The Art Gallery of Sudbury has now re-opened with a new art exhibition and new visiting protocols.
“We thank all community members for incredible support and patience during the period of mandated temporary closure,” said the art gallery in a news release.
The Gallery is complying with safety and health requirements for staff and visitors in public spaces as issued by Public Health Sudbury and District.
-Book your visit online in advance at artsudbury.org.
-Booking times: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, or 3 pm.
-Each visit provides visitors with 45 minutes of exclusive access to exhibitions and gift shop.
-Each booking time is available to one small group comprising from one to six persons from the same social circle.
-Visitor contact information is collected at the time of booking.
-Bookings are also available by contacting the gallery at 705-675-4871.
-Visits are free but donations are appreciated.
-All are required to wear masks and practise social distancing. The Gallery has also implemented enhanced cleaning protocols.
Current exhibition: CHANGE OF STATE | ALTÉRATION
Aug. 5 – Sept. 5
The Gallery re-opens with a new thematic exhibition called Change of State | Altération.
A meditation on the current moment and our shared experiences of the recent past, the exhibition draws together 23 signature art works from the Permanent Collection.
Featured artists include Carl Beam, Mary Green, Suzy Lake, Daphne Odjig, Jane Ash Poitras, Jana Sterbak, and Bill Vazan, among others.
Sudbury artist Pandora Topp has contributed a major new mixed media installation called Imperfect Poetry. Her installation comprises 14 video performances based on a series of creative drawings and texts produced during the unusual circumstances of Covid-19 lockdown.
“This is my process: I decided to work with my elements of emergent drawing, automatic writing, embodied voice and to capture it on camera,” said Topp. “It was a clear, sequential process: to proceed forward with presence into the unknown and to capture ephemera, movement, feeling through the four elements of drawing, writing, unrehearsed voicing, all captured and witnessed through the visual recording.”
Art education activities
Art in the Park
August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
$5 per participant
Register a www.artsudbury.org
Families and individuals ages five years and up are invited to register for inspired and imaginative two-hour outdoor art sessions presented by Gallery educators at Bell Park. Space is very limited and must be booked 24 hrs in advance. All art materials are provided in a sanitized sealed bag. Masks are encouraged and social distancing is mandatory. For more information please email Nancy Gareh firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Blondin email@example.com.
Online art classes with Dineen Worth
$40 plus HST
Taught by practising artist Dineen Worth, this introductory course in painting is suitable for the novice painter or as a refresher for those who have not painted for some time. This short series of classes encourages exploration of the medium with emphasis on building a personal style. Classes are presented online on four consecutive Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.