THUNDER BAY, ON ----- September 14, 2013 --- After another successful summer season the Thunder Bay Art Gallery launches another fall season of exciting exhibitions and workshops. The fall exhibition schedule, running from September 13 to October, will present the public with a variety of art mediums including textile, video, sculpture watercolour and more.
Thunder Bay and the region will play a large part in these shows. Judy Martin, was born in 1951 just outside Fort Frances, Ontario. Her textile exhibition is titled Mended World. Judy graduated with first class honours in the second fine art degree she earned through distance education. She has participated in more than 100 group shows in Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and Japan, along with twenty four of her own solo exhibitions.
Jenna dawn maclellan was born in the prairies, and raised in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. From there she moved to France, Chicago, Morocco and West Africa before becoming a Montreal-based artist. She is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at Condordia University.
Her exhibition is titled, remnants of a photobooth. During the 2011 Romerias de Mayo Arts Festival in Holguin, Cuba, she set up a public photo-booth and invited the public to not only pose for a portrait, but also to express their views on the effect of globalization on their lives.
The Gallery’s 1600 plus Permanent Collection will feature some of its Recent Acquisitons in an exhibition that also includes local talent, such as Ruth Tye McKenzie, John Books, Catherine Kozyra.
This exhibition features selections from the collection either obtained by purchase or donation, during the last three to five years.
The Lakehead Visual Arts organization is no stranger to art lovers in the city and region. From September 27 to October 27 the Art Gallery will stage LVA’s 60th anniversary exhibition made up of member’s work. Painting, drawing, print work and sculpture will make up this show.
Fall is also a busy year for artist talks and workshops at the Gallery in conjunction with these exhibitions.
Judy Martin speaks at her opening reception Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 pm, presents a two day textile workshop September 21 and 22 from 10am – 4pm daily.
Jenna dawn maclellan speaks Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm, and conducts a pinhole camera workshop Sunday, October 6 from 10am – 4pm.
Other workshops include: Outdoor Painting by local artists Luke Nicol, Sunday, September 15; The Artist Statement by Gallery Curator Nadia Kurd Thursday, November 7 from 6pm – 7:30pm; and Rustic Bird Feeders with Judi Vinni, Sunday, November 24 from 1 – 4pm.
A new and exciting festival comes to the Gallery Friday, September 27. It’s the Abilities Arts Festival, a celebration of disability arts and culture presented by the AAF organization of Toronto in a further celebration of Culture Days. The festival will include discussion groups - Art & Disability panel, Digital Storytelling Screening,
and the film “WHEN I WALK” FILM - Winner of top awards at this year's Sundance and Hot Docs Festivals, When I Walk is an engaging and moving film experience whose creative engine is its young filmmaker’s determination to live; and to make sense of his condition through the art of cinematic storytelling.
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