As the trees start turning red and yellow across the province, and we have our last few days of warm weather, it’s nice to be able to go for a walk downtown (or uptown) and take in an art show. I’m away mid-month in Ottawa, so I might not be able to get to these shows as they open, but I want to at least visit the Button Factory Arts and Paula White Diamond shows at some point!
Thursday, October 5: Perspectives Landscape Show
5:30 – 8pm
Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, 103 – 187 King St S, Waterloo
The Perspectives fall landscape show from the celebrates the beauty of the Canadian landscape through the eyes of 9 female landscape artists with an eye for colour. Show closes October 26.
Thursday, October 12: Button Factory Arts Annual Juried Show
5pm – 7pm*
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. S, Waterloo
Button Factory Arts presents its annual juried show. The group believes that the arts should be accessible to everyone, and promotes artistic exploration without barriers.
Friday, October 13: Amy Ferrari 500
5pm – 9pm
Communitech Hub (Tannery), 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener
17 Waterloo Region artists join together for a one-night exhibition to benefit The Working Centre, with all pieces priced at $500 or below. Read this Culture Fancier blog post about the event and take in an interview with the artist/founder talking about her visual style, “Visual Optimism.” Presented by The Art District Gallery. (Note: I featured Amy Ferrari’s work in my blog post about Hidden Valley Revealed.)
Art news around town
Check out The Record’s reporting on studio tours running from September to November.
Look for two “playfully connected” photography exhibitions beginning Wednesday, October 4 at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener, which aim to provoke dialogue about our connections with technology, digital media and each other.
Black and Gold, the annual fundraiser for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery,* takes place Thursday, October 19, featuring a silent auction with master of ceremonies Robin Mazumder (an urban design scholar), with the Ernie Kalwa Jazz Quartet as entertainment.
*Disclosure: I have a paid membership at both Button Factory Arts and the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery.
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