European Old Masters in Kingston Collections
Bader Gallery, 11 February - 19 August 2007
They line the walls of museums, and make headlines with record
prices at auctions. At the same time, works by prominent European
artists of the past grace the walls of private homes across
the world. In Kingston too, a number of collectors have been
able to acquire European works of artistic and historical significance,
often combining resourcefulness and cautious research with
passion and love for art.
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary,
the Agnes Etherington Art Centre turns the spotlight on its
community by celebrating Kingston's collecting achievements
in this demanding field. Normally kept from view in homes
and storage boxes, these works of outstanding quality and beauty,
by highly respected masters such as Sir Henry Raeburn, Sir
Peter Lely, and Daniel Maclise, will surely be a revelation
to our visitors.
For information, contact David de Witt
Contemporary Landscape Painting
6 January to 8 April, 2007
Fantasy, suburban quietude, and ruin mingle in this selection
of contemporary landscape painting, signalling a departure
from the "national" school of Canadian painting to
which Brent Roe wryly alludes in his "rocks and pines
/ several pleasing shades of blue".... Intimations of
environmental degradation and failed utopianism infuse these
heavily mediated renditions of the landscape, producing an
edgy stew of wonder and dismay that once again declares the
evocative capacity of painting and the productive alliance
of anxiety and beauty.
The exhibition, featuring works by Eleanor Bond, Jay Isaac,
Douglas Kirton, Nick Ostoff and Brent Roe, is part of our Première
series of recent acquisitions. Eleanor Bond will present a
public lecture in conjunction with the Koerner Foundation Visiting
Artist Program of the Department of Art on the evening of 1
February (see www.aeac.ca for details).
"see you tomorrow" is presented with the financial
support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council
for the Arts, with additional support of the Koerner Foundation
through the Department of Art, Queen's University.
For additional information, please contact Annabel Hanson or Jan Allen at 613-533-2190.
The Gallery Association of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre runs trips and
tours through the Tour Committee. All excursions raise funds for the Art
Centre and are organised specifically for our valued Gallery Association
members. Here are details on the trips we are planning for 2007:
The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
" A Toast to Summer"
14-16 June 2007
St. Joan and The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw
Hotel Peccadillo by Georges Feydeau
11-12 September 2007
Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma
Accommodation at The Arden Park Hotel
Greece and the Greek Isles
9 - 24 October 2007
This classic tour of Greece includes an idyllic Aegean cruise to classic sites
on Patmos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Lindos, Crete and Santorini, as well as visits
to Istanbul and Kusadasis.
In addition to these fabulous trips, we are planning a family
day trip in the spring and a visit to Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883
at the National Gallery of Canada. We hope you will join us!
For information, please contact the Tour Committee at 613.549.8002.
Janet Hardy, Chair