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CURRENTLY SHOWING :
An Exhibition by
the ÉCOLE DE JOAILLERIE DE MONTRÉAL
FROM OCTOBER 1st TO 31st 2015
The exhibition will gather the works of twenty-six jewellers: Pilar Agueci, Gustavo Estrada, Monique Giroux, Camille Grenon, Émilie Guay-Charpentier, Christine Larochelle, Lynn Légaré, Marie-Eve Martin, Julie Mineau, Daniel Moisan, Pierre-Yves Paquette, Francesc Peich, Maxime Proulx, Lidia Raymond, France Roy, Antonio Serafino, Catherine Villeneuve, Denys Michaud, Ron Crawford, Anick Dusseault, Claudia Gravel, Catherine Lachapelle, Sylvie Langlois, Hélène Limoges, Angela Marzinotto and Garrett Johnson.
In total, fourty-two pieces of jewellery and sculptures, created by thirteen teachers and thirteen graduates of the École de Joaillerie de Montréal will be presented in exclusivity. Each piece of work is the result of a close collaboration between one teacher and one graduate. This exhibition is part of the celebrations underlining the fortieth anniversary of this school. It provides an overview of forty years, like as many milestones throughout contemporary jewellery-making linked by close or by far to this unparalleled learning ground known as École de Joaillerie de Montréal. The exhibition will transport the visitor throughout classic and modern worlds, by showcasing eclectic and uncommon works!
>>> MEET WITH THE ARTISTS
Come and meet with the participating artists Friday October 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday October 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CURRENTLY SHOWING :
MONUMENT: LASTING EVIDENCE OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING NOTABLE
ANDREA GRAHAM/ Contemporary fiber
SEPTEMBER 10 TO OCTOBER 10, 2015
Opening: Thursday September 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
>>> The artist will be present.
MONUMENT: LASTING EVIDENCE OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING NOTABLE, the latest exhibition by international multi-media artist Andrea Graham, widely recognized for her mastery and innovation in contemporary feltmaking. This will be the second time the artist showcases her work at the Canadian Guild of Crafts. This exhibition brings together a body of works of thirty pieces, in which the artist uses cleaned, carded and (sometimes) dyed wool fibre. Her usage of both modern and ancient feltmaking techniques has led her to create contemporary sculptures with unexpected forms. The careful selection of her materials is based on both the inner quality of each type of wool and according to what they convey in each individual work.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2 AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2015:
>>> MEET WITH THE ARTISTS
Come and meet with RESONANCE participating artists Friday October 2, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., and Saturday October 3, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
2015 CAPE DORSET ANNUAL PRINT COLLECTION
EXHIBITION AND SALE
FROM OCTOBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 14 2015
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The Canadian Guild of Crafts presents, in partnership with LAND INSIGHTS and FIRST PEOPLES FESTIVAL:
Jewellery and sculpture
JULY 16 TO AUGUST 29 2015
*** EXTENDED UNTIL
SEPTEMBER 5 2015 ***
Bringing together a body of works including jewellery and sculpture, all of this artist’s creations are strongly inspired by the East Coast Maliseet culture and ' traditional Mi'q Maq designs. Perley-Dutcher's highly personal work consists in participating in the renewal of such cultural images and designs by creating unique contemporary artwork. Being first and foremost a tribute to his people and ancestors, from whom he draws his inspiration and creative spirit, Dutcher's art navigates between the responsibility of remembrance and the questioning of his own identity. Through his art, he is looking to further the understanding of this unique Aboriginal culture and thus increase our appreciation of it.
LES TRACES DU PASSÉ [TRACES FROM THE PAST]
GINETTE KAKAKOS AUBIN
Paintings and works of paper
JUNE 11 TO JULY 11 2015
Solo exhibition from Ginette Kakakos Aubin, artist who is part of the Wu-las’-tukw (Maliseet) of Quebec. By means of twenty or so works, including paintings and works on paper, she will take us on a journey through the Malecite traditions and her own history that compose her background. The objects, clothing and embroideries made by her ancestors, as well as primitive arts are the artist sources of inspiration and catalysts for her creations. Having participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, Ginette Kakakos Aubin has managed to stand out for the quality and authenticity of her work and her active presence in the Quebec artistic milieu.
MAY 7 TO JUNE 6 2015
Drawing on his childhood souvenirs, but also inspired by science, art and mechanics, the artist manages to metamorphose a heavy static material into works marked by movement and weightlessness. If you are already familiar with the name Mustapha Chadid, perhaps you have noticed that his work is regularly on display at the Guild’s Gallery.
MONTREAL MUSEUMS DAY
SUNDAY, MAY 24 2015
FROM NOON TO 17 P.M.
Organized by the Société des Musées Montréal (originally the Société des directeurs des musées montréalais), the 29th edition will boast an array of free activities in the 34 participating museums this year. To get you there, you will have 5 STM shuttle routes at your disposal.
>>> This year will mark the Guild’s FIRST PARTICIPATION in this event. Drop by to visit us next Sunday May 24th, from 12 to 5 P.M.
GO BIG OR GO HOME!
FILIPA PIMENTEL - CERAMICS
APRIL 2 TO MAY 2 2015
Born in Cascais, Portugal, Filipa Pimentel immigrated to Canada with her family at the tender age of two years old. She grew up just outside Toronto, all the while maintaining a strong connection with her relatives in Portugal. She graduated from OCAD University in Toronto, in design, with a major in ceramics and has, on several occasions, presented her works at local and international exhibitions. GO BIG OR GO HOME! is an invitation to gigantism, the artist having voluntarily chosen to amplify the dimensions of each one of her pieces.
INUIT WOMEN ARTISTS
From February 26 to March 28 2015
Works from the permanent collection of the Canadian Guild of Crafts
and Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Prints, drawings and sculpture
Lecture and film screenings : Saturday February 28 2015 at 3 P.M. (In english only)
The exhibition will present the works of seventeen women artists : Lucy QINNUAYUAK, Mary PUDLAT, Jessie OONARK, Ruth ANNAQTUUSI TULURIALIK, Helen KALVAK, Mary OKHEENA, Elisapee ENUARAQ, Kenojuak ASHEVAK, Pitseolak ASHOONA, Pitaloosie SAILA, Kingmeata ETIDLOOIE, Shuvinai ASHOONA, Ningeokuluk TEEVEE, Papiara TUKIKI, Saimaiyu AKESUK, Oviloo TUNNILLIE et Ningeosiak ASHOONA.
Our gallery features works by more than three hundred Inuit, First Nations and contemporary Fine Craft artists.
Please visit our permanent collection of inuit and first nations art. It holds more than 250 sculptures, prints and artefacts.
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