The other day, I had some time to do errands and I ended up taking in some of the wonderful group shows going on in the city right now. My first stop was the Boarding House Arts on Dublin St. and Waterloo Ave. The Art Gallery of Guelph (formerly the Macdonald Steward Art Centre) has a pop up shop group show representing some of the artists in the Art Sales and Rental gallery in the main space until June 27th.
Some lovely work in the entrance gallery by James Olley, Colin Carney and Alison Judd. Unfortunately for snap shots- all works on paper under glass. The one above was the best I could get, Alison Judd's 'Log Jam Study 1'
Robert Achtemichuk's gouache paintings on silk
The catalogue fire sale where the deals were just too good to pass up.
My etching and washi work on canvas 'looking up is its own reward'
24" x 96" 2015
Ryan Price's 'I mother' graphite on plaster
In the Capacity 3 gallery space (still in Boarding House Arts) there was a fantastic show by artist Ekow Nimako, 'Building Black'
Ekow Nimako's Smiling Doll. All of the works are made from lego pieces. Accompanying the sculptures are written works that are worth reading. I really enjoyed this show.
Over in the New Guelph Civic Museum up on the hill on Cork St. between Norfolk and Dublin there is a wonderful group show by local artists to celebrate John McCrea and his poem, In Flanders Fields. This is the 100th anniversary of the poem.
Randy Sutherland's photo, Guelph Graffiti Remembering IFF
Nikki Menzies painting, A Field of Poppies
In Flanders Fields 1915, 2015, 2115: Past, @Present, Future Peace Robot Utopia
by Barbara Cohen and Jay Lefler
Anne Holman's textile piece, McCrae House Poppies
These are just a few photos of the many lovely works at the various venues. You should probably go visit to see all the works. Also, a great group show at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art in downtown Guelph until August 1st. Coming up soon for downtown Guelph is the annual Art On The Street event. You can preview the list of artists through the link or on the Downtown Guelph website. Really looking forward to this!