Director's Message

Director's Message


Welcome to the winter issue of our member’s newsletter. In this dark season of long nights, snow and ice, Rodman Hall Art Centre is pleased to bring you scintillating opportunities to engage with what’s hot in contemporary art. We have a full season of exhibitions, HOT TALKS, classes, workshops and events to keep you engaged and inspired, in spite of the weather.

Rodman Hall is very pleased to be presenting two important contemporary Canadian artists: Ottawa-based painter Melanie Authier and St. Catharines’ own Jimmy Limit, in solo exhibitions curated by Marcie Bronson. Authier paints light-filled abstractions that conjure tumult in the technological storm. Limit critiques our consumer impulses in photographs that propose new formations of brightly coloured utilitarian objects that would normally be overlooked. Both artists present alternative views on the world around us that dialogue with beauty and imbalance. Just as spring begins to tease in March, Rodman Hall will present annual exhibitions by emerging artists from Brock’s Visual Arts department. I know you will enjoy all of these shows and the HOT TALKS, tours and events associated with them.

The winter will fly by, and spring will soon be upon us. Please save the date of Thursday June 12, 2014 on your calendars for our springtime fundraiser called “The Artful Garden Party”. This garden party will take place outdoors on the spectacular grounds surrounding Rodman Hall and will feature fine cuisine, Niagara wines, music and entertainment. The garden will be the site of many artful happenings and surprises. You won’t want to miss this event – reserve your tickets today. Regular price is $125 each, remember members get a discount (only $110).

I look forward to greeting you at the Gallery in the season ahead,

Stuart Reid