Events

Artist Talk – Dagmar Kovar

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Dagmar Kovar was born in Bohemia, the very heart of Europe. There, she studied chemistry for her original profession. After relocating to Canada twenty years ago, she changed her focus to art. From her studio in London, Ontario, she maintains an active art practice that also includes teaching and exhibiting her work internationally.

Dagmar works primarily in fibre as well as drawing. With fibre, she creates works of a wide range of size, spanning from palm size sculptures to room occupying installations. Materials of her choice are wool and silk, of which she says, “Their nature itself – strength, vulnerability, and perishability, together with their historical connection to humanity – represent the voice of my work. The relationships with techniques I use guide me on the way, inspiring what will come out at the end. With my works, I hope to visit places where we connect to the world.”

Dagmar has exhibited in Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and China. She’s received a number of government grants in support of her work which is represented in private and public collections.

Learn more about Dagmar and her art at www.dagmarkovar.com.

Tuesday, October 23 – 10:30 a.m. – Free.  No registration required.

Family Art Hallowbaloo

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Spine-chilling arts and magic to get your whole family ready for pumpkins, ghouls and trick or treating.

Sunday October 28, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Our FREE Family Art Day Open Houses are all about making art and having fun with your family. Designed for beginners to advanced students of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to create alongside one another in a variety of disciplines from painting to pottery. It’s also a chance to learn more about DVSA and meet our wonderful faculty members who are the best at what they do.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Artist Talk – Martin Pearce

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Martin Pearce is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, teaching Drawing and Painting. He has exhibited paintings and drawings nationally and internationally for almost thirty years. Pearce works in the interstices between drawing and painting, exploring the relationship between images as representation and images as a record or evidence of process.

Gary Michael Dault has written of Pearce’s work, “Painting is also applying pigment and removing it again, digging, chipping, sanding, maybe tearing at it with your fingernails. Pearce operates as if he were a surrogate for erosion, for the wearing away of the landscape by force and time.”

Visit www.martinpearce.com to learn more about Martin’s work.

Tuesday, November 27 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.

 

Family Art Holiday Hoopla

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Enjoy a variety of art-full activities designed to bring out the festive spirit – just in time for the winter holidays.

Sunday December 9, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Our FREE Family Art Day Open Houses are all about making art and having fun with your family. Designed for beginners to advanced students of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to create alongside one another in a variety of disciplines from painting to pottery. It’s also a chance to learn more about DVSA and meet our wonderful faculty members who are the best at what they do.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Register now for the Fall term. Classes available in Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking and much more.