This juried exhibition at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre Gallery celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Mississauga Potters’ Guild and honored the longevity and growing connection to the cultural community in Mississauga. Sanguine is a synonym for the ruby, the traditional gemstone to celebrate this milestone. Sanguine not only refers to red iron oxide, a chemical used in clay and glazes, but is also means optimistic, buoyant and spirited, which reflects the Mississauga Potters' Guild’s positive growth and enthusiastic vision for the future. Ceramic artists explored materials, processes and techniques to visually express their personal narrative, observations and experiences within this thematic framework.
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The EMERGE Exhibition Artist's Reception took place at the Living Arts Centre Gallery. Over 200 people attended the Artist Reception.
Leslie Leader, Director, Studio Arts, Education and Outreach at The Living Arts Centre welcomed The Mississauga Potters' Guild to the Living Arts Gallery and congratulated us on an amazing exhibition. Jurors were Marc Egan and Leslie Leader.
The award winners were:
Mary McKenzie for Best of Theme Award, award donated by Tucker's Pottery Supply.
Jacquie Blondin for the Desing Award, award donated by Longo’s Family Fruit Market
Heidi McKenzie for Technique Award, award donated by Pottery Supply House
Congratulations to all three award winners!
Thanks again to everyone who made this show happen, including the Committee Chair Bhavna Bhavnagar and the committee Jacquie Blondin, Jane Garcia, Salina Szechtman and Ann Allen. Most importantly thank you to everyone who made and submitted work to the show!
It was a great success!
in 2015 a Mentorship Programme was offered to Guild members as an opportunity for participants to explore concepts, techniques and form. These personal creative journeys were guided by the Mentor Angelo di Petta, Professor Emeritus of OCAD University, as the Mentor. and the participating peers.
Each of the 10 participants came to the programme with a different level of experience and education in clay. Under the guidance of the Mentor each one concentrated on and worked towards their personal goals and narratives.
The participants who embarked on this challenging journey are:
Ann Allen, Lowell Barron, Jacquie Blondin, Sharon Boon, Gay Longo, Frieda Pereira, Vera Polischuk, Andrea Poorter, Vicki Ruple Lepe and Jenny Rushforth.
The collection of works from the Mentorship was juried by Mentor Angelo di Petta was shared with the public during the culminating exhibition titled Unchartered, from August 2 to 26, 2017.
Wow! What a great turn-out to the CHRONOS Reception at the Living Arts Centre Gallery. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. We had so many family, friends and supporters attending, the place was buzzing! I don't have the official numbers, but I heard that 140 people attended!
Our Community Outreach Coordinator, LeeAnn Janissen welcomed everyone to the show and then introduced our two jurors, Megan Press and Bill Reddick. Megan and Bill shared some of their thoughts about the exhibition theme and the work in the show.
Megan announced the winners of the three awards of merit as chosen by our jurors.
The award winners are:
Fusion Design Award WENDY VERVOORT
Longo’s Community Award of Merit for Creativity in the Arts CYNTHIA DRON
Tuckers Pottery Supplies Award of Merit GEORGE JAE HYUN CHO
Congratulations to all three award winners! After the awards, on behalf of the guild, I had the privilege to give beautiful silver pendants to four long-term members who have had a big impact on the guild over the years:
The beautiful pendants, in the shape of our MPG logo, were designed and made by MPG member and master jeweler Joan Kirby.
Thanks to everyone who made this show happen, including everyone who made and submitted work to the show! It was a great success! Please scroll down to see photo's from the night's event.