Upcoming Exhibitions


Exhibition Opens: June 11, 6-7pm (zoom)
Online Exhibition: June 11 - July 9, 2021
Join us June 11, 6-7pm for the online opening via Zoom here
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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.


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