Tale of a Town
February 10 to 20
Opening Reception Friday, February 10 at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Tale of a Town is a site-specific theatre and media project that began in June 2016 when the project's Storymobile (a.k.a. recording booth on wheels) collected over 100 stories from Oakville local heroes, community stakeholders, neighbourhood residents and independent business owners in Oakville.
A selection of these stories assembled with stories collected in other Canadian communities are shared in this exhibition.
Oakville’s stories will also be integrated into a mobile exhibition that will be installed as a temporary showcase in various community centres throughout the town all year. Visit the Canada 150 page for more information.
Edwin Sarmis – X, Y, Z
Kim Correia – Cottonwood Cards
Olivia Tripp Morrow – Stretch
Rehtaeh Parsons Memory Stone – For Her We Speak
Shahrzad Dehsarvi – The Beauty and the Beast
Opening Reception Saturday, February 11, from 1 to 4 p.m., all welcome
Soyeon Kim – Illustration and Fine Art
Sumaira Tazeen – Sabz Bagh II
ArtWorks Oakville – Artists’ Choice
Oakville Art Society – Members Showcase
Oakville Celebrates – Black History Month
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton – Joan Butterfield
Oakville Quilters’ Guild – Out of this World
QEP Fine Art Members – 5 from Studio 3
Kathleen Chiovitti, Theresa Jardin, Lynda Klaassen, Nikita Nicholas, Anne Reid
Oakville Camera Club – Capture Oakville 2016
Oakville Museum Display Space
HOME and Native Land: Being Canadian
February 17, 2017-January 2018
Artifacts, photographs and interviews of 150 current Oakville residents representing different cultures and traditions from around the world, woven together to showcase Oakville’s vibrant community and its Canadian identity.
QEPCCC welcomes proposals from professional, local artists and curators in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts for both its Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries. The QEPCCC Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals twice a year. Application due dates are March 1 and October 1.
Four kilometres of Corridor Galleries showcase work that reflects the range of activities in the building including individual and group members of QEPCCC, as well as professional and emerging artists, instructors and students in the community at large. The preferred duration of group and solo shows in the QEPCCC Corridor Galleries is three to four months. Exhibiting in the Corridor Galleries is free. Open the QEPCCC Corridor Galleries map (PDF, 1.9 MB).
The Main Gallery presents professional artwork by local artists. Content ranges from historical to contemporary themes. Exhibitions may also include works by national and international artists and exhibitions proposed by curators or collectives. Rental rates range from $275 to $325 weekly for a minimum of three weeks. Open the Main Gallery floor plan (PDF, 180 kB).
QEPCCC also welcomes proposals for workshops by exhibiting artists who wish to share their techniques or expertise with the public.
The exhibition schedule for the Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries combines gallery rentals and exhibitions organized by town staff, including partnerships with QEPCCC Cultural Group members.
Please open the Galleries Purpose and Procedures (PDF, 170 kB) for more information. Applications must include:
- Exhibition Application Form (PDF, 190 kB).
- Written proposal with details regarding the issues or ideas explored, as well as the type of medium and format of the works to be exhibited, in three paragraphs or less.
- Five to ten images of your work on CD and/or DVD. Images must be PC compatible in JPEG format, and a maximum of 1 MB file size (maximum resolution of 1024x768 pixels at 72dpi). Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, PDFs or large TIFF files. Do not send original artwork!
- A corresponding image list. Label all materials and list the works numerically, indicating each title, year of production, materials used and overall dimensions.
- Provide a current curriculum vitae (resume) listing your training/education, exhibitions, grants/awards and other professional art experience (three pages maximum).
Mail or deliver applications to:
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Town of Oakville
2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, ON L6L 2G6
For more information contact the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre at 905-815-5979.