Monthly Archives: December 2010

Get creative, recycle and win!

Let’s face it, the holidays are not the best time of year when it comes to plastic, paper and packaging recycling. Inspired by the International Plastic Quilt Project and Michelle Allard‘s January KW|AG residency, we’ve created the following challenge in … Continue reading

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Unsilent Night

On Monday I ventured out to downtown Galt to experience Unsilent Night for the first time.  It was an extraordinary evening of lights, sights and sounds that I thought I’d share with you too.  If you haven’t already been, I … Continue reading

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Moonlight on the Grand

  In honor of tonight’s collision of the Winter Solstice and 2010′s only full lunar eclipse, we present KW|AG’s newest addition to our permanent collection, Homer Watson’s Moonlight on the Grand gifted by Henry and Emily Janzen. “Homer Watson was … Continue reading

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Gift Guide Highlight: Burtynsky Catalogue

If you aren’t familiar with the term, catalogue, in museum/gallery-ese is used to indicate a usually print accompaniment to an exhibition. Continue reading

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KW|AG 5th Biennial: Call for Submissions

                  “The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KW|AG) in cooperation with the Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists (KWSA) is seeking submissions for the 5th KW|AG Biennial. This exhibition aims to provide a survey of selected … Continue reading

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Introducing Heidi

In November, KW|AG welcomed new Visitor Services Assistant, Heidi Schmeiser. You may recognize Heidi from her previous role as a Gallery Attendant -the smile is unmistakable. In addition to being the face of KW|AG’s front desk, she greets, registers and … Continue reading

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Reality in Reverse [barn raising]

Ernest Daetwyler’s Reality in Reverse [barn raising] required the actual dismantling and reconstruction of a very used barn from Atwood, Ontario. We captured the reconstruction of the barn inside the Eastman Gallery via time lapse video. Daetwyler is assisted by … Continue reading

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Hello handsome.

In honor of KW|AG’s  permanent collection, and the staff’s love of peeking into the vault’s nooks and crannies, our Education team has introduced the “Staff Pick“. Just as it sounds, the “Staff Pick” enables a staff member to select a … Continue reading

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

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by Wendy Guymer-Tutt, Princess Cinemas The lives of artists have been the subject of countless films, and it’s no wonder: the mystique of the suffering artist is the stuff, not just of legend or cliche, but also of romance and … Continue reading

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Seth’s Palookaville 20

I’ve recently finished reading Palookaville 20, the latest book by Guelph-based cartoonist Seth. The themes that we have come to expect in Seth’s work – the tireless archiving of the vanishing past, melancholia and accounts of being a chronological misfit – are all here in Palookaville 20. And we are thankful for it. Continue reading

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