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The Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) in collaboration with Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) and Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) proudly presents:

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Opening Reception: October 3, 2014, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition dates: October 4, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Participating artists: Donna Akrey (Hamilton), Kiki Athanassiadis (Windsor), Corrie Baldauf (Detroit), Collette Broeders (Windsor), Stephen Brookbank (Hamilton), Colin Carney (Guelph/London), Patrick Cull and Barbara Hobot (Kitchener), Kate Daughdrill (Detroit), Christian Ernsten and Corine Vermeulen (Detroit), Natalie Hunter (Waterloo), Svava Thordis Juliusson (Hamilton), Tavis Lea (Warwick Township), Patrick Mahon (London), Mike Marcon (Windsor), Laura Moore (Chatham), Natalie Nadeau (Essex), Jenna Faye Powell (London), Jay Raven (Windsor), Graeme Skelton (Windsor), Dennis K. Smith (LaSalle), Peter Solly (Windsor), Denise St. Marie and Timothy WalkerTimeanddesire (Windsor/Sarnia), TH&B (Hamilton), Ben Wolf (Detroit)

Commissioned artists: Marco D’Andrea (Hamilton), Arturo Herrera (Windsor), Kelly Jazvac (London), Charlie O’Geen (Detroit), Brandon Vickerd (Hamilton), Jennifer Willet (Windsor)

Possible Futures: What is to be done? The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art highlights and celebrates the distinct voices and compelling work by artists in southwestern Ontario, Eastern Michigan, Windsor-Essex and Detroit. The Triennial builds on the AGW’s legacy of promoting the region as a cultural hub of (post-) industrial transformation and urban renewal. This year and for the first time, the exhibition will take place at the Art Gallery of Windsor and four offsite venues - The Leamington Arts Centre, Leamington; The Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, LaSalle; Drouillard Road, Ford City and the Capitol Theatre in Windsor – that have been an important part of the changing landscape in the area. The exhibition brings together emerging and established artists who explore our automotive and industrial legacies, agricultural and food-based economies, built and natural environments to present innovative, playful and participatory propositions for cultivating possible sustainable futures. Looking back in the region’s history through the lens of contemporary art, artists working in mediums that range from photography, video, installation, sculpture, drawing and painting draft up possible pathways and environs for the next generations.

Curated by Srimoyee Mitra, curator of Contemporary Art, AGW, with the curatorial committee: Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton; Lucy Howe, artist, Windsor; Stuart Reid, Director/Curator, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines; Gregory Tom, Gallery Programs Director, Eastern Michigan University Art Department, Ypsilanti.


PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Friday, October 3
6:30–7 pm: The AGW is pleased to partner with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra to present a recital by pianist Sara Davis Buechner. An AGW member’s-only performance; please RSVP to AGW Visitor Services, 519-977-0013 ext 117.
7–10 pm: Fridays Live! Celebrate the fall exhibitions, meet the Triennial artists, and listen to live music by local bands. Admission: $7; FREE for AGW members and children under 12

Saturday, October 4
9:30 am–1 pm: Spinning Our Wheels: A Mobile Knife Sharpening Service in Honour of St. Catherine. Artists Barbara Hobot and Patrick Cull re-envision the once-ubiquitous sharpening trucks that travelled through neighbourhoods. They will cycle through the neighbourhood of Walkerville and arrive at the Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market at 9:30 to provide their services from their modified bikes.
2–4 pm: Panel Discussion: Possible Futures of Art Practice in Windsor-Essex and Detroit. Join us for an informative discussion with artists and curators.

Saturday, October 11
12–1 pm: Curator-led tour of Possible Futures at the AGW
1–4 pm: Desire and the City: A Citizen’s Abandoned-lot Design Consultancy, a workshop with artist Kiki Athanassiadis.

Thursday, October 16, 5:30  •  DWBIA (720 Ouellette Ave, Windsor)
The Art of Business and the Business of Art: Windsor Endowment for the Arts presents an evening of artists discussing living and practicing in this region, and how to present and promote yourself using social media.

October 18–19, 1–5 pm
Art S.E.A.L.S.: Survival Skills Training Performance Series, a multidisciplinary series and exchange program between Windsor and Hamilton artists. Organized by Alana Bartol and Andrew Lochead. Participating artists: Ingrid Mayrhofer, Klyde Broox, Brian Kelly, Nadja Pelkey, Michelle Soullière, Joshua Babcock, Arturo Herrera, Andrea Carvalho.

Friday, November 14, 3:30–5 pm
Curator-led tour of Possible Futures, presented in partnership with the Neighbourhood Spaces symposium.

November 14–15  •  University of Windsor
Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop, organized by the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts, the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts.

BUS TOURS: October 18, November 1
The AGW, in partnership with TWEPI, will offer bus tours to the Triennial’s offsite venues. These will start at the Gallery with a tour of the Triennial, followed by catered lunch and artist performance.
For details, visit www.agw.ca

For more information, please contact Nicole McCabe, Curatorial Coordinator: nmccabe@agw.ca

Possible Futures: What is to be done? The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Title Sponsor: Caesars Windsor.

The AGW would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario and the Canada Council for the Arts.


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