Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Dialogues: Conversations with Artists 

Dialogues: Conversations with Artists is Gallery Stratford's new lecture series.  We invite you to join us for a series of casual conversations and artist talks presenting an opportunity to get to know the artists we exhibit and to look inside their work.  These conversations are designed to examine and explore creative inspiration, method, medium, style, and philosophical approach.  We invite you to join us on this journey to learn, inquire, imagine, explore and exchange ideas and information.

Spring 2017:

Thursday April 13th 7PM
A Conversation with: Scott McKowen


Scott McKowen will be joining us to speak about his work, process, and current exhibition 'The Facing Page', featuring illustrations from Jane Urquhart's book 'A Number of Things'. 


Thursday April 20th 7PM
A Conversation with: Community Curators Ann Marie Stasiuk & Rick Matthews


Join us for a discussion with 'Paper Effects' Community Curators, Ann Marie Stasiuk and Rick Matthews, as well as Director/Curator, Angela Brayham, and Associate Curator, Nell Crook, to discuss the process of putting together an exhibition. 

May - Date TBD
A Conversation with: Ernest Daetwyler

June - Date TBD
A Conversation with: Susan Dobson

 

Admission to this series is Free for Gallery Members. Voluntary donations are gratefully appreciated from non-members.  Donations help support our exhibition and outreach programs. 


Past Lectures:

In many ways this series is inspired by the work in our current regional juried exhibition, Dialogues. The theme for this exhibition emerged out of the work rather than dictating the work.  As we began to place the work in the gallery the threads holding the individual works and individual artists together began to emerge.  We present just three of these thread, which will be unraveled over the course of three weeks in November.  


Thursday, November 10, 2017  7 PM

The Photographic Eye: A conversation with local photographers Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick, Terry Manzo,  Rena Balmain-Matthews, Irene Miller, and Ann Marie Stasiuk.  This discussion will look at the ways artists compose, frame and capture special moments.  

Thursday, November 17, 2017   7 PM

The Artist's View of the World: A conversation with Victoria Lewis, Charles Sharun, Drew Simpson, and Kelly Stevenson.  This discussion will examine the role and place of narrative and storytelling in art.

Thursday, November 24, 2017  7 PM

Materials: A conversation with Glenn Elliott, Ann Marie Hadcock, Paul Johnston, Christian Bernard Singer and Jody Turner.  This discussion will look at how artists use and are inspired by non-traditional or unconventional art materials.  

 


Dialogues: Conversations with Artists is supported in part by Ontario Arts Council 

and our Dialogues: Regional Juried Exhibition sponsor Peter Fischer.