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THE GALLERY IS REOPENING!

Good Afternoon GAC family, friends and members.

Welcome to fall, and welcome back to your gallery. It has been a long time since you visited.

The “buzz” around our return to The Georgina Studio Tour and soft reopening has been loud and clear and has taken us to the next steps.

The Board of Directors and I struggled with the question “How do we manage what we are told could be the new norm?” We wanted to be confident that reopening the gallery was the correct decision. At our recent Board of Directors meeting a vote was taken, the decision was unanimous and it was decided that the hours of operation for the gallery in the immediate would be:

Thursday 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We have been working closely with the Town of Georgina specific to the required protocols and we are ready. I would like to thank them for their enormous support. We will continue to work with them moving forward. They too are invested in their gallery.

As CERB was ending we wanted to support our staff in their return to work. The financial impact of a much reduced work week is not lost on our Board of Directors. The increase in the number of Covid19 cases is having an enormous impact on all of us. In an effort to decrease these numbers the Provincial Government is reducing the number of individuals allowed in public spaces. The reduction from 25 including staff to 10 is huge. This announcement has impacted our ability to deliver programming, manage our retail and engage in fundraising efforts. That being said, our priority must be to keep our staff and community safe. We can only see this decision as a positive one as we move forward working within the parameters that seem to change daily.

In speaking with the Mayor on Georgina Life last week we acknowledged that nothing was happening as quickly as we wanted it to. Reopening the doors is more than turning the key in the lock. We all need to be patient.

Georgina together we are strong! Community engagement is what we do! Creativity is an essential part of a healthy, vibrant community and that is who we are!

On behalf of all of us at the GAC thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Grant Peckford,
Executive Director

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GEORGINA STUDIO TOUR

We invite you to an art enthusiast’s weekend getaway in Georgina, Ontario!

The Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery is very excited to be part of the art extravaganza that is the Georgina Studio Tour (Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

We are pleased   to open our doors again and welcome you back home! With 24 artists and artisans to visit, there is a lot to experience – and a visit to your own gallery will not disappoint you. Come through our doors and enter a world of Indigenous art. We are showcasing the art of three artists from the community: Sherry Crawford, Jake Charles and Lauri Hoeg. Each artwork has a story to tell and to be enjoyed.

In keeping with the Town of Georgina’s “Shop Local” campaign we invite you to bid on a donated item in the silent auction. This is your opportunity to own a piece of the 2020 Georgina Studio Tour! Thanks to the generosity of the participating artists and artisans, our silent auction will provide you an opportunity to shop local and support your local art gallery.

Explore and experience this highlight of the fall season in Georgina. Learn more about the Studio Tour and download the tour map at georginastudiotour.com.

To ensure everyone’s safety while visiting the gallery we request that you wear a mask indoors, use hand sanitizer and practice social distancing.

Please join us as we celebrate the reopening of our gallery, and once again become connected with our community through the arts.

 

Grant Peckford, Executive Director

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Exhibition of paintings

by Sherry Crawford

Kijicho-Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation
In the Main Gallery – you can visit the exhibition as a part of the Georgina Studio Tour on Saturday September 26 (10-5) and Sunday September 27 (10-5).
 

Sherry is from the Kijicho-Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation. She believes that through art we can connect all people, because seeing art and creating is a healing process. Sherry enjoys painting with acrylic on canvas, digital paintings, oil and pencil drawing. She has always enjoyed the creative process and always takes on a new challenge if it is an art form. Sherry shares an important teaching about her communities. It is done with “stones”, representing our beautiful people. It is about the effects of residential school in a very respectful and powerful way. She also shares a “talking stick” workshop, which is a wonderful tool to learn respectful communication and to be creative.

You can DOWNLOAD THE CATALOGUE here.

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UPDATE Friday, September 25

from the curator:

The trees seemed to know exactly when September 22 had arrived this year – suddenly they are decked in those beautiful autumnal colours!

Time to paint the leaves! Well, I don’t mean ‘paint the leaves,’ I mean ‘paint the leaves.’ Send me autumn! Let’s deck our virtual gallery with the fall.

I am posting a teaser image here. What is the story behind this photo? What title would you give it? Go search through the Virtual Galleries to find the answers!

I shall change the image regularly.

See you in the Virtual Gallery!

We also post regularly on our social media.

 

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Secrets Behind Paintings! 

Canceled, new dates will be posted as soon as possible

A new series of art presentations given by Ewa Chwojko.

Mondays at noon

– Prince of Painters

Angelica, Rosa, and Mela Conquer the Art World

Pop Provocateur

Music in Art, with special guest…

$17 per class (members: $15)

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WINE & WHIMSY

Canceled. A new date will be posted as soon as possible.

Workshop with Lynda Quirino.

You create a “Bo Ho” wall hanging. Very trendy! 

Please register by Thursday March 19 to be sure of a place!

A new exhibition for your artworks!

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This exhibition will be reschedule

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High Tea at the GAC

Canceled. A new date will be posted as soon as possible.

When we celebrate the reopening of the Arts Centre, we will do it with a special High Tea!

When the time comes, please come and join us at the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

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CLASSES, WORKSHOPS,…

Of course, everything is on hold for now, but in general there are lots of classes available all year at the GAC.

You can read all about them and find the schedules by clicking the image, or you can click the menu at the top.

There are also a number of workshops that are offered from time to time. They are listed with the classes, and they will be announced here on the NEWS page.

Songwriting workshop

Ed Winacott is offering songwriting workshops.

Next workshop will be announced when the date is known.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Ed Winacott          invites…Open Mic

Next session will be announced when the date is known.

The stage is open! A welcoming listening venue for new talent to test the waters or for experienced performers to perhaps try out new material.

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Fourth Sunday in each month.

 

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Tuesday Luncheons

The date for the next luncheon will be posted here as soon as it is known.

Join us for our monthly Tuesday Luncheon in the Gallery as we partake of a delectable menu every month.

3rd Tuesday of every month, at noon.

 

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Opening hours:

Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm