Celebrations 2023

Celebrations 2023

Wednesday, April 26 – Saturday, May 20, 2023 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 2023. Courtesy of Dennis Hristovski.

Leslie Bertin

Leslie Bertin

February 1 – April 30, 2023  Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr. Leslie Bertin is a Newmarket-based artist who uses alcohol inks to create layered, abstract compositions. Embracing the fluidity of the medium, she allows the ink to wander unpredictably on her canvases, creating forms with a strong sense of movement.   The Town Office Gallery is programmed by Latcham Art Centre in collaboration with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.

2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

Monday, March 13 – Saturday, April 22, 2023 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, Katie Lawson, Emmanuel Osahor, and Heather Riley, who took on the process with enthusiasm and generosity....

voices in a cool wet darkness

voices in a cool wet darkness

Friday, January 20 – Saturday, March 4, 2023 Informed by a background in engineering, woodworking and visual art, Trueman’s work for this show includes video, sound, kinetic sculpture, and reclaimed natural materials, which work in concert to present a more-than-human perspective on forest life cycles. voices in a cool wet darkness transforms the gallery with monumental, resonant tree trunks, artworks that move and warble, and a recent video that offers an alternative vantage point on our shared landscape. Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the City of Barrie’s Horticulture and Forestry Departments for their material contributions to this exhibition.  About the artist: Matthew Trueman is an artist based...

IMAGES 2022/2023: Adomania

IMAGES 2022/2023: Adomania

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – Saturday, January 14, 2023 Adomania brings together artwork by senior students from Stouffville District Secondary School as they re-enter the classroom for the first time since beginning high school. Collectively, the works address speeding time within the pandemic by reflecting on class discussions, art history, music and their lives before and during the pandemic. Individually, each piece reveals unique struggles that the artists face as they transition into adulthood beyond high school. Featured artists include Chris Baird, Suellen Beltran, Owen Biricz, Mary Bruce, Lily Carbajal, Jessica Chung, Willow Holywell, Sakura Huang, Jenny Meixin Jiang, Georgina Keeler,...

work from home

work from home

Friday, November 4 – Saturday, December 10, 2022 work from home includes artwork made during COVID-19, by past and present instructors, volunteers, staff and Board members of Latcham Art Centre. These works were created while much of the global workforce shifted from working in-office to working remotely. For some visual artists, their studios also moved into their homes. Creative time provided by the pandemic was abundant—for better or for worse—and the challenge of separating work, life and studio presented itself. To watch the artist interviews, click here. To read the brochure, click here  We would like to acknowledge the Young Canada...

SYLVA SROUJIAN 

SYLVA SROUJIAN 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr. “I paint with cold wax, oil, and acrylic on canvas and wooden board. The beauty of nature in its entirety, especially during my many camping and hiking trips in Algonquin Park and Lake Superior, has greatly inspired me in the pieces that I create.”  Sylva Sroujian is an Armenian artist from Lebanon who has called Canada home for over thirty years. She now lives in Richmond Hill. Although her education and career were in business, art making has been her primary focus for the...

Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums

Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums

Friday, September 2 – Saturday, October 29, 2022 Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums is a diverse collection of paintings, photographs and mixed-media beaded sculptures by Bonfield-based, Franco-Métis artist Nathalie Bertin. The exhibition combines personal stories from the artist’s life and upbringing, centered within a larger, ongoing context of negotiating identity that Métis communities have had to process and resolve for centuries. The exhibition pauses on different aspects of Bertin’s life, starting with early-learned stories and tales expressed through the creation of moccushions. These sculptures use beadwork, silk embroidery, quills, fish scales, and other materials to acknowledge meticulous Métis...

an intimate index

an intimate index

Friday, July 8 – Saturday, August 27, 2022 In late 2021, Latcham Art Centre released a call for submissions inviting artists 30 years old and under to submit works to be considered for a small group exhibition. From this call, an intimate index was created, providing space for artistic voices of a new generation. How reliable are the memories we hold within us, and what can be found in their gaps? Within this multidisciplinary exhibition, artists Audrey Hansen, Ramolen Laruan and Paula McLean acknowledge the incomplete and fragmentary nature of memories, seeing their gaps as fruitful places where new meaning can be...

Both Sides Now: Paintings by Gary Evans and Frances Thomas

Both Sides Now: Paintings by Gary Evans and Frances Thomas

Friday, May 20 – Saturday, July 2, 2022 In Both Sides Now, Gary Evans & Frances Thomas exhibit two strikingly distinct approaches to abstract painting, and pathways that are embedded with an undeniable je ne sais quoi that tethers their organic language. The title of this exhibition is inspired by Joni Mitchell’s song of the same name and provides a lyrical entry point into the connection between the work of these artists; the two modes in which they paint, the way they address their subject and surface, and the hard to define connection between Evans’ use of density and Thomas’ tendency towards...