Herb & Margot Ariss were both artists living in London, ON who supported and nurtured the artists of their generation.  For the month of April we are featuring a sale of their personal art collection in our middle gallery.

Highlights include the following artworks:

David Blackwood, Two Survivors Discovered (from the Lost Party Series), Woodcut, 1964, Edition 13/21, 12 x 17 in. (pictured above)  SOLD

David Blackwood is one of Canada's leading printmakers and visual storytellers.  His iconic etchings of outport life illuminate Newfoundland's history, legends, and society.  During the 1960s and early 1970s, Blackwood developed one of the largest thematically linked series of prints in Canadian history, The Lost Party....

Why it's okay to be a mutant: with James Kirkpatrick by London Fuse

James Kirkpatrick must be a mutant. Forever evolving his myriad of crafts into new forms, he is one of the most hard working creative people you’ll meet. Once a prominent graffiti artist and member of the left-field hip-hop scene, he's now a prolific contemporary artist and motley musician.

You'd think that James must have emerged out of the background radiation of a creative nuclear explosion. He does zines, paintings, drawings, sculptures, books, murals, comics, musical recordings and performance. For a long time, his multifariousness made it hard to pin down what his many projects or personas had to do with one another. He has the aliases Thesis Sahib and Gym Zsahib. He's part of the band Awards (with Funken), as well as art.....

James Kirkpatrick: Secret Base by the Lake at McIntosh Gallery

April 17 - June 7, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday April 24 at 7:30pm

Curated by Matthew Purvis & James Patten

Difficult to categorize, James Kirkpatrick combines music, painting, sculpture and an array of less familiar activities in his work. He began as a graffiti artist and his unique figurative imagery is still found on walls and trains in Europe, North and South America. Over the past decade, he has increasingly worked within more traditional gallery contexts while maintaining the experimental aesthetics of outsider art.

With Secret Base by the Lake, Kirkpatrick alludes to science fiction and cartoons, mashing them up and transforming them into a highly interactive exhibition. Featuring work created since...

UPwithART reflects Unity Project’s key values of respect, cooperation, interdependence and compassion. It marries Arts & Culture with Social Services – seeing each as equally important, intimately connected and vital to our individual and social well-being.   To view artists work click HERE

Date: 12 April 2014
Time: 6:30pm doors open
Venue: The Palace Theatre – 710 Dundas St

Ticket Info Click HERE

$40 Regular Admission
$25 Accessibility Ticket (Donated Ticket)

6:30 – Doors Open
Let the bidding begin!...or you can Buy-It-Now!*

8:00 – Theatre Presentation
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We have a lost a great friend and mentor in our art world.  When he would darken our door, the sun was always behind him.  We will miss him very much having tea and laughing and dissecting the art world together.  The Woodman Room, the gallery and the art community of Canada will be forever grateful for his generosity of time and unconditional love.

Ross Greig Woodman died peacefully in his home in London, Ontario, Thursday, March 20, 2014. He is mourned by his loving wife Marion Jean (Boa). Ross was born in Port William, Kings County, Nova Scotia, November 28, 1922.

After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he received his MA from United College (now University of Winnipeg) and PhD from the University of Toronto. For nearly forty years Ross was Professor in the Department of English ...

Fury: Portraits of a turbulent world, an exhibition of paintings by Stephen Hutchings

April 5 to June 8, 2014.  The Whyte Museum Banff, Alberta

Opening Reception Saturday, April 5 7pm

In the series, Fury, Stephen Hutchings’ work is both a contemporary
reflection on landscape painting as well as a metaphoric reference to
the catastrophes and turbulence of modern society. As the frequency
of human violence and nature’s super-storms increase, our awe and fear
at their unpredictability attunes us to our own vulnerability. Fury was
originally installed at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

Fury: Moments from a Storm Music concert
Created by composer Sebastian Hutchings
Sunday, April 6, 3 PM, The Whyte Museum Banff, Alberta...

Calgary emerging artist has captured the attention of the media.  In these articles, read interviews with the artist and see images of work from his Fall 2013 NYC exhibition.

The Fox is Black by Michael Arnold, an Interview with the Painter Erik Olson.  Read HERE

Slices of Moving Art on Lancia.  Read HERE

Notable Artist Profile by Caitlin Best on Notable.  Read HERE

A Talk with...

Colossal, Huffington Post and George Stroumboulopoulos all feature Aganetha Dyck's recent collaborations with Bees. Read Articles Here.

Diana Thorneycroft featured on George Stroumboulopoulos as Canadian Artist of the Week.

Link to article HERE

Name: Diana Thorneycroft

Born: Claresholm, AB

Raised: Claresholm, AB; Belleville, ON; Penhold, AB; CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany; Cold Lake, AB; Yorkton, SK; Chatham, NB; Montreal, QC; Yellowknife, NT; Winnipeg, MB
Lives and works: Winnipeg, MB

The work: Thorneycroft’s dioramas challenge our beliefs in Canadian myths and stereotypes by using those images in surprising ways. All the requisite Canadian characters are there: Gretzky, Anne of Green Gables, Bob and Doug...

Aganetha Dyck -- Honeybee Alterations at the Ottawa School of Art, March 3 - April 13, 2014

The Ottawa School of Art is pleased to present Honeybee Alterations; an exhibition featuring works by Aganetha Dyck. The exhibition takes place from March 3 to April 13, 2014 at the Ottawa School of Art’s ByWard Market Gallery.  Join us for the opening vernissage March 6 from 5pm to 8pm to meet the artist.

Aganetha Dyck is a Canadian artist whose artistic career spans four decades. Dyck has a keen interest in environmental issues; her current research delves into the world of the honeybees and specifically the inter-species communication that exists between humans and bees. Her current exhibition allows viewers an intimate look at the delicate and fragile nature that exists between us. Dyck’s...