September 13- October 27

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s growing permanent collection houses some of the most culturally significant works of contemporary art in Northwestern Ontario.  This exhibition highlights works acquired by the Gallery either through purchase or donation, during the last three years. Audiences will have the opportunity to view the work of regional artists such as Ruth Tye McKenzie, Cathy Kozra, Mike Peters, John Books, Martin Panamick and Susan Ross.

RUTH-TYE-WEB-11_1_1_smRuth Tye McKenzie, Me, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm

Jenna Dawn Maclellan:
Remnants of a Photobooth

September 13 – October 27

Artist talk and reception: Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm

Artist workshop: Jenna Dawn Maclellan will present a one-day pin-hole camera workshop Sunday, October 6, 10 am – 4 pm

Jenna Dawn Maclellan was born in the prairies and raised in the community of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. She relocated to France, Chicago, Morocco and West Africa before becoming a Montréal-based artist. Location, accessibility and personal encounters have largely influenced her socially-engaged practice, with recent performative works including nord/sud and how to move a mountain. She is currently working to complete her Masters of Fine Arts at Concordia University.

JENNA-WEB-04greyscale_jdmJenna Dawn Maclellan, mother, red, 2011. Pinhole camera positive print, 92.7 x 138.4 cm.

Judy Martin:
Mended World

September 13 – October 27

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 pm. Generously sponsored by the Korteweg Family.

Artist Workshop: September 21 – 22, 10 am – 4 pm (for the details click here).

Judy Martin was born in 1951 and grew up on a large property near the North-Western Ontario town of Fort Frances. Throughout her life Martin has studied art and in June 2012, she graduated with first class honours in the second fine art degree she has acquired through distance education. She has participated in more than one hundred group shows in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Japan and has mounted twenty-four solo exhibitions. The Finnish characteristic, sisu, (courage, optimism, and indomitable will) is what sets Judy Martin’s work apart.

Precious-Wake-WEB-CROPPED-TJudy Martin, Precious Water, 2013. Re-cycled linen, hand-stitched, made with community assistance, 218.5 x 218.5 cm.