Celebrations 2024

Celebrations 2024

Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 25, 2024 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr. As a part of National Youth Week, this annual exhibition of art by local children celebrates the creativity, energy, and ideas of students from Whitchurch-Stouffville elementary schools as well as Stouffville District Secondary School. Image: Installation view of Celebrations 2024. Courtesy of Molly Steels.

2024 Annual Juried Exhibition

2024 Annual Juried Exhibition

Monday, March 25 – Saturday, April 27, 2024 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr. This exhibition offers artists working in all media the opportunity to have their work evaluated by three visual art professionals serving as jurors. The public can discover a variety of work exploring ideas and themes by contemporary artists from all over Ontario while the Curator has the chance to engage with hundreds of Ontario-based artists. Read the artist statements here. A big thank you to our wonderful external jurors, Megan Kammerer, Scott Sawtell, and Samantha Jones, who took on the process with enthusiasm and generosity....

Mathieu Larone: Night Visions

Mathieu Larone: Night Visions

Friday, January 19 – Saturday, March 16, 2024 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr. In Night Visions, Montreal-based artist Mathieu Larone presents drawings that transport viewers to familiar spaces made strange. Set alongside collaboratively-made music videos, Larone’s narratives and recurring motifs invite us to take in mysterious stories, while blurring the line between illustrative work and fine art.

Yi Mei  

Yi Mei  

Monday, May 8 – Monday, July 31, 2023 Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr. Yi Mei is a Richmond Hill artist whose work flows from realism into abstraction. Her landscapes and still life paintings often incorporate natural elements—like dried plants from her backyard and moss from nearby ponds—into the surface of the work to make distinctive textures. Her scenes take inspiration from her surroundings and community.  The Town Office Gallery is programmed by Latcham Art Centre in collaboration with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Image: Installation view of Yi Mei’s solo exhibition at the Town Office Gallery.

Judith Livingston: Redesigned Rockscapes

Judith Livingston: Redesigned Rockscapes

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024  Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr. While traveling through Ontario from Niagara to north of Lake Superior, Markham-based artist Judith Livingston has witnessed dramatic changes to the environment. For this exhibition, the artist presents an ongoing series of paintings that are overlaid with sewing patterns and intricate linework, that reference the ways people reform the land. The Town Office Gallery is programmed by Latcham Art Centre in collaboration with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Image: Installation view of Judith Livingston: Redesigned Rockscapes.

IMAGES 23/24: Meraki

IMAGES 23/24: Meraki

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 – Saturday January 13, 2024 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr. An exhibition of work by the graduating art class from Stouffville District Secondary School. Students work with the Latcham curator throughout the fall semester to learn about the curatorial process, plan the exhibition, create related marketing materials, install the art, and organize the opening reception, providing an opportunity for these student artists to engage with a professional gallery in their community. Latcham Art Centre acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Lions Club of Stouffville for their generous exhibition support. Image: Artwork by the...

Continuous Memory: Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora

Continuous Memory: Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora

Friday, October 20 – Wednesday December 7, 2023 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Drive, Stouffville Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora explore the power and playfulness of words using technology. Mora’s videos and prints open up conversations about memory, cultural hybridity, and assimilation while highlighting the intimacy of language. Lupo reprograms obsolete devices, like typewriters and rotary phones, to reveal personal stories and machine-made wisdom. Taken together, the works in Continuous Memory ask us to consider what is required to give meaning to language, and how that meaning can change as our relationships to words shift. The artists would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the...

Sean Stone

Sean Stone

Tuesday, August 1 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023  Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Stouffville-based photographer Sean Stone presents a collection of photographs from his travels throughout Canada, capturing images of the land and wildlife in different seasons. With an eye for lighting, honed by past careers teaching theatre and lighting design, Stone’s documentary-style photographs show coast-to-coast views of Canadian natural wonders.

Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Relative Gradient

Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Relative Gradient

Friday, August 25 – Sunday, October 15, 2023 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr. Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist; her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. Relative Gradient includes recent works that expand the possibilities of contemporary quillwork. She transforms this surface embroidery technique into textile design and vinyl imagery, playing with geometric shapes and repeating patterns. Taken together, these works build on Vanessa’s continued exploration of what it means to live in an Indigenous, gendered body with a neurodiverse mind. The artist would like to acknowledge the support...

SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville

SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville

Friday, July 14 – Saturday, August 19, 2023 Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr. In September 2022, facilitators Lara Seixo Rodrigues and Duarte Cavalinhos flew to Toronto from Lisbon, Portugal, to assist Latcham Art Centre in a program called Street Art Seniors of Stouffville (SASS), based on their award-winning international project LATA 65. Designed to engage local seniors in creative placemaking and lifelong learning, the project gave fifteen participants an opportunity to showcase their creativity, learn new skills, and build social connections by transforming a public space with art. One year after its completion, SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville showcases...

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