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CURRENTLY SHOWING :
NEON, MATERIALS HIGHLIGHTED
Contemporary Fine Crafts
From November 5 to December 5, 2015
Exhibition which puts forth contemporary fine crafts presenting the work of 18 professional and emerging artists/artisans from various disciplines around a common theme: neon.
The exhibition will bring together twenty-five works by eighteen artists: Andrée BÉLANGER, Sophie BÉLANGER, Gina BOUCHARD, Brigitte DAHAN, Émilie DELL'ANIELLO, Dave FORTIN, Nicole GAUVIN, Anne-Marie GROULX, Maria Teresa HINCAPIE, Cindy LABRECQUE, Diane LEFEBVRE, Véronique LOUPPE, Léa MERCANTE, Sabine POUQUET, Mathieu ROY, Serena SCIARRINI, Jean-Simon TROTTIER and Ute WOLFF.
CURRENTLY SHOWING :
2015 CAPE DORSET ANNUAL PRINT COLLECTION
EXHIBITION AND SALE
FROM OCTOBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 14 2015
LIFE AND MYTH - CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
November 19 to December 19, 2015
>>> Opening: Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 5 to 7 PM. The artist will be present.
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.
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.
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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.
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