See art--and hear art--during the month of May at the Latcham Gallery in Stouffville--while taking part in four different events. You'll see an amazing variety of styles and subject matter when the gallery's open juried exhibition kicks off with a reception on May 2nd. Well over 200 works are usually entered, with around 30 to 40 works being selected for the exhibition. At the reception from 1 to 3 p.m., you'll have a chance to enjoy the works and some refreshments, talk with the artists and help choose the piece of art that will receive the People's Choice Award. In addition, awards totaling $1,000 will be presented to artists at the opening. The exhibition continues until June 5. It is generously sponsored by Stouffville IDA Pharmacy.
On May 18, you can find out what it's like being a juror for one of these shows. Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a room filled with a couple of hundred works of all sizes and descriptions. Then you have to choose just a fraction of that number for the exhibition. Sarah Beveridge will tell you her first-hand experiences in the heady world of jurying at the discussion evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. She is an artist, art educator and independent curator and is jurying this show along with artist and art instructor Todd Tremeer and Olexander Wlasenko, who is an artist and the curator of the Station Gallery in Whitby. The discussion evening is open to everybody.
And that's not all. The Gallery's new It's In the Bag noontime get-together where you can bring your lunch and enjoy some treats and snacks provided by the gallery is on for May 26 from noon to 2 p.m.
Bring your questions and comments and enjoy an informal guided tour of a great variety of art.
And if you've ever wondered what musicians make of all this, come out to the gallery on the show's last day, June 5, at 3 p.m. At What Does a Work of Art Sound Like?, local musicians will present their original compositions or a selected piece of music that reflects how they feel about a work (or two) they've chosen from the exhibition. Donations are welcome.