ProletariART 2016: Opening Reception

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This is just a reminder that today is the opening for ProletariART 2016! The reception runs from 6-8 PM.

Come out to see yours, your neighbor’s, a stranger’s artwork. Cape Breton is a hub of creativity and we want to showcase the talents of everyone from ages 3 all the way to 90!

Remember that all of our events are free and open to the public, not to mention there will be complimentary food, tea, and coffee. The Pit Lounge will also be providing alcohol for purchase. We hope to see you there!

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Playlist of Local Artists


Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art.

We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

This Friday is the opening of our most popular exhibition, the annual ProletariART! This is a public art show that aims to celebrate local talent of all ages and levels.

Each year, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a non-juried community exhibition to celebrate community creativity. This year’s 5th edition of ProletariArt features the artwork of almost one hundred participants.

Drawing from the concept of the late seventeenth-century Paris Salon,ProletariArt adopts the presentation style of exhibiting artwork floor-to-ceiling. While the original Salon was largely conservative and exclusive to the members of the Academy of Fine Arts, ProletariArt is open to everyone and celebrates amateur, folk, experimental, and avant-garde art in addition to traditional art forms.

In celebration of this, we bring you a playlist full of local musical talent. Be sure to support these rising stars as well as the visual artists that make up this truly creative island!

Click below to listen.

Many of these videos are provided by the very talented people at Caper Radio, CBU’s very own radio station.

To submit a suggestion for next weeks playlist or your own playlist , email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com or leave it in the comment section below!

Last Call! ProletariART 2016

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Hello everyone! This is just a reminder that today is the last day to submit your artwork for ProletariART 2016. If you are unable to make it in our Student Interns will be available for drop off tomorrow form 9am – 2pm.

 

Book of the Month: “Complex Social Change”

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Every month we feature a book from our in gallery library. These books are available to visitors in the gallery. We have DVDs, Exhibition Catalogues, Biographies about artists, among other books. To view our entire catalog click the button in the side bar.

This Friday is the opening of our most popular exhibit ProletariART! This is an exhibition where we do something a little different and exhibit works from the public community. In spirit of this, this month’s feature is Complex Social Change (2014) by Josephine Mills:

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Call for Artists

ProletariART 2016

Deadline for entries – February 5, 2016 4:00 PM

proletariart2016callEach year, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a non-juried community exhibition to celebrate community creativity. More than 135 artists participated in the exhibition last year. We look forward to see new work from returning artists’ and welcome new talent.

Drawing from the concept of the late seventeenth-century Paris Salon, ProletariArt adopts the presentation style of exhibiting artwork floor-to-ceiling. While the original Salon was largely conservative and exclusive to the members of the Academy of Fine Arts, ProletariArt is open to everyone and celebrates amateur, folk, experimental, and avant-garde art in addition to traditional art forms.

Important dates

  • Artwork drop-off: Monday January 4 – Saturday February 5, 2016
  • Deadline for submissions: Saturday February 5, 2016 4:00 PM
  • Exhibition dates: Friday February 19 – Friday April 1, 2016
  • Exhibition opening reception: Friday February 19, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Artwork pick-up: April 2 – 16, 2016
  • Last day to pick-up work: April 16, 2016 4:00 PM

Please note: Artwork must be dropped off and picked up during gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The CBU Gallery is not open on Saturdays. Saturday, April 2 and Saturday, April 16 will be made available to participants to pick-up artwork with prior arrangement made with karie_liao@cbu.ca or (902) 563-1852.

To Download: ProletariArt 2016 Application and Guidelines. Application forms can also be picked up at CBU Art Gallery 1250 Grand Lake Road Sydney, NS B1P 6L2. CBUAG is located in the Great Hall of the Student, Culture and Heritage building in room CE266.

We’re Back!

The CBU Art Gallery is officially open again after the Holidays! We hope everyone enjoyed a great vacation and is looking forward to all the great things happening in the gallery during 2016. We have two workshops left before Old Trout Funnies leaves us and ProletariART 2016 gets underway. Be sure to come on out!

Zine Talk and Workshop

Thursday January 14, 2016
Zine Talk | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Workshop (Age 14+) | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Complementing our feature exhibition Old Trout Funnies Guest Speaker, Paula Cameron’s talk entitled Marginal Media – Grassroots Print Publications as Cultural Community Development will explore historical uses of grassroots publications toward political ends, providing several examples of newsletters, zines and comics. In particular she will focus on the unique way rural communities engage with alternative print media, an exciting and underdeveloped area of research.

Dr. Cameron’s workshop will provide a brief overview of zines as grassroots print media. Several examples of zines will be shared with participants, who will then be invited to create their own “mini-zine” on a local community issue of their choice. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of the process and sharing our zines with the group.

The workshop is free but space is limited. To reserve a spot for the workshop please call 902-563-1342 or email john_mathews@cbu.ca with your name and contact information.

Dr. Paula Cameron is a zine maker, researcher, educator, and community development worker. She has facilitated zine workshops with over 100 youth and adults. She has facilitated zine workshops with over 150 rural community members, including people living with mental illness, youth leaders, art for health practitioners, university students, and more. She is a faculty member in the Masters of Adult Education and Community Development program at St. Francis Xavier University.

Comic Book Creation – From Beginning to End

Saturday January 23, 2016 | Workshop (Age 14+): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Learn how to create your very own comic book / graphic novel. This workshop will show participants the “how-to”s, comic terminology, creating storyboards and sequential art, plus other aspects of how graphic artists produce their work. Instructor Rob Parsons, owner of Artisync Technologies, will discuss script writing, character development and how to create sequential art focusing on chronology and storyboards. The workshop won’t focus on drawing but learning the dynamic anatomy of a comic book/graphic novel.

The workshop is free but space is limited. To reserve a spot for the workshop please call 902-563-1342 or email karie_liao@cbu.ca with your name and contact information.