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.

Robert Houle Artist Talk: Collage Auto Portrait

Thursday, September 28 7 – 8pm Twenty years ago, Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle created a remarkable suite of twelve mixed media self-portraits. This landmark series is preserved in the SG permanent collection. Join the artist for this special artist talk on the final Thursday of September.

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Art Talk – Indefinite: Art & Disability

Monday October 2 1-2pm This premiere art talk surveys the visual arts’ encounter with disability. How has this theme or condition been historically pictured? Who has changed how we appreciate disability and Deaf Arts?  

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Art Talk – Overlooked: Canadian Art in The Shining

Thursday October 19 7-8pm Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining is a covert foray into Canadian art history. Dozens of familiar and not-so-familiar paintings have been spotted on the set of the haunted alpine hotel. Just in time for Halloween, SG Curator Olex reveals his independent research into Canadian artistic content hidden in-plain-sight in […]

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Art Talk – You can call me Al

Monday November 6 1-2pm “And Betty when you call me, you can call me Al.” Taking our cue from Paul Simon’s 1986 hit single, we’ll take an arbitrary and whimsical stroll through the art  world looking for artists given names begin with Al. There are many artists to choose from, including Allen, Alexander, Albrecht—drop in […]

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Art Talk – Remember When: a Nostalgic Trip Back to the 50s and 60s with Tim Westhead

Thursday November 16 7-8 pm In this encore presentation we take a Baby Boomer’s trip back to simpler times of the 50s and 60s. Enjoy “remember when” trivia games, fill in missing song lyrics, and chuckle at hairstyles and yesteryear’s fast foods. And bring along a Boomer buddy to double your fun during this dynamic, […]

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Art Talk – Synchronicities: Art & Cinema (part VII)

Monday December 4 1-2pm Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator, Olex Wlasenko, for a premiere performance in an ever-expanding series exploring visual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa…  

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Art Talk – Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

Thursday January 18 7-8pm Art can be distressing. Some artists check the bounds of their professions through tests of hardship, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. This encore art talk explores artistic extremes through performances, Endurance Art and creative feats of stamina.  

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Art Talk – Looks good enough to eat

Monday February 5 1-2pm Food in art. This premiere art talk explores the complex role food has played in visual culture since time immemorial. For millennia, artists have been captivated by rituals of consuming, preparing and depicting edibles. Bring your curiosity and an appetite!  

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Art Talk – You can call me Al

Thursday February 15 7-8pm “And Betty when you call me, you can call me Al.” For this encore art talk, we’ll be taking our cue from Paul Simon’s 1986 hit single, we’ll take an arbitrary and whimsical stroll through the art world looking for artists given names begin with Al. There are many artists to […]

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Art Talk – Brutes, Folks & Outsiders

Monday March 5 1-2pm An art form that has many names: raw, rough, naïve, outsider, folk. It’s been created outside the boundaries of official and academic culture. During this hour, join SG Curator Olex as he ventures across the globe to uncover the margins of the unconventional practices of self-taught makers and their elaborate fantasy […]

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Art Talk – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Arts Club Band

Thursday March 15 7-8pm Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles’ eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Marking the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this encore art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record’s psychedelic sleeve.  

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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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