Balance . . . A Fine Line
Opening reception: Saturday, September 24th at 7 to 10 pm.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, October 2, 2011
Time: noon to 5 pm daily
Location: Factory 163 at 163 King St, Stratford, ON
The theme of this show is collaboration! Collaboration can be attain in so many different ways both interesting and surprising to view! Please join Gallery 96 artist members and their guest artists showing work that they have produced in partnership with another artist. All work has been created specifically for this show.
Gallery 96 Presents
• GODDESS •
~ the Art of She within We ~
a Visual Art Exhibition Exploring Feminine Energy
EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, April 2 - Sunday, April 10
TIME: Noon - 5:00pm daily
LOCATION: Factory 163 - 163 King Street, Stratford, Ontario
••• GODDESS EVENTS & WORKSHOPS •••
OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, April 2 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Refreshments and cash bar.
The LYRICAL GODDESS: Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. An afternoon of *Poetry *Readings and *Stories inspired by the Feminine Force.
JOIN the MASQUERADE: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Maskmaking and Headress Workshop. Join Gallery 96 member Wendy O'Brien in making your choice of a mask or headpiece for the closing party on Saturday night. FEE: $10.*MATERIALS Required* masking tape (full role) – bristol board (1 sheet minimum) / several (cereal like) boxes – pencil – ruler – scissors – tissue paper – white glue – hair dryer – acrylic paint – brushes – water container – found items (if desired).
The IMAGINATIVE GODDESS: Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. An Evening of Creativity. An open workshop inviting attendees to express their creativity through various art forms. Draw, paint, dance, photograph, write or make music in a creative, inspiring and nurturing atmosphere.
DRESS UP ~ DRUMMING ~ DANCE: Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Goddess Exhibition Closing Festivities. A party to celebrate the Goddess with costume (optional), rhythms and movement. Drumcircle led by Cliff Patton of the Stratford Drumcircle.
Refreshments and cash bar.
Culture Days 2010
Art Appreciation, Demonstrations and Exhibition at Gallery 96
Culture Days is a grassroots Canadian movement to inspire and catalyze greater public participation in arts and culture. 2010 celebrations include thousands of free, interactive arts activities organized by communities coast to coast to coast - September 24-26, 2010 in Stratford, ON. Come join Gallery 96 in our 2nd floor studio at Factory 163, 163 King St., Stratford for a weekend of Art Appreciation. Artists will be on hand to display and discuss their artwork and their techniques. Hours are Noon to 5pm from September 24-26. Please be there! And please visit http://culturedays.ca to learn more!
Where: Factory 163 at 163 King St, Stratford
When: Exhibition runs daily from
Sunday, Sept 19 to Saturday, Oct 2
noon to 5 pm.
A Virtuous Wealth: The Impulse to Collect
A Virtuous Wealth on now at Factory 163.
7 days/week Noon – 6 p.m.
Surely everyone has experienced the impulse to collect. From the little wooden box we filled with treasures as a child, to the house tastefully arranged with antique furniture, to the neighbour who just couldn't seem to throw anything away; the impulse to collect is both far reaching and deeply ingrained within the human psyche. In its basest form, collecting represents the fundamental urge to gather and store goods against the changing of the seasons or the threat of poverty. But while it originates in such practical and essential ways, it is also expresses an almost erotic attachment to the world in its desire to redeem the vast and various forms of want we encounter. It does so by attempting to transform want into an experience of plenitude. We may feel loss within the passage of time and collect as a way of taking delight in restoration and preservation. We may feel uneasy within the chaos of our present and find satisfaction in the experience of order. We may feel anxious about the erosion of our values and express our convictions by promoting a clearer vision of the future. As such, collecting can be seen as a sounding board for our virtue. Rooted within both the physical trials and the physical pleasures of our embodiment, the impulse to collect presents a wide range of important questions. What do we value? How do we value it? In what ways does it bind us to our community and reflect critically upon our culture?
A Virtuous Wealth is a Gallery 96 exhibition surveying a variety of personal insights and critical responses to the phenomenon of collecting.
Opening: May 8th at 7 pm - Factory 163, 163 King St., Stratford
Runs from: Sunday, May 9 to Sunday, May 23 and is opened from noon to 6 pm.
Participating Artists :
Glenn Elliott, Elisabeth Feryn, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick, Nancy Groenestege, Carolyn Horley, Gloria Kagawa, Anna Koot, Darlean Morris, Wendy O'Brien, Valerie O'Flynn, Wendy Orr, Kathi Posliff, Michelle Salter, Erik Sansom, Ev Scott, Victoria Shannon, Bonnie Steinman.
Curated by Phil Vanderwall
Spotlight on Gallery 96
Gallery 96 is pleased to partner with the Ontario Arts Council through spotlight: the arts where you live plus Factory 163 to give the public an opportunity to experience local visual arts. Factory 163 is the new home of Gallery 96 and is located at 163 King Street in Stratford.
Gallery 96 Members’ Showcase
Gallery 96 Members’ Showcase features the diverse talents of the artist members of Gallery 96. Media explored include oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, photography, fibre art, printmaking, and digital art. The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm at Factory 163 at 163 King St in Stratford. The exhibition will be opened for spotlight: the arts where you live Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 from 10 am to 5 pm. The show continues until Sunday, June 14 and is open from noon to 5 pm daily. Everyone is welcomed to view the exhibition.
Let poetry lead you through the architecture of this converted factory. Artist and poet Lesley Walker Fitzpatrick will take you step-by-step up the staircase of Factory 163 with her environmental poem.
Gallery 96 would like take this opportunity to thank Wendy O’Brien for organizing Gallery 96’s participation in spotlight: the arts where you live in Stratford. .
Gallery 96 presents at Factory 163
Manipulate This…Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 8 pm. Electronic music by Nick Storring
Runs: Saturday, September 6 to Sunday, September 14 from 12 to 5 pm
Workshop: Manipulate That on Saturday, September 13 at 8 pm
Gallery 96 members have been invited to show at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery in an exhibition called Rural Roots starting August 7th and running until September 19th. The exhibition will feature work that looks at art and agriculture expressed in a variety of media.
On September 26th, an expanded version of Rural Roots will be remounted in a Stratford area barn on the O'Brien farm located at #4264 Line 36 (also known as Quinlan Road). This exhibition will feature artwork both indoors and out. Please join us for the opening reception Sept 26 at 4pm. Sausages and cider fresh from the country.
Hours after Sept 26: Wed - Sun from Noon to 5pm until October 11.
Topics explored will be: how the artist views environmental issues facing the agricultural community, the fate of the small town Ontario, agriculture practices old and new, and the beauty found in our rural landscapes.
Artists include: Glenn Elliott, Elisabeth Feryn, Nancy Groenestege, Carolyn Horley, Lucinda Jones, Gloria Kagawa, David Leaney, Jim MacDougall, Brenda McDonnell, Wendy O’Brien, Valerie O’Flynn, Wendy Orr, Kathi Posliff, Michelle Salter, Erik Sansom, Bonnie Steinman and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.
Please join us in this beautiful rural setting to celebrate our community.
Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 7 pm Gallery 96 unveils its latest show Industrial Strength at Factory 163 here in Stratford, Ontario. The show uses the factory itself as its inspiration.
Artists are: Glenn Elliott, Nancy Groenestege, Lucinda Jones, Gloria Kagawa, David Leaney, Brenda MC Donnell, Wendy O’Brien, Valerie O’Flynn, Wendy Orr, Kathi Posliff, Michelle Salter, Erik Sansom, Evelyn Scott, Bonnie Steinman and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.