Only one week left to get tickets …
Seven hundred feet of curated artwork by 50 local artists installed in the beautifully renovated Walper Hotel
Art Talks at Noon on Nov. 11 - Free with Admission
“Understanding the qualities of good art” with David Kaye of David Kaye Galleries and Paul Petro of Paul Petro Contemporary Art
“Get more original art into your life at work and home … more easily!” with Mike Widdis of Upside Accounting, Paula White Diamond of Paula White Diamond Gallery, and Cathy Farwell, Art$Pay Project Manager
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Do not miss The Friends of Hidden Valley || Hidden Valley Revealed show at the Homer Watson Gallery. A juried exhibition in which some of KWSA members participate. An exploration of the natural environment and environmentally sensitive Hidden Valley.
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our monthly meeting
We will have a short business meeting and a time of refreshments. Our guest speaker this month is one of our members and VP of KWSA this year - Debbie Eckmier
“Debbie Eckmier is a Decorative Artist and a Painting teacher who lives in Kitchener. She has been painting for 30 years and has been teaching painting classes for almost that long. Debbie will be sharing her art and her artistic journey.
After that, we are going to have a group discussion to talk about “The Ins and Outs of the Business of Art” and discussing all the “hats” we wear as artists. Everyone will go away from this meeting inspired and motivated by fellow KWSA members as we share how we do “business” in our art careers.”
Her website is www.keepsakesartstudio.com
KWSA Christmas Party will be held upstairs at the Button Factory Arts on Tues. Dec. 6th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Some of our KWSA members participate in a small gift of art exchange. You can bring a small painting, photograph, print or anything else you have created if you would like to take part. The idea is u give a piece of art and you will receive a piece of someone else's art. Usually, the paintings are approximately 8"x10" or less in size. The gift exchange is voluntary. The KWSA Christmas party is a pot luck party. So please bring a dish of food to share. Plates cups and utensils are provided.
A new KWSA exhibit will be opening on Dec. 1st at the Co-operator's office at 550 Parkside Dr. Waterloo. Our artwork will be on display and for sale until Feb 28th at that location. Drop in and have a visit!
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September 24-25 for our 28th annual Mary Allen Studio Tour! Featuring 22 local artists in 9 locations!
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Grazyna is a member of KWSA. She has won awards in several Southwestern Ontario exhibits in the last couple of years. Check out her solo show at the KPL Central gallery.
We are happy to share the poster for the 2016 Side by Side Art Show!
Come and celebrate ART and Soul:
April 29th - May 29th at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener
Opening Reception - Wednesday, May 4th 6:30 - 9PM
See you there!
Nancy Peng and Salomé Pérez will be teaching a free workshop on expressionistic portrait drawing at the John M. Harper branch on Saturday June 18th 2-4pm.
This is in collaboration with the City of Waterloo for the “We are Waterloo Portrait Project”, and with the support of the Laurelwood Neighbourhood Association. According to their website, the goal for this project is “to create connections between arts, culture, community, and identity while promoting the diversity in Waterloo.” The completed artworks will be part of an exhibit in conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary. Space is limited so for more info/registration please see this link, http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/WeAreWaterlooPortraitProject.asp
Meet the Artist Event: Saturday April 16 2016
from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Featuring Mary Guillaume, Julie Krahule, Valerie O'Flynn, and Laurie Spieker
Opening reception is Saturday, March 26th from 2 to 4 pm.
The exhibition will run from Tuesday, March 22rd to Sunday, May 15th, 2016.
UpTown Gallery presents Quotation Inspiration. In this new show, Mary Guillaume, Julie Krahule, Valerie O’Flynn and Laurie Spieker explore the space, meaning and content found between the quote marks that punctuate text, speech, reality, popular culture and the imagination. Was this passage important? Did that notation inspire? Is this adage relevant? Visit our show and rediscover the potent power of the Quote.
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