Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Out and about 1: Mississauga

Every so often, we'll try and bring you non-VAB art-related content, from around the province, or further. Here's our first report, based on a visit just down Hurontario, to the Living Arts Centre and Art Gallery of Mississauga.

At the Living Arts Centre's Laidlaw Gallery right now is an exhibit of works (mostly watercolours and acrylics) by the Springbank Group, a Mississauga collective. Among their works is a painting of Femi, who posed multiple time a few years ago, for the portrait bunch. He was posing at Neilsen Park Creative Centre in the picture.

Across the road at the Art Gallery of Mississauga is Visual Arts Misssissauga's 30th Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts. The exhibit is entered into by hundreds of artists across the province. Among the works in the show are pieces by member Lynne Schumacher, former members Kim Lee Kho and Kal Honey both won prizes.

An interesting concept at the gallery is their Gallery On Call. If you have a cell phone, you can dial a number shown in the entrance way, and hear a five minute curator's talk or artist notes, depending on the exhibit. The service apparently can also be found at the Blackwood Gallery, and either is or will be available in multiple languages.

AGM gallery hours are weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, and weekends 12 pm to 4 pm. Both galleries are free, by the way.