AGH Spring Art Sale
We're one camera down right now, but we didn't want to let that stop us. So we're iPhone-ing it until late May when my new camera body comes in. This weekend The AGH is hosting its annual Spring Art Sale. Funds raised from the sale are dedicated to programming activities at the AGH. The Gallery is one of our favourite spots. It truly feels like home there. We won't hide it, we always vision having a Beaux Mondes soirée in the back Pavilion. Maybe one day we'll just go for the gusto and ask if we can. Anyways, right now The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion is home to works by over 50 artists. If you have been considering buying art, this is an approachable sale showcasing paintings, sculpture, pottery and jewelry. If anyone wants to gift us one of Amanda Burk's large scale charcoal drawings for our office, we'd be totally okay with that. The AGH is also one of the sites for Doors Open Hamilton this weekend. Visitors are invited to drop by the Art Sale and take in the works by established and emerging artists.
Claire Madill crafts beautiful ceramic pieces out of her Vancouver based studio. We love this cast porcelain Crown jar and the porcelain wooven baskets (above). Bespoke Uprising is a collection of textile goods hand drawn, printed and made in Hamilton by Roisin Fagan (below). From tea towels and hand dyed scarves to zippered pouches, there were tons of textile pieces to admire.
If you can't make it out to the Art Sale, be sure to drop in the Shop at AGH. Like the Gallery itself, the shop is brilliantly curated. Remember the iconic Canadian coffee mugs we got there? Oh, and we're pretty excited about the Emily Carr's Coastal Landscapes exhibition opening on May 12 and the film screening of West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thompson. Yeah, we spend a lot of time here.
The Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West