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August Art Gallery Listings in Windsor Essex

Thursday, August 1 to Saturday, August 31


July 19 – August 31, 2019
JP King: The Department of Discard Culture – This exhibit presents a constellation of multimedia works by JP King whose diverse research practice focuses on the ways in which material waste shapes our culture. The exhibit includes a documentary film about municipal waste management, billboard-sized psychedelic photographs of garbage, portraits of abandoned mattresses and more.
Opening Reception – July 19 7 – 9 pm

Wed – Sat 12 – 5 pm
519-977-6564, Artcite
Artcite – 
109 University Ave. W., Windsor


November 30, 2018 – September 29, 2019
Kenneth Saltmarche: Dedicated Visions 
– This exhibition presents a range of Saltmarche’s art which demonstrates his interest in exploring several art genres over the duration of his artistic practice.

May 31 – September 29, 2019
401 West! Portrait of the Region – Artists from the 1940’s to present day explore aspects of the region through diverse media representing the cultural communities of London, Windsor, Chatham and Detroit. A wide variety of painting, photography, sculpture and graphic arts are on view. The exhibition features modern and contemporary art spanning eight decades, including some never-before-seen acquisitions.

August 1, 2019
First Thursdays – Enjoy extended gallery hours through 9 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Remembering Through Art for Persons with Dementia & Their Care Partners – In partnership with the Alzheimer Society Windsor-Essex County, AGW offers informal guided tours of the Gallery’s Canadian Art collection. This program offers a calming and relaxing opportunity to engage with artworks that support processes of remembering and storytelling for Alzheimer clients and their care partners. To register please sign up at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County or call 519-974-2220 ext. 231 or email generalinformatio@aswecare.com.  This event is 11am – 12pm on the third floor.

Artist Talk with Zeke Moores – Zeke Moores spent his youth and early adult life in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and moved to Windsor in 2003. He is a BFA graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2001) and an MFA graduate from the University of Windsor (2005). From 2006 to 2015 he worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor teaching metal fabrication. Also educated as a blacksmith, he brings this working experience to his sculptures. In 2011 Moore was short-listed for the prestigious Sobey Art Award, which recognizes Canadian artists under the age of 40. He currently lives and works in Windsor.  Enjoy Artist Talk with Zeke Moores from 7 – 8 pm.

Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection at 75 Years – Includes many of your favorite works and those which have truly defined the Gallery’s collection as high quality. Notably enriched in this exhibition is the Gallery’s continuing commitment to Indigenous histories.

August Weekend Guided Tours – All summer long, enjoy learning about the AGW’s collection through the current exhibitions. Guided tours run Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 3 pm.  August tours will meet on the third floor.

Wed – Sun 11 am – 5 pm; $10 Adult, $5 Youth (ages 6 – 17), $5 Student (with valid ID)
519-977-0013, Art Gallery of Windsor
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor

Common Ground Art Gallery

August 15 – 28, 2019
Soul Candy: Tammy Maxine – Join Tammy Maxine for her first show.

Tues – Sat 10 am – 5 pm
519-252-6380, Common Ground Art Gallery
Common Ground Art Gallery (at Mackenzie Hall) – 3277 Sandwich St., Windsor


July 30 – August 26, 2019
Colour and Movement: Hazel Riley and Vivian Klinck – Hazel Riley’s study of art was fostered in her country or origin, Trinidad and Tobago.  Vivian was drawn to oil painting as a moth to a flame from the first day she touched a painting. These two artists come together to create an exhibit of Essex County fields and wild landscapes viewed in ribbons. A fresh look at our surroundings, with a combination of rhythm and colour that depicts the land we live in.

August 29 – September 22, 2019
Unified by Design: Dennis K. Smith – This exhibit features Dennis’s latest works, a combination of pieces created by a cohesive collection of three-dimensional assemblages on wooden substrates and works on canvas substrates, which give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane. Both of these techniques create impactful and exciting paintings.

Mon – Sun 11 am – 5 pm; Free Entry, Donations Appreciated
519-736-2826, Gibson Gallery
Gibson Gallery – 140 Richmond St., Amherstburg

Leamington Arts Centre

July 30 – August 24, 2019
The Truth Has Legs: Talysha Bujold-Abu
– The Truth Has Legs is a series of large scale drawings that examine a sense of the-self and a sense of otherness; pattern becoming visual narrative as a method of exploring shifting interpretations of identity.
Opening Reception – Friday August 9 4 – 9 pm

Enter Fantasago 3: Jay Raven – The artwork on display for this exhibition will reflect a deeply personal and enlightening journey into the wild and wonderous depths of imagination and creativity. It will intend to inspire and challenge the audience, and initiate dialogue on the many avenues of discovery, growth and whimsy which creativity offers. Jay Raven is a self-taught visual artist, working and living in Windsor, Ontario. He is an accomplished painter, illustrator and muralist, and his work has been exhibited throughout Essex County, Windsor and Detroit.
Opening Reception – Friday August 9 4 – 9pm

Local DIY – Shop Local? Buy Local? Love Local? This exhibit showcases the do-it yourselfers out there who create handmade, unique and one of a kind arts and crafts from driftwood to fabricated steel furniture, wearables like clothing or jewelry, textiles and housewares…if it’s handmade, it’s here! Artisans show off their creativity and unique style for crafting in this celebratory DIY exhibit.
Opening Reception – Friday August 9 4 – 9pm

Tues & Wed 10 am – 4:30 pm, Thurs & Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat & Sun 12 – 5 pm: Free Entry, Donations Appreciated
519-326-2711, Leamington Arts Centre
Leamington Arts Centre – 72 Talbot St. W., Leamington