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Fall Art After Dark 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Galleries and art loving businesses in downtown Kingston will open their doors from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday, September 28. Join us for this free event and see the best art Kingston has to offer! Don't forget to enter to win a $500 Downtown Kingston art shopping spree at all participating galleries! 

Participating Galleries

(Click here for a printable map of participating locations)

 

1. Amanda's House of Elegance 70 Princess St

Hosted artwork comes from Kingston local artists and as broad as artists from all over Canada. Stop in at Amanda's House of Elegance and enjoy a variety of genres and unique pieces.

2. The Amber Room 34 Princess St

 

3. Ars Libri Book Art 60 Brock St

Featured Artists: Ksenia Kopystynska and Xiaolin Liu

The Studio will exhibit a new exclusive collection of leather bags designed and handmade by Ksenia Kopystynska and Xiaolin Liu.

4. Art Noise 290 Princess St

Art Noise will be hosting a Show of Smalls featuring works from a wide range of local artists. The Art Noise Gallery will be showing a collection of works from:

  • Rheni Tauchid
  • Diane Black
  • Nancy Douglas
  • Nancy Paul
  • Vanessa Jane Martin
  • Janice McLean
  • Christina MacLachlan
  • Peggy Fussell
  • Angela Solar
  • Heather Haynes
  • Susanne Langlois
  • Marnie McDiarmid
  • Connie Morris
  • Eric Williams
  • Michelle MacKinnon
  • Sue Lyon
  • Phillida Hargreaves
  • Lori Richards
  • Brian Hoad
  • Suzanne Charo
  • Claudia Zilstra
  • Fiona Fox
  • Jack Hume
  • Shaylyn Myrshrall

5. Black Dog Pottery 58 Queen St

 

6. Cloth 131 Princess St

Featured Artist: Bev Barr

Bev Barr is a new artist born and raised in Kingston. Her oil paintings range from colourful abstract to beautiful flowers and outdoor scenery.

7. Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft 255 Ontario St

 

8. Gallery Raymond 334 Princess St

Gallery Raymond is proud to present their Annual Open House showcasing new work by all of their artists:

  • Bonnie Brooks
  • Jane Colden
  • Don Connelly
  • Tim De Rose
  • Frank Edwards
  • Karen Fox
  • Grace George
  • Jordan Hicks
  • Harold Kaufmann
  • Aili Kurtis
  • Mark Graham
  • Sarah Hunter
  • Michael Minthorn
  • Peggy Morley
  • Michelle Reid
  • Lori Richards
  • Maureen Sheridan
  • Beth ten Hove
  • Verna Vowles
  • Gerry Wright

9. Kingston Frameworks 198 Princess St

 

10. Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery 56 Queen St

Featured Artist: Mary Peppard

Art Exhibit: Ruling the Roost - Exhibit Dates: Aug 25 – Oct 27
Vernissage: Friday, September 28th 7-10pm

Peppard gives life and personality to roosters of all shapes and sizes. Using both real roosters from her farm to unusual show birds found at the Royal Winter Fair. Each painting helps the viewer connect with the life the artist has created for each bird; whether on the farm or in a comic strip!

11. Martello Alley 203B Wellington St

Kingston's most unique art gallery, where the art begins with your first steps into the alley. The only gallery in an alley in Ontario, this colourful, hip gallery space is home to 20 local artists. The art is eclectic and affordable; something for everyone for any space! Look for the vintage bicycles welcoming you in to the alley, courtyard & gallery. A surprising gem on Wellington Street!

12. McMahon’s House of Flowers 117 Princess St

 

13. MeraQi Art Annex 66 Brock St

Don't forget to check out their silent auction and Meraqi Artist's Art donations for sale with all proceeds going to Camp Trillium as part of the CampOut For Cancer Event. Meraqi Art Annex will be accepting donations at 66 Brock Street for Camp Out For Cancer. Stop in and share your spare change for this amazing organization who brings so much joy to children and their families affected by childhood cancer.

14. Metalworks Contemporary Goldsmithing 352 King St E

 

15. Minotaur Games and Gifts 78 Princess St

Featured Artist: Calliope Collective

Paper Lantern making workshop.

16. RēMIXTA 32 Montreal St

Featured Artist: Suzanne Howes-Stevens

Suzanne Howes-Stevens passed away in 2017. The direct descendent of a Provincetown whaling captain, her imagery was deeply influenced by her relationship with the waterways of her native New England. Using maps and nautical charts as her foundation, Suzanne Howes-Stevens worked layers of oil paint to articulate nuanced and intimate perspectives of landscapes and seascapes, both real and imagined. 

17. Salon 296 296 Bagot St

 

18. Slate Studio 286 Princess St

Featured Artist: Cher Reynolds

The Slate Artist Project: From collectors and curators, to fashionstas and designers, visitors can explore and discover local works of art at Slate Studio. A fusion of artistic professionals within the fashion and art industry, Slate Studio blends a network of stylists and artists. From wild to well behaved, straight up to not so straight at all, no matter what your style, Slate Studio is the spot to get artsy.

19. St. George's Cathedral 270 King St E

St. George's Cathedral features many beautiful early-20th-century stained glass windows by noted designer Peter Haworth and the Robert McCausland company. Look for the Tiffany window of Mary and Martha to see if you can spot the difference made by the company's technique to enhance window brightness!

20. Studio 22 320 King St E

Studio22 Open Gallery proudly presents Enigma Variations, a new solo exhibit by internationally renowned artist, J.T. Winik. The title, Enigma Variations, refers both to the enigmatic narratives of these new works as well as to the process of creating them.  Featuring spectacular new large works on canvas (30x40) as well as a collection of smaller pieces.

Thematically, Winik’s new paintings are composed of two main series; Girl(s) in a Corner and Female Circus Performers. The first series depicts young women in party dresses, sitting alone in corners, confronting the viewer face on. The simplicity of the theme allows the artist’s process to focus solely on interacting with mark-making until a figure forms, each with its own personality and attitude. Sometimes these girls appear a bit broken, other times they challenge the viewer, but mostly there’s a bit of both. It is that merging of conflicting senses that keeps the audience intrigued – with strength and vulnerability co-habiting as they so often do in real life. 

The second series depicting female circus performers was inspired by the family history of the artist’s dear friend, who recently discovered he’d descended from generations of famous British clowns and Vaudeville actors. One of these, a great aunt, named Lulu Adams, was known to be the first female clown in Britain. And so, with this revelation, the Lulu Series unfolded.

“As circuses and vaudeville acts comprised a major entertainment industry of its time, I wondered had it not its share of “me too” girls- and although I could find no tales of abuse, it’s as likely then as now that disadvantaged young women were easy targets, whatever their field of employment. What was apparent, however, was that within the circus and vaudeville industries there was a strong sense of community which offered a comparatively lucrative living to those women who did work regularly. Some, with a measure of fame, came to own the rights to their acts and developed as entrepreneurs, employing others. As always, there are surely as many facets to a story as there are those who tell it, but great Aunt Lulu was one who seemed more than satisfied with her lot in life.”– J.T. Winik

J.T. Winik is a Canadian visual artist whose figurative paintings explore themes of isolation, introspection and the fusion of contrary states of being. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Canada, the Netherlands as well as Mexico and she is currently represented in galleries in Kingston, Toronto, Montreal and Amsterdam. Her paintings have been featured in national magazines, books and book covers in Canada, Holland, Turkey and England. Based in Kingston, Ontario, she has also spent extensive periods working at studios in Spain and Holland.

As well,

AUTUMN ~ Artist Portfolio Series

New Work by Barry Blunden • Bernard Clark • Stefan Duerst • Rob Niezen • Victor Oriecuia • Ewa Scheer • Lee Stewart •  Beverly Zawitkoski

21. Sydenham Street Studios 179 Sydenham St

All resident artists will be showing their works ~ paintings & photography

22. Total Diva Boutique Spa 336 Princess St

 

23. General Brock's Commissary 86 Brock St

Local artist, JoAnne Gervais will be at The Commissary, working on her "View of Kingston Harbour" her latest piece to grace their gallery of historic scenes of the War of 1812. 

24. Happy Thoughts 95 Clarence St

 

(Click here for a printable map of participating locations)