Art Talks
April 13 - August 17 2017

Call 905 668 4185 to register or browse the Station Gallery programs here to register on-line.
Take a journey through fascinating themes in art and culture. Station Gallery’s Curator Olexander Wlasenko (and sometimes special guests) deliver a unique blend of wisdom and whimsy that will connect you to historical and contemporary artists and their work. All lectures held at Station Gallery, unless otherwise indicated. Free to attend. Pre-registration encouraged; donations welcome and always appreciated!

*For more information call the Gallery at 905-668-4185.



The Vinyl Story
Thursday, April 13

7 – 8 pm at the Whitby Public Library
An art talk just in time for Record Store Day! Vintage album covers are a fascinating entry point to the world of visual art. Curator Olex Wlasenko shares his passion for collecting vinyl records and brings in his favourites tthat tell the captivating stories behind the music.
 
Not-so-Starving Artists
Thursday, April 20

7 – 8 pm
We’ve all heard of impoverished artists working tirelessly for their craft through the ages. This encore art talk reaches beyond the well-worn stereotype to explore the connection between wealth and artistic achievement.
 
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
Monday, May 1

1 – 2 pm
Art can be distressing. Some artists check the bounds of their profession through tests of hardship, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. This talk explores artistic extremes through performances, Endurance Art and creative feats of stamina.

The Daves We Know
Thursday, July 20
7 - 8 pm at the Whitby Public Library
We’ll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of “David.” From Michelangelo’s famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name, during this hour we’ll explore the works made by artistic Davids — not to mention, we’ll be surrounded by David Wysotski’s solo show.
 
How Appropriate?
Thursday, May 18

7 – 8 pm 
Appropriation has been a strategy used by artists for over a century. In this encore presentation, we’ll survey how artists adopt, borrow, recycle or sample cultural production to make new statements with old images.  

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Arts Club Band
Monday, June 5
1 – 2 pm
Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles’ eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this special art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record’s psychedelic sleeve.

Curator’s Walk & Talk: Barry Ace
Thursday, June 15
7 – 8 pm
Ottawa-based Anishinaabeg artist Barry Ace presents a new series of honouring blankets for The Five Great Lakes. The blankets are witness to the persistence of cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary. Join SG Curator Olex for an interesting walk and talk through this thought-provoking exhibition during Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations.

The Daves We Know
Thursday, July 20
7 - 8 pm
We’ll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of “David.” From Michelangelo’s famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name, during this hour we’ll explore the works made by artistic Davids — not to mention, we’ll be surrounded by David Wysotski’s solo show.
 
Synchronicities: Art & Cinema, part VI
Thursday, August 17
7 – 8 pm
Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator, Olex Wlasenko, for an encore performance in this ever-expanding series exploring visual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery, and vice versa.