What’s Happening At Back Room Gallery Artists’ Co-op: May 2013
Back Room Gallery Artists’ Co-op presents: EXPOSED
A group show of new works
May 3 to May 31, 2013
Opening reception: Friday May 3, 2013
Introducing exhibits from new members of Back Room Gallery as well as brand new works from existing members. Please join
Back Room Gallery for the opening reception for EXPOSED, Friday, May 3 from 7 to 10pm. Then bring the kids in on
Saturday, May 4 from 2-4pm for a free drop-in crafts session (ages 6 and up).
Back Room Gallery Artist News
Back Room Gallery is pleased to welcome several new artist members’ work to our gallery:
Beautifully carved images in wood by Paul Deschamps (joined February, 2013)
Hand bound books and hand printed scarves and accessories by Jodi Green: Levigator Press (joined February, 2013)
One-of-a-kind aprons and upcycled jackets by Sandra Boyer-Foster: Sew My Gosh!(joined March 2013)
Colourful portrait paintings by Hailey McBride: Hailey McBride, Artist (joined April 2013)
Miniature paintings by Nicolette Westfall: inklets (joined April, 2013
Don’t miss these Back Room Gallery artists at Art in the Park on the grounds of historic Willistead Manor,
1899 Niagara Street, Windsor, ON this May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd: Dayna Wagner: The Pottery Cupboard
Sandra Boyer-Foster: Sew My Gosh!
Upcoming Printmaking and Bookbinding Workshops at Back Room Gallery:
Taught by member artist Jodi Green. To register, call Back Room Gallery or email email@example.com
Introduction to Woodblock Printing
3-week course: Tuesday nights, April 30, May 7, May 14, 7pm – 9pm
Materials are provided. You will learn the basics of carving a wood block and printing by hand in colour
using both reductive and multiple-block methods, and will leave the class with a small edition of completed prints.
Beginning Bookbinding: Coptic Binding
Tuesday, May 21, 7pm – 9:30pm
Coptic Binding, originating in Egypt, is a method in which folded sections of pages are sewn together to create a
decorative chain stitch across the exposed spine between rigid covers. This is an ideal method for binding albums
and sketchbooks, as the book can be laid open entirely flat. Materials and an instruction kit are provided, and you
will leave the class with a completed book. Cost: $30.00
Introduction to Trace Monotype
Tuesday, June 4, 7pm – 9:30pm
Trace monotype is a direct transfer method of printmaking that creates a one-of-a-kind printed image entirely by hand.
It uses minimal space and tools and can be done at your kitchen table, yet produces a complex layering of rich,
atmospheric marks. Cost: $30.00
Monthly Portrait Circle
Love drawing, hate hiring models? Tired of trying to surreptitiously draw strangers in public when they just won’t stop moving?
Join us for a monthly Portrait Circle at Back Room Gallery! It’s a free of charge, casual gathering of artists of all ages and
skill levels who take turns drawing each other’s portraits. Portrait Circle happens on the third Thursday of every month from 7 to 9pm
at Back Room Gallery.
Feel free to drop in, hang out, and fill those sketchbooks!
Please bring your own sketchbooks, drawing boards and drawing materials. We won’t really be set up for painting, so dry materials only
please (but feel free to bring primed canvases to sketch on to kick start those paintings for later!).
Upcoming Portrait Circle dates: Thursday May 16, 7-9pm and Thursday June 20, 7-9pm.
Interested in joining Back Room Gallery Artists’ Co-op?
Back Room Gallery Artists’ Co-op is currently accepting applications for new members. Joining our growing artist membership
offers you a dedicated space to show and sell your work in a bright, attractive gallery venue, a place to host workshops and
events, and a diverse network of fellow artists. Visit http://backroomgallery.ca/index.html for details, or drop into the gallery
at 4749 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor during gallery hours to have a look around and chat with one of our members about
membership options. Back Room Gallery is open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 11am to 3pm on Sunday.
Back Room Gallery also has a spacious private studio currently available for rent. The studio is 9′ by 12′ and has ample
storage cupboards, counter space and a double sink. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or stop by
during gallery hours to see the space in person.