all its majesty, and are thrilled to show their talents in this exhibition.

Special thanks to Tyler Van Holst, Art Gallery instructor and the programming staff of the Art Gallery of Burlington for making this exhibition possible.

Happy Birthday, Canada!

 

Holding by a Thread

December 1, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Thursday November 30, 5pm-7pm
Artist Walk & Talk: Saturday December 2, 2pm

The title of the exhibition Holding by a Thread stems from the popular expression Hanging by a Thread, but with a twist. While hanging is defined as suspending or to put to death by suspension, holding is to support or to embrace. Holding thus suggests a special care is taken. The play on word was intentional since some of the work in this show can be viewed as hanging while others as holding. The four artists selected, Carole Baillargeon from Quebec, Kelly Bruton from Newfoundland and Labrador, Line Dufour and Lorraine Roy from Ontario, present recent fibre art work. They address social, personal, and cultural issues woven with political, financial and artistic concerns. Their influences are varied and unique, yet they are all linked to humanity and a relationship to their surroundings.

 

John Willard Fibre Arts Residency: Chandra Rice

November 17 to December 17, 2017

Location: RBC Gallery
Public reception: Thursday November 30, 5pm-7pm
Artist Walk & Talk: Saturday December 2, 2pm

The second recipient of the John Willard Fibre Arts Resident, Chandra Rice, presents her new work in this exhibition.

In the summer of 2014 the Art Gallery of Burlington proudly launched the John Willard Fibre Arts Residency to celebrate the remarkable life of John Willard. Not one to follow the rules of tradition, Willard turned the craft of quilting into a truly remarkable art form. With scissors, needles, thread and fabrics Willard created his own one of a kind quilt designs whether inspired by traditional patterns that he had deconstructed or by historical events. To continue Willard’s legacy as a fibre art teacher, the residency enables artists to have access to one of the AGB resident fibre studios in order to develop a body of work for a solo exhibition in the RBC Gallery.

About the Artist
In a world where each of us increasingly curates our own experience – choosing what Instagram accounts to follow and pages to like, carefully constructing selfies that show off our lives, and binging on Netflix – a traditional (fixed and untouchable) exhibition of art, as seen in many galleries, can create an insurmountable distance between artists and viewer. Chandra Rice seeks to bridge that distance, encouraging the viewer to interact with the work, to curate the exhibition themselves, and to become part of the artistic process.

Image: Chandra Rice, Birds of a Feather, 2017.

Flora & Fauna: Ann Cummings & Jim Hong Louie

November 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Perry Gallery

Plants and animals are not the first things one thinks about when considering ceramics.  Over the years, these two established ceramists have each pursued these ideas as a design motif – Cummings looking at flora, and Louie at fauna.  Their different approaches to their chosen subject matter create a lively dialogue looking at the relationship between style and subject.


Community Event: Art in Action Pre-Tour Exhibition and Sale

Art in Action 2014

November 2 to November 16, 2017

Location: RBC Gallery
Reception: Thursday November 2, 6pm-8pm

See a sampling of the fine art that can be found at the upcoming Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour held on the first weekend in November at nine different studio locations around our great city. Art in Action invites you to meet some of the region’s finest artists and artisans who will be demonstrating their skills and selling their one of a kind art. For maps and more info please go to www.artinaction.ca

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