February 28, 2013
Boarding House Gallery Opening
The inaugural Boarding House Gallery exhibition, called “1”, marks the opening of a new public art gallery located in the Boarding House for the Arts at 6 Dublin Street South in downtown Guelph. The Boarding House Gallery is an artistic partnership between the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM) and the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre (MSAC), whose shared mandate is to present contemporary art exhibitions in a space that is open to the public and free of cost.
The premiere exhibition features 13 contemporary Canadian artworks by SOFAM faculty artists Diane Borsato, James Carl, Susan Dobson, FASTWÜRMS, Christian Giroux, Will Gorlitz, John Kissick, Nestor Kruger, Jean Maddison, Martin Pearce, Sandra Rechico, Monica Tap and Laurel Woodcock. The show also features a number of works selected from the MSAC’s permanent collection, as well as works that are on special loan for the Boarding House Gallery premiere exhibition.
As the first of many forthcoming exhibitions at the Boarding House Gallery, “1” sets the tone for the public programming planned for the space by featuring an exhibition of works by nationally and internationally recognized artists who, through SOFAM, embody and engender contemporary art practice both in Guelph and beyond.
“1” is on view at the Boarding House Gallery from Feb. 28 to March 24.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Boarding House Gallery, 6 Dublin St., S.