This week at the Gallery – February 10 – 16

Beaverbrook Art GalleryFebruary 7, 20200 Comments

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Curator Crunch: Mary Pratt’s Table

Feb 12: 12:15- 12:50 pm. Mary Pratt remains one of Canada's most recognized and beloved artists. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has a fine depiction of the dining room in her parent's house (now owned by her sister), whose subject is the darkly-stained wood dining set with its empty chairs - all standing on a deep red carpet. While the scene may seem "empty" of life, the stark rays of bright natural sunlight enliven the surfaces of the scene, bringing a joyous energy and vivacity to the otherwise stoic space. More info here


Thursday night art class: Thursday, 7:00- 9:00 pm. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. Cost is $8 for members, $15 per session for non-members; materials are included. Please register by calling 458-2028.

Feb 13: Journey into the mind of the artist through the exploration of the formal elements of art. Katrina Slade will guide students through lessons on the elements of art using both wet and dry media in a variety of creative lessons.


Art for Tots: Fridays from 10:00- 10:45 am. Cost is free for members, $10 per session for non-members; materials are included. Please register by calling 458-2028.

Feb 14: Esmaa Mohamoud


Valentine’s Day Art Date Night

Feb 14: 5:00- 7:00 pm. Celebrate your love by making art with your sweetheart! We will spark your creative energy with inspiration and ideas; you create a painting together and take it home. Participants will be guided through the process of creating a romantic and inspiring floral illustration with instructor Katrina Slade. Each couple will also get to take home a fresh flower along with their artwork. No experience necessary; all skill levels welcome. Tickets available on Eventbrite


Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Gallery

Feb 14: 7:00- 10:00 pm. An unforgettable evening: Dine surrounded by some of the Gallery’s masterpieces. Have your appetizer with Boudin, a meal with Turner, and coffee with Tissot, all in an intimate atmosphere that will make this Gallery feel like your very own. Tickets available on Eventbrite


Family Art Day: Bring the whole family to the Gallery’s Family Art Days! This series, offered on the last Sunday of each month, includes musical performances, multiple artist workshops, free admission, and more.

Feb 16: 12:00- 5:00pm. Please note the date change for this month’s Family Art Day. For full information about this month’s Family Art Day, click here

pARTage: Marie-Helene Morrell

Feb 16: 3:00 pm. This month, pARTage will be held during Family Art Day. Marie-Hélène works with different techniques using textiles and fibres to create pieces that go beyond tradition; often giving a new life to objects or clothing. She loves reusing material, using yarn or thread to redo lamps or shirts. She participated in the Third Shift even in 2017, where she set up her large weaving frame and invited the public to participate in a weaving. More info here


Registration is now open for Artistica March Break camp. Come for one day or the whole week and experience a range of creative indoor and outdoor activities. Click here to register


For more information about regular programming, click here

Did you know: members enjoy unlimited free admission, and free or discounted programs at the Gallery. To learn more, click here

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