Art 4 Homeschoolers - Cicada Textile Classes
Apr
10
to May 1

Art 4 Homeschoolers - Cicada Textile Classes

We are looking forward to partnering with local Metis/Scot artist Amy Thibodeau, connecting textiles, silkscreening and traditional beading techniques in our upcoming Art 4 Homeschoolers classes!

Classes run Wednesdays, April 10 - May 1

Register and/or pay for the AM or PM class below.

NOTE: Registrations and payment can also be made in person at Art In House.

  • 11+ years - 10 am - 12 pm (AM Class) - $100/child ($10 discount per additional sibling)

  • 5 - 11 yrs - 1 pm - 2:30 pm (PM Class) - $90/child ($10 discount per additional sibling)


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NOTE: Currently you need to fill out the form for each child separately.

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Spring Homeschool - 4 Class AM (11+) 10 am - 12pm

You are purchasing a 4-class session of Art 4 Home for 11+ year olds. Add additional siblings for a $10 discounted price.

$100 4-class session - April 10 to May 1 ($90 for additional siblings)

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Spring Homeschool - 4 Class PM (5 - 11 yrs) 1 pm - 2:30 pm

You are purchasing a 4-class session of Art 4 Homeschoolers for 5 - 11 year olds. Add additional siblings for a $10 discounted price.

$90 4-class session - April 10 to May 1 ($80 for additional siblings)

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Cicada Textile Classes - For Adults!
Apr
12
to May 3

Cicada Textile Classes - For Adults!

Adults also need to have some art-making fun!

We are adapting the workshop with local Metis/Scot artist Amy Thibodeau, connecting textiles, silkscreening, and traditional beading techniques in our upcoming Cicada workshop for adults! Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of creativity with local artists in our community.

 

Register for your class and/or pay below

Classes run on Fridays, from April 12 - May 3 (10 am - 12 pm)

NOTE: Registrations and payment can also be made in person at Art In House.


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Cicada Workshop - For Adults!
100.00

You are purchasing a 4-class session for the Adult Cicada Workshop.

$100 4-class session - April 12 to May 3

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Light the Way - Opening Reception
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Light the Way - Opening Reception

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Make sure to join us on April 6th for the opening reception of Light the Way, Letizia Firmani’s Photography Exhibit.

Letizia’s Artist Statement:

My name is Letizia Firmani; I am a 23-year-old Italian artist, who moved to Canada from Italy in 2013. I enjoy experimenting with a lot of mediums, but I would say photography is how I prefer to express myself. After my move to Canada, I majored in photography, and graduated from Seneca College in 2016. My work is strongly influenced by classical art, and MAGNUM photographers such as Josef Koudelka, and Sebastiao Salgado. The contrast between defined classical beauty and an impactful image as they come together to tell their story can be very inspirational.

I plan a lot of my work in black and white; my interest for light and dark goes back to my Italian roots, as Caravaggio is one of my favorite painters. I have to thank my mother for this love of visual arts and classical painters and I feel that I was quite fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow up surrounded by art in every shape and form. My work explores the relationship between critical theory and emotional memories; everything I make is being created mostly to express my emotions, and retell my experiences.

Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the mind. What begins as contemplation soon becomes refined in an unpleasant defeat, leaving only the sense of chaos and the beginning of a new compound. As changing forms freeze through diligent and critical practice, the viewer is left to witness the possibilities of our mental conditions, and experiences. - Letizia Firmani

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The Path - Opening Reception
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Path - Opening Reception

We are excited to showcase the work of third year Georgian College student Yourong Zhao.

The Path Exhibition - Wed. March 20th to March 30th

Opening Reception - Saturday, March 23rd

Yourong’s Artist Statement:

As an artist, I capture the life, emotions, vitality and warmth of my subjects.  This is true whether it’s about the contemplation of nature, or discovering the meaning of life. My symbolic work conveys a subjective, emotional and harmonious response to the natural world.

 My artistic “meanderings” weaves together the ideas, dream, and experiences from my past and present, and recombines them in unique ways. I deliver this group of quiet works that emphasize the inner life of my subjects, the human being turning inward and reflecting upon himself and his soul. Each work reflects my desire to capture the spiritual presence sensed out of doors -- in woods, flowers, and the sky and the moon/stars.  My works put the soul into the landscape, to experience myself out in the isolation of nature.

I imply a narrative with a poetic, strive to create ethereal landscapes and figurative scenes, as well as the magic /dreamlike feel in my work. The intersections of nature and mysticism have a significant impact on my art. Through the composition and the unusual color combinations I create mystery. Hopefully, my works allow viewers to contemplate their own deeper realities and provide pleasure for their eyes, as well. - Yourong Zhao

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People Watching - Opening Reception
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

People Watching - Opening Reception

People Watching

The Figure in Contemporary Art

Opening Reception: November 10 - 7pm - 9pm

A Group Exhibition featuring:

  • Painting - Luc Fortin

  • Printmaking - Michael Ciesielski

  • Photography - Sarah Cardoni & Andre Beneteau

  • Collage - Sean George

“I like to prowl ordinary places and taste the people-from a distance.”                               - Charles Bukowski

For the artist figurative art is not a restricted diet of examples but rather a rich bed of blossoming opportunity. For the art lover an entree to a larger discussion where narratives fold into aesthetics as a site of observation, interpretation, and escape.

Is it the drive of curiosity that compels the artist to record his fellow human being or is it the need to create a compelling and fictitious Frankenstein? Asking these questions opens but two possibilities - the artist as storyteller, and the artist as documentor. There is however a third possibility that the artist can assert, the bringing together of both the fictitious, the fantastic, and the real.

It is often the figure that creates dialogue in the mind of the viewer when looking at a work of art; creating both a simultaneous connection of imagination and curiosity. That same figure can shape our understanding or lack of understanding of the setting and place in time. Their pose, body language, gaze, and clothes, can reveal or obscure the way we take in an image.

In the end whatever the path the artist chooses and whatever the media he or she uses the corpse will always be exquisite; truth being stranger than fiction, makes for uncanny portraits and surreal tableaus of human activity.

Sean George, 2018


The artists would like to thank Art In House, FastSigns, their families and friends for all the support in making this exhibition happen. Andre Beneteau…...your expert care and commitment to a job well done is greatly appreciated.


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Urban Sketch - Closing Reception
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Urban Sketch - Closing Reception

Urban Sketch - Closing Nov. 3rd

We have been so privileged to have the work of Katie Green up at Art In House. Her exhibit is still on and runs until Nov. 3rd.

As part of the vision for the exhibit, Katie had envisioned facilitating an interactive, community element at Urban Sketch. At the opening Katie had hand painted Collier Street United Church in Downtown Barrie directly on the wall of our gallery. To close out the show we will be timelapsing the community completing the work by filling it with colour.

Come down any time on Nov. 3rd from 10am - 2:30pm to join us for the celebration of our community and Katie’s work.

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Urban Sketch by Katie Green
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Sketch by Katie Green

Get on down to the Lakeshore Mews to catch Katie Green’s new exhibit: Urban Sketch.

Doors open at 2pm and the opening reception runs until 4pm.

Katie Green is a local artist whose watercolours have captured many of the happenings in downtown Barrie. See more of Katie’s work at katiegreen.ca and make sure to come down for the show opening Oct.13th.

Intention for Urban Sketch:

This show has grown out of my love of urban sketching, both in my hometown and places I travel. A small sketchbook and pen fit in almost any bag and have the added bonus of getting me to sit in the same spot anywhere from 5-20 minutes.

Having filled a 1/2 dozen sketchbooks I am now taking these drawings farther, adding watercolour, turning them into block prints, screen prints, a colouring book and more. It is a journey exploring the places I’ve been and my own creativity.

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Art 4 Home (schoolers) 8 - Class Session
Oct
3
to Nov 28

Art 4 Home (schoolers) 8 - Class Session

JOIN US IN THE MORNING (10:00 - 12:00) OR AFTERNOON (1:00 - 2:30) ON WEDNESDAYS FOR AN 8-CLASS HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM.

WE ARE RUNNING AN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER SESSION THIS FALL. REGISTER FOR A SINGLE FALL SESSION, OR SIGNUP FOR THE FULL 8-CLASS HOMESCHOOL ART PROGRAM.

SEE DETAILS AND REGISTER NOW!

CLASS DETAILS:

4-CLASS AM SESSION  (AGES 12+) OCT 3RD - OCT 24TH ($80)

4-CLASS PM SESSION  (AGES 5-11) OCT 3RD - OCT 24TH ($70)

8-CLASS AM SESSION (AGES 12+) OCT 3RD - 24TH, NOV.7TH - 28TH ($150)

8-CLASS PM SESSION  (AGES 5-11) OCT 3RD - 24TH, NOV 7TH- 28TH ($130)

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#arteveryday-AIH
Jul
4
to Jul 31

#arteveryday-AIH

Take a break this summer, and make art... with us.

Summer is a great opportunity to kick back, and rejuvenate the creative process.

Our lives are busy and often we sacrifice our creativity and art-making for the never-ending task list of urgent "must-dos". In this spirit, the AIH Gallery will be closed for the month of July so that we can celebrate and honour time to create.

At AIH, Mar and I (Jon) have recognized we have gotten far too busy, we are excited to take the month of July to make space to make art. We have created the #arteveryday-AIH hashtag to share some the things we get up to over the course of the month. This isn't about pressuring ourselves to create, but recognizing we need to make space in our days to do this. 

We hope you will join us in making art this month as well through #arteveryday-AIH

We understand social media can be a great way to inspire others, but sometimes it becomes a space where we feel pressure to build portfolios and share to an audience. The #arteveryday-AIH is not meant to create pressure, but instead act as opportunity to share when you are ready. Mar and I will definitely not be posting daily, but we do look forward to sharing bits of inspiration when creativity strikes. 

Follow the #arteveryday-AIH hashtag on instagram and twitter

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The Missing Sin
May
27
to Jun 14

The Missing Sin

Fiona Legg's latest exhibit is based on the concept of sin, representing notions of sin through sculpture. The exhibit culminates with Fiona's interpretation of what is missing from the Biblical record of sin, and it's connection to the current state of the world.

I chose to use necklaces as the vehicle to represent the sins, as they could be considered to be an unconscious expression of a concept (sin) pertaining to the wearer. Using necklaces also gave me license to develop objects of beauty incorporating symbolism, which is my preferred method of creation. I thoroughly enjoy using a wide variety of materials and techniques in my objects and this collection is no different – heavily based in fibre, I have used media such as Paverpol, stained leaf skeletons, feathers, and a large amount of needle felted foam cylinders to create the necklaces.

Exhibit runs May 27th - June 14th

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Identity and Design - Skateboard Graphic Workshop
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Identity and Design - Skateboard Graphic Workshop

How might we create a skateboard graphic that represents our identity?

Future Design School specializes in Design Thinking, a framework for creating ideas that help to solve real world challenges. 

DATE: April 28th, 2018

TIME: 10am - 12:30pm

AGES: 10+

Register now to reserve your spot!

Note: Participants in this free workshop will only prototype their designs and not actually be painting them on skateboard decks. A second, paid workshop will be offered for those who would like to paint their designs on a skateboard.

 

 

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Evolve & Echo by Susan Kendal
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Evolve & Echo by Susan Kendal

Join us for the opening of Evolve & Echo an exhibit by textile artist Susan Kendal on April 21st from 7 - 9 pm. 

Evolve & Echo

A reflection on family, legacy, lore, and genetics through textiles.

Exhibit runs April 14th - May 12th

Developing the work of evolve&echo (by Susan Kendal)

In the summer of 2016 I was invited by Yvonne Ng, director and founder of the Dance: Made in Canada festival (a bi-annual dance festival held in Toronto), to be paired with a choreographer and create responsive textile art works to that person’s dance work – an intriguing challenge! I was paired with dance maker Hanna Kiel, who ended up making a work called Welcome to Our Home – Tangled for the festival.

So my starting point for this body of work was Hanna’s description of her choreography, which “explores the strength behind the family bond,” and “questions what makes a family stick together through the thick and thin.” When Hanna and I discussed her choreographic and creative process, she articulated that she also looked beyond family to larger community movements, considering what galvanizes a group to gather to find common ground in spite of differences such as social standing, political leanings, etc.

Hanna’s questions around family and community served as my creative kernels as well. I ended up with a collection of pieces that consider areas such as genetics, gathering, and aphorisms-about-family. My time in the studio observing Hanna develop her choreography with dancers in-studio yielded a series of work directly inspired by the dancing I saw that I think of as communicating in code and movement fossils.

This body of textile art work was first exhibited in August 2017 on the walls of the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto during the Dance: Made in Canada festival. In the works you see here, you can observe my literal and abstract echoes of the theme, thinking, structure, and movement of Welcome to Our Home – Tangled by Hanna Kiel, realized in textiles. 

 

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We Decided to Take the Long Road Home
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

We Decided to Take the Long Road Home

Join us for the opening of We Decided to Take the Long Road Home featuring Georgian College Artist Justin Cosman.

Opening Reception: March 24th at 7pm and runs through April 7th.

My Artwork explores ideas of destruction versus construction, and focusses on ways the
creative process can act as both a therapeutic outlet and subject of an artwork.
Throughout this new body of work, I have utilized techniques of assemblage and
abstraction within my construction and mark making decisions to compose images and
objects from materials often considered inconvenient in the modern day.
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After 150
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

After 150

After 150

Photography, Landscape and Identity

If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
– William Lyon Mackenzie King

An exhibition of art and writing - Andre Beneteau, Carol-Ann Ryan, Emily McKibbon, Greg Ivany and Sean George.

At 150 years old arguably Canada continues to be shaped and identified by its great
expanse of land. Each generation of Canadian artists attempt to construct meaning from its
vastness, its power, and its people.

Simcoe Cultural Collective (SCC) will examine, question, and explore the Canadian
landscape at 150 federated years old. SCC hopes to question the use of artistic media and how it blurs the line between image and reality. 

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Homeschool Art 4-Class Session
Feb
7
to Mar 1

Homeschool Art 4-Class Session

WE HAVE REDESIGNED OUR PROJECTS FOR THE WINTER!

JOIN US IN THE MORNING (10:00 - 12:00) OR AFTERNOON (1:00 - 2:30) ON WEDNESDAYS AT ART IN HOUSE FOR A 4-CLASS HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM.

EXPLORE MULTI-MEDIA VISUAL ART PROJECTS FOCUSING ON COLOUR!

CLASS DETAILS: 

4-CLASS AM SESSION  FEB 7TH - 28TH ($80)

4-CLASS PM SESSION  FEB 7TH - 28TH ($70)

Register Your Child Online!

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Eleven 9 - Exhibit On Now!
Jan
11
to Feb 3

Eleven 9 - Exhibit On Now!

Come down and celebrate the thoughtful, bold work of 9 grade 11 students featured in Eleven 9!

Eleven 9 showcases students from a grade eleven artist collective, experimenting with media and technique. The exhibit involves a series of emotionally expressive work highlighting the female youth perspective on a variety of societal problems. Each of the 9 artists represent personal perspectives on issues surrounding their experience and those they interact with. 

Eleven 9 runs until February 3rd. 

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Fascination: Paper
Nov
18
to Dec 9

Fascination: Paper

Fascination: Paper

by Ronald Regamey

I am interested in approaching the unapproachable by embracing
and exploring forms, shapes and colours – to understand a more direct visual and
emotional connection. I am attracted to mediums that support this process. I have had
a long-time interest in paper.  I incorporate several steps: preparation, incubation,
implementation, workflow, final piece and self-reflection. This allowed me to activate
and challenge myself, but at the same time control the different strengths and
weakness I might encounter in my journey. - Ron Regamey

Join Ron for the opening of Fascination: Paper, Aug.18th @ 7pm. Exhibit runs until Dec.9th.

 

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Careless Remnants by Fiona Legg
Oct
18
to Nov 6

Careless Remnants by Fiona Legg

We have loved watching Fiona's creativity ooze from the back of AIH for the past few months. Make sure to come down and experience her Careless Remnants exhibit on until Nov. 6th.

Take only photos, and leave only footprints’ is a commonly known phrase related to healthy stewardship of the planet. This exhibit looks at the consequences of the actions that do NOT adhere to this principle. ‘Careless Remnants’ refers to the negative effects of human activity left behind on the earth. Often (but not always) these effects are unintentional. They are usually ugly, cause the earth harm, and are regretful consequences of human action.                                                       Fiona Legg

 

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Wind Swept by Jenna Stewart
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Wind Swept by Jenna Stewart

Join us on June 24th from 7-9 pm for the opening reception of Wind Swept by Jenna Stewart. 

Jenna's images reflect the  beauty, ruggedness and wonder that is our great Canadian landscape. Learn more about Jenna's work at her website: jennastewart.ca.

The show will run through the rest of June and the month of July. If we don’t see you on the 24th, hopefully we will see you sometime during the summer!

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Kindle Series - Painting for Adults
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Kindle Series - Painting for Adults

Experience abstract painting with us as we explore and layer a variety of mediums, stencils, and colour.   A creative project inspired by the vibrancy of spring and Danish artist Mette Lindberg.

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Family Workshop
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Family Workshop

CELEBRATE SPRING, MAKE ART

We are offering a "family" workshop this coming Saturday. Bring the whole family and print your own spring terrariums. 

We recognize the uniqueness of families. This workshop is an opportunity to make art with those close to us, those we consider family.

$20/group

Please register online. Payments can be made online or on the day of the workshop.

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See Sick
Apr
16
to May 6

See Sick

An emotional portrayal of humanity. 

By Ryan O'Connor

Show runs until May 6th

Come in during AIH Gallery Hours - Wed - Fri (10-2:30pm), Sat (10 - 5pm)

Ryan's Artist Statement

My works are a catalogue of my thoughts and emotions laid bare - things that I could never speak out loud, but are suddenly blurted out onto the canvas. 

My art is an extension of my body and soul. Using my hands to apply paint, smudge charcoal or configure a sculpture allows a physical connection to work that I find exhilarating. By letting my thoughts flow organically from my mind, through my body and into the work - I take the chaos of my own dismal thoughts and turn them into meaning and beauty. 

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