• Renew: A Juried Exhibition opens

    renewthumbThe Brock Art Club of 2012/13 will be hosting it’s first annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharines.

    Renew: A Juried Exhibition

    When: March 2 to March 15th, 2013
    Opening reception: March 2nd 7:00 pm
    Location: Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
    Gallery Hours:
    Wednesday to Friday 10am – 5pm
    Saturday 12nn – 4pm
    or often by chance
    Cost: Free
    Sponsor: Brock Art Club 2012/2013
    Contact: Lynzey Ruscitti

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  • VISA Honours Exhibit: PERCEPTIONISTS

    Rodman Hall Art Centre
    109 St. Paul Crescent St. Catharines,
    ON L2S 1M3 

    April 21 – May 6, 2012
    Opening reception: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. 

    PERCEPTIONISTS, the 2012 edition of the Brock University Visual Arts Honours Exhibit features artworks by three graduating honours students from the Department of Visual Arts: Sarah Beattie, Danny Fast, and Carrie Perreault.

    This exhibition is the culmination of eight months of work where students pursued the creation of a body of artwork. Under the mentorship of Visiting Artist Donna Szoke, and Assistant Professor Duncan MacDonald, students individually explored diverse mediums ranging from video, performance, painting, photography, and installation.

    Irene Loughlin, an interdisciplinary artist and instructor at Brock University writes, “The works in this exhibition engage both the artist and the viewer, underscoring the complex relationships between illusion and representation, obsolescence and contemporaneity, technology and biology, difference and normativity. These three artists give concrete form to some of the outstanding contradictions inherent in our contemporary lives, challenging established perceptions while opening a space that might allow for the emergence of new subjectivities.”

    The Department of Visual Arts has a long tradition of presenting work of graduating students mentored in its Honours Studio program. Students accepted into this course develop a cohesive body of work that will support their entry into graduate school MFA programs and act as a strong portfolio for future artistic endeavours.

    Such exhibits from the Department of Visual Arts are key to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ mandate to connect the community with the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University.

    Join us for the opening reception of PERCEPTIONISTS on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7 p.m., held at Rodman Hall Art Centre. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday: 1 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and statutory holidays.

    Promotional Video:


    PERCEPTIONISTS on Facebook

    Media day: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 2 p.m., held at Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, ON.

    Media inquiries:

    Marie Balsom, Communications,
    Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts,
    Brock University
    T: 905-688-5550. x4765 | E: mbalsom@brocku.ca | W: brocku.ca/visualarts

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  • Cogeco coverage of Student Photography Exhibit

    The opening reception of VISA’s student photography exhibition “Who’s Afraid of the Darkroom” was recently covered by TV Cogeco. Click here to view the piece, including an interview with instructor Amy Friend.

    “Who’s Afraid of the Darkroom” can be found in the Sean O’Sullivan Lobby until January 30th.

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