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Spring Art After Dark 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Galleries in downtown Kingston and art loving businesses will open their doors from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday, May 24. Join us for this free event and see (and buy!) the best art Kingston has to offer! Don't forget to enter to win $500 towards the purchase of original art at all participating businesses! 

Participating Galleries

(Click here for a printable map of participating locations)

 

1.  Amanda's House of Elegance 70 Princess St

Come and enjoy art work of all genres, in particular our most favourite, the 3D art pieces!

2.  Ars Libri Book Binding and Book Restoration 60 Brock St

The Studio will present spring collection of designer leather bags and writing journals bound in leather.

3.  Art Noise 290 Princess St

Featured Artist: Bruno Capolongo
Art Noise is pleased to be featuring the work of Bruno Capolongo, an established artist living in Grismby Ontario.  He shows his work in galleries in Toronto, New York City, Montreal, and Washington DC. and is collected by private and corporate collectors in addition to a growing list of public galleries and museums. Capolongo is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, and has works in collections nationally and internationally. 
His exhibition at Art Noise is called The Acrylics. It  features many of his Kintsugi inspired paintings and related works which are also featured in Rhéni Tauchid's new book, Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods. In his words "the diversity within the exhibit conveys my restless nature as I am driven to explore and evolve, never content to repeat myself at length."Art Noise is pleased to be featuring the work of Bruno Capolongo, an established artist living in Grismby Ontario.  He shows his work in galleries in Toronto, New York City, Montreal, and Washington DC. and is collected by private and corporate collectors in addition to a growing list of public galleries and museums. Capolongo is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, and has works in collections nationally and internationally. 
His exhibition at Art Noise is called The Acrylics. It  features many of his Kintsugi inspired paintings and related works which are also featured in Rhéni Tauchid's new book, Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods. In his words "the diversity within the exhibit conveys my restless nature as I am driven to explore and evolve, never content to repeat myself at length."

4.  Black Dog Pottery 58 Queen St

 

5.  Cloth 131 Princess St

Featured Artist: Bev Barr facebook.com/BevLEBarr
Local Kingston Artist. Expressive paintings with acrylic.

6.  Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft 255 Ontario St

Featured Local Artist: Sue Steffes – Poecile Designs
Sue Steffes is a Kingston-based artist working in the ancient tradition and art of felt making. Starting with wool roving, she works the fibres by hand until they bind together to make felt. The inspiration and themes of her work revolve around the natural world. For her entire life she has been drawn to the outdoors where she is a quiet observer of the natural processes, creatures and the designs that present themselves. Her work takes many forms, from wall art, to note cards, to functional home wares. The feeling of her work can be whimsical while at other times hold a more reflective tone. All pieces are hand-felted and often enhanced with free motion stitching.
Wesite: www.suesteffes.com

7.  Gallery Raymond 334 Princess St

Featured Artist: Michelle Reid
Although born in Québec, Michelle was raised in Kingston Ontario. Her pride of the downtown core as well as the beautiful areas that surround this town are represented in the work she does. Landscapes and cityscapes alike reflect her passion for the natural beauty of the place she calls home.

8.  Gallery Raymond - The Warehouse Gallery 273 Brock St (entrance off Clergy St)

The Warehouse Gallery is an extension of Gallery Raymond located between Princess and Brock Street on Clergy. Signs are posted. A former Carriage house, it offers more work by local artists on display. Showing work by 20 local artists represented by Gallery Raymond.

9.  General Brock’s Commissary 86 Brock St

Featured Artist: JoAnne Gervais
JoAnne Gervais, noted Kingston artist, will be unveiling her new work for The Commissary - a view of Kingston during the War of 1812. Join us for tasty appetizers and samples of local specialty food.

10.  Happy Thoughts 95 Clarence St

 

11.  Kingston Frameworks 198 Princess St

 

12.  Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery 56 Queen St

Featured Exhibition: Playing with Fire: A Flameworking Exhibition 
We at Kingston Glass are proud to present our current featured show Playing with Fire: A Flameworking Exhibition, running now until June 17, 2019. Featuring glass pieces by flameworkers Dan Sullivan, Emma Gerard and emerging artist Matthew Crossman, this exhibition highlights a variety of flameworking techniques, skills and styles!   

Featured Artist: Matthew Crossman
Come and see live demonstrations of various flameworking techniques, led by featured artist Matthew Crossman! Additionally, we will be introducing our new Walk-In Event structure - stop by the gallery to try your hand at glassblowing and make your own paperweight, no registration required!

13.  Knit. Stitch. Sew. 208 Princess St

Featured Artists: Adele Webster, Rhonda Evans

14.  Martello Alley 203B Wellington St

Featured Artist: Jo Stanbridge
Jo Stanbridge is an author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for young readers, including a picture book called The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Who Runs This Country Anyway? A Guide to Canadian Government (Scholastic Canada).

15.  Meraqi Art Annex 66 Brock St

 

16.  Metalworks Contemporary Goldsmithing 352 King St E

 

17.  Open Studios Kingston 39-1 Montreal St

 

18.  Platinum Hair Lounge 188 Sydenham St

 

19.  Salti Yoga 80 Princess St

Featured Artist: Caitlyn Chisamore

20.  Sherlock’s Escapes 298 Bagot St, 2nd floor

Matt started Sherlock's Escapes in 2016 with a desire to create an immersive experience. With the help of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Matt created a Sherlock Holmes world in his own image. Starting with Moriarty's Photo Lab, Matt and his team have built 7 original escape experience - one as far away as Switzerland. Come in an experience a complimentary mini 5-min escape experience!

Featured Artist: Claire Grady-Smith
We will also be showcasing art by Claire Grady-Smith. Claire is a visual artist known for her installation and painted work. She has studied at L'Academie des Beaux-Arts in France and has a BAh from the University of Guelph Studio Arts + Art History. She has shown at Galérie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Whitestone Gallery, Studio 22 and in private collections. Her paintings are mainly figurative, however she uses natural flora and patterning to disrupt the picture-plane in evocative ways.

21.  Studio22 320 King St E

Featured Artists:
Neli Nenkova's exhibit 'Jazz - Tears & Smiles'
Bernard Clark will have a mini show of his newest 'Celebrity Mugshots' from his ongoing Notorious Series.

22.  The Amber Room 34 Princess St

Featured Artist: Anna Wisniewski

23.  The Refinery 327 King St E, #202

Featured Artist: Carole Allison
Carole Allison’s practice is based in the traditional mediums of oil and acrylic paintings. With a focus on nature and the Ontarian Landscape, her minimalistic paintings capture the feeling of the boundless beauty of nature. Her new sky paintings will be featured, providing a contrast of complexity with her traditional minimalist paintings. The Refinery will also be serving wine beer and appetizers while you browse.

24.  Thrive Chiropractic 214 Wellington St

Authentic Indigenous Wood Burning by Chipewyan McCrimmon
A huge part of Chipewyan McCrimmon's culture is focused on the earth and everything that it encompasses. He has been very influenced by this in creating his art as he really wants to portray the beauty of our environment and all those animals that we coincide with. A key aspect of his culture is realizing what humans are on the planet for, and that is to be the caretakers of Mother Earth and all that live in it. We were put on this planet to help take care of it, not to destroy it. He hopes to promote that part of his culture into Canadian culture through his art. 

Website - www.intricateburns.com
Contact - intricateburns@gmail.com
Facebook & Instagram - @intricateburns

25.  Total Diva Boutique Spa 336 Princess St

 

26.  UNDR for Men 68 Princess St

Featured Artist: Wesley Izatt
Wesley Izatt is his name, and he is from Kingston.He started learning his craft from his grandfather at the age of 14yrs, working with wood. He is a small operation found on unique live edge wood design. All the wood is salvaged - otherwise would have rotted and gone to waste. The wood is chosen and collected by Wesley. He then does the milling, and that lumber is dried for 3-6 years. Chainsaw and Alaskan mill guide is used for milling. He is a self taught artist and wood burner, who enjoys working with others (customers) to learn, perfect and create beautiful pieces. 

27.  ReMIXTA 32 Montreal St

Featured Exhibit:  Rebirth + Revolution
A vintage collection of original silkscreens from the famed La Raza Silkscreen Centre, San Francisco, produced in the 1970s, documenting the various Pan-American political struggles of the time, from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua.

Punctuating these images, will be a concurrent exhibit of ritual objects from various ethnic groups across Africa, specifically used in transformative rites of passage.  A provocative pairing which aims to create intercultural dialogue.

28. Whit 239 Princess St

Featured Artist: Shannon Brown
Her visionary art hangs in collections across Canada, Mexico and the US and she has exhibited in over 30 venues from The Canadian Consulate in San Miguel Allende, Mexico to The Atlanta Georgia Folk Festival and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. She is most inspired by creating spaces for transformative community arts experiences to take place, such as Kingston’s ElectricCircuits.org or facilitating arts workshops, classes and events across Canada. With a BFA from Concordia, a certificate in Human Psychology from Bishop's and a B.Ed from Queen's, Shannon is always learning and sharing her visions with the world.
Website: www.shannonbrownstudio.com or Instagram: visionary_shannon

 

(Click here for a printable map of participating locations)