Celebrate 40 Years of The Art Gallery of Peterborough At Their Open House

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is celebrating their 40th Anniversary and is inviting you to a behind-the-scenes look during their open house.

 

Head over to 250 Crescent Street on Canada Day from 1 to 4 p.m. and experience the gallery for free. There will be guided vault tours offering a rare glimpse into behind-the-scenes work at the gallery as well as selected works from their Permanent Collection. 

Stay connected to the Art Gallery of Peterborough by following them on Facebook.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Homecoming: The Bierk Brothers Art Exhibit "After" Opens June 28th At Art Gallery Of Peterborough

For brothers Alex, Jeff, Nick, and Charlie, this summer is a homecoming years in the making. Sons of the late great artist David Bierk, they are bringing their own brand of art to display at Art Gallery of Peterborough in an exhibit titled "AFTER" from June 28th to August 31st—along with some of their father's work as well.

Having grown up in Peterborough under the watchful tutelage of David—one of the greatest artists our country has ever known—the brothers have evolved into incredible artists in their own right. After years of study and practice, and many life experiences, they have carved out a niche for themselves unmatched amongst their peers.

photo by Jeff Bierk

photo by Jeff Bierk

Growing up with well-known siblings Sebastian (musician)—known as Sebastian Bach—Zac (former pro goalie), and sister Dylan (model/actress), these four now have the spotlight on themselves and rightly so.

Alex, Nick and Charlie have all taken up the brush like their father, creating works that need to be seen first-hand to be believed. Jeff, in his own right, has become a photographer whose images capture incredible and often times unreal scenes and subjects.

Painting by Alex Bierk

Painting by Alex Bierk

While they have all moved to Toronto to continue the careers, they have worked so hard—and fulfilled a dream—to return to their hometown to display their work.

People who may have known them as youngsters will be amazed at the growth and development they have achieved through years of putting in time and effort to perfect their crafts.

For more information on "AFTER" exhibit, click here. Follow the Bierk brothers on Twitter @AlexBierk, @JeffBierk, @NickBierk and @CharlieBierk.

—by Aaron Elliott

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Two New Shows Opened This Weekend At Art Gallery Of Peterborough & Artspace

Opening this past Friday evening were shows at Artspace and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Artspace presents Are We There Yet, a group show, presenting with diverse work of Lauren Hall, Gareth Lichty and Sam Mogelonsky.

The large front space features a playful "rug" woven of garden hose. It's fun, plastic nature is a poke at our collected yerning for the perfect outdoor space. It's an interesting piece to walk around.

Also featured are interesting colourful channelled landscapes from Hall, who uses clear corregate and coloured powders to create "perfect sunsets" with parallel gradients of colour. Mogelonsky pieces these diverse works together with his neon title piece, "Wish You Were Here".

The show runs January 13th, 2012 to February 25th, 2012.   

See Artspace-arc.org for more information.
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At The Art Gallery of Peterborough, opening on Friday evening was a range of work connected throughout the public spaces. Titled Steaming Alterity, this presentation brings together the diverse work of artists Rebecca Belmore, Natalie Wood, Christina Zeidler, Emelie Chhangur and Johanna Householder.

The work these women make draws from themes of activism, places, internal context and self within a wider world. Using photography, video, collage and physical still-life, an adventure awaits the visitor. Plan on being generous with your time here.

The show runs January 13th to March 4th.

See Agp.on.ca for more information.

[Text and pic by PtboCanada's Jeffrey Macklin]


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Stuff To Do In The Patch This Weekend (Including Watching A Polar Plunge!)

Saturday:

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents Latin Heat featuring Marion Newman - Showplace Performance Centre - 8 p.m.

Africville Productions presents Celebrating Difference - The Venue - 8 p.m., Tickets $25 at the door

Sunday:

Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club - 9 a.m., meet at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. An opportunity to track and trail local wildlife (map) - FREE 

Family Sundays at Art Gallery of Peterborough - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., FREE

31st Annual Polar Plunge (see graphic at right), Rotary Park, Ennismore - 2 p.m.


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Dude Speaks Quickly At The Art Gallery of Peterborough For A Good Cause

Stuff to Do in the Patch This Weekend

Looking for something to do in Peterborough this weekend?

Remember to turn your clocks back!  

Friday

- Art Gallery of Peterborough: Weekend Party - Art Gallery of Peterborough

- Hand of Man Show: Biggest Craft Show in the Kawarthas (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - $3.50 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and Students, Children under 12 are free) Memorial Centre

- St James Players Presents: My Fair Lady  (8 p.m - $25 Adult, $22 Senior, $15 Student) Showplace

Saturday

Art Gallery of Peterborough: Weekend Party - Art Gallery of Peterborough

- Country 105 Public Auction (8 a.m. - Free) Trentwinds

Hand of Man Show: Biggest Craft Show in the Kawarthas (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - $3.50 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and Students, Children under 12 are free) Memorial Centre

- Trent University Open House (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Free) Trent University

- Festival of Trees: Festival House Tour 2010 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - $25) 

St James Players Presents: My Fair Lady  (8 p.m - $25 Adult, $22 Senior, $15 Student) Showplace

- To Be or Not to Be: Featuring CBC's Dr. Brian Goldman  (9 a.m. to 4 p.m - $35) Showplace

***- Turn back the clocks before you go to bed - Daylight Savings Time ends 2 a.m. Sunday morning

Sunday

Hand of Man Show: Biggest Craft Show in the Kawarthas (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - $3.50 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and Students, Children under 12 are free) Memorial Centre

- Festival of Trees: Festival House Tour 2010 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - $25)

St James Players Presents: My Fair Lady  (2 p.m - $25 Adult, $22 Senior, $15 Student) Showplace

 
Have a great weekend Peterborough! Remember, this is the weekend you can turn back time... by an hour. (We know, cheesy.)

 
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Charles Pachter Sculpture Gets Loaded Up For Move to Art Gallery of Peterborough