Annual Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Redtail Golf Course at 7020 Mill Road
Port Stanley , Ontario , Canada , N5L 1J2
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

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This year the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre will be hosting their annual “Redtail Silent Auction and Cocktail Party”, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:30pm, in the club house of the beautiful and exclusive Redtail Golf Course.  As their major signature event, the funds raised during the afternoon go to support education programming and exhibitions throughout the year.

Every year, the Art Centre relies on the support of its members, donors, and community members to continue to realize their mission of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through countless exhibitions of historical and contemporary artwork, bringing art education and access to thousands of children and adults in St. Thomas and Elgin County and through maintaining a quality permanent collection.

Tickets are limited.  $100 per guest (Includes $65 Tax receipt)

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ALL IN THE FAMILY—Selections from the Permanent Collection

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
301 Talbot Street
Saint Thomas , Ontario , Canada ,
N5P 1B5
This is a free event!
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

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Gallery ONE and TWO

This exhibition examines the significant influence of family with the work of Robert Reginald Whale and his  sons John Claude and Robert Heard and nephew John Hicks Whale.

Robert Reginald Whale,  a self-taught artist was born in Cornwall County, England, in 1805. He was one of the first  professional artists to work in what is now southwestern Ontario. Best known for a handful of frequently reproduced landscapes – panoramic views of Hamilton and Dundas from the NIAGARA ESCARPMENT and of Niagara Falls – he also specialized in portraiture and genre painting.

Unable to support a growing family, Whale, his wife Ellen Heard and 5 children emigrated to Canada  in June 1852. They settled first in the rural village of Burford, then in 1864 moved to the nearby town of Brantford, where Whale established a family studio that employed his sons John Claude (1852-1905) and Robert Heard (1857-1906) and his nephew John Hicks Whale (1829-1905), all 3 of whom went on to establish professional careers of their own.

The paintings drawn together for this exhibition demonstrate the Whale family’s important artistic and cultural legacy and  help to define the  impact of the family influence.

Port Stanley Artists Guild Show & Sale June 1-3

Port Stanley Artists Guild

The Port Stanley Artists Guild invites you to their 28th Annual Show & Sale June 1-3, 2018 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Stanley, Ontario. A wide range of mediums, styles, sizes, and prices of original art by many talented artists. Choose from a unique variety of one-of-a-kind pieces that will enhance your home or select that perfect gift for someone special. Admittance is free, meet the artists, soak up the Port Stanley ambiance, and enjoy beautiful art by this creative local group. A special invite is extended to you to join us for refreshments at our Friday evening opening reception, June 1, from 6-9.

Port Stanley Artists Guild

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Art work at the London Arts Council


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Some of Ann-Marie Cheung’s paintings on display at the London Art Council office as a resident art at The Art Gallery of Lambeth.

251 Dundas Street
London, ON
N6A 6H9

Featured Gallery: The Art Gallery of Lambeth

The Art Gallery of Lambeth is a unique art gallery curated by 2 London, Ontario award winning artists. Vivian Tserotas and Brenda Colley have come together to promote the arts and visual arts education.
The AGL is committed to a community focus and offers a variety of events, art workshops for adults and children’s art programs, held in our fabulous art studio in London, Ontario.

The AGL encourages visitors to visit often as we frequently change our exhibits. You can download a copy of our brochure for a complete listing and visit our show calendar page on our website.

An exciting new venture is the AGL STEP BY STEP painting classes. Check out the calendar, pick a painting, and come out for a relaxed, social evening creating a lovely piece of art to take home. All materials are provided; you just need to bring yourself! An instructor walks you through the process step by step…. perfect for the beginner artist. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase.

The AGL has a partnership with local merchant, Mennonite Furniture Plus, located at 2200 Wharncliffe Road South, in London. Both partner and resident artist will have work exhibited in the furniture gallery, to give customers a firsthand look at how original art can enhance a living space. Stop in for a visit!