Past Exhibitions

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Community Event: Culture Days

September 27-28, 2014

The AGB and its guilds invite you to explore the visual arts and fine craft in Burlington with our exhibitions, artist demonstrations and art activities during our open house. All events and activities are FREE!

Saturday September 27, 2014 10am-4pm

  •  All day: Host location for Open Doors Ontario – Walk through our hallways, galleries and studios, and see all that the AGB has to offer!
  • All day: Demonstrations by guild members – Artists and craft makers from the Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Fibre Arts Group, Burlington Rug Hooking & Craft Guild, LATOW Photography Guild, Burlington Potters Guild and Burlington Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild display their skills.
  • All day: Art Etc Gallery Shop artists share their inspiration and demonstrate techniques they use to create their works.
  • 11am-4pm: Studio Portrait Session – Have your photo taken in this demonstration of a typical studio portrait session by the LATOW Photography Guild. See the display of work by guild members and learn more about LATOW.
  • 1-3pm: Art Hack – In partnership with the Burlington Public Library, come and watch an art and technology experiment with conductive paint, markers and thread! Come and watch teens and kids who do traditional art incorporate tech art supplies into their creations.
  • 1-4pm: FREE Wool Felting Workshop – Experiment with needle felting starting with a beginner’s project ‘felted pumpkin’. All are welcome! Please call 905-632-7796 ext 307 to reserve your place for this free workshop.

Sunday September 28, 2014 12-4pm Walk through our hallways, galleries and studios, and see all that the AGB has to offer!

  • All day: Demonstrations by guild members – Artists and craft makers from the Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Fibre Arts Group, Burlington Rug Hooking & Craft Guild, LATOW Photography Guild, Burlington Potters Guild and Burlington Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild display their skills.
  • All day: Art Etc Gallery Shop artists share their inspiration and demonstrate techniques they use to create their works.
  • 1-4pm: FREE family fun art activities in the Creative Hub.
  • 2-4pm: Exhibition receptions for our newest exhibitions, Coast to Coast to Coast, Portrait of a Collector, and the Burlington Fine Arts Association Annual Juried Exhibition. Free receptions and all are welcome to attend!

For more information on Culture Days in Burlington.

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Touring Exhibition – Beyond Function

July 5, 2014 – September 13, 2014

AGB Touring Exhibition
Location: Woodstock Art Gallery

Curated by Jonathan Smith, Curator of the Collection, the exhibition features ceramic artists from Southern Ontario with pieces from the AGB Collection.

The contemporary ceramist is often faced with the dilemma of choosing between making a line of functional pieces, where the uniformity of the work is the hallmark of the artist, or branching off into one-of-a-kind sculptural work, where the modeling skills of the artist take precedence over production methods (the use of coils, slabs and wheel thrown forms) and the medium that are the trademark of the ceramist. The alternative option that more and more ceramists are turning to is the production of often, large scale pieces, that while they are based on classical vessel forms, can stand alone as sculptural expressions/objects of beauty, where the artist’s vision outweighs the practical everyday usefulness of the object. Each one of these artists lives locally in Southern Ontario, from Mississauga to London and is an important member of their arts community.

Woodstock Art Gallery

Image: Reid Flock, BASKING DENIM NOISE,  2014,  3.6 x 61.0 x 39.3 cm. Thrown and extruded paper clay, paint