Upcoming Exhibitions
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Aging artfully
EXHIBITION

Exhibition Opens: June 11, 5-6pm (zoom)
Online Exhibition: June 11 - July 9, 2021

Engaging the artistic voices of our older populations, this exhibit seeks to create an artistic meeting place within a time of isolation. Within the age group of 55+, we ask a question pertinent to all members of society - how do we maintain connection? The exhibit will feature work curated from Button Factory Arts Aging Artfully program in partnership with Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Seniors Supporting Seniors Program and Chartwell Westmount Long Term Care. 

About the Curator: Catherine Mellinger

Catherine Mellinger is a mixed media artist, arts facilitator and certified Expressive Arts Therapist (CREATE Institute, 2011) living in Waterloo Region. She has 15 years of experience facilitating arts workshops within the community in both Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, and finds particular joy in building community based projects that encompass elements of connection, artistic exchange and the opportunity for sharing works by non-professional artists through community based exhibitions. She currently provides programming through the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Button Factory Arts and ran the Art From the Heart program at the Chartwell Westmount Long Term Care until March 2020 when the world changed. When the pandemic hit, she was thrilled to pivot the Aging Artfully Project with Button Factory Arts in order to continue the work while finding new strategies for creating, curating and building projects outside of traditional frameworks.

 

Join us June 11, 5-6pm for the online opening via Zoom here

Call for Entry: Mother Complex

Exhibition Opens: July 9, 5-6pm (zoom)
Online Exhibition: July 9 - July 30, 2021
Curator: Pira Urosevic

Mother Complex is defined by Frith Luton as a “group of feeling-toned ideas associated with the
experience and image of mother. The mother complex is a potentially active component of
everyone's psyche, informed first of all by experience of the personal mother, then by
significant contact with other women and by collective assumptions.”


Artists and writers are invited to reflect upon the expectations, challenges, consequences, rewards
and disappointments that define our widely varied experiences with mothers and the state of
motherhood.

Current exhibitions

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PRINT DAY IN MAY

May 1, from 10am
Live Q&A 3:30-4pm

New this Year! Members of the Riverside Print Group will be giving online demos and talks throughout the day. Riverside Print Group is celebrating their 15 year anniversary and Button Factory Arts Print Studio is celebrating 10 years serving the print community!

Schedule of Events (pre-recorded, posted at 10am):

 

Kari Mullin will demonstrate an easy to do at home monotype, using cut papers shapes, plexiglass, ink and a wooden spoon. 

Donna Stewart will demonstrate polyester plate and (copier) paper plate lithography, with and without a press.

The possibilities will inspire you! 

Laura Perrin-Yost will be demonstrating drypoint with chine colle. 

 

Ginny Carnevale will take us through the basics of Linocut Relief Printing. Which tools are needed, how to carve a plate and will demonstrate printing a plate without the use of a press! 

Please note, these demonstrations are not for public distribution, they have been kindly provided by the Riverside Print Group and Button Factory Arts for free personal and educational use on Print Day in May, 2021.


Connect here for the Q&A with Riverside Print Group (3:30-4pm) & PRESS Opening (4-5pm):

https://zoom.us/j/94344346897?pwd=N2J0cE1LSlduVFM0MU40aUVUV2FlUT09

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"PRESS" ANNUAL JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION

Exhibition Opens: May 1, 4pm - 5pm

Online Exhibition: May 1-June 4, 2021

"PRESS" is open to submissions in all forms of original print. You do not need to be a member to submit work. View original work in print from members of the printmaking community at this Annual Juried Exhibition. Awards will be presented in various print genres.

About the Juror: Ginny Carnevale

Ginny Carnevale is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Guelph. She has been printmaking and exhibiting her work for over 25 years. Her printmaking process is inspired by patterns and light from both natural and constructed elements. Using a variety of printmaking mediums including relief, intaglio, and monotype, she reflects on the world around her. Ginny's work can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States, Australia and England. She is an active member of the Riverside Print Group.

Join us May 1, 4-5pm for the online opening via Zoom here(Q&A w/ Riverside Print Group from 3:30-4pm)

Invite your friends here

Ginny Carnevale, Northern Shore

PRINT FAIR

May 1 - June 4, 2021

The Button Factory Arts PRESS: Print Fair is new for 2021!

The PRESS: Print Fair features original works in print for online sale.

Staff will connect with you upon purchase to arrange convenient curb-side pickup.

If you have any questions regarding pickup and orders, please contact operations@buttonfactoryarts.ca