Arts Place Gallery

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Relics, A New Exhibition by Jane Marshall

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October 11 to November 18, opening reception Sunday, October 14, 2 – 4pm

My work expresses the interaction between human endeavor and the natural world and the constant friction between natural beauty and the constructed environment.  Capturing the occasional interaction between these produces iconic images of treasured artifacts and reminders of times gone by in this series of paintings, inspired by a trip that I took to Scotland and England in 2017.  My depictions of Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian structures convey not only the long history of the island, but also the exquisite juxtaposition of these constructions with the land itself.  The past is easily accessible in Britain, and remnants of earlier societies are celebrated in place, rather than eradicated in the name of progress.

Revealing the properties of transparency, translucence and reflection continues to characterize my work, expressed in colour, form and contrast, rendered in a dynamic and expressive manner.  Rather than strict representation, my work has always suggested an expressionistic rendition. This series of paintings takes that quality of abstraction even further, working toward a more loose and painterly delivery.

Jane Marshall, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from left to right: “The Darkening Sky”. “Column Bases, Melrose Abbey”, “Chester Cat”

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October 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

New Exhibition: Dan Pigeon, “Traces”

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Saturday, September 1 – Sunday, October 7
Meet the artist opening reception:  Sunday, September 9, 2 – 4pm

DanPigeon. Delve. 2018

Traces began as an exploration of the relationship between man and land, how one shapes the other and vice versa, mostly through the avenues of agriculture and waterways. This series is visually inspired from cartography; how we use maps to record the ever-changing land in various ways and its multitude of layers. We humans trace the land with the use of maps.

I redrew sections of Niagara’s map and then traced and redrew my drawings anew a multitude of times, each time deconstructing and altering the surface of the image furthermore. Deconstructing and altering the surface of the land, much similarly as we humans do.

The title of this series arose firstly from the act of tracing a map and the plentiful meanings and interpretations of the word, trace. The final pieces that are scene here are but only hints of my original drawings of Niagara’s map, and that also only a trace of the original piece of land itself that once existed. What trace will you leave of your existence?

Dan Pigeon

find out more about Dan and his work at:

http://danpigeon28.com/

 

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August 28, 2018 at 6:42 pm

“Making Connections”, Linda Hankin

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“Making Connections” is the Gallery’s newest exhibit featuring the paintings of
Linda Hankin.  This accomplished artist, whose creative artistry is both identifiable and distinguishable,  presents eclectic expressions of her travels and life around her home.

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Having received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Visual Art, Brock University, St. Catharines,  Her residencies, workshops and paintings trips include such destinations as Spain, throughout Newfoundland and the United Kingdom.  She has participated in numerous juried and selected solo and group exhibitions, as well as being the recipient of awards and grants throughout her career.  Founded in October 1999, The School of Ideas, is her fine art school and contemporary art gallery which exhibits her work and on occasion, the work of invited international artists.  The mandate of the gallery is to show work in the area of environmental philosophy, science, the universe, spirituality and mystical associations with the natural world.

Linda’s opening reception is Sunday, July 29, 2 – 4 pm

Making Connections
Photo Steve Henschell

Read more about Linda’s exhibition at
https://www.niagarathisweek.com/community-story/8759253-hankin-s-unconscious-connections-on-display-at-arts-place-gallery/?s=e

 Also Coming Up:

Joyce Honsberger’s Windpoppy Gallery, housed at Arts Place Art Gallery, will be Studio Tour stop # 7 on this year’s South Niagara Artists 7thAnnual Summer
Studio Tour
, August 11 and 12th, 10 am – 5 pm.

Arts Place Gallery hours are Noon to 4:30, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
714 King Street, Port Colborne

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July 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm

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New Exhibition: Alex Basco, “Aluminism”

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Our new exhibition,“Aluminism”, is the work of Welland artist, Alex Basco.  Alex describes his very contemporary and popular artwork as follows.

alex basco

The foundation of my art is aluminium. I grind and carve designs right into the aluminium then I use my specialized process. The end result is a mesmerizing effect that is unparalleled to what can be achieved on canvas. Lighting brings out stunning movement, colours and texture. As you move and observe the art from various vantage points you will see it change before your very eyes. 

My artwork is topped with a high-gloss finish. This allows the light to penetrate through the layers of colour and refract off the grinds in the aluminium to achieve a stunning holographic illusion.

Whether the subject matter is serene sunset landscapes, nebulas portraying the very depths of space, or even abstract pieces that test the imagination of its viewers, my Aluminism style never fails to captivate.”

 

Alex’s exhibit runs from
May 31 to July 15
meet the artist reception:
Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

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June 5, 2018 at 3:51 pm

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New Exhibition, Pottery Sale, Painting Party

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MARIA COZZI
Landscapes Close To The Heart

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April 20 – May 27
Meet the Artist Reception Sunday, April 29, 2 – 4 pm

also showing

An Exhibition & Sale of Released Pottery
by Fenwick potter of renown Rosslyn Reed

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Coming Saturday, April 28
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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hosted by Mary Unrau
$75 All Inclusive, 16 x 20″ canvas, lunch provided
R.S.V.P.    905.834.9060 / 905.894.8199

 

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April 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm

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Annual Silent Auction

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apg auction 2018

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April 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm

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New Exhibition: February 23 – April 3

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Mary Unrau, Paintings

Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2 – 4 pm

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Mary studied theatrical stagecraft and design at Niagara College, which led her to staff positions as a theatrical scenic artist at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. In Toronto, Mary attended the Toronto School of Art and the Ontario College of Art and concentrated her studies on anatomy and the human figure. As an entrepreneurial artist, Mary served the theatrical market with contracts throughout Canada, the United States, the Far East and Europe. With over 600 productions to her credit, Mary branched out into fine art and a holistic lifestyle. Her passion is nature, nutritional healing foods, yoga, Reiki, and Indigenous healing circles. Mary is currently residing in Port Colborne, Ontario. One of her dreams is to drive coast to coast of Canada and paint the magnificent scenes, then eventually choose a place to build an artist’s wilderness retreat centre, on a lake, with a forest.

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March Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12n – 4pm

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February 24, 2018 at 6:14 pm

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