In the Gallery

In the Gallery: September 2020

In the Gallery: September 2020

Posted by Sabrina on August 27, 2020

Mandala

"ART ENABLES US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME". Thomas Merton. More than ever we may find ourselves with time we never imagined we would have to explore and be creative.  Our summer gardens and outdoor activities have kept us busy but the season will be changing soon.  How to keep busy?  A good hike is always more adventurous when we are also looking for treasures.  Nature's bounty is all around us and we can create a mandala for our garden and backyard that can reflect any season.  To get some ideas first GOOGLE - NATURE MANDALA.  

Here are some simple directions:  Step 1.  Head out into a natural area and look for materials to make your mandala.  2. Think of materials such as flower petals, blades of grass, leaves, pine needles and pinecones, sticks and stones.  3. Build your Mandala by first creating a centre and then adding as many layers as you like in a circular pattern creating beauty in the everyday scene. 4.  Reflect and enjoy and remember to take a picture of your natural art.

Skillshare - Creative Classes

Have you checked out the online learning platform ‘Skillshare’? Although it offers classes in a number of disciplines, creative skills are really the focus — think animation, graphic design, drawing, photography. In light of current events, they're offering two months of access free to students and teachers. (According to their website, you'll need an .edu or .k12 email address to qualify for the offer.) Learn something new and explore your creative side with Skillshare classes.

AGO - open again!!

Also as a reminder, the Art Gallery of Ontario reopened its doors July 2 to Members and Annual Pass Holders, and to the public on July 23. You must book a timed-entry ticket online in advance prior to visiting the Gallery. Be sure to see the ‘Diane Arbus Photographs’ (between 1956-1971). In her images, Diane Arbus aimed to normalise marginalised groups using dramatic black and white photojournalism techniques.

March Trio: Black, Kimble & Yang

The Arts & Culture Council invite you to re-experience the March Trio featuring the works of Michael Black, Peggy Kimble and Raquell Yang. This exhibit began in March, before The Gallery at LE Shore closed. We have extended their stay through September 12, 2020. If you have not been, please stop by. March Trio: In the Gallery Released March 5, 2020

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