Art Talks

Take a journey through fascinating themes in art and culture!

SG Curator Olexander Wlasenko, and sometimes also special guests, deliver a unique blend of wisdom and whimsy that will connect you to historical and contemporary artists and their work. All lectures are held at Station Gallery, unless otherwise indicated. Pre-registration encouraged; $5 suggested donation.

Art Talk: The Lives of Brian

Thursday, March 21 at 7pm We’ll take an arbitrary (Pythonesque) look at artistic notions of Brian. During this hour we’ll glimpse into the SG permanent collection for fitting examples and explore works made by creative Brians around the world. *Lectures run approximately 1 hour. *$5 suggested donation.

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Art Talk: Visual Gags: Humour & Art

Monday April 1, 1pm What’s so funny?  It’s April Fool’s Day and we’ll take a walk in the lighter side of visual culture to explore the many shades of funny: satire, irony, slapstick, abjection, deadpan and plays with language. *Art Talks run approximately 1 hour. $5 suggested donation.

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Art Talk: The Secret Lives of Paintings

Monday May 6, 1pm Historically, painters relied on allegory and symbolism to tell esoteric tales. Some even concealed hidden meanings that remained hidden for centuries. During this hour-long discussion, we’ll crack cryptic codes and uncover astonishing enigmas left behind by artists. *$5 suggested donation

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Art Talk: An Evening of Magic with Terry & Tim

Thursday May 16, 7-9:30pm Join two film fans, Tim Westhead & Terry Lagler, for a few fun-filled hours and discover movie magic while chuckling along with actual vintage Super 8 shorts. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items for Whitby’s food bank. Sign up for this enjoyable encore adventure that’s not very far from home. […]

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Art Talk: It’s a Small World

Monday June 3, 1pm Despite their stature, miniatures have played a huge role in visual culture.  In this hour presentation we’ll survey mini artworks and explore how contemporary artists employ model-making, “greebling” and “kitbashing” as a powerful means of expression. *$5 suggested donation

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Art Talk: Capturing Realities: Pre-Photography Drawing Aids

Thursday June 20, 7pm Were the Old Masters “eye-balling it” when they created their highly accurate depictions—or did they have some help? Join SG Curator Olex and artist/educator Todd Tremeer as they explore scientific aids and tools that assisted artists before the advent of photography. Art talks run approximately one hour *$5 suggested donation

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Art Talk: Synchronicities: Art & Cinema (part IX)

Thursday August 15, 7pm Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator, Olex Wlasenko, for an encore performance in an ever-expanding series exploring visual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa… Art Talks run approximately one hour *$5 […]

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Location

Station Gallery and Whitby Public Library

Cost

$5 suggested donation

Take a journey through fascinating themes in art and culture. Station Gallery’s Curator Olexander Wlasenko (and sometimes special guests) deliver a unique blend of wisdom and whimsy that will connect you to historical and contemporary artists and their work. All lectures held at Station Gallery, unless otherwise indicated. Free to attend. Pre-registration encouraged; donations welcome and always appreciated!

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call the Gallery at 905-668-4185.

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