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 the first of a series of casual conversations presenting an opportunity to get to know the artists we exhibit and to look inside their work.  Thematic in scope 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.

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 10th 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 17th  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 24th  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.  


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.  

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

and our Dialogues: Regional Juried Exhibition sponsor Peter Fischer.