Celebrating the Arts in the Bancroft and Hastings Highlands Vicinity!
The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) is a public art gallery in the town of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada, operated by volunteers and financed solely by fundraising. The AGB mounts 11 exhibitions per year focusing on local and regional artists. The AGB boasts a permanent collection including a large collection of Oscar Schlienger's work. Every month the Gallery presents new shows, which include the annual "Invitation - Juried Exhibition" for which the best in show receives the David B Milne Award. Exhibition proposals are accepted for the Dec 21 and June 21 deadlines.
The AGB Gallery Shop displays work from the area's artists and artisans and exhibitions from local art and craft associations. In encouraging public participation in the visual arts, the Gallery runs a slate of workshops (mostly one-day sessions) throughout the year with talented instructors teaching skills in a variety of artistic media.
New members are always welcome!
The next workshop has not yet been scheduled but will occur in early 2018. Please re-visit this site for details
November 28 – January 27, 2018: Freddie Towe – "Flow"
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm
Sponsors: Barbara Allport and Clasina Weese
Freddie Towe is mixed media artist who has been making work for three decades. She has produced assemblages, oil paintings, sculptures, ceramics, silk screens, collages, films and videos. Until recently Freddie was based in Toronto, and has shown her work in solo and group shows in Galleries such as Paul Petro Contemporary, Canadian Fine Arts, Engine, Propeller and Gallery 1313. She started working in video and film in the 1980s and later moved onto sculpture and assemblage. She began her studies in painting and sculpture in 2000 at The Art Centre at Central Technical School and continued privately with Michael Gerry for three more years. In 2015, Towe moved to the Bancroft area and set up her studio. She shows her work at A Place For the Arts and Bridge Street.
“My work often speaks to my need for connection and of what can be discarded or over looked. I work in this metaphor to find connection. The work contains figures, architecture, interiors, exteriors, urban, rural and extra-terrestrial landscapes central to my imagination. It talks about how lives can seem random, serendipitous, fitting together in only place and time.”
January 31 – February 24: Harold Eastman, Larry Ostrom and Eric Weiner –
“Faces of Bancroft: Makin’ a Living/Makin’ Music”. An exhibition of photography.
Opening Reception Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm.
Sponsors: Dr. J. Rawal and Dr. J. Guthrie, and Dr. M. Fransky