2013 Shantz and RBC Awards Ceremony - November 9
posted: November 5, 2013
Waterloo - On November 9, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery will present the 2013 Winifred Shantz
Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass. These prestigous national awards are presented to practising Canadian ceramic and glass artists.
The event will also include a special announcement by MPP Catherine Fife.
Attendees will enjoy a presentation by Marie Côté, a ceramic and installation artist from Montreal. Her exhibition, Of Vessels and Voices, was on view at The Clay & Glass this past summer.
Jane Buyers, a regional artist and member of the Gallery’s Board of Directors, will reflect on the first 20 years of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, since its opening in June of 1993.
The event will begin with a reception at 7pm. The ceremony will follow at 8pm.
WHO: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
WHAT: 2013 Shantz/RBC Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, ON.
For more information, please contact:
519-746-1882 ext. 235
Aaron Oussoren and Brad Turner Shortlisted for RBC Award for Glass
posted: November 5, 2013
The Clay & Glass announces shortlist for prestigious national awards.
WATERLOO (ONTARIO) CANADA • November 5, 2013: The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is pleased to announce the short-listed candidates for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass.
The candidates will attend the award ceremony at the Gallery on Saturday, November 9, where the winners will be announced.
The winner of each award receives $10,000 and the runner-up receives $1,000. The candidates for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics are Carole Epp from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Janet Macpherson from Toronto, Ontario. The candidates for the RBC Award for Glass are Aaron Oussoren from Toronto, Ontario and Brad Turner from Calgary, Alberta.
The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by the Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. The RBC Award for Glass is supported by the RBC Foundation as part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project.
The Clay & Glass presents these prestigious national awards for practicing ceramic and glass artists who have been working professionally for two to 10 years. Each award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research, or other development activities, to advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in the artist’s career.
For more information, please call Christian Bernard Singer, Curator at 519.746.1882, Ext. 230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theclayandglass.ca
Duncan McClellan Gallery - FROM STEM TO STERN, an exhibit and glass demo featuring Susan Rankin and Robert Stern - Oct 12 and 13
posted: October 7, 2013
From Stem to Stern
on Saturday, October 12th from 5:30 - 9:30pm - ArtWalk
The Duncan McClellan Gallery proudly presents FROM STEM TO STERN, an exhibit & glass demo featuring Susan Rankin and Robert Stern. Artwalk Saturday night is your opportunity to personally meet and watch these two talented artists work! Beer, wine and refreshments are available for a donation benefiting the DMG School Project.
Sunday, October 13th from 1:00 - 3:00pm - Lecture series and brunch
On Sunday, please join us for a pre-lecture brunch at 1pm with a complimentary Mimosa and "Meet and Greet" the lecturing Artists, Susan Rankin and Robert Stern. As a special thank you for attending the lecture, The Museum of Fine Arts is offering a 15% discount on the cost of the brunch. Use code "HotShop" when making phone reservations with the MFA or at the Brunch itself. (This code cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions such as museum memberships.)
At 2pm, listen to Susan Rankin and Robert Stern lecture at Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations, DMG School Project Visiting Glass Artists Series. (Free to MFA members) An Artists’ Reception and Glass Blowing Demonstration at Duncan McClellan Gallery will follow the lecture.
Duncan McClellan Glass
2342 Emerson Ave South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
Prairie Excellence - Art Gallery of Regina from August 28 - October 5, 2013
posted: October 2, 2013
Prairie Excellence is a unique and ground-breaking joint project of the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Craft Councils. The competition and exhibition, accompanied by awards, a catalogue, a website, and a multi-province tour, involved several years of idea generation, negotiation, planning, fundraising, administration, shipping and handling, photography, design and other duties by boards, staff and volunteers from all three councils. It entailed the participation of more than 160 craft artists across three provinces. Indeed, there were a few occasions when the entire idea seemed simply too much. But the risk and the work of countless people paid off. For more details, please see the Prairie Excellence website.
Congratulations : Passion for Glass Gallery and Studio 1st Anniversary
posted: September 28, 2013
Congratulations - September 28th marked the anniversary of the first successful year at Passion for Glass Gallery and Studio.
Tales of Courage from the Kingdom of the Night: Lecture and Panel Discussion - October 10
posted: September 26, 2013
October 10, 2013 • 7 pm at the Perimeter Institute
Join us for this special presentation held in conjunction with WAR: Light Within/After the Darkness
Eli Rubenstein, a celebrated speaker and storyteller, will bring the past to life through stories and songs about heroic figures who stood up to evil and fought back against the Nazis with body and soul. The stories to be shared will include: accounts of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’, non-Jews who risked their very lives to save their persecuted Jewish sisters and brothers; examples of Jewish heroism, such as Abba Kovner, Janusz Korczak and Hannah Senesh; and the stories of bravery and courage shared by Holocaust survivors now living in Canada. After his presentation, Mr. Rubenstein will lead a panel discussion with two Holocaust Survivors and two exhibition artists (Laura Donefer and Chari Cohen)
Register now! There is no cost to attend, but donations to the Gallery will be accepted at the door.
Following the lecture and discussion, join us at the Gallery for light refreshments and to view the exhibition.
This event has been made possible through the generous support of Pamela Bierstock and Joyce & Gordon Strauss.
Eli Rubenstein is National Director of the March of the Living, an annual educational program that gathers thousands of youth in Poland and Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israel’s Independence Day. He is also Director of Education for March of the Living International organizing their annual commemorative ceremonies in Poland as well as overseeing the organization’s international educational efforts. Since its inception in 1988, more youth have travelled to Poland and Israel on the March of the Living than on any other educational program. Mr. Rubenstein is also the religious leader of Congregation Habonim, a Toronto synagogue founded by Holocaust survivors, a position he has held for 25 years.
Galerie Elena Lee - BRAD COPPING - Paddle Forward - September 10 - October 2, 2013
posted: August 30, 2013
Opening - Tuesday September 10, 5 to 7 pm
The canoe has a place of honour in this exhibition of Brad Copping’s recent work. Living in Ontario, never far from a lake or river, canoes have been part of his life since early childhood. The image of a boat in one sense is interchangeable with the image of the house. It means “shelter”. But it is also the symbol of movement, freedom, connectedness to other beings and the world at large.
The imagery of water has been at the center of Copping’s work for many years and the canoe is that original means of transport in a country with vast tracts of wilderness crisscrossed with innumerable waterways. The canoe, a creation of the native Indians, lies at the heart of Canada’s early history, allowing exploration, trade and a way of life where man is dependent first and foremost on his will of survival and strength of muscle and purpose. Copping is primarily an artist in search of powerful symbols illustrating the human condition, its instability, the perpetual motion that is life and where man has to find balance just like in a canoe amidst the rushing waters. Paddle Forward though is a summons to courage. Never mind the facilities of our modern life and the problems and dangers it entails. Paddle forward! Rely on your strength of will and character, your paddle, your canoe!
Copping’s work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally. His work is in important private and public collections, among which The Speed Art Museum in Louisville Kentucky, The Royal Ontario Museum and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
1460 Sherbrooke Ouest. Suite A Montréal (Québec) H3G 1K4 514-844-6009
The artist is very grateful for the financial assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.
Congratulations to Julia Reimer
posted: August 29, 2013
Congratulations to Julia Reimer (Black Diamond) who has been selected to create a one of a kind piece for the winner of Stage Four of the Tour of Alberta. The most difficult stage of the tour will feature elite cyclists and Tour de France winners. The piece to be presented to the winner was chosen because it's mineral tones reflect the resource based history of Black Diamond, the start and end point for Stage Four and the swirling gesture of the top was reflective of the motion and speed of the cyclists.
Artist Julia Reimer, who created this piece, received the RBC National Glass prize and has had a career marked by successes both at home and internationally. While her work has been international recognized, she derives her inspiration from the changing landscape of Southern Alberta. Her work can be found in numerous public, corporate and private collections, including the collection of Emperor and Empress of Japan. Julia has recently returned to Alberta from Australia where she was an artist in residence at the National Glass Centre in Canberra and was a finalist for the prestigious Ranamok Prize. Julia currently lives in Black Diamond, AB, where she owns and operates Firebrand Glass Studio with her partner Tyler Rock.
Both Julia and Tyler works will be on display at the Arts Festival associated with the Tour of Alberta and their studio will be open to visitors for demonstrations and sales during the festival. Further information can be found at www.firebrandglass.ca
photo: John Dean
Alex Anagnostou - public art sculpture, Migration installed in Mississauga
posted: August 27, 2013
Alex Anagnostou is pleased to reveal her latest public art sculpture, Migration, which was installed on August 6, 2013 at the corners of Duke of York and Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga, Ontario. The design for the project was created in 2011 and completing the installation of the 12 foot high stainless steel, aluminium and sandcast glass sculpture has been a huge undertaking, involving six different fabricators for the metal components, with the glass being cast by hand at the Living Arts Centre where Alex is a resident artist. One part of the sculpture on the southeast corner shows a flock of birds taking off while the other side, on the southwest corner, shows birds flying in a V formation.
The work is inspired by the loss of bird populations and diversity in nature particularly noticeable to the artist in the downtown core of Mississauga. The sculpture recalls the story of the now extinct Passenger Pigeon which once roosted in the southern Mississauga area in the 1800's. Numbering in the "billions", the massive group of birds would sound like thunder in the distance and block the sun like a solar eclipse. The last passenger pigeon died in a zoo in 1914, the publicity of which inspired the environmental conservation movement in the 20th century.
Alex would like to thank the many people who helped to work on this project; namely Peter Renolds at Zoom Technologies Inc., Patrick Fisher , Collin Zhou, Jeff Chadwick, Greg, Royal, Brimac, Dysant Precision Welding, Commex, and Yvonne and Tony at the City of Mississauga.