January Art Gallery Listings in Windsor Essex

Wednesday, January 1 to Friday, January 31

ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR

October 19, 2019 – January 26, 2020
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut – Nunatsiavut produces art that is distinct within the world of Canadian and circumpolar Inuit art.  Inuit artists and craftspeople from Nunatsiavut have traditionally used stone and wood for carving; fur, hide, and sealskin for wearable art; and saltwater seagrass for basketry, as well as wool, metal, cloth, beads and paper. In recent decades, they have produced work in a variety of contemporary art media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, and ceramics, while also working with traditional materials in new and unexpected ways. SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut is the first major exhibition on the art of the Labrador Inuit.

Northern Narratives: Cape Dorset Prints – This exhibition includes print images from 17 Inuit artists published by the Kinngait Studios Cape Dorset during the late 1950s and into the 1970s. This project focuses on stories of traditional Inuit life exploring themes of hunting, travel, wildlife and the spiritual power of Canada’s North.

60th Anniversary: West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative – The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established in 1959 in Cape Dorset. The first annual Cape Dorset print collection was released the same year, containing images produced by Inuit artists in the region. This exhibition includes prints and a selection of catalogues documenting the Annual Graphics Collections produced since 1959 by the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative’s Kinngait studio in Cape Dorset.

Recent Acquisitions – This exhibition features a selection of historical, modern and contemporary art showcasing key areas in which the collection has been developed. Recent collecting areas include art by artists of Anishnaabe and Inuit ancestry, and art from the Windsor-Essex region and western Canada.

Ongoing
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.

January Gallery Events
First Thursdays – January 2
Enjoy extended gallery hours through 9 pm on the first Thursday of the month.  Enjoy a third floor guided tour at 7 pm.

Guided Tours – January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Enjoy learning about the AGW’s collection and the current exhibitions. Guided tours are informal and support your artistic interests.  Tours are led by the AGW’s Gallery Guide educators.
2 – 3 pm; Included in Admission

Family Fun Sundays in the Studio – January 5, 12, 19, 26
Join AGW’s signature family-friendly program with local artist-led workshops and participate in a hands-on activity related to the current exhibitions. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. January’s featured instructor is Kathryn Pasquach.
1 – 4 pm; Included in Gallery Admission
Second Floor Studio

Remembering Through Art for Persons with Dementia & Their Care Partners – January 9
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.
11 am – 12 pm; Call Alzheimer Society of Windsor Essex County 519-974-2220 ext. 231 to register

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

LEAMINGTON ARTS CENTRE

8×10: 2020 Amateur Photography Contest
This annual exhibit features striking photographs in three categories: 1) Nature and Wildlife, 2) Hometown and Travel, and 3) Everything Else.  There are three prizes in each category and a People’s Choice Award.
Opening Reception and Awards – Friday January 17, 7 – 9 pm

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

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