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Call for Artists: Remembering “In Flanders Fields” Art Exhibition

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Commemorative Juried Art Show at the Guelph Civic Museum Deadline – Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:59pm Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors, and convey your impressions, reflections, and response to this iconic poem and its author John...

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Let’s talk 19th Century Embroidered Lace

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Guelph, ON, September 17, 2014: On Sunday, September 21, embroiderer and historian Anne Adams will be speaking at the Guelph Civic Museum about 19th century embroidered lace. The talk is part of the lecture series that accompanies Guelph Museum’s exhibition, The Art of the Lacemaker (Revisited). Prior to the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the exhibition with guest curator Joyce Dawson. The exhibit features historical and contemporary lace drawn from the extraordinary Ruhland Collection, and explores the the significance and cultural value of this art form. Tea and cake...

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Call for Submissions – Fourth Installment of Wall of Art: “ICONS AND THE ICONIC”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in News | Comments Off

The Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Arts Council and the City of Guelph are pleased to open the call for submissions for the fourth installment of the “Wall of Art” exhibition series. This exciting series aims to showcase the breadth of local talent that we have here in Guelph as well as provide artists with a unique opportunity to share their work with a larger audience. Icons are visual symbols that stand for something beyond their face value. To be iconic is to be recognizable, all-pervasive. We invite artists to explore the theme of Icons and the Iconic and submit their work to this...

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POSTPONED: Piping Evening with Guelph Pipe Band

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Looks like a storm is heading our way this evening. We’ll have to reschedule tonight’s Guelph Pipe Band concert for next Wednesday, September 17, at 6.30 pm. Keep dry and see you next week! Tweet

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Guelph’s past comes to life on Spirit Walk

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Guelph, September 3, 2014: On September 13, Guelph Museums is summoning the spirits of Guelph’s colourful history. Leaving from the Civic Museum, the annual Spirit Walk takes participants on a guided tour through the city’s historical downtown, and introduces them to some of Guelph’s most famous residents of the past. Participants can look forward to meeting and interacting with five spirits. Among those appearing this year are Maud Stevenson, known nation-wide as “Guelph’s Sweet Voiced Singer,” and William Bell, whose Guelph factory sold organs and pianos to customers worldwide,...

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Creator of cartridge shell poppy speaks at Guelph Civic Museum

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Guelph, ON, September 2, 2014:  New Zealand artist Stephen Mulqueen uses discarded cartridge shells from the First and Second World Wars to construct brass poppies, transforming the refuse of war into symbolic and wearable objects. He is set to speak at the Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 5th at 2pm, about the significance of his poppies in a talk entitled, Poppies of War and Peace. The brass poppies were inspired by Mulqueen’s travels to war sites in France, Belgium, and Germany in 2001. “I visited the Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and Tyne Cot Cemetery for the first time and...

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