Community sculpture at City Hall

Staff memo. Some staff members have asked about the sculpture that has been taking shape here at City Hall over the past few weeks – you may have seen the ceramic tiles in the space under the main stairs on the ground floor. Entitled Tower of Dreams, this is a community sculpture project that was completed as part of this summer’s Market Mornings program in Market Square. Over the course of four Saturday mornings in August 2014, about 200 people […]

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Guided tour will showcase Civic Precinct artworks

Press release. To celebrate the completion of the Civic Precinct art project, members of the public are invited to a reception to meet celebrated Canadian artist Ted Fullerton. Fullerton’s artworks—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in Hand, Bird/Watching, and Perch—were installed last month and unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station, and the Guelph Farmer’s Market building. The sculptures establish a sightline for people to engage with the installation as they move along Carden Street. Following a short reception […]

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Artist banner launch on Quebec Street

DGBA press release. Take a stroll along Quebec Street this summer and enjoy the outdoor gallery experience. 12 Guelph-based artists were selected by the Downtown Guelph Business Association and the Guelph Arts Council to be featured on banners adorning poles on this historic street. Photographer Dean Palmer captured the artists’ portraits and their work. From cartoonist Seth and painter Ron Shuebrook, to jeweller Michelle Miller and blacksmith Graeme Sheffield, the banners honour local artists and their contribution to the community. […]

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2014 Art on the Street, Saturday July 12th

    DGBA press release. Monday July 7th through Saturday July 12th Location: Downtown Guelph Admission: Free to art lovers of all ages Contact: Sam Jewell, Events Coordinator, 519 836 6144 or events@downtownguelph.com Art in the Shops Monday July 7th through Saturday July 12th As an exciting preview to the 11th annual Art on the Street, the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) has paired participating artists with downtown venues for a preview of selected artwork prior to the event. Art […]

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Public art installation in Guelph’s downtown

Press release. On Monday, July 7, Ted Fullerton, a celebrated Canadian artist, will install four sculptures in Guelph’s Civic Precinct—the open space bordered by Wilson, Carden, and Farquhar streets. Fullerton’s art will unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station and the Guelph Farmer’s Market building. The four sculptures—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in Hand, Bird/Watching, and Perch—will establish a sightline for people to engage with the installation as they move along Carden Street. Last summer, the City of […]

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Pearl Van Geest becomes Guelph’s first ‘Artist in the Community’

Press release. Guelph artist Pearl Van Geest has been selected as this year’s ‘Artist in the Community’—a cultural initiative that encourages artistic activity in a variety of community spaces such as municipal buildings, parks, and other venues. “We are excited to have Pearl be part of this initiative,” says Sally Wismer, chair of the City’s Public Art Committee. “Pearl brings a wealth of community art experience and her environmentally focused work is a great fit with this year’s outdoor location.” […]

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Art work in City Hall meeting rooms

Staff memo. I was happy to participate in this project. As some of you may have noticed, there is currently artwork being installed in our four City Hall ground floor meeting rooms (A, B, C and D). This installation is a continuation of our partnership with the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. As part of the agreement with the City, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre provides artworks from its collection for hanging in public spaces within City Hall, and so this […]

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Guelph bringing art to unexpected places

Press release. Local artists are invited to submit applications as the City launches its first ever Artist in the Community program. The new cultural initiative encourages artistic activity in a variety of community spaces such as municipal buildings, parks, and other community venues. “This program is an exciting new opportunity for artists in Guelph,” says Sally Wismer, chair of the Public Art Committee. “We look forward to seeing the creative ways applicants propose to use a space in our city […]

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Building/Dance brings two Canadian cultural leaders to Guelph

River Run presents Building/Dance, a special free-admission event featuring celebrated Canadian dancer and choreographer Laurence Lemieux and internationally renowned architect Donald Schmitt on Sunday, March 9th, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Cooperators Hall. Laurence Lemieux of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie and Donald Schmitt of Diamond Schmitt Architects will share their engaging and personal story of how a design project led to the creation of a flourishing community cultural hub, and inspired a unique choreographic collaboration. “Building/Dance is ultimately […]

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Boarding House OPEN STUDIO 2014 | THURSDAY, FEB 13 | 6-8pm

BOARDING HOUSE ARTS INCUBATOR OPEN STUDIO 2014 Thursday, February 13, 6-8 pm 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph Boarding House Arts invites the public to the Arts Incubator Open Studio 2014 – an opportunity to meet our 7 incubator artists and view their most recent work in the intimate setting of their studios. Incubator resident artists include Whitney Arnott, Colin Carney, Annie Dunning, Monika Hauck, Gabriel Parniak, Adrienne Spier, and Rachel Vanderzwet. A selection of their art, curated by Renann Isaacs, […]

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