Friday, June 29, 2012

Enjoy the Summer!

The Artists for Kids office will close next week (Wednesday, July 4) for the summer.  We are looking forward to 2 action-packed weeks at camp at Paradise Valley and then the opening of the gallery in the fall.  Watch here for announcements for upcoming events.

Friday, June 22, 2012

John Hartman

Artists for Kids patron John Hartman has an exhibit at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto until July 14th.

Cut and Paste Exhibit.

Many of our AfK artist patrons are participating in the current exhibit "Cut and Paste" at the Equinox Project Space until July 14th. Including Rodney Graham, Gathie Falk, Toni Onley, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe and Etienne Zack. Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 11, 2012 - Move-in DayThe

Monday, June 11th was the day we've all been waiting for.  The day started with a meet and greet on the 5th floor.  What a view
Bill and Julie get ready for the day ahead.
but eventually we got most of them put away.

The boxes seemed endless...

Mavis, Julie and Wing take a minute to try out the new chairs.
Mavis' desk is yet to arrive, but this is where it will be.
The gallery won't be open until October, but look at the space we've got.

Looking out the window towards Lonsdale.

The Shadbolt Classroom is an inviting spot - so much light!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

This is it!

This is the weekend of our big move!  Our offices at the LMCC are now closed and we will be opening in our new location at 2121 Lonsdale next week.  The gallery will be opening in October, so watch for upcoming events.

We managed to get it all into boxes ...
and there it is, empty.  somewhat sad, but we're looking forward to our new space!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thinking Outside the Canvas Spring '12 Day 4

On the fourth and final day of the Thinking Outside the Canvas workshop, the students dove right into their canvases, pulling together all of the studies and other painted, printed and drawn pieces they had done during the first 3 sessions, and using fragments from these to build a mixed-media collage on their large prepared surfaces.  

This series of photos shows the progression of Launi's piece from Day 1 to its final incarnation... 

Lots of cutting and ripping and gluing ensued, and then some more cutting as the pieces were turned and analyzed to create  better compositions.  The final pieces were each completely different from each other, but all quite spectacular...see for yourself!