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LAST WEEK!!!

The Canadian Guild of Crafts presents, in partnership with LAND INSIGHTS and FIRST PEOPLES FESTIVAL:

LIKCIHIKON
TISSERAND
WEAVER

SHANE PERLEY-DUTCHER

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.

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UPCOMING :

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.

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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.

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QUIPROQUO
MUSTAPHA CHADID
Metal sculpture
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.

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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.

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WE ARE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!!

Like our facebook page and follow us on twitter for the latest news on Canadian Inuit art, First Nations art and fine crafts.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guilde-canadienne-des-m%C3%A9tiers-dart/197720636923063?ref=hl

Twitter : https://twitter.com/CanadianGuild

We are almost a thousand out there. Come and join us!

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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.

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CRAFT YEAR 2015
EXHIBITION CALENDAR

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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.

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NUIT BLANCHE À MONTRÉAL 2015

Come and join us for our first collaboration with Nuit Blanche à Montreal, the most awaited nocturnal event in Montreal.

NUIT BLANCHE À MONTRÉAL
REMIX INUIT with Madeskimo
Saturday February 28 2015 - 21 h to 23 h



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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
FOR PROFESSIONAL AND EMERGING QUEBEC ARTISTS AND ARTISANS


DEADLINE: June 26TH 2015 before 5 P.M.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

Declared Year of Crafts by the Canadian Crafts Federation, 2015 is already beginning with the dominant themes of know-how and creation. In order to highlight this noteworthy event, the Canadian Guild of Crafts will be presenting Neon, an exhibition running from November 5 to December 5 2015, which will bring forward the best artistic proposals that combine originality and innovation. The Canadian Guild of Crafts invites all professional and emerging Quebec artists and artisans to submit a piece of work that respects this exhibition’s theme.

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2015 CRAFT YEAR !
EXHIBITION CALENDAR


INUIT WOMEN ARTISTS
Works from the Permanent Collection of The Canadian Guild of Crafts and Cape Dorset, Nunavut.
February 26 to March 28, 2015
Prints, drawings and sculpture

GO BIG OR GO HOME !
FILIPA PIMENTEL
April 2 to May 2, 2015
Ceramic

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2014-2015 HOLIDAY SEASON SCHEDULE

The Canadian Guild of Crafts will be taking a well-deserved break to come back strongly in 2015.

Here is the holiday schedule for the Gallery:

December 23rd 2014 - 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
December 24th 2014 - 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
December 25th 2014 to January 5th 2015 - closed
January 6th and 7th 2015 - compilation of inventory - closed
January 8th 2015 - reopening to the public according to the normal schedule.


Please also note that the Guild offices will be closed from December 22nd, 2014 to January 4th, 2015, inclusive. Reopening January 5th, 2014 at 9:00 A.M.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!

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NEW DISPLAY
UNTIL FEBRUARY 2015

The Canadian Guild of Crafts welcomes you to a new exhibit, in which art by Inuit, First Nations and fine crafts artists will be emphasized. This exhibition will run until February 2015.

It will highlight the work of the following artists:

Fine Crafts : Janine Parent, Mustapha Chadid, Audrey Killoran, Rosie Godbout, Don Goddard, David Atkinson and Stephen Pon.

Inuit Art : Elijah Michael and Napatchie Ashoona.

First Nations Art : William Skye and The Whale People.

Come and join us!

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WHEN A TREE SPEAKS
JIM LORRIMAN - Wood Turner
FROM NOVEMBER 6 TO DECEMBER 6, 2014


Jim Lorriman is an independent learner and has been a professional wood turner for eighteen years.

WHEN A TREE SPEAKS is the first time that he is presenting this selection of works simultaneously. Working from used materials, he resuscitates fallen branches found in the forest, old window sashes and historical woodworks.

The exhibition gathers twenty one of these creations, some of which were presented as far as the Canadian Pavilion of the International Crafts Biennial in Cheongju, South Korea in 2009, where he received an honorable mention. Three times a finalist for the Niche Awards, which underline outstanding work in Canadian and American craftsmaking, Jim Lorriman presents us the experimental work that he has accomplished over the last few years. He constantly attempts to reach new limits of expression with his favorite medium – wood.

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CANADIAN GUILD OF CRAFTS' YEAR-END SALE
FROM NOVEMBER 18 TO 22, 2014


Get a 15 % DISCOUNT on all artwork and exclusive creations at the gallery.

Does not apply to art pieces from the ongoing exhibition, calendars, wish cards or books.

For more information, please contact us!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!! TODAY ONLY !!
You are coming downtown this afternoon ? Come by the Canadian Guild of Crafts with your pirates, your princesses and your ghosts.
>>> We are giving out Halloween candy starting at 3 p.m. to the little and the grown-up children :)

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LECTURE - Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Inuit Graphic Art
October 25, 2014 - 1 : 30 p.m.

LECTURE : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Inuit Graphic Art, with Mrs. Diana Perera, specialist in Inuit and First Nations art

Saturday October 25 at 1:30 p.m. - Free entrance.

The production of Inuit graphics is a relatively recent phenomenon dating only to the late 1950's. In this conference we wish to explore the historical perspectives and cultural insights brought forward by this influential community of artists and the longest running studio of its kind in the Arctic.

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2014 CAPE DORSET ANNUAL PRINT COLLECTION
SALE AND EXHIBITION
Oct. 15 to Nov. 1st 2014

LECTURE : October 25 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

LECTURE : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Inuit Graphic Art, with Mrs. Diana Perera, specialist in Inuit and First Nations art at the Canadian Guild of Crafts - Saturday October 25 at 1:30 p.m. - Free entrance.

The artworks from the 2014 collection are inspired by traditional as well as contemporary themes, so as to create prints permeated with style and sensitivity. These authentic and well- researched creations evoke themes relating to Inuit culture and boast a very topical signature.

You are sincerely welcome to discover one of the most anticipated events of the autumn — the exhibition of 38 prints created by 15 Inuit artists:

Cee POOTOOGOOK – Itee POOTOOGOOK – Kakulu SAGGIAKTOK – Kudluajuk ASHOONA – Malaija POOTOOGOOK – Mayoreak ASHOONA – Ningeokuluk TEEVEE – Ohotaq MIKKIGAK – Papiara TUKIKI – Pitaloosie SAILA – Qavavau MANUMIE – Saimaiyu AKESUK – Shuvinai ASHOONA – Siassie KENNEALLY – Tim PITSIULAK

View the print catalogue online here : http://dorsetfinearts.com/images/downloads/2014_fall_images.pdf

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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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