Category: Arts

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]