On May 4, the Grand Bend Art Centre continues its 10-year tradition of bringing top international musicians to the area when it presents versatile blues guitar virtuoso JW-Jones in concert at The Gables. Known for his live performance showmanship built around his “lightning in a bottle” guitar playing and thoughtful song selection, Ottawa based Jones is one of Canada’s top blues stars. JW-Jones has won multiple awards, appeared regularly in the Billboard Top 10 having released ten albums, and is an international touring sensation who’s thrilled audiences in 23 countries on four continents.Joining Jones on stage is his crack rhythm section comprising the inimitable Will Laurin on drums and the renowned Jacob Clarke on electric and upright bass. “This is an amazing blues band” says Dan Ackroyd; “Never fails to electrify the crowd” says Ottawa Bluesfest organiser Mark Monahan; “His evolution as a musician and vocalist shine through… JW is the real deal” says Rolling Stones keyboard player Chuck Leavell and “This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive ” says 7-time Grammy Award Winner Buddy Guy for whom JW-Jones has opened on six occasions.Get tickets $40.00 in advance ($45.00 at the door) from the Colonial Hotel (cash), The Garden Gate Gifts and Florals (cash) and www.ticketscene.ca (service charge) as well as at the Paint Ontario Art Show and Sale at the Lambton Heritage Museum from March 29 to April 20. The GBAC is registered as a charity with the CRA and partial tax receipts will be available for concert supporters at the event. Doors open at 6:00 PM with a special pre-concert menu available; showtime is 7:30 PM.Proceeds contribute to funding of local arts programs, in particular Grand Bend’s Community and School Music Programs which, for the past four years, have been successful in bringing music into the lives of area children and young people where it had previously been absent. The show coincides with “The Stars Come Out”, the popular annual Arts, Eats and Beats Studio Tour Weekend.This is one concert that’s not to be missed. Mark your calendar and bring your friends to this high-energy live music experience!For more information, contact Peter Phillips 519-238-6873 firstname.lastname@example.org
The GBAC is thrilled to launch a new music program at Bosanquet School, expanding our already well established program at the Grand Bend school. We were also pleased to host two classes from Bosanquet school on a field trip to Paint Ontario, where they were treated to activities including rock painting, a scavenger hunt, printmaking and storytelling!
The Places and Faces of Ontario
Paint Ontario’s annual art exhibition and sale is still open!
Through the auspices of the Grand Bend Art Centre, a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers brings the show to fruition through every stage of production, from conception to the finished product. Our volunteers realize the important role Paint Ontario plays in the creative community and are proud to commit their time and talents to making it a reality. Not only does this prestigious show give artists the opportunity to be seen and to sell their works, the monies raised in commissions go straight back into cultural development within the community. The Grand Bend Art Centre is a non-profit organization which provides, among many other things, a music program to the local school, grants to individuals and organizations who contribute to arts in the community, and arts camps for kids.
March 29 to April 20, 2019
Show visitors will enjoy a Saturday bar featuring an Ontario wine and great craft beer. Local restaurants will be offering “Paint Ontario Specials” throughout the three weeks of the show.
Open 10 until 5 week days and 11 to 5 weekends
Admission: $5 for adults $4 for students and $3 for children
The Places and Faces of Ontario takes place this year from March 29 to April 20, 2019, one week later than previously. This puts the show into a better time slot for weather and travel and will allow the area’s many “snowbirds” to attend.
Paint Ontario is well known as a showcase for painters’ diverse Ontario images. This year, we continue the Faces of Ontario portrait award. This has added a new dimension to this already inspiring show.
We continue live demonstrations during show hours by local artists and the very popular weekend refreshment area where visitors can relax with a glass of wine or beer from a local winery or craft brewer, complemented with some tasty, locally sourced snacks. Come, hang out and enjoy a total Paint Ontario experience! This also kicks off an “Arts Season” which will run in to the Arts, Eats and Beats studio tour weekend at the beginning of May.
The Grand Bend Art Centre, organiser of Paint Ontario, is planning activities at the show and around town including artist workshops. We are very excited to welcome Brian Smith and Jamie Jardine as workshop facilitators this year. We will also have four life drawing sessions over the course of the show.
Live painting demos will be taking place at the gallery throughout the show by local artists including Paul Abeleira, Francis Martin, Layne VanLoo and Elaine Guitar-VanLoo, Red Dog George, Martina Bruggeman, Jamie Jardine, Marion Anderson and Teresa Marie Phillips – Executive Director of the Grand Bend Art Centre.
New this year is a series of art talks which will take place in the media room at the Lambton Heritage Museum. Marion Anderson, Donna Andreychuk, Anna Koot and Fran Roelands will bring fascinating insights into their work, making their creative process more accessible to their appreciative audience.
As well, look out for events by partnering groups and businesses around the area, during this time period.
- Stay and Play Special $99 Room Rate, plus complimentary show admission at two excellent Grand Bend hotels (both have swimming pools):
- Groups of visitors can arrive courtesy of Wave Transportation and Tours. Contact 548-388-9283 to arrange personalized transportation for your group within 100 km of Grand Bend.
So, mark these dates on your calendar, tell your friends and come enjoy Paint Ontario and the area arts season.
For more information, visit paintontario.com
A new installation at Paint Ontario, art talks proved to be real crowd pleasers and definitely added a welcome new experience to the show!
We would like to acknowledge that Donna Andreychuk’s art talk has been sponsored through the generous donation of Lynda Crossman and Soren Petersen.
We would like to acknowledge that Anna Koot’s art talk has been sponsored through the generous donation of Jim and Marg Collez.
We would like to acknowledge that Fran Roelands’ art talk has been sponsored through the generous donation of Hay Communications.
All demonstrations take place at the Lambton Heritage Museum Main Gallery commencing at 1:00pm. Cost: Museum admission
You can still catch Teresa Marie’s demonstration!
April 17th – Teresa Marie
(presented through the generous sponsorship of Robin Tiller – Coldwell Banker Appleby Real Estate, Broker)
(presented through the generous sponsorship of Bob Kennedy)
The Ausable/Port Franks Optimist club is very active in their community. Its members are dedicated to providing supports and opportunities which promote a healthy, happy lifestyle in our youth. Providing creative outlets is a big part of that! The success of the annual Paint Ontario juried competition and sale produced by the Grand Bend Art Centre at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend inspired them to create something similar for kids, These kids need to be seen and heard! This is open to all youth aged 8 to 18 and is included in the Arts Eats and Beats tour this year! For details on how to enter, visit their website by clicking on the logo.
If you have a program or event that needs some space, the Art and Youth Centre at 16 Municipal Drive may be available. This hidden gem in our community is the perfect venue if you’d like to host any arts related activity, or a cooking class, or a knitting club, or. . . well, you tell us!
Looking for a spot to make your vision a reality? Check us out!
Jimmy Fuller showing the benefits of the school music program … Sponsored by the Grand Bend Art Centre and grant money from the Grand Bend Community Foundation.
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The Grand Bend Beach House Art Installation was a project of the Grand Bend Art Centre. Since the Beach Enhancement Project was completed many years ago it has always been a goal of Teresa Marie, Executive Director of the Art Centre, to present local artists’ work in a revolving art show on the Beach House. The project was also generously supported by Rotary Club of Grand Bend.
Artists who contributed work to the inaugural installation include:
People still enjoy to give and receive cards. This year the GB Art Centre has reproduced the Beach Murals and put them on high quality cards.
A package of 15 cards with envelopes are $20. You write your own message inside.
Available at Paint Ontario or message us and we will see you get a set.
Please enjoy this video developed by Channel One for Hay Communications..
What inspires you most about your community? The Grand Bend Art Centre is proud to endorse the Lambton Mosaic Project! The Project’s purpose is to unite the 11 Municipalities and 3 First Nations Communities of Lambton County through art. Anyone of any age and skill level can submit art of any medium that shows or tells what they love most about their community. Writing, painting, drawing, photography, music, and craftwork are only a few of the options. Submissions are open now and will remain open until March 31st 2016. Selected submissions will be fashioned into a mosaic of Lambton County with all appropriate submissions being recognized on the project’s website and both a physical book and e- book. The unveiling is planned for July 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. For more information visit http://lambtonmosaic.com/