- Michelle Allard, Highlife, 2007, multicoloured office paper, cardboard, 11′ x 9′ x 7′, courtesy of the artist. Michelle is in residence at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery to Jan 20 creating Materialscape.
January is the ideal time for you to become acquainted with our Region´s public galleries. Not only are all of the receptions and talks on the following list free, but all are welcome, no art experience is required. So come as you are, have fun and connect with other would be enthusiasts. The best part is that you don´t have to go far to find amazing experiences.
In an effort to help you navigate the tangle of opening receptions, artist talks and special events at KW´s public galleries – I present THE LIST. Though certainly not exhaustive, I hope that it will inspire you to get out there and experience something new.
Openings & Talks
to January 23 | Titanic Continues
THEMUSEUM: Titanic continues to Jan 23, check their website for hours and specials. Details>
to January 20 | Michelle Allard in Residence
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: Vancouver artist Michelle Allard works in residence with community volunteers. Their efforts, 50,000 rolls of paper will then be used to create Materialscape> (Watch for coverage by WLU students on the Gallery’s blog Free-Admission.)
January 8 – 2:30 pm | Opening Reception
Cambridge Galleries Queen´s Square: Dianne Bos´s Reading Room. Details>
January 9 – 2pm | Artist Talk
Cambridge Galleries Queen´s Square: Dianne Bo speaks about her exhibition Reading Room. Details>
January 9 -2-4 pm | Opening Reception
Homer Watson House & Gallery: Forest Heights Collegiate graduating Class Exhibition 3 Seconds! Details>
January 11 – 7 pm | Alliance for a Grand Community Arts & Culture Rally
Conrad Center, Kitchener: Follow the rally live from your arm chair. Details>
January 13 – 5-8 pm | Opening Reception
University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG): Balint Zsako´s Works on Paper and Susy Oliveira´s Your face, like a lone nocturnal garden in Worlds where Suns spin ´round. Details>
January 16 – 1-5 pm | Opening Reception
Canada Clay and Glass Gallery: Opening of Brash Sophistication: Two American Pop Artists Redefine Minimalism. Details>
January 19 – 6:30 pm | Opening Reception
Cambridge Galleries Preston: Opening of Richard Nixon´s Impossible Things. Details>
January 20 – 7 pm | Artist Talk: Michelle Allard
Vancouver based artist Michelle Allard talks about her new exhibition Materialscape which is being created at the Gallery from January 5 to 20 with the help of community volunteers.
January 21 – 7 pm | Opening Reception
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: Opening celebration of Michelle Allard´s Materialscapes, Robert Linsley´s Geomorphic Fantasy and Colwyn Griffith´s Something About Time. Details>
January 25 – 6:30 pm | Opening Reception
Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside: Opening Reception of Next North. Details>
Save the Date
February 2 – 7 pm | Groundhog Day Meet-Up (free)
Presented by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery & Wonderful Waterloo. See the facebook event teaser>
February 25 | BMO Studio 54
THEMUSEUM´s annual fundraising bash, get NAUGHTYcal at 2011´s party of the year. Details>
March 15 | Gala
Cambridge Galleries: Arti Gras! Not to be missed annual fundraiser. Details>
The Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall features a new exhibition monthly>
THEMUSEUM continues its evolution as the place to be. Check their site often for impromptu parties, special events and the Opening of Finding Tom>
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery opens up space to the community for special events, partnerships and experimental stuff with co|lab>
The Waterloo Regional Museum will open its exhibitions in late 2011. See what´s coming here>
Centre in the Square has opened up their studio space to performers on a revenue sharing basis. Check out the deets on RQ Magazine>
Amazing groups and venues like Neruda Productions and The Registry Theater are also offering a wide variety of performances.