The Georgina Center for Arts & Culture is gearing up to Celebrate Pride & the creativity of those in our community who identify as LGBTQ2S.
We are looking to engage local and emerging artists; inviting them to be the driving force of our very first Queer Art Exhibition. This Georgina Pride is our opportunity to showcase the creative work of the LGBTQ2S members of our community.
The exhibition will be featured in our Gallery. In addition, the works will become part of a Virtual Gallery that will be on our Facebook page and will live on in our new website which will be launched later this year.
Don’t hold back! If you can imagine it – create it – and let us shine a light on it. There are no limitations on this call out, all mediums or forms and contributions welcomed. This Pride we acknowledge and celebrate how far we have come, but the conversation and the journey must continue. We want you to be part of the dialogue.
You will need to coordinate Drop Off by emailing: email@example.com
We are very excited to for the very first time celebrate PRIDE with our community. Covid may be limiting in person events but that won’t stop us. We continue to work on the deliverables of our new Strategic Plan in spite of the lockdown and Equity and Diversity is at the top of our list. We want to shine a light on those members of our community who find their voice through their art!
AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION!
Thank you Zoe Perrin, Valerie Pring, and Thelma Sellers for generously donating 16 paintings for our new online auction!
Click on the image below to visit the auction.
Click the image to see the virtual exhibition Love in the time of COVID
Love in the Time of Covid is a social experiment. Could we, in our small town of Georgina and into York Region, tap into the writers and artists among us to create a representation of our local experience of the Covid pandemic?
A diverse group of writers, including a local geography teacher, a Minister, a Blues Musician, poets and retirees were given the task of writing 250 words to describe an experience of love during this difficult time.
An equally diverse group of artists, including an architect, a farmer, a quilter, a photographer, a stained glass artisan and several members of the Georgina Studio Tour were each given a different piece of writing and invited to create a visual representation.
The results are diverse, engaging, inspiring, and thought provoking. Prepare to be amused, intrrigued and entertained by these thoughts of love. “Love in the Time of Covid” is a heartfelt distraction from the anxious boredom we all seem to be feeling.
Please let us know which was your favourite and why. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re looking forward to showing you what our community can do.
Make an offer! Starting price $150
You can download all available reports from the REPORTS page in the menu (or click here).
– GCAC Strategic Plan, 2020-2025
– The minutes of the 2020 AGM
– The Executive Director’s report for October 2020
– Several GAC reports generated during the closure
Paintings by Sherry Crawford
Kijicho-Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm