Category Archives: Art

Diaspora Dialogues’ 905 Roadshow is coming to the Art Gallery of Mississauga

This November, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) and Diaspora Dialogues presents The 905 Roadshow: A Creativity Cabaret, a mash-up of reading, performances, and more featuring Mississauga’s best. Since 2005, Diaspora Dialogues has supported the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of Toronto-and Canada-back to residents through the eyes of its richly diverse communities. Their focus is on the development of both artist and audience, and on working toward redefining the “mainstream” in the arts sector, and ensuring it is as diverse as the country itself.
The AGM is pleased to partner with Diaspora Dialogues to present an evening of readings, performances and art to the public featuring some of Mississauga’s very own. The event will take place on Thursday, November 26 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Artists and performers include: 

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Call For Entry – Mississauga Central Library Architextural Identities

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood (VAM) is pleased to present a new opportunity for visual artists to showcase their creative works. VAM is currently accepting submissions from emerging and established artists for its upcoming exhibition ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES at the Mississauga Central Library located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Mississauga. The exhibition will run from December 7, 2015 to January 30, 2016 providing selected artists with the chance to showcase their works for 50 days.

“We are thrilled to present new opportunities for artists to benefit from increased exposure,” says Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “The first exhibition we presented with the Mississauga Central Library, Art in Motion, celebrated the creative energy that surrounded the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The exhibition gave 40 Ontario artists exposure to a larger audience. ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES offers experienced and emerging artists the same chance to again, showcase their work to a broader audience.”

ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES, invites Ontario artists to explore an assemblage of shape, text, texture, and experience that forms the essential character or condition related to who a person or what an object is.

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VAM At Riverwood Shares Art Experiences With Older Adults

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Seniors are in the spotlight! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is proud to launch its innovative ArtReach for Older Adults program today. VAM is pleased to share the magic of the arts with older adults across the City of Mississauga through its subsidized pilot program.

ArtReach for Older Adults offers exciting art workshops under the guidance of qualified instructors to the Region of Peel’s Malton Village, Peel Senior Link and South Common Community Centre. Seniors at these locations will take a creative journey as they explore four months of subsidized art classes.  It is estimated that hundreds of seniors will be impacted by the program which brings VAM’s popular art experiences out into the community.

VAM is pleased to partner with the Mississauga Senior Council (MSC) to launch the program. Representing more than 50 senior groups across the City of Mississauga, the MSC has offered its guidance and support of the program which will inspire and build confidence in individuals that might not have regular access to VAM programs. Participants will explore a variety of creative practices including painting, drawing, sculpture and more!

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38th Annual Juried Show Of Fine Arts  Call For Entry – Announcement Of Jurors

Mississauga, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood invites emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario to apply to participate in our 38th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. The selected art works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) from January 14, 2016 – February 13, 2016.

Open to all emerging and established artists in Ontario, the entry deadline for the show is midnight on Sunday November 15, 2015. Artists may submit one digital image of an original, recent piece (2013 – 2015) with bio and payment. For full details and payment information go to www.visualartsmississauga.com and find the Juried Show call under the EXHIBITIONS tab.

VAM is pleased to announce jurors for the 2016 Annual Juried Show are;
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Current Exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Mississauga

Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Canadian Landscape 
In the late 19th and early 20th century, Homer Watson brought the Canadian landscape to the attention of the art world and artists are still drawn to the subject today. Together in this exhibition, the work of Watson and contemporary Canadian artists illustrate the universal quest to appreciate and capture the truth of the landscape in which we live.
Faisal Anwar | Tweetgarden 

Tweetgarden is an online, interactive installation in which participants turn private confessions and thoughts into a public artwork. Watch a virtual tree grow as participants share their thoughts, wishes and confessions with #treeconfessions

On October 13 at 12 pm, join the AGM and Faisal Anwar in a discussion through Twitter on subjects involving private and public spaces, how information has evolved, and performing personal acts on open networks. Tweet questions to @AGMengage
Mary Grisey | Sung from the Mouth of Cumae 
This immersive fibre, ceramic and sound installation references the Cumean Sibyl, a Greek oracle who was said to have sung prophecies from the mouth of a cave. Using destructive processes on woven textiles, Grisey evokes the effects of time and decay on landscape, history and mythology.

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